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Senior/Lead Identity and Access Management Security Engineer - 29856BR


McLean, VA
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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. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.


As a member of MITREs IdAM Capability Area, provide guidance and expertise to multiple government sponsors to specify and implement Identity and Access Management (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), RBAC, and multiple types of identification and authentication technologies (e.g., PKI, tokens), including for mobile devices. Role may also involve research and development activities with any IdAM related technologies. This role may require some on-site support at sponsor locations.

Key Functions:

  • Development of approaches to address implementations of Identity and Access Management (IdAM) solutions as part of Enterprise security services. 

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

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

  • Design, implementation, and deployment of functional, resilent, and secure IdAM solutions

  • Addressing challenges associated with access control solutions 

  • In depth surveys and analysis of IdAM and access control technologies

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

  • Working with data and user attributes to enable policy enforcement

  • Investigating digital authorization policy management approaches

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

  • Awareness of multiple authentication techniques 

  • 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 

  • 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
Minimum Qualifications:

BS and 3 years related experience