Sr. IAM Security Engineer

Synergis IT

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Sr. Security Engineer

Alpharetta, GA (onsite after Covid)

Perm Role – excellent salary and benefits offered!


This role will be responsible for analyzing the information security environment and developing security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure. Confer as required with management, development personnel, risk assessment staff, auditors, facilities management, and other relevant personnel to identify and implement security plans for data, software applications, hardware, telecommunications, and computer installations. Function as technical lead for design, operations and maintenance for a critical security system(s) such as intrusion detection systems, forensics systems, firewall software and operating platforms or extranet/intranet access management systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend and plan implementation of new or improved information security software or devices: analyze new or enhanced software application or tool implementations for implications to existing security software and devices.
  • Ensure the protection, integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information in the custody of or processed by the Company by: respond in a timely manner to a loss or misuse of information assets; participate in investigations of suspected information security misuse or in compliance reviews as requested by auditors; communicate unresolved security exposures, misuse or noncompliance situations to management.
  • Research and consult with key technology suppliers and industry consultants to evaluate, select, install, and configure hardware and software systems that provide appropriate security functions.
  • Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures reported by internal and external auditing departments.
  • Review operation logs and event console activity to determine cause of security related events or to identify potential security related events.
  • Provide technical consultation in new systems development and enhancement of existing systems related to system security.
  • Aid in review of security policies and guide the administration of security tools that control and monitor information security, including: access control, alert on and investigating potential misuse or breaches, design computer system access and reports to limit risk and identify possible security violations, document data privacy and protection

Education –

Bachelor's or master’s degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. Security certifications such as CISSP are desired.

Experience –

8+ years progressive work related experience in IT, with a broad range of exposure to business planning, systems analysis, application development, and information security with mastery of technical and business knowledge and understanding of multiple disciplines/process related to the position. Typically leads/mentors less experienced staff of complex projects in area of expertise.

Technical Skills and Knowledge –

  • Specific technical knowledge of security technologies related to the following areas:

Identity Management, Single Sign-On, Federation, SAML, Password Management

Privileged Account Management, Credential Vaulting/Rotation

Identity Store Management, Directory Services, Kerberos Authentication, Unix-Bridging

Strong operational understanding of both Windows and Linux Operating Systems

Network Security Management including Firewall, IDS/IPS, URL Filtering, HTTPS Inspection

Wired & Wireless Network Access Control

Secure Remote Access Management & Integration, 2-Faction Authentication

Certificate Authority, PKI, Encryption

Database Security, Access Control, Access Monitoring

  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies, and security attack pathologies.
  • Demonstrated project execution experience in planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in data administration and security methods, plus experience in various technology design techniques.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multi-platform environments and their operational/security considerations.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, vendors, senior management and staff.

Key Technologies: Key words: multi factor authentication, SiteMinder, PING Federated, Cyberark, SSL Certificates, PKI Infrastructure

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