Authentication and IDM Senior Engineer

Job Ref: 50200559
Sector: Cloud and Infrastructure
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 30 April 2019
  • London, England, UK London London GBR EC3A 4AF
  • £50,000 - £70,000 per Year
  • Daniyal Bashir
  • 0203 910 0030

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Senior Authentication & IDM Engineer

My client is a leading global media advertising business who are focusing on becoming a 100% digital economy business by 2020 through content, media and commerce. They are well placed to build capability, scale and sustainable growth as a high-performance business. Our strategy is driven by our unique culture with one vision (to innovate the way brands are built), one set of values and a unique operating model which drives collaboration, client focus and attention.

Role Overview

The EUC team require an experienced Authentication & IDM Senior Engineer to join its agile team. This role will report into the Authentication & IDM Manager and will be responsible for the service management and technical delivery of work across the areas of Directory Services (AD & AAD), SSO products and Identity Management.

My client is constantly acquiring new agencies, and with a strong focus on collaboration, mergers and acquisitions and subsequent technical migrations are one of the exciting areas EUC lead.

Current projects inflight,

  • Cloud based identity management and provisioning using Okta
  • Migration of EUC infrastructure to Azure IaaS
  • Multi-domain global Directory Services re-design
  • Mergers & Acquisitions integrations
  • Large-scale remediation of all EUC Services
Responsible service portfolio and required core skillsetExcellent working knowledge of Active Directory, GPO, Azure AD, Windows DNS & DHCP and PowerShell
  • Enterprise Directory Services & Cloud Directory Services and Synchronisation
  • Federation Services (ADFS)
  • Enterprise Certificate Services
  • Identity and Access Management, Identity provisioning, Self-Service Password Reset, MFA
  • Application SSO Identity provisioning, System Integration
  • DNS

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of Authentication & IDM services within a Service Management framework and in line with the agreed standards and Service Levels
  • Responsible for managing the resolution of major incidents and any escalated issues for Authentication & IDM services
  • Responsible for the delivery of technological change across Authentication & IDM services
  • To be the technical authority and champion for all services managed by the Authentication & IDM team
  • Responsible for the security, resilience and monitoring of the Authentication & IDM services
  • Represent the Authentication & IDM services in Change Advisory Board meetings, Service Review meetings and the Architecture Review Board
  • Responsible for fostering a practice of collaboration and continuous improvement within the Authentication & IDM team
  • Responsible for identifying and undertaking Service Improvements
  • Responsible for the adoption into service of new solutions ensuring operational suitability
  • Deputation for the Authentication & IDM Manager as required

Key objectives:

  • To ensure all Authentication & IDM Services are designed, implemented and maintained to the correct architectural and technical best practice specifications
  • Be a key stakeholder in determining whether a new release, affecting service in production, is ready for promotion
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of updates or solutions to the Authentication & IDM environment
  • Possess a detailed understanding of all Authentication & IDM services and the associated infrastructure
  • To operate in line with the IT Operating Model and Values and to promote these within the Authentication & IDM Team
  • To develop and contribute to the Authentication & IDM strategy and service/product roadmap
  • To drive operational excellence across Authentication & IDM Services

Candidate Profile

Education/qualification and training

  • Education to degree standard and/or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • Ideally Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • ITIL qualification (Foundation Minimum)


  • Excellent knowledge of Active Directory, Azure AD, Powershell and in-depth knowledge in the areas of managing identities across directory services
  • In-depth expertise in supporting Active Directory in large complex environments
  • Excellent Authentication & IDM troubleshooting skills and knowledge of problem resolution methodologies
  • Good knowledge of IT Security protocols, processes, policies and standards
  • Experience in planning, managing and controlling projects
  • Experience in operational IT planning, execution and policy development
  • Involvement in implementing IT security policy and standards
  • Experienced in IT service management, including change, incident and problem management
  • Demonstration of the technical skills needed to handle innovation and change resulting from the implementation of new IT solutions
  • Demonstration of the management skills needed to handle innovation and change resulting from the implementation of new IT working practices


  • Experience of working with ITIL based Service processes and functions
  • Experience and knowledge of implementing technical solutions in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Experience of working with enterprise-scale applications, infrastructure and software
  • Proven ability to write technical documentation including high/low designs and operational manuals
  • Proven ability to manage a set of complex operational services
  • Ability to effectively lead and delegate to less technical staff while maintaining full technical control
  • Experience working in an Agile environment to deliver service improvement

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age.

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