Solutions Architect (IAM)

Santa Clara County, CA

Job Description:

The County of Santa Clara is looking for a highly qualified Identity & Access Management (IAM) subject matter expert (SME) that will assist the county in their decision making for implementing, operating, and maintaining an enterprise wide IAM solution. They will also help in researching, designing, architecting, and operationalizing an enterprise IAM solution for the County while also taking into consideration the integration of existing systems and solutions. The role requires expertise in Single Sign-On integrations, Azure, IAM, and Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions.



  • – Work with internal stakeholders across numerous technical functions to develop and update a technical roadmap for a IAM solution
  • – Operate as the senior subject matter expert for the IAM project
  • – Define the policies and procedures related to IAM functions
  • – Responsible for complex program design, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • – Ensure user experience considerations are incorporated into the program design and delivered solution.
  • – Provide recommendations on IAM best practices and help establish the centralized IAM service function to support internal user base
  • – Lead the proof of concept, product selection and deployment of the IAM solution
  • – Identify areas of technical consolidation as well as IAM governance requirements for non-centralized functions
  • – Understand system dependencies and interrelation to the business
  • – Perform capacity planning and analysis of infrastructure systems
  • – Analyze complex cross-functional and cross-platform issues


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • – 8+ years of relevant Identity and Access Management and/or Identity Governance and Administration experience
  • – Proven track record of successful IAM implementations and support of those applications.
  • – 5+ years of experience with multiple authentication and authorization solutions and directory platforms
  • – 3+ years of experience with privileged access management solutions
  • – Extensive experience with the design and configuration of Third-Party integrations leveraging SAML
  • – Excellent understanding of authentication, authorization, role-based access, least privilege and segregation of duties access control concepts.
  • – Proven experience leading the troubleshooting and solving issues related to identities, access, accounts, authentication, authorization, entitlements, and permissions.
  • – Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate actions.
  • – Thorough, detail-oriented and quality-driven with excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • – Relevant industry training and/or certification preferred
  • – Experience migrating from Microsoft Identity Manager to equivalent identity management solution
  • – Good understanding of Microsoft Identity Manager synchronization service, password change notification service, and connectors.