Senior Security Architect (IAM) (Remote)

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    192200 USD - 282900 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most significant to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

We believe in encouraging a positive culture by hiring, mentoring, and empowering sensible, effective, humble people and providing equal opportunities for all employees to thrive.

As a senior member of the Security Engineering team, you will have a meaningful impact on the security of millions of Cisco Meraki users all around the world. We are looking for people who are passionate about security and eager to work across teams to help engineer and improve our security controls and systems. Finally, by getting to know our security posture as a whole and serving as our detector of unintended consequences, you will have a positive impact on our customers and users that use and rely on Meraki access points, switches, security appliances, and cameras every single day!

Our guiding principles are rooted in our four core values: 'care deeply,' 'everybody in,' 'simplify everything,' and 'be brave.' These pillars have propelled us to the forefront of cloud-managed IT leadership and have played a pivotal role in crafting a more inclusive future for all.

Our employees fuel the magic of the Meraki community. They have cultivated an environment that empowers Merakians to challenge limits, adopt risks, and assist our customers in pursuing their missions.

Key Responsibilities

IAM Strategy:

  • Own the development and execution of IAM strategies, considering the organization's long-term goals, scalability, and evolving security landscape.

Design and Develop IAM Solutions:

  • Architect, design, and guide implementation of robust Identity and Access Management solutions aligned with business requirements and industry best practices.

Access Control and Authorization:

  • Define and implement access controls, permissions, and authorization policies to ensure secure access to systems, applications, and data.

Integration and Deployment:

  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to integrate IAM solutions with existing infrastructure and applications. Lead deployment activities and provide technical support.

Risk Management:

  • Assess and give SME to mitigate risks related to identity access and management staying abreast of emerging threats and vulnerabilities.


  • Represent technical viewpoints to diverse audiences and in making timely and prudent technical risk decision recommendations.


  • Ensure IAM solutions align with relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices. Participate in audits and provide vital documentation.

Documentation and Training:

  • Build comprehensive documentation for IAM processes, configurations, and policies. Conduct training sessions for internal teams on IAM standard processes.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Shown leadership as a Security Professional with 3-5 years as an IAM Architect or in a similar capacity directly responsible for delivering on major enterprise IAM solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of IAM technologies, standards, and protocols including SPIFEE/SPIRE, SSO, SAML, OAuth, OpenID
  • Experience with IAM tools: CyberArk, SailPoint, & Okta or similar
  • Strong expertise in crafting and implementing IAM solutions, including access control, authentication, and authorization.
  • 3 years of experience with Cloud platforms such as GCP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Azure.
  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., FedRAMP, PCI, SOC2, ISO 27001).

About Meraki

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, encourage innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

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