Identity and Access Management Analyst - REMOTE (Within Canada)

Within Canada
VP Information Technology and CIO
107,960.00  Annual
75,164.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Information Technology and CIO FTE 1.0
Location Name Remote Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location , Within Canada Job ID 2444
Posted 06/13/2022 Wage Min 75164.0000
Closing Date 07/11/2022 Wage Max 107960.0000


Athabasca University's Digital Strategy Office is currently recruiting for the position of Identity and Access Management Analyst.

Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Online University, serves more than 43,000 learners across Canada and in 87 countries. An early mover to the cloud with a focus on a holistic digital transformation strategy, AU was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to shift its entire digital operations infrastructure into its own secure cloud environment. Now, AU is creating an integrated learning environment that will bring together all aspects of online learning and student services into a seamless whole to engage students deeply in interactive learning experiences of online learning for their lifetime.

If you have a passion for contributing your technical expertise or leadership in cross-functional IT DevSecOps squads with a relentless focus on the needs of our online students, please consider joining our AU IT division. For more on our IT strategy, please refer to "RISE: Athabasca University's Digital Transformation, Our 5-Year IT Strategy"

The Identity and Access Management Analyst (IAMA) is responsible for supporting the Digital Security Program. The IAMA will work with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the Director, Digital Security Office (DDSecO), members of the Digital Security Office (DSecO) team, AU faculties, and other business units, in the planning, building, delivery and support of the AU IAM program.

Assisting with the CISO and DDSecO, the IAMA will provide direction and guidance on the development, specifications, and communications of IAM applications, as well as provide in-depth technical consultation to AU faculties, business units and IT management. The IAMA will also assist in developing plans and direction for the alignment of digital business objectives to digital security control requirements.

The IAMA is responsible for researching, scoping and designing of IAM cybersecurity solutions that comply with AU digital security policies and standards. They will also work with other digital security and IT operations team members to deliver digital security strategy, tactical, and operational activities to mature the digital security program and assist with the deployment of cloud-centric IAM technologies that enable realization of AU business IAM objectives in all AU environments (AWS and Azure cloud, on-premises, 3rd party etc.).


  • Diploma or degree in computer science, management, or engineering, recognized in Canada. In lieu of a degree or diploma, additional experience over and above the minimum requirement may be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience managing technology related projects, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and information security technology implementation projects.
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty Certification required (where candidate is not yet certified, ability to acquire certification in 2 years is mandatory).
  • Identity management familiarity in one or more of the following cloud platforms: AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
  • CRISC, CISM, and/or CISSP certification preferred.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks (such as International Organization for Standardization [IS0] 27000, COBIT, National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] 800).
  • Good understanding of web security standards, architecture, web security best practices and application security best practices.
  • Identity management familiarity in at least one or more of the following areas: single sign-on (SSO), data management, identity federation, enterprise directory architecture, and/or design - including directory schema, directory services, namespace and replication topology experience, resource provisioning and process integration.
  • Expert understanding of IAM concepts, including federation, authentication, authorization, access controls, access control attacks, identity and access provisioning life cycle.
  • Identity and access governance; including role-based access control, access request and certification, user life cycle management processes, and organizational change management.
  • Experience with administrating authentication technologies, such as Microsoft Active Directory/Windows authentication, OpenLDAP, Shibboleth, SimpleSAMLphp, Kerberos, OpenID Connect, OAuth, and federated identity management.
  • Familiarity with, and experience, managing Linux servers, including Apache and configuration management with Salt, Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Familiarity with Ruby, Python, PHP, PowerShell, SQL and/or shell scripting.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity risk management and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to communicate project and technology risks effectively.
  • Strong negotiation skills to negotiate resources, changes, issues, budgets, and timelines.
  • Passionate about customer service excellence.
  • Multi-tasking ability - must be comfortable with simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, motivational, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Resourceful, creative and self-motivated.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to take a practical approach to dealing with shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

The full job description can be viewed at: Identity and Access Management Analyst

For further information regarding this position, please contact Debola Akinola, Chief Information Security Officer by email at: