Lead Software Engineer

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Washington DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

The Washington IT Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) provides its members and the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of high-quality information products and services for the practice and advancement of the chemical sciences. The Society and Administrative Technology department is responsible for the Society and Administration systems and applications within the ACS. Through design and development, it is our responsibility to develop, manage, and deliver projects and solutions to support ACS members, volunteers, and ACS staff.

The Customer Identity Access Manager is responsible for defining a strategic roadmap for and executing against identified priorities within Customer Identity Access Management (CIAM). This individual will partner with cross-functional teams to develop effective CIAM architecture solutions, including their customization to fulfill the business requirements that cannot be met with standard out-of-box functionalities. The Identity and Access Manager will collaborate closely with software engineers, security, data engineers, and business product owners to drive CIAM standards, improvements, customer and administrative capabilities, and adoption of security best practices. The Identity and Access Manager contributes to CIAM strategy and the evolution of CIAM technologies utilized by ACS.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Effectively deliver the complete lifecycle of application-oriented Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) services, including strategy, design, process re-engineering, and technology implementation.
  • Facilitate information gathering, requirements analysis, and design activities that support actionable IAM roadmaps and strategies for Society applications and functional requirements for IAM solution implementation.
  • Design and configure the Oracle DB, CIAM products, MuleSoft and JBoss/Tomcat.
  • Enhance and modernize the administration backend.
  • Administers the IAM solution and its current Oracle DB, and future DB
  • Identifies cross-team issues and communicates them to the appropriate leads.
  • Validates that the Security solutions and architecture designs utilize the security components appropriately to meet organizational needs.
  • Provide functional and technical delivery of Identity and Access.


Additional Qualification:

  • 10 years of experience in design and architecture of IAM Solutions.
  • 7 years of experience with at least one of the following IAM products: Oracle OAM/IDM, OEM, IBM Tivoli Identity Manager or Access Manager, CA Site Minder/Identity Manager, PingFederate, etc.
  • Experience with fine-grained access control, policy-driven security, Identity Governance, Privileged Access Management, resource provisioning/de-provisioning, and federation.
  • Experience implementing modern authentication solutions leveraging SAML/OAuth/OIDC/SCIM
  • Technical architecture experience integrating identity management, access management and access governance software into clients' infrastructure and applications, both on-premises and in the cloud
  • A strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance related to CIAM
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.


This position will be primarily based in the Washington D.C. (or applicable) office. ACS employees work a hybrid work schedule, consisting of working onsite, three days per week. ACS employees are in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday with the third in-office day scheduled in consultation with the manager. While always welcome to work in the office, employees may work the other two days of the week from a location of their choice. New employees are immediately eligible for this hybrid work arrangement. ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.



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