Sr Security Engineer - Identity and Access Management

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    RTP, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    147400 USD - 201400 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    *None, Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id

What You Will Do:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Senior Security Engineer who is passionate about information security engineering, with a focus on Identity and Access Management (IAM). In this role, you will:

  • Navigate and manage our complex enterprise environment, advocating for the automation of services towards a self-service model.
  • Explore and integrate new identity products and services to enhance our IAM capabilities.
  • Initiate and manage technical projects related to authentication and authorization, defining and analyzing success metrics.
  • Drive consensus across organizations, bringing clarity and structure to ambiguous opportunities.
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure IAM solutions meet the diverse needs of the organization.
  • Assess and mitigate risks associated with identity and access controls.
  • Build comprehensive documentation, including user guides and best practices.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions to facilitate the understanding and effective use of IAM technologies.

Who You'll Work With:

You will work within our Cisco IT Security team focused on identity and access management. You will also collaborate cross-functionally across IT and Product teams to leverage today's technologies and grow beyond.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • A passion for technology and continuous learning.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a distributed team.
  • Good critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • A strong background in consulting, with the ability to engage with clients to understand their needs and deliver effective solutions.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing (public, private, and hybrid) best practices as they relate to IAM security.
  • 5+ years of experience with IAM tools and platforms like Okta, Microsoft Azure AD, SailPoint, Azure Identity Center, or similar.
  • Deep understanding of IAM principles, technologies, and protocols such as OAuth, OpenID and OpenID Connect, LDAP, Kerberos.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven consulting experience in a client-facing role, with a focus on security and IAM solutions.
  • Plan, initiate, and manage IAM-related technical projects.
  • Generate buy-in and consensus across diverse organizational structures.

Additional Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • Experience with Multi-Cloud environments and AWS.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco 


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.

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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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