• SailPoint IdentityIQ Solutions Architect

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/9/2019 10:36 AM)
    # of Openings
    IAM Consulting
  • Overview

    Focal Point Data Risk is a new type of risk management firm, one that delivers a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point has brought together industry-leading expertise in cyber security, identity governance and access management, data privacy and analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services, giving companies everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide our clients with the flexible support they need to protect and leverage data across any part of their organization. Simply put, Focal Point is the next generation of risk management.


    As part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) initiative, the Federal Government is working to rapidly improve the cybersecurity posture of government networks and systems. In support of this initiative, Focal Point has an opening for an experienced SailPoint Identity IQ Solutions Architect to lead the way in implementing and optimizing Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) technologies for a Federal Client. The SailPoint IdentityIQ Solutions Architect possesses in-depth identity management subject matter expertise and provides both technical and project leadership to support a high-visibility opportunity with a federal client. In addition to providing technical leadership within the project, the SailPoint IdentityIQ Solutions Architect will also serve as a thought leader, helping to identify new opportunities and drive Focal Point’s continued growth across the identity management space. Overall, the SailPoint IdentityIQ Solutions Architect will provide leadership, engineering, and technical direction to support the planning, development, organization, monitoring, and delivery of the Project Team’s IAM solutions and services to the client.



    • Client Engagement:
      • Assume a creative leadership role to help efficiently and effectively lead the architecture, design, build, development, and integration of a large, complex enterprise-wide identity management solution.
      • Provide Subject Matter Expert knowledge, guidance, and direction on SailPoint IdentityIQ development, implementation, and configuration across all project phases, activities, work products, and deliverables.
      • Leverage strong and professional communication and presentation skills to regularly interface with client team, cross-organization stakeholders, senior leadership, engagement manager, technical leads, and project members on complex identity management topics and technical meetings.
      • Effectively lead, manage, and mentor junior technical staff to support and scale identity management implementations.
      • Lead development of SailPoint and identity management deliverables and work products, such as technical guides, architecture documents, operations manuals, technical briefings, and demos.
      • Work closely with the Project’s Engagement Manager to provide regular status updates on implementation; proactively identify, manage, and advise on project risks, issues, and blockers as they arise; and provide inputs to project plan tasks, task durations, and staff assignments.


    • Business Development:
      • Demonstrate and expertly articulate the value, design, and features of the latest identity management technologies and services.
      • Actively seek to identify, develop, and strengthen new identity management business opportunities and relationships across new and existing clients.
      • Interface with internal and external resources to develop and author business proposals, project bids, and technical volumes.
      • Oversee the accuracy, applicability, and estimated costs of proposed client solutions, including a project’s main value proposition for a business.
      • Maintain Focal Point’s architectural guidelines to ensure the quality of our IAM solutions.
      • Offer thought leadership and knowledge transfer to company and client project team members.
      • Grow staff by consistently maintaining, fostering awareness of, and educating on the latest IAM technologies and industry best practices.
      • Strengthen and maintain relationships with IAM industry leaders, partners, and professionals.
      • Provide thought leadership by developing technology and business-related whitepapers and industry articles.
      • Regularly attend, network, and present at industry conferences.




    • US Citizen
    • Can successfully complete a security investigation and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
    • 4+ years of experience with SailPoint IdentityIQ (IIQ) 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x, including Life Cycle Manager (LCM) and Compliance Manager (CM)
    • 6+ years of experience in one or more of the following identity governance areas: User Provisioning, Access Certifications, Access Request, Workflow, Delegated Administration, and Password Self-Service
    • 6+ years of Java development
    • Development exposure, infrastructure expertise, and expert knowledge of the following technical areas: Unix/Linux, Web/TCPIP networking, databases, and Windows Server
    • Knowledge of PIV and CAC technologies and authentication mechanisms
    • Possesses expert knowledge of SailPoint IdentityIQ, including:
      • Directory/Meta-directory services
      • Single Sign-On, Web Access Management
      • Federated Authentication/SAML
      • User Lifecycle Management/Provisioning
      • Role Based Access Control
      • Password Management
      • Web Services integration
      • SCIM
      • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
      • Migration from Legacy and COTS products
      • Integration with PAM solutions (i.e., CyberArk)
    • Proven track record of migrations from legacy or COTS products to IdentityIQ
    • Working knowledge of other IAM products, including OIM, CyberArk, ForgeRock, CA, etc.
    • Possesses hands-on experience implementing in a cloud environment, such as AWS and / or Azure
    • Knowledge of J2EE development and database development backgrounds
    • Ability to methodically identify, plan, and implement strategic improvements to deliver business value
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Experience developing and leading creation of technical materials including executive briefings, demos, architecture documents, solutions guides, operations manuals, testing plans, test cases, etc.
    • Experience providing expert inputs to project plans, schedules, and work breakdowns
    • Ability to lead and facilitate complex, technical stakeholder meetings with a high degree of professionalism
    • Experience working collaboratively with IAM practitioners, including architects, technologists, and consultants
      • Familiarity with FISMA High requirements, NIST SP 800-53, and ATO processes
      • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks and workstreams


      Educational / Certification Requirements

      • BA or BS degree in a related field or work equivalent
      • Required Certifications: SailPoint or able to achieve within first month of employment
      • Preferred Certifications: CyberArk, CISSP, Security+, AWS, Azure

      Travel Requirements

      • This project is remote and may require up to 40% travel 




    Focal Point is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email hr@focal-point.com.  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Chelsea Campbell at 813-402-1208 or recruiting@focal-point.comThis telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.


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