Security Architect

What You Will Do

The Cloud IAM Architect provides technical leadership in the planning, design and implementation phases of Cloud IAM. Associate in this role will work cross-functionally to help implement and operationalize some of the most advanced cloud architectures running in the Cloud.


  • Work with various cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google) to create, maintain and enforce policies and procedures that govern the IAM roles in all cloud infrastructures.

  • Provide day to day and escalated support for cloud and on-premise identity systems (Active Directory, Azure AD, G Suite/Google Cloud Identity.

  • Subject matter expert for cloud identity and access management processes and procedures for GCP and Azure cloud infrastructures

  • Implements policies and procedures based on cloud governance and best practices.

  • Work alongside engineering teams to implement solutions for infrastructure and POCs, deliver technical expertise and establish best practices to manage Cloud Identities and Access.

  • Designs and supports application authentication methods across Ascension. 

  • Examples include OAuth, SAML, LDAP (Azure AD, OID, Optimal, G Suite). 

  • Create and maintain a new IAM approval process using IdentityIQ (SailPoint) to automate and simplify the approval process for granting access to cloud resources. 

  • Assists with decisions based on the highest degree of technical complexity and thorough understanding of the implications across the organization.

  • Translates application and end user system requirements into technical requirements.

  • Analyzes and solves complex problems, making recommendations as needed, applying creative, in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge.

  • Defines strategies for networking, server platform, desktop services, and security required to support Clinical Foundation Suite environment

  • Leads orientation and planning review sessions with the local Information Technology project managers.

  • Assists the national technical program manager in the development and maintenance of the standard project plan template.

  • The candidate must have knowledge of multiple technology platforms and architecture.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience

Work Experience:Required

  • 5-7 years of experience in Information Security

  • Cloud Identity and Access Management to create and manage permissions for Google Cloud (GCP) resources.

  • In-depth understanding of Identity and Access Management (IAM) concepts and processes

  • Designing and developing Cloud-specific security policies, standards and procedures.

  • Designing and enforcing IAM policies to support Data Governance and DLP 

  • Knowledge and understanding of network and security fundamentals, protocols, and technologies

  • Advanced Information Security technical skills and understanding of information security practices and policies

  • Hands on design, implementation, configuration, integration and deployment experience in the Cloud technologies


  • 3+ years of experience deploying, building, and maintaining applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Experience protecting PII information using encryption and data masking/sub-setting technologies.

  • Knowledge in requirement gathering, creating SOPs, documentation and reporting

  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross functional initiatives along with demonstrated experience interacting with and influencing decision-making by non-analytical business audiences

  • Experience in integrating provisioning systems with PeopleSoft ERP

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the security audit process

  • GCP Professional Cloud Architect or Professional Cloud Developer certification

What You Will Need


  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience required. 4 years of experience preferred. 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Posted 7 months ago