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Lead Mainframe Security Specialist

Chicago, IL

Ld Info Sec Ops Specialist
The Identity and Access Management Operations Team Lead Info Sec Ops Specialist’s primary function is to be a subject matter expert within RACF to ensure adherence to security standards in accordance with industry best practices.  In the event an application or platform does not meet these standards, the specialist’s role is to devise a remediation plan in conjunction with various teams across the enterprise to achieve security compliance.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  •        Handle operational issues and drive key improvements to reduce manual workload.     

  •    Drive direction and collaborate with partners in critical environments.        

  • Collaborate with supporting technology teams to define, test, and implement new security solutions.         

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Troubleshoot access & automation related incidents      

  •    Approach each situation with a security-focused mindset    

  •     Stay knowledgeable of company and industry security standards       

  • Ensure compliance with various IT security policies    

  • Educate and communicate security requirements and procedures to IT system owners and others      

  • Define and implement RACF strategy         

  •   Design and implement governance processes     

  • Being available during on call situations

  • Qualifications

    • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred

    • University (Degree), Preferred

    Physical Requirements

    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

    Preferred Education

    • University (Degree)

    Career Level

    Required Qualifications

    • 5 or more years of experience with more years of experience with Mainframe Technologies.
    • 3 or more years of experience with identity and access management.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2 or more years of experience writing COBOL code
    • Four year degree preferred 
    • Cloud experience (AWS, Azure)
    • CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault experience
    • Experience with Ping Identity PingFederate, Microsoft Azure Authenticator
    • Splunk experience
    • Knowledge of implementing a privileged access model for a platform or application
    • Experience with Service Now, Sailpoint, Varonis, Tableau, Powershell and other scripting languages
    • Experience working in and guiding a team-oriented and collaborative IT environment
    • Exceptional leadership skills and interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills
    • Strong documentation and problem solving skills
    • Highly self-motivated, directed, and can work independently without supervision in a high-pressure environment

    Potential Salary: $137,100.00 USD

    Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans). 


    Company Overview

    TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

    Benefits and Total Rewards

    The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary.

    Equal Opportunity

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

    Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here.

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    TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. 

    If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team: 

    Phone: (800) 842-2755


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    Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
    Job ID: 5df4aa116cff3666185036b89f5bd2b49c5b5eb3a89de42a94a02861d3940246
    Employment Type: Other