University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 194241
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/09/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington. UW-IT provides strategic planning, oversight, and direction for UWs extensive IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.

The IT Infrastructure (ITI) division of UW-IT delivers the technology infrastructure required to sustain UW as a leading research, teaching, learning, and medical institution. These technologies support the UWs core mission at all levels research, teaching, learning, healthcare, and the necessary underlying administrative and operational functions required to deliver these services.

The IAM Solutions Architect provides technical leadership in support of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) program administered by UW Information Technology (UW-IT). The scope of the position includes business requirements analysis, program/service strategy, architecture, design, implementation, version transitions, operations, integration consulting, and support.

IAM Solutions Architect Day-in-the-Life
Our IAM solutions architect enjoys diverse daily activities requiring leadership, teamwork, and careful coordination and planning. On a typical day, you might:
Lead a design discussion with engineers and UX designers to develop a solution architecture for self-service features for community members to indicate their pronouns on Identity.UW.
Join a short team stand-up meeting with in-person and remote attendees to maintain our overall workflow on our prioritized work goals for the academic quarter.
Use team chat to help engineers diagnose the root cause of a production problem and lead the discussion on proposed fixes and workarounds.
Write up a proposed solution for identity data integration into Azure Active Directory, including target use cases and how the recommended solution satisfies the requirements.
Use your sandbox environment to familiarize yourself with Git and GitHub actions to contribute to consensus on the direction of development workflow practices.
Attend a forum for solution architects and developers where today's discussion topic involves containers, Kubernetes, and other cloud-native alternatives.


  • Bachelors degree in computer science, Cyber Security, or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Four years experience performing and leading progressively more complex tasks and responsibilities involving design, development, and support of IAM services, enterprise IT applications, and/or other infrastructure services.

  • Experience with core identity management concepts, capabilities, and supporting business practices for identity registration, proofing, record matching, lifecycle management, credential assignment, and authentication.

  • Experience working directly with functional subject matter experts, business analysts, and/or customers to gather and analyze use cases and business requirements, with the objective of producing strategy, business, and/or technical design documents.

  • Experience integrating enterprise IT applications, institutional information, and/or infrastructure and working with distributed development teams on complex enterprise-level projects.

  • Ability to effectively advocate for new technologies and/or skills. Ability to train, mentor, and guide others to learn complex technical concepts and/or skills.

  • Demonstrated success synthesizing information and applying analytical, abstract, creative, and evaluative abilities to solve complex problems within an IT service management and/or software development environment.

  • Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) and tools (such as JIRA, Github, Azure DevOps).

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Demonstrated experience defining access control policies, developing application or system privileges, and aligning requirements with solutions for access management, roles, groups, and integration with external authorization services.

  • Demonstrated experience applying identity federation using enterprise federation standards and protocols (such as SAML, WS-Federation) and/or open identity protocols (such as OpenID Connect, OAuth, UMA).

  • Familiarity with enterprise middleware software, suites, and standards developed in and for higher education (such as Shibboleth, Grouper, eduPerson)

  • Familiarity with identity trust frameworks (such as InCommon, WS-Trust) and identity assurance frameworks (such as InCommon Assurance Program, FICAM standards).

  • Knowledge of information security strategies and methodologies for managing enterprise and/or system-level risks.

  • Familiarity with ITIL service management.


    Proof of full vaccination status for COVID 19  by 10.18.21 or first day of work.

    This position contributes in a collaborative team environment, supported through a shared working environment, ad hoc meetings focused on design and/or problem-solving, and the use of a variety of development and communication tools. The incumbent may need to respond to service incidents, outages, and respond to customer questions on a priority/urgency basis. The incumbent may need to work varied hours to meet priority project milestones and other externally imposed deadlines and to accomplish work assignments on which the activities of others depend. Occasional travel may be required.

    Position participates in an on-call rotation and must be able to respond to outages during off-hours.

    This is an essential position and is required to report remotely when UW suspends operations.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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