Identity & Access Management Engineer

New York Life Insurance Company ("New York Life" or "the company") is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.

New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life's surplus was $23.336 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody's Aaa; Standard & Poor's AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company's decisions and actions for over 170 years.

The I&AM Engineer will be responsible for engineering New York Life's Identity and Access Management services to improve efficiency, security, compliance and increased agility to meet the demands of the new IT landscape. The role will be responsible for designing New York Life's I&AM services, with an emphasis on identity governance and administration in a hybrid on-premise and cloud environment.

  • Architect, design and implement identity and access management solutions, including provisioning, certification, authentication, authorization and audit services.
  • Develop processes, standards and automated solutions to govern identity services and simplify administration
  • Interface with stakeholders (e.g. auditors, controllers, HR, service providers, ...) to analyze requirements and design workable, cost-effective solutions
  • Provide L3 support for New York Life's I&AM services

Must be able to architect, engineer and implement large-scale identity management solutions, including identity lifecycle management, access request management, access certification and associated audit controls.

  • In-depth knowledge of SailPoint or comparable IDM products.
  • Strong software development skills, including Java, understanding of patterns and service orientation, agile development methodologies, version control, automated build/testing processes
  • Strong scripting skills, including Perl, Linux shells and PowerShell

Understand user provisioning processes: join, move, and leave organization and day-2 access requests. Understand IT controls and risk management and be able to negotiate controls with auditors and financial controllers.

Candidate should be able to communicate and justify recommendations to a broad stakeholder base.

Candidate will provide level 3/4 support to debug issues with replication and authentication related to Active Directory, LDAP and Kerberos.

English proficiency is required to interact with other IT members across the organization. Architecture/designs will be communicated and justified to others.

Experience: 7+ years in identity and access management with development experience

Required Skills:

  • Identity and Access Management Experience
  • Java Development
  • Windows and Linux
  • Scripting: *sh, PowerShell, Perl, Python
  • Active Directory
  • LDAP Protocol

Desired Skills:

  • Sailpoint, Courion or OIM
  • UnboundID/Ping Directory
  • Kerberos
  • Federation: SAML, OAUTH2, OpenIDConnect

Education: BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or comparable discipline



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  • Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016. See for methodology.

Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company's long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.

  1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company's profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

  2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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