Senior IAM Engineer

Nov 13, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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Senior IAM Engineer

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Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a skilled Senior IAM Engineer to join our Activision|Blizzard|King (ABK) Information Security team.

At ABK we aim to deliver the best user experience and business driven processes to manage our identity data, and the authentication and authorization experience for our users. You’ll be joining a highly technical team who are charged with a mission to design and build an IAM program that provides identity and access services across the breadth of the enterprise.

Placing identity at the center of the security decision making process, you’ll have the opportunity to work on critical pivotal initiatives for our enterprise and get to implement and work with innovative technologies in the space. The ideal candidate will already have extensive experience working as an IAM engineer in a fast-paced technology environment, preferably within an information/cyber security function.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting security assessments related to identity and access.
  • Defining and implementing access controls and policies.
  • Analyzing business requirements and implementing well designed solutions.
  • Supporting technical integrations to facilitate connectivity between SSO, MFA, and other authentication mechanisms, enterprise directory, and identity provisioning tool(s).
  • Generating and developing reports, rules, and dashboards to identify and alert on compliance issues.
  • Partnering with our Security Operations team and other stakeholders to develop behavioral detections, alerting and response plans for anomalous authentication activities.
  • Helping our IT team solve user issues and providing accurate documentation.
  • Identify gaps in current processes, documentation, workflows and design solutions; recommending and/or delivering changes or enhancements as needed to improve clarity, efficiency and scalability of our offerings.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five or more years of hands-on experience as an IAM/SSO engineer or Microsoft Active Directory administrator.
  • Experience securing, administering, and integrating applications to enterprise SSO/authentication platforms, including Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, Okta, Ping Identity, and Duo.
  • In depth knowledge of, and experience planning and implementing, privileged access controls, segregation of duties, and directory hardening.
  • Intimate knowledge of authentication protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, SAML, OpenID Connect, oAuth, etc.
  • Experience with enterprise password management methodologies and tools.
  • Good understanding of information security and IAM best practices and principles.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical collaborators.
  • Ability to solve problems independently and drive collaboration with the immediate team and external teams as needed to meet strategic goals.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to travel occasionally.

Extra Points

  • BSc in Computer Science, Cyber/Information Security or other related field or experience
  • Experience with Sailpoint IdentityIQ or other identity governance solutions.
  • Experience implementing or administering privileged access management (PAM) systems/solutions such as CyberArk.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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