Identity and Access Management Architect

Website UTAustin The University of Texas at Austin

What starts here changes the world.

The Senior Technology Architect / Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect will play a key role in setting strategy, driving innovation, exploration, and proof of concepts that will enable excellent customer experiences across numerous stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be an IT professional who knows the IAM space well and can also support larger enterprise architecture needs to support the campus.

$95,000+ depending on qualifications



Strategy and Planning:

  • Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
  • Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
  • Guides the proactive creation and maintenance of tools for monitoring and support
  • Leads project planning efforts as assigned
  • Develops and delivers training and knowledge transfer activities
  • Engages with departments within Information Technology Services and across the university to understand needs and build relationships

Delivery and Execution:

  • Guides configuration, debugging, and support
  • Guides technology rollouts
  • Guides the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
  • Creates and optimizes specifications for complex technology solutions
  • Support purchase requests for hardware and software
  • Creates technical white papers and thought leadership
  • Creates and enforces process standards
  • Leads disaster recovery planning and engineering efforts
  • Collaborates with other leaders to drive build versus buy decisions with regard to technology

Support and Enablement:

  • Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
  • Guides technology architecture design review efforts for project and department teams
  • Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate
  • Guides root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
  • Guides maintenance, upgrades, and support for existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
  • Acts as a vendor relationship manager
  • Guides the production of in-house documentation around solutions
  • Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
  • Provides application support
  • Guides the creation of scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service
  • Acts as a mentor to more junior Systems Engineers


  • Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impact tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure
  • Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
  • Successfully passes certification exams with vendors such as AWS, GCP, and Azure


Required Qualifications

  • At least three years of relevant experience supporting enterprise-level systems in large, diverse IT service environments.
  • Experience with automating access control processes such as user provisioning, onboarding, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), authorization models, Single Sign-On (SSO), and LDAP.
  • Experience with on-premise Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.
  • Experience implementing modern authentication solutions leveraging SAML/OIDC/OAuth, etc.
  • Experience with design and implementation of Identity Lifecycle Management.
  • Experience with integrating identity with Cloud/SaaS providers such as Workday or others.
  • Experience with multifactor authentication.
  • Experience implementing Identity and Access Management solutions with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Three years in a technical leadership role setting priorities for product and service offerings.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with open source solutions (such as InCommon) and leading vendor products (such as SailPoint).
  • Experience with technologies such as Hyperledger / blockchain.
  • Experience with version control software, such as GitHub.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with many stakeholders.
  • Experience and interests in supporting enterprise architecture needs for the campus beyond the IAM space.
  • Certifications from cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and GCP or similar.


Your skill will make a difference.

You’ll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for research and the work you do will make a difference in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. If you’re the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact then you’ll like working for our campus.

The University of Texas at Austin and Information Technology Services provides an outstanding benefits package to our staff. Those benefits include:

  • Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered 100%)
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefits program)
  • Additional UTSaver Voluntary Retirement Program (both 403(b) and 457(b))
  • Flexible spending account options
  • Training and conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Athletic ticket discounts
  • Access to UT Austin’s 19 libraries and museums
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital metro buses with staff ID card
  • Free night rides (by Lyft) from the main campus along UT Shuttle Routes from 11 pm – 4 am

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