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#109249 IAM Solutions Architect

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/18/2021

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UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. Reporting to the VC-CFO, Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO). Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and within Information Technology Services. Crafting a culture around these values allows us to more deeply connect with and appreciate our employees, students, and campus partners. Information Technology Services is continuously working to build a community where we all feel safe, empowered, and encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work. We do this not only because it is what’s right, but because we know that diversity drives insight and innovation. We are proud to partner closely UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as their dedication to this mission helps us all to drive change.

The Identity and Access Management group is part of our Information Assurance Office and is responsible for the digital identity lifecycle of members of the UC San Diego community, including alumni, affiliates, and guests. The portfolio of the team includes federation and directory services (e.g., Shibboleth, Active Directory), social identities, account creation and curation, as well as group management and access provisioning.

Reporting Manager of the OIA Identity and Access Management team, the Solutions architect is the solutions architect for the IAM team as well as the Enterprise System Renewal Enterprise Identity Management Project. This position is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the new EIM identity ecosystem. This position, in partnership with the identity enterprise architect and the CISO will be responsible for engineering and implementing a solution architecture for identity management across the institution working closely with campus, Health Sciences and other business partners.

The solutions architect will provide leadership to the design and implementation of our Identity and Access Management team, as well as a significant individual contributor to most IAM services. For the first year to 18 months, the position will be almost exclusively focused on the final engineering and implementation of our next generation enterprise identity management ecosystem. During this initial phase you will help finalize technical and process requirements, act as a configuration lead for several components of the new system, and help develop a long term roadmap for identity management as a service at UC San Diego.


  • Architects, develops, implements, supports and maintains complex web-based identity management systems. Perform and guide technical evaluations and implements complex vendor or locally developed applications.

  • Ensures that all current and future identity and directory services meet or are implemented in compliance with Federal NIST recommendations, international standards such as REFEDS, and mandated California and University of California policy.

  • Works with and as a peer of Enterprise architects overseeing the design and delivery of standards-based applications, frameworks, tools, technologies, and guidelines in support of Identity Management services. Oversees the design and delivery of frameworks and products related to identity and access management systems.

  • Assists with the prioritization and management of enhancements and operation of legacy identity systems.

  • Direct and indirect oversight and collaboration with a large number career and contract IT professionals performing IT functions required for the successful delivery of all middleware, integrations relying on or supporting identity and access management platforms.


  • Demonstrated experience with Sailpoint IdentityIQ and/or IdentityNow

  • Proven experience with the Grouper opensource group management product.

  • Knowledge of software, database, infrastructure or other IT function. Knowledge relating to the design and development of software across the organization. Knowledge of SSO, Federation, Shibboleth/SAML, LDAP, Active Directory, or related technologies.

  • Significant experience deploying and maintaining identity management systems at a large scale (more than 5000) users either in higher education, in government or multi-national commercial organizations.

  • Demonstrated expertise in technologies and products, such as: J2EE, Java Servlets, XML, Web Services, Perl/CGI, SSL, etc.

  • Experience working with enterprise architectural concepts, such as those articulated by ITANA.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong familiarity with Active Directory, LDAP, and Radius.
• Significant experience managing software developers and/or software development projects.


Employee must be available to work evenings and weekends.
Employee must be available to travel as required.
Job offer is contingent on clear background check.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$100,000 - $150,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri