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Lead Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Security Engineer (Polygraph Clearance)


Bethesda, MD
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do.


As a member of MITREs Olympic Team, you will work in partnership with government subject matter experts to deliver Identity and Access Management (IdAM) capabilities, strategies, and plans for the IC as well as provide guidance and expertise to senior government sponsors to specify and implement IdAM solutions for widely varied architectures. Solutions work may include: strategies, capabilities, reference architectures, and recommended solutions. Solutions will involve use of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC), Role Based Access Control (RBAC), and multiple types of identification and authentication technologies (e.g., PKI, tokens), including for mobile devices. The role may also involve research, analysis, communication strategies, and writing white papers about current and emerging IdAM related technologies. This role will require on-site support at sponsor locations.

Key Functions:

  • This role offers opportunities for contributing to and providing guidance and technical expertise on widely varying activities

  • Development of approaches to address enterprise-wide implementation of Identity and Access Management (IdAM) solutions

  • Partnership with government personnel and working groups to solve specific challenges, adapting legacy systems to new technology, identifying innovations, and creating reference architectures

  • Enable the design, implementation, and deployment of functional, resilient, and secure IdAM solutions

  • Address technical, policy, and cultural challenges associated with access control solutions 

  • Design and manage depth surveys and analysis of IdAM and access control technologies

  • Analytic collection of IdAM and access control requirements across enterprise organizations

  • Work with data and user attributes to enable policy enforcement

  • Investigate digital authorization policy management approaches



Minimum Qualifications: Polygraph clearance and Bachelors Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical,  Computer or Systems Engineering or similar field and 8+ years of experience in designing and implementing IdAM architectures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to translate technical concepts through written and oral presentations to senior decision-makers

  • Knowledge of current Cybersecurity technologies and practices and their relationship to IdAM 

  • Awareness of current and emerging authentication technology 

  • Fundamental understanding of identity vs. authentication vs. access control elements and how they work together

  • An understanding of PKI concepts and technologies including asymmetric and symmetric cryptography

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current Cybersecurity technologies and practices and their relationship to IdAM

  • Experience working in or with IC organizations and their IT systems 

  • An understanding of PKI concepts and technologies including asymmetric and symmetric cryptography. 

  • General understanding of supporting technologies and protocols including Linux administration, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), XML, LDAP, SQL, and XACML

  • Strong understanding of IdAM in Windows environments

  • Some familiarity of iOS and Android ecosystems to support the credentialing of mobile devices

  • Experience in computer programming, particularly Java and Python, a plus