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Director, Identity and Access Management Tech Lead (R-110720)





Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Technology - Software Development/Quality Engineering

Prudential’s Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency.

The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock a challenging and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Prudential’s CTO organization is hiring a Technical Lead to develop and drive the product vision and strategy as one of the closest people in the business to the customer, providing constant feedback to the team and helping to set and drive toward the vision.

The Identity and Access Management Team is a diverse group working on multiple areas in the world of identity and access management, cloud computing, software engineering, and general layered security in an enterprise. The projects range from new and unique authentication methods used for multi-factor authentication and standard authentication to complete restructuring of frameworks and management of Identity.

The Director, Identity and Access Management Tech Lead will collaborate to manage the design, development and operations of the company identity solutions, and will work closely with the Information Security Office and Architecture teams on the overall architecture and strategy decisions.


  • Operate with the Product Owner to set ambitious and clear product vision and communicate effectively to key stakeholders, peers, and the rest of the team

  • Aid in facilitating the end-to-end product strategy from inception and determine business value once solution enters production

  • Ensure alignment of product features and stories, i.e., review, give feedback, and prioritize user stories in line with own vision

  • Continuously improve backlog with the team, ensuring all items are clearly described, estimated, and prioritized

  • Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points & usability test results, using market & industry knowledge as well as continual research, to deliver a well-positioned product

  • Analyze, review, and assess features and provide valuable feedback for the team and Product Owner

  • Drive team specific sprint and release plans together with the Scrum Master and organizational technology teams

  • Exercise strong decision-making mandate from executive group to own product end-to-end

  • Work with peer technical leads and Product Owner to construct modular and reusable solutions, and drive adoption through integration and transition

  • Collaboratively design, implement and run enterprise IAM solutions for both workforce and customer

  • Advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls and related standards.

  • Manage day-to-day project activities for performing assessments, developing strategies and implementing IAM solutions

  • Assist in requirements gathering and analysis.

  • Manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, results-based team environment

  • Understanding of ways to lead a team developing in an Agile environment

  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Multiple program/project lead expertise

  • Ability to lead and drive time definite deliverables pertaining to enhancing an overarching IAM architecture, consolidating and retiring legacy products and services

  • Expert knowledge in Azure Active Directory, Active Directory, and complementary products and services (ADFS, PKI), combined with deep knowledge of multiple IAM services

  • Cross-forest/domain, disparate AD environment ratification, in addition to facets of complex and comprehensive migration and integration

  • Core competencies in security hardening of Identity platforms and Directories

  • Commensurate skills in developing roadmaps, architecture standards, and blueprints

  • High degree of proficiency in conveying technical to all levels of org/audience

  • Deep knowledge specifically within the Security and Identity arena, including but not limited to RBAC, auth’n, auth’z, least privilege enforcement,

  • Demonstratable PowerShell/scripting and automation expertise

  • Additional code/programming capabilities C#/.Net/Java/Python

  • Wide exposure to audit and compliance engagements and ability to field and tend to PCI/SOX/Fed regulatory requirements and remedial action plans

  • Expertise in LDAP and directory automation, tooling, monitoring, and performance and scalability/capacity analysis and management

  • Any exposure to, or skillsets within SailPoint, Splunk, Ping/DUO/Transmit/ForgeRock, Vintela/Unix platform bridging solutions, SiteMinder

  • Solid knowledge of industry trends, user demands, and pain points to be able to create a high value product vision

  • Strong problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress

  • Experimental mindset to drive innovation

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment

  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent relevant experience


  • 10+ years of experience managing projects through the full development lifecycle – specifically IAM solutions

  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open-source products

  • Strong background in engineering and operationally running large scale IAM infrastructure

  • Identity Management experience in all the following areas:

    • Single Sign-On, Identity Federation, Consumer Identity, and Multi-Factor Authentication

    • Identity Governance and Administration, User Provisioning, Access Certification, Identity Analytics, Role-Based Access Control

    • Privileged Access Management


Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit [Register to View] to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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