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Senior Identity Engineer

SPHERE Technology Solutions

SPHERE Technology Solutions

Other Engineering
Newark, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

  • Lead the design and installation of the SPHEREboard product suite into client environments, ensuring compatibility and functionality across Windows, UNIX, and database assets.
  • Integrate and manage multiple client data feeds within the SPHEREboard environment, ensuring accurate and real-time visibility into entitlements and access.
  • Utilize historical knowledge of IT infrastructure to conduct in-depth analysis of client environments, focusing on the identification of technical, financial, and reputational risks related to identity and access management.
  • Develop and implement remediation plans based on best practices, prioritizing actions that effectively mitigate vulnerabilities while maintaining a balanced risk/reward change control environment.
  • Present risk reduction strategies and findings to the Chief Security Officer (CSO), heads of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) teams, and other Infrastructure Team Management providing clear recommendations and actionable insights.
  • Lead and drive initiatives aimed at remediating identified risks, coordinating efforts across cross functional teams and client stakeholders.
  • Provide training and guidance to clients on how to leverage the benefits and capabilities of the SPHEREboard toolset effectively.
  • Assess client workflows to determine best practices for establishing sustainable, controlled IAM environments that align with industry standards and compliance requirements.
  • Document and evidence remediations, updating client runbooks and ensuring that all actions are well-documented for audit and compliance purposes.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills with teammates and customers, with an ability to frame conclusions and recommendations in verbal and written form
  • Identify new and innovative ways for customers to derive maximum value from the SPHEREboard platform
  • Recommend and implement new controls and security measures to ensure the long-term sustainability and security of IAM environments.
  • Prepare client stakeholders for audit reviews by reviewing evidence of IAM processes, controls, and documentation that comply with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Collaborate closely with the internal product development team to provide insights, feedback, and requirements for new enhancements to the SPHEREboard product suite.


  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience as a Windows Server or Database System Administrator, preferably in a 2nd or 3rd-tier technical support role, or in a similar capacity, with a strong background in managing Windows and database environments.
  • Prior experience in consultative roles, delivering high-value recommendations and changes to the course of consulting engagements to deliver maximum value.
  • Profound working knowledge of entitlements within Windows Active Directory, Unix, and database permissions, including experience in designing and implementing access control policies.
  • Exceptional understanding of account management, with a specific focus on privileged access and service accounts, including best practices for securing and monitoring these accounts.
  • Familiarity with a range of security solutions, including but not limited to Varonis, Stealthbits/Netwrix, Symantec, CyberArk, Centrify, BeyondTrust, SailPoint, and Oracle Identity Manager (OIM).
  • Experience in data collection from systems like ServiceNow, Splunk, or other data lakes, along with the ability to extract and normalize data for the establishment of routine feeds for IAM processes.
  • Proven track record in driving remediation programs related to Users, Accounts, Groups, or File Permissions, with the ability to assess, plan, and execute these initiatives effectively.
  • Strong capability to manage complex relationships with senior managers within large corporate environments, including the ability to influence and garner support for IAM initiatives.
  • A history of documenting and evidencing sustainable controls for the ongoing reduction of risk, including the development and maintenance of comprehensive IAM policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in generating reports and effectively discussing risk reduction strategies with senior management, translating technical details into business-focused language.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to periodically work outside of business hours (evenings, weekends) when customer constraints (available change windows; unwillingness to execute certain remediation actions during business hours) demand it
  • For certain specific roles: Ability to work onsite at customer locations in the New York City/Northern New Jersey area

About Sphere

SPHERE is an award-winning, woman-led cybersecurity business that is redefining how organizations improve security, enhance compliance—and achieve ongoing Identity Hygiene. SPHERE puts rigorous controls in place that secure your most critical data, create the right governance process for your systems and assets, and help keep your company compliant with all relevant regulations. Our office is headquartered in Newark, NJ, across from the Newark Prudential Center and Newark Penn Station.

SPHERE is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.