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Senior Architect, Identity Access Management

IT/Technical & Product Development
TEC0013Q Requisition #

Job Title: Senior Architect, Identity Access Management

Advert opening date: 19 October 2018

Advert closing date: 16 November 2018

Location: London, UK

Salary: Competitive Market Rates apply

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.  Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey - and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.  The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors.

Job Summary


The ‘Senior Architect, Identity Access Management’ position will serve as a focal point within the Shared Platform & Capabilities organization within Elsevier Research Technology.  This position provides guidance on technical direction, architecture & agile best practices, overseeing the planning, design, development and implementation of our SSO and Federation identity platform.


Key Tasks

  • Work as part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional, agile technology development team to develop & enhance Elsevier’ Identity Access Management solution.
  • Play a leading role in architectural decision-making. Help to build consensus in the team around architectural choices.
  • Work closely with engineering partner organizations (architecture, devops, QE), encourage best practices & apply software engineering principles at each stage of the development lifecycle
  • Successfully implement development processes, coding best practices, and code reviews, while guiding the team through incremental improvement.
  • Work with Product Managers to ensure software meets user requirements
  • Resolve complex technical issues as necessary.
  • Build a culture of responsibility for software after shipping and throughout its lifecycle
  • Support and mentor more junior team members
  • Help to grow the identity team by assisting with the recruitment of other developers and team members

Skills / Experience

  • Core Java Development experience (Java, J2EE, JDBC, XML, JSP/Servlet, HTML)
  • Experience with Single Sign On (SSO) and Federation technologies (SAML, Oauth2, OpenID Connect, AD/LDAP, Kerberos).
  • Experience with managing SSO/Federation integration Tools (PingIdentity, CA Siteminder, Tivoli/ISecurity Access Manager, OneLogin, Okta)
  • Should have some experience with XML, scripting languages (Perl, javascript, C#, Java, .Net, Powershell etc…)
  • Hands on experience working with UNIX, Linux, SQL and RDBMS technologies
  • AWS Development/Deployment Experience
  • Experience with agile engineering practices such as TDD, Pair Programming, Continuous Integration, automated testing and deployment, Scrum, Kanban
  • Experience of large-scale software engineering involving co-ordination across multiple teams and systems 

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