Montclair State University

  • Identity and Access Management Engineer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 2 years ago(9/12/2016 11:17 AM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Montclair State University


    Montclair State University is a research doctoral institution ranked in the top tier of national universities. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

    Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



    Under the supervision of the Director of Information Security and Identity Management for Information Technology; is responsible for all aspects of electronic Identity and Access Management, including user account (NetID) provisioning, user self-service password management interfaces, and role-based access control solutions.


    • Assists with the management of current in-house developed user provisioning system and plays a key role in the design, implementation and deployment of any new or enhanced Identity and Access Management System (IAMS).

    • Develops scripts, user interfaces, and data integrations with University systems of record. Ensures the integrity and security of user identity information by following coding best practices.

    • Coordinates the secure transfer and synchronization of institutional data between administrative applications and intranet and Cloud/SaaS applications for electronic authentication and authorization purposes.

    • Assists with the managment of the University's directory services including LDAP schema and tree design.

    • Performs requirements analysis and technical planning in the design and implementation of secure applications in a multi-platform client/server environment.  

    • Responsible for designing and implementing applications, policies, and procedures for Identity Management that utilize Human Resources, Registrar, and Affiliate systems of record data.

    • Acts as technical liaison for identity-related application development that involves other IT units or administrative and academic departments.

    • Maintains authentication and authorization databases for various intranet applications such as the University's NetID provisioning system, online learning management system, ERP systems, cloud-based applications, and campus portal.

    • Evaluates emerging identity management, authorization, and data integration standards such as OAuth2 and SAML.

    • Adheres to industry and University best practices for application design and deployment and leverages open standards development tools, languages, and libraries whenever possible.

    • Researches new authentication and authorization technology such as digital signatures, one-time passwords, and biometrics, and how they can be integrated into future application design.

    • Maintains integrity and appropriate confidentiality in all institutional and program operations.

    • Establishes and maintains effective communication and cooperative working relationships with the institution's administrators, faculty and staff, government, and private agencies in order to accomplish the objectives of the Information Technology Division.

    • Represents the university at conferences, seminars or meeting as required and serves on ad hoc and standing committees as required.

    • Performs other functions consistent with the job title as necessary and as directed by the Director of Information Security and Identity Management or upper management.




    • Graduation from an accredited university/college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.


    • Three years of professional experience with Identity Management systems (commercial or custom built) and application development, preferably in an institution of higher education or other field that is directly related to the functions of the position.


    • Extensive knowledge of directory services technologies such as LDAP and Active Directory.

    • Knowledge of LDAP schema extension design, use and common frameworks such as eduPerson and eduOrg.

    • Knowledge of web services technologies and security API’s such as HTML, XML, SPML, REST, SOAP, SAML, CAS, OAuth2, OpenID, Kerberos, and SCIM.

    • Knowledge of encryption technologies such as PGP, SSH, and SSL/TLS, PKI, and the ability to leverage those technologies in standalone or web based applications.

    • Ability to manage a software project from requirements phase through final implementation and maintenance.


    • Knowledge of federated directory services such as ADFS and Shibboleth, the inter-institutional authentication framework.

    • Working knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as Java Standard Edition, Java Enterprise Edition, Perl, C,  C++, Groovy, PHP, and Javascript.

    • Knowledge of database technologies such as mySQL, Postgres, Oracle, MS-SQL, ODBC and JDBC.

    • Knowledge of cloud services APIs, in particular Google Apps APIs.

    • Working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as familiarity with other operating systems including:Windows 2008/2012, Android, iOS, and MacOS.

    • Familiarity with source code revision control systems (CVS, SVN) and Integrated Development Environments for developing, prototyping, and debugging software projects.

    • Working knowledge of data, Internet, and local area network security practices and procedures.

    • Understanding of Internet standard protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, LDAP, IMAP/POP.

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to prepare clear and detailed documentation and correspondence.


    *When submitting a resume and cover letter, please combine the documents into one single PDF or Word document via the apply link.*


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