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#97518 Lead IAM Architect and Technical Manager

Initial Review Date: Fri 2/15/2019

UC San Diego Policy will not allow this position to receive work visa sponsorship.

Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.


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 services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Using state of the art processes and technologies, ITS empowers UC San Diego's mission: to transform California and the world as a student-centered, service, and research driven public university. We are a vital member of the UC San Diego community, we embrace innovation in our IT services and infrastructure and seek individuals who are customer-focused and committed to collaboration, diversity, continuous improvement, and accountability.

The Lead IAM Architect and Technical Manager directs the day to day operations of Identity Management for the University. ITS is rapidly executing a cloud-first strategy, migrating our data centers to AWS and re-engineering our enterprise systems (finance, student, infrastructure) including a complete replacement of our Identity eco-system. As the senior architect for IAM you will lead and manage the migration from the legacy environment.


  • You will work with the Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO) and will provide enterprise identity services to meet the academic and research mission of the University.

  • You will lead a team of analysts, specialists, and developers who are responsible for the design, deployment and administration of identity services, as well as acting as identity domain authorities for internal and campus units. Examples of these customer-facing services include: Shibboleth, Grouper, Sailpoint IdentityNow, and Active Directory.

  • You will have a key role in our cloud strategy, partnering with security and our enterprise architecture board as a SME for identity and directory design patterns.

  • As a senior part of the CISO's team you will develop and implement strategic initiatives for the Identity and Access Management office, providing direction and mentorship to staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with an emphasis in computer science, data processing, computer information systems, or in a closely-related field, and six (6) years of related experience in identity management or ten (10) years of recent meaningful experience.

  • Demonstrated skill in leading technical staff; experience leading, developing, encouraging and enabling technical staff across multiple disciplines and functions (access management, credential management, information security, application integration, development).

  • This position requires advanced knowledge of Identity Management. We prefer experience with Sailpoint, Grouper, and various directories such as Active Directory, LDAP, and Radius. Expert knowledge of identity proofing, and both attribute and role based access control within an enterprise environment is critical.

  • Demonstrated experience leading or in a senior role in an enterprise identity management team. While not required, if you've worked in an academic or research environment you'll thrive at UCSD.

  • Knowledge of multifactor authentication, REFEDS, SAML, JSON, Active Directory, SQL, LDAP and familiarity with AWS Identity management will enable you to succeed.


  • Tell us about your professional certifications, degrees, or training completed.


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.

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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