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IT Senior IAM Architect

London, England,
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published 13 hours ago

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The IT Senior IAM Architect provides consulting expertise and thought leadership for the internal BCG Identity and Access Management program. The IAM architect provides technical consulting for identity and access management architecture, design, and strategy; and is responsible for leading technical architecture and product integration for solutions across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and SaaS ecosystems, and influencing engineering decisions and outcomes that drive business success. The IAM Architect ensures the digital applications, tools, and services protect our data, our clients’ data, and our intellectual property; are resilient to cyber-attack; meet BCG policy and standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices; while using a risk-based approach to meeting BCG business needs and objectives.
The IT Senior IAM Architect works with teams inside BCG to secure enterprise information by determining identity, access, and security requirements; planning, implementing and testing secure systems; participating in IT projects as the IAM Subject Matter Expert; preparing IAM standards, policies and procedures; and mentoring team members.


The IT Senior IAM Architect is good at:
  • Determining Identity and Access Management requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements, implementing IAM and information security standards, conducting system and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, recommending secure architecture aligned to business architecture, and identifying/driving remediation of integration issues in IAM.
  • Creating, maintaining and driving identity and access management technology strategy and roadmap.
  • Researching and analyzing emerging technologies, designing and advocating new technologies, architectures, and IAM products in collaboration with system and service owners.
  • Providing expert knowledge of solution/application architecture for IAM capabilities as well as methodologies in the software development life cycle.
  • Managing end to end delivery of projects with hands on involvement in the development and configuration of products around IAM.
  • Maintaining security and IAM principles by ensuring compliance to standards, policies, regulatory requirements, and good industry practices.
  • Self-managing progress and status of tasks and deliverables on projects and escalating issues and risks timely.
  • Interacting with stakeholders and possessing the ability to influence direction, articulate risks and sell secure IAM solutions and roadmaps.
  • Completing market assessments on vendor products, packages and services; guiding tests and implementation of products solving enterprise IAM and information security requirements.
  • Suggesting and implementing alternative mitigations/compensating controls to allow for business to continue while protecting BCG's assets.
  • Guiding the configuration, implementation, monitoring, and support for software and systems with identity and access management solutions that will help ensure compliance with regulatory, industry, and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Partnering with cross functional teams to ensure compliance to industry and company standards including ISO 27001, NIST and Cobit standards.
  • Subject Matter Expert and security domain participant for overall enterprise architecture and other technologists.
  • Updating job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging IAM and security practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in architecture, design and deployment of industry leading identity and access management and governance solutions; preferably with hands on experience with implementation in hybrid, multi-cloud, and SaaS environments.
  • Subject matter expert in IAM practices that include the administration of control systems, vulnerability identification and mitigation, best practices for securing/hardening, and risk analysis.
  • Experience with identity standards and protocols including LDAP, SAML, OAuth, SCIM, and OpenID.
  • Experience with best-practice and implementation frameworks for zero trust, SSO, MFA, adaptive and risk based authentication, ephemeral credentials, secrets management, role/attribute/policy-based access controls, Azure AD Conditional Access, and cloud native identity and access solutions.
  • Extensive experience with enterprise scale identity implementations such as Okta, OneLogin, SiteMinder, IdentityNow, Auth0, Azure AD, SailPoint, Oracle, Saviynt, ForgeRock, or similar.


You will work in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG’s values and culture. You will be a part of a team of professionals in support of internal IT, business professionals, and consultants delivering business and management strategy to our clients. You will work with enterprise architects, IT and business professionals, application developers, and analysts providing capabilities, tools, and support for our consultants. You will be an integral part of the BCG Enterprise Architecture team in delivering Information Technology for all of BCG.

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