Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect

Full Time
D.C. Metro

Location: McLean, VA


Daily activities include:

As an IAM Architect you will apply Cybersecurity expertise in identity and access management (IAM) to analyze, design, and support a continuous monitoring solution to verify and validate appropriate user privileges, assigned credentials, trustworthiness, appropriate user security behavior training, and appropriately granted resource access rights to users. Engage multiple stakeholders and leverage related security products or technologies to recommend solution architectures and designs needed to monitor and report on IAM related data across multiple government agencies. Integrate disparate IAM data from multiple sources into a singular database for correlation and presentation. Maintain responsibility for articulating and authoring multiple findings, recommendations, and other artifacts, including interfacing with key stakeholders to implement tailored IAM solutions. You will work with other architects, SMEs and engineers and provide work leadership to junior employees, as needed. Typically requires: Bachelor’s; 10+ years of related professional experience.



  • 8+ years of experience in supporting access management solutions, including user privileges management, user credential management, and user security related behavior monitoring
  • 8+ years of experience with implementing identity and access management tools
  • 8+ years of experience with requirements, design, implementation, integration, testing, and change management
  • 5+ years of experience with COTS IAM tools, including Cyberark, Sailpoint, or CA PAM
  • 5+ years of experience in leading technical and managerial sessions with clients
  • Knowledge of the following areas: Active Directory or LDAP design and configuration, PKI X509, SSO across multiple domains, 2FA via PIV or CAC, scripting and coding
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BS degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, or Computer Science



  • Experience with CyberArk and/or SailPoint
  • Experience with SQL database administration or management
  • Experience with an SIEM tool, preferably Splunk or the ELK stack
  • Experience with authoring Cybersecurity guidance, including policies, strategies, and whitepapers
  • Experience with supporting IAM in a Cloud environment, including Azure or AWS
  • Experience with implementing PKI and PIV standards
  • Experience with HSPD-12, FIPS 201-2, FICAM, OMB 11-11, FedRAMP, PCI, FISMA, or NIST 800-53, 800-63, 800-79-2, or 800-157 policies and standards a plus
  • Knowledge of HTTP, XML, REST, JSON a plus
  • MS degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, or Computer Science


Clearance Requirements: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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