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Robert Half IT Security Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Description We are offering an exciting opportunity for an IT Security Specialist based in Chicago, Illinois. This role focuses on implementing and maintaining Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, ensuring the security and compliance of our systems. As part of our team, you will be responsible for managing identity lifecycle processes, monitoring security threats, and collaborating with cross-functional teams.


• Implement and oversee IAM solutions including user provisioning, de-provisioning, access requests, and role-based access controls (RBAC)

• Administer identity lifecycle management processes, ensuring timely and accurate provisioning and de-provisioning of user accounts and access rights

• Configure and manage authentication mechanisms, such as single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and federated identity management

• Monitor IAM systems for security threats, vulnerabilities, and compliance issues, and take proactive measures to mitigate risks

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate IAM solutions with enterprise applications, directories, and infrastructure components

• Conduct regular access reviews and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal security policies

• Evaluate business impact and risk exposure based on the level of access granted and make recommendations where improvements should be made

• Maintain understanding of business processes to aid in managing enterprise identity and access

• Troubleshoot IAM-related issues, investigate root causes, and implement corrective actions to maintain system availability and integrity

• Develop and maintain documentation, procedures, and guidelines related to IAM operations and processes

• Stay informed about emerging IAM technologies, trends, and best practices, and make recommendations for continuous improvement. Requirements • Proficient in Access Control and Authentication methods

• Experience with EO/IR systems

• Knowledge of Firewall Technologies

• Familiarity with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) procedures

• Ability to execute AB Testing

• Experience in Auditing

• Proficient in Business Intelligence (BI)

• Knowledge of Configuration Management

• Strong understanding of Cyber Security

• Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM)

• Proficient in Microsoft Azure

• Familiarity with User Authentication processes

• Proficiency in User provisioning

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT or a related field

• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

• Excellent communication and teamwork skills

• Willingness to stay updated with the latest industry trends and advancements

• Relevant certifications in IT Security will be considered a plus Technology Doesn't Change the World, People Do.®

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