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IAM Authentication Engineer (Remote Opportunity)

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Your OpportunityThe IAM Authentication (AuthN) Engineer performs as a highly motivated and experienced Authentication Engineer to support various programs and strategic initiatives within the company. This position will lead the effort to architect and implement modern authentication protocols and platforms for securing networks, IT assets, applications, cloud, and third-party services. Success in this role requires the ability to collaborate at multiple levels of the cybersecurity team, the ability to weigh risk against the impact to business operations, and proven technical cybersecurity and access management experience for a rapidly growing organization. Salary Range $85,500 - $127,050 Core Responsibilities
Serves as a key advisor to the Sr Director of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and regularly meets with the IAM Team to review and advise on best practices in directory, authentication, federation and single sign-on (SSO) requirements and work programs.
Works closely with application teams in implementing MFA, Federation and SSO solutions.
Works closely with business units, partners, IT infrastructure and application teams to gather and implement directory and authentication requirements to secure access to IT assets, applications, cloud services and third-party services.
Administers directory and authentication solutions, including but not limited to Active Directory (AD), Azure Active Directory (AAD), Okta, and Centrify.
Uses a threat-based, intelligence-led approach and collaboration inside and outside the security team to continuously assess existing capabilities and identify future requirements for directory and authentication services.
Collaborates with other cybersecurity engineers and analysts in the IT and OT organizations to manage security threats and response capabilities.
Coordinates with Human Resources (HR) in onboarding and offboarding workforce activities and establishing authoritative sources for identities.
Manages multiple AD domains and forests and engages with other Infrastructure groups as necessary to support the AD environment.
Develops, reviews, and maintains a backlog of strategic and tactical AD initiatives to reduce risk, increase usability and operational effectiveness.
Writes and reviews Active Directory policies, standards, and processes across the company to support business, strategic, security and regulatory needs.
Creates and enforces password and authentication policies.
Leads and provides guidance on authentication projects. Project management includes prioritization of activities, defining objectives, milestones, writing project status reports and ensuring overall successful on-time implementation and deployment.
Maintains technical expertise, relevant industry standards and best practices as assigned in authentication technologies such as:
Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, LDAP, Okta, Kerberos, RADIUS
Federation, SSO
Multi-factor authentication (MFA), Frictionless authentication, Conditional/Adaptive authentication
Password vaulting and PAM
Participates in a rotating emergency on-call as well as respond to Critical Incident Response Team activations.
Manages vendor relationships.
Ensures that historic risks are managed, understood, and used in future decisions and maintain flexibility in team to adapt to evolving risk landscapes.
Responsible to meet KPIs and KRIs and adapt to changes in the authentication landscape.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions .
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in IT, Cybersecurity, Computer Science or related field and 5 years' relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
CISSP, CISM or equivalent security certification preferred.
5 years of Active Directory management and security preferred.
Deep understanding and experience in implementing MFA, Federation and SSO with Okta.
Experience in using PowerShell and Unix Shell Scripting
Experience with "defense-in-depth" and "defense-in-breadth" principles and technology.
Understanding of frameworks such as NIST CSF, NIST SP 800-53, ISO 27001.
Experience working in a multinational company with complex integrated environments in Information Technology (IT).
Experience in Operations Technology (OT) desired.
Broad and deep knowledge of business, technology/IT and cybersecurity technologies and approaches.
Ability to leverage industry best practices and previous experiences while remaining creative and innovative.
Proven ability to work effectively as both a self-driven, autonomous remote individual contributor and on a diverse team of engineers.
Advanced documentation, organization, prioritization, and analytical skills.
Ability to handle proprietary and sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Proven ability to execute multiple tasks efficiently and effectively using tools and/or processes.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building positive working relationships in matrixed environments.
Additional Desired Skills
Experience in MS Azure/AWS security and protection technologies.
Familiarity with Windows and Linux internals.
Experience with PKI, Certificate Management and VPN.
Familiarity with OWASP TOP 10 vulnerabilities, SANS 25, MITRE and CWEs.
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL.
Work Environment
Occasionally required to work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Although most of the work will be performed in an office environment, must be able to visit and work in a plant, warehouse, distribution center or other manufacturing facility.
Career BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company. PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- , among many others. For more information connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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