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MasterCard Lead Identity Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

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Job Title

Lead Identity Engineer

The Cloud Access Management team is looking for a Lead Identity Engineer to drive our M&A integration from an Identity perspective. The ideal candidate is passionate about the customer experience journey, highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a team player with a positive attitude who is enthusiastic about bringing a vision of the future to life.

In this role, you will:

• You will help to envision how Mastercard will assess and standardize Identity posture throughout the M&A, from user to applications.

• You will work with various organizations within Mastercard to gather and document requirements to integrate M&As to be able to use Mastercard Identities and Access Management systems, taking advantage of various features to improve the security and user experience of authenticating to cloud and on-premises resources.

• Lead project teams to implement new identity-related technology across the M&As.

•You will improve procedures and feature sets on how M&A’s applications utilize Azure Active Directory as an IDP.

•You will create and maintain documentation on how to securely integrate M&A into the Mastercard ecosystem from the Identity and Access Management perspective.

•You will work with your team to create test plans and execute them for our authentication services, to include conditional access policies, the use of Azure MFA, Password-less and CASB systems.

•You will test, implement, and configure Conditional Access Policies within Azure AD to meet business and security needs.

•You will test, implement, and configure policies within a Cloud Access Security Broker like Microsoft's Cloud Application Security tool and Zscaler to meet business and security needs.

•Be responsible for reviewing all project documentation, including maintaining technical documents and business requirements.

•Raise opportunities for improvement to senior consulting and provides technical guidance for junior resources.

•Define processes and drives strategy execution.

•Be responsible for understanding security policies and industry best practices & compliance.

All About You

The ideal candidate for this position should have:

• An appreciation and clear mission for how users interact with Mastercard’s cloud identity provider and CASB systems, focusing on the customer journey and balancing security with a user-friendly design.

•Knowledgeable of PowerShell

•Intermediate skills in Azure Active Directory or another IDP where an admin can configure conditions in which a user can authenticate and how they authenticate.

•Advance knowledge of authentication methodologies (such as Single Sign On) and protocols, to include SAML, OAUTH 2.0, multifactor authentication methods, and conditional access policies.

•Intermediate understanding of authentication mechanisms for applications and their use of secrets.

•The ability to develop project plans for somewhat complex initiatives for streamlined execution, prioritizing various work streams and customer needs.

•Experience on Identity and Access Management implementations.

•IT experience with demonstrated thought-leadership and cross-functional influence and partnership demonstrated by a successful track record of enabling business through these technical decisions

•Able to lead project teams, collaborate with business partners, vendor/ consulting organizations and peer level professionals from other IT disciplines

•Information Security experience including risk identification with options and compensating controls to remediate.

•Successful track record in identifying ways to move modern authentication forward to keep up with the ever-changing technology & security landscape.

•Experience initiating and managing improvement in Identity and Access Management for the cloud by leveraging process metrics and customer feedback.

•Experience in auditing security controls, governance, and softer communication skills.

•Intermediate understanding of security concepts and their application. This can be evidenced through certifications such as Security+ and CISSP

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-162267