IAM Authentication Engineer (Remote Opportunity)
Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 19, 2023
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
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
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
Coordinates with Human Resources (HR) in onboarding and offboarding
workforce activities and establishing authoritative sources for
Manages multiple AD domains and forests and engages with other
Infrastructure groups as necessary to support the AD
Develops, reviews, and maintains a backlog of strategic and
tactical AD initiatives to reduce risk, increase usability and
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,
SAML, OAuth, OIDC, PKI
REST, SOAP, SCIM
Multi-factor authentication (MFA), Frictionless 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
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
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
Advanced documentation, organization, prioritization, and
Ability to handle proprietary and sensitive information in a
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
Additional Desired Skills
Experience in MS Azure/AWS security and protection
Familiarity with Windows and Linux internals.
Experience with PKI, Certificate Management and VPN.
Familiarity with OWASP TOP 10 vulnerabilities, SANS 25, MITRE and
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL.
Occasionally required to work in wet or humid conditions
(non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne
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
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