Identity and Access Management Engineer

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Your team

You will be part of the Security and Architecture Division (SEA) in the Directorate General Information Systems (DG-IS). Our Division has approximately 35 staff and is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining IS security and architecture policies and methodologies.

In your role as Identity and Access Management Engineer you will be part of the Security Engineering team. Together with eight colleagues, you will be responsible for providing security technology services to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European System of Central Banks by planning and developing new security technical controls, and by maintaining the highest levels of effectiveness of existing technical controls. Among other technologies, we are responsible for identity governance and administration and privileged access management systems.


Your role

As an Identity Management Engineer you will:

• contribute to and add value to the stability, maintenance and evolution of identity governance and administration technologies at the ECB;
• support operational teams in the design and continuous improvement of identity management processes, taking maximum advantage of the available technical platforms;
• assess and improve scripts, tools, procedures and technical documentation related to identity governance and administration technologies;
• contribute to IT projects in their different phases, from design to implementation, including maintenance, release and documentation, with a focus on security aspects and on the integration of application and infrastructure services with identity and access management services;
• investigate, diagnose and resolve technical defects and problems using available and up-todate tools and refer to external suppliers if required, as well as assist first, second, and thirdlevel support staff;
• establish and maintain effective communication channels with client areas.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to apply state-of-the-art concepts and methods for protecting the information assets of a leading central bank, and extensive possibilities to further develop in your career. You will be part of multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.


Qualifications, experience and skills


• a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or another relevant field;
• in addition, a minimum of four and ideally six or more years’ experience in the field of information technology or other relevant fields, preferably acquired after completing university education;
• at least three years of experience as a security engineer, within a team or as a consultant;
• an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU;
• solid technical IT knowledge, with design and implementation experience in at least some of the following areas:

- identity governance and administration;
- privileged access management;
- web access management;
- identity federation;
- single sign-on;
- multi-factor authentication, with an emphasis on certificate-based authentication methods;
- directory services, as well as current practices in authentication, authorisation and session management.


• experience working in the financial sector;
• experience designing and implementing role-based access control;
• experience designing and implementing identity federation;
• experience applying standards such as ISO27001/2 or ITIL;
• certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, CEH, OSCP or other security certification; 

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.