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Senior Identity & Access Management (CIAM) Security Advisor


  • Illinois, Chicago
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Senior Identity & Access Management (CIAM) Security Advisor

Location: This position will work in a hybrid model (remote and office). The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health PulsePoint locations.

The Senior Identity & Access Management (CIAM) Security Advisor develops, recommends, and implements enterprise information security policies, technical standards, guidelines, procedures, and other elements of infrastructure necessary to support information security in compliance with established company policies, regulatory requirements, and generally accepted information security controls.  The Senior CIAM Security Advisor role is a technical position that will support the development of security strategies and architecture vision as it relates to our access management initiatives, specifically setting the direction for IAM as it relates to on-prem and cloud. Responsible for the selection and delivery of strategic network security, access control, and secure transaction/messaging solutions.  The associate in the role will work with Architects and Service Owners to provide a consensus-based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable, and synchronized with the ever-changing business needs.

How you will make an impact:

  • Leads system and network architecture and successful technical delivery for Information Security initiatives by working directly with key business stakeholders, executives, and project teams.
  • Leads development / execution of effective architecture solutions to fit business, regulatory, and technical environment considerations and deliver a coherent, reusable, reliable, and phased architecture to help the business grow and change while aligning with strategic vision.
  • Drive the adoption of Authentication and Authorization reference architectures for existing, new, and emerging IAM technologies; drive the adoption of creative solutions to address complex, global IAM problems.
  • Provides trouble resolution and serves as point of technical escalation on complex problems; develops solutions and recommendations for issues caused by process challenges, emerging threats, and technology changes.
  • Creates presentations and seeks IT management approval and acceptance of significant replacements or reconfigurations of major security systems serving the Enterprise.
  • Participate in Identity and Access Management enterprise governance processes and drive IAM standards adoption.
  • May be assigned to represent Information Security on organizational project teams for technical consultation with business partners and developers to ensure adherence to existing security policies and standards.
  • Designs & engineers comprehensive access management and network security technical solutions based on business requirements and defined technology standards; works with architecture to update technology direction & strategy.
  • Develops reports supporting strategy and direction for management; review and manage technical security roadmaps related to cloud security and IAM.
  • Capable of serving as technical merger & acquisition lead.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert among peers, with manager and senior management across all IAM topics as it relates to both cloud and on-premises enterprise technology and the relationship between the architectures.

Must be capable of providing top-tier support for 5 or more of the information security technology common body of knowledge skill sets:

Access Control, Application Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Cryptography, Information Security and Risk Management, Legal Regulations, Compliance and Investigations, Operations Security, Physical (Environmental) Security, Security Architecture and Design, Telecommunications and Network Security

Minimum Requirements:

Requires BS/BA in Information Technology or related field of study and a minimum of 8 years experience in systems administration and security aspects of information systems, access management and network security technologies, network communications, computer networking, telecommunications, systems development and management, hardware, software, data, and people; experience with multiple technical and business disciplines required; requires broad-based experience to plan and design highly complex systems; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, and Experiences: 

  • Security Certifications: CISSP and other advanced technical security certifications (e.g., Information Systems Security Architecture Professional, Information Security Engineering Professional, Certification and Accreditation Professional, or equivalent certifications) strongly preferred.
  • 2-3 years of software development experience desired.
  • Experience architecting IAM solutions within Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • In-depth experience with Microsoft Azure, particularly Azure AD and architecture designs connecting Azure to enterprise infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies.
  • Intimately familiar with IAM-related protocols such as SAML, SPML, XACML, SCIM, OpenID, and OAuth.
  • Strong experience with Directories, SSO, Federation, Delegated administration, API gateways, and SOA services.
  • Federation concepts and technologies particularly with solutions from ADFS and Ping Identity.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages preferred (VBScript, PowerShell, Perl, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Experience in Cloud Authentication and Access Management Services.
  • Good understanding of multi-factor authentication and Privileged Access Management.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of networking technologies such as LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls etc.
  • Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) is highly preferred.

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $122,320 to $220,176

Locations: California; Colorado; Hawaii; Nevada; New York; Washington State; Jersey City, NJ

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws.

* The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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