Consulting, Technology, CyberSecurity, IAM Architect (Senior Manager)


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP639-1781

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service


Advisory - Other

Management Level
Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary
PwC is seeking the region's best Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect who wants to join an elite global network of IAM practitioners who contributes to the global thought leadership on IAM.
The IAM Architect is the subject matter expert role responsible for architecting, designing and implementing a variety of IAM solutions. IAM services include, but are not limited to, identity lifecycle management, authentication and authorization, access requests, access provisioning, access reauthorization, multi-factor authentication, IAM role and entitlement models, public key infrastructure, and directory services technologies.

Key Responsibilities:
- Develop IAM architecture (integrated processes, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with PwC reference IAM frameworks,
- Development of Strategy & Roadmap,
- Research and evaluate new IAM security solutions, including lab tests, proof of concepts and pilots. Make operational and technology recommendations which influence IAM operations
- Develop solutions and recommendations for technical and process challenges, emerging threats and technology changes
- Leading the delivery of IAM turnkey solutions including onboarding of client applications
- Provide SME support for the delivery team and clients and coordinate as needed with the technology vendors
- Writing various IAM related documentation such as high-level design, business and governance documentation.
- Support on business development (bids) including defining scope of work, pricing and work resources, interacts with clients at the design stage, as required


To qualify, candidates must have:
A real passion for Cybersecurity in general and particularly for Identity and Access Management. A focused state of mind to understand how technology can assist and support to actively hunt and protect from the cyber threats we face today. We are looking for an IAM practitioner with capability and experience in some of the following areas:
- Understanding the business direction of organizations and creating optimized IAM architectures to meet their business needs,
- Experience in conducting current state assessments, benchmarking, Gap analysis, target state definition and strategy definition,
- Experience as design authority during project delivery for enforcing the use of existing and evolving solutions and patterns,
- Experience with Identity and Directory platforms and authentication technologies such as SAML, LDAP, Kerberos, NTLM, Microsoft Active Directory,
- Experience with IAM solutions (including Web Access Management, Identity Governance and Administration and Privileged Account Management) through implementation and deployment of such projects,
- Experience in technology and security investigations and platform audits of both business process and technology,
- A strong understanding of Information Security Architecture and ecosystem technologies and concepts required: Firewalls, intrusion detection, monitoring tools, encryption, certificate authority, reverse proxy, etc.
- A strong understanding of broad Information Security topics and in particular a deep knowledge of Identity and Access Management Architecture is required
- Technical writing skills including functional and technical specifications
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Cyber Incident Response

Qualifications & Experience:

- Must have a Bachelor degree in Computer, Information Systems or Engineering related field preferred
- Minimum 10+ years of progressive IT experience with at least 8+ years as IAM architect delivering enterprise solutions in the technology domain,
- IAM Subject Matter Expertise with at least 8+ years with architecture, design, development and implementation experience integrating security solution w/ business application and processes,
- Internationally recognized technical certifications in relevant areas.

About the Company

PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.

We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.