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Job #: R-00085807
Location: Remote, US
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening on the Digital Innovation for General Services Administration (GSA) Infrastructure Technologies (DIGIT) program for an Identity and Access Management Architect supporting a surge effort to assist the agency with architecting optimal Identity and Access Management (IAM), Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions that solve complex cross-functional business and technical data security needs while defining and executing the roadmap and strategy.  This position is a 100% telework opportunity and we are seeking candidates from across the contiguous United States.

The IAM Architect is a hands-on role that includes the daily support, engineering/operations, and solutions of the SSO platforms.  This includes solution architecture design, process architecture, platform upgrades, and development of enhancements/customizations and platform ownership for users interacting with the network and data systems for the GSA organization.

The IAM Architect is a trusted advisor to the DIGIT stakeholders and facilitates customer success through strategic planning functions that include business value identification, road mapping, advising and defining successful execution strategies encompassing governance frameworks, and managing large enterprise programs. Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect will be expected to have hands-on working experience with PAM, Centrify, CyberArk, Azure AD, AWS IAM, SecureAuth, SailPoint, Okta, BeyondTrust, and working experience with various operating systems and application environments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement technical capabilities including IAM solutions and application integrations, to enhance enterprise security risk posture.
  • Intimately familiar with IAM related protocols such as SAML, SPML, XACML, SCIM, OAuth, OIDC, OpenID and REST APIs, and other security interfaces
  • Strong experience with Directories, SSO, Federation, Delegated administration, API gateways, SOA services.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing architecture, technical design, and implementations, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models.
  • Solid understanding of Privileged Access Management (PAM) and security concepts.
  • Unix/Linux server administration experience and demonstrated understanding of LDAP bridging technology.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Active Directory authentication, Group Policy Objects, LDAP, including design, configuration, and deployment.
  • Design, develop, and implement solutions to security requirements with technical knowledge of COTS IAM technologies supporting clients with data protection, IoT, and overarching private, public, and hybrid infrastructure and network environments.
  • Provide advanced support for IAM/SSO/MFA by troubleshooting a variety of difficult software problems, implementing bug fixes, and performing root cause analysis using agile methodologies.
  • Plans security systems by evaluating identity technologies; developing requirements for identity governance, automated administration, designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.
  • Escalate issues to vendor and third-party entities, as necessary and directed by the Government.
  • Perform systems management and integration functions.
  • Interactions involve stakeholder negotiations and interfacing with senior management/leadership.
  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 12-15 years of experience.
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance.
  • 10+ years of practical experience in the field of IT is required. 
  • 5+ years of direct Information Security experience.
  • 3-5 years experience with Identity and Access Management concepts such as authentication, authorization, application security, privacy and consent management, regulatory compliance, multi-factor authentication, federation, and risk management
  • 3-5 years a deep knowledge of IAM standards, restful API design, tokens, session management, and profiles.
  • 3-5 years of proven success with designing IAM architecture frameworks using customer identity and access management platforms such as Okta, Ping Identity or similar.
  • Proven knowledge of security (CISSP, CISM, GSLC, GPEN, GWAPT, GCIH, other GIAC certifications, OSCP, CEH, Check Point, PCNSE, etc.).
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes (secure software development (Application Security), data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management (IAM), network security) within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments.
  • Experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements for the introduction of new technologies. 
  • Experience with practices governing definition and design of Services, Microservices, and RESTful APIs.
  • ITILv4 Foundation Training and Certification.
  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.
  • Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.
  • Directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility for financial management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met.
  • Experience working with functional business leaders, identifying business objectives, and developing outcome-focused roadmaps.
  • Ability to apply fundamental concepts, processes, practices, and procedures on multiple technical work assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical project management, requirements gathering, documentation, scrum/agile application development life cycle, and leadership skills.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with a variety of computer programming languages such as Microsoft’s Structured Query Language (SQL) Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML), Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), JavaScript (JS), Java and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and C Sharp (C#) to develop code to manage and administer design of code as well as develop and maintain aligned business rules.
  • Must have working knowledge and understanding of networking technologies such as LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls, etc.
  • Experience as a remote worker demonstrating time management and self-discipline.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including holidays as scheduled.
  • Possess the ability to communicate in both oral and written forms, demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff as well as clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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