Security Identity and 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.

Information Technology Engineer -Security Identity and Access Management

Job Description

The Security Engineer will provide expert evaluation of information security issues and make actionable recommendations for authentication infrastructure through policy, practices, engineering, and improving business operations.


Provide subject matter expertise for the design and engineering of the authentication infrastructure.

Provide consultation to business and technology partners on security requirements and recommended authentication integration patterns.

Establish workflows and processes to effectively and efficiently manage the IAM lifecycle for employees, contractors, business partners, and consumers. Provide level three support of security systems and tools.


  • Support the deployment of Single Sign-on technologies throughout the enterprise from systems design through operational turnover.
  • Consult with various application areas to integrate authentication processes with the enterprise standards.
  • Develop technologies, processes, workflows, and practices required for IAM lifecycle across multiple platforms and applications.
  • Ensure integration of technologies with enterprise processes (change management, incident management, problem management, monitoring, etc.).
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for CA SiteMinder and PingFederate and other IAM technologies.
  • Experience with directories such as Oracle, SunOne, AD, Ping LDAP and web servers on Unix and Windows OS's is a must.
  • Define security requirements, establish baselines and measure compliance, based on New York Life security policies and accepted practices.
  • Consult and collaborate with enterprise leadership and technical staff to develop the corporate information security strategy and architecture.
  • Respond to and recover from technical and process failures for IAM systems.
  • Communicates technical and risk assessment results, evaluates engineering and integration initiatives and provide advanced technical support to assess security practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Review and recommend the installation, modification or replacement of hardware or software components.
  • Identify and address any configuration change(s) that impact enterprise risk profile.
  • Support migration to an IDaaS solution.

Experience in the technologies listed below is a plus

Web security experience, Java, servlets, websphere, RSA secureID, RSA AA, Cyberark, SailPoint, IDaaS, cloud security, network components, e,g. firewalls and proxies.



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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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