Senior Engineer - Identity Integration Architect



Job Description

Our NielsenIQ Technology teams are working on our new “Connect” platform, a unified, global, open data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure. Our clients around the world rely on NielsenIQ’s data and insights to innovate and grow.

As a Senior Engineer - Identity Integration Architect you’ll be part of a team of smart, highly skilled technologists who are passionate about learning and prototyping cutting-edge technologies. Right now our platform is based in Okta, Linux. Our team is co-located and agile, with central technology hubs in Chicago, Madrid, Toronto and Chennai.

What you’ll do

  • Knowledge of operations within the Identity and Access Management (IAM) environment including application patching and upgrades and certificate management

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all IAM customers

  • Web Access Management (CA SiteMinder, Oracle Access Manager, Okta)

  • Understand and refine a Role-Based Security framework. Produce designs and operational plans to enforce and maintain identity management workflows

  • Participate in the development of roadmaps and participate in the standards process for IAM solutions

  • Promote effective teamwork, mentor team members and stakeholders

  • Effectively contribute and follow strategy and roadmap implementation for Identity and Access Management Platform Tools

  • Manage identity and access management support to business and technical teams in the design of standardized products and customized solutions

  • Hands-on architect and developer of a comprehensive IAM system that addresses the challenges of a very complex development and production environment

  • Work with the project teams on implementing the defined authentication and authorization service policies for each business application solution

  • Work with Security & Architecture teams, system owners, and other IAM colleagues to address process, policy, audit and regulatory related issues

We’re looking for people who have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science; 

  • Be able to work with application teams and assist in implementing and tuning authentication and authorization services that are reliable, available and performing

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills 

  • Associated technologies such as: Linux Server, Active Directory

  • Knowledge of CA Siteminder, Unix (Solaris, RHEL, or CentOS) 

  • Solid knowledge of OAuth 2.0 and OpenId Connect Specifications

  • Experience supporting App-Dev teams in leveraging OAuth 2.0 and OpenId Connect

  • Working with third parties to establish SAML 2.0 connections

  • Solid knowledge related to administration and support of SAML Federation 

  • Knowledge using Curl or PostMan to make REST API calls

  • Experience using JSON

  • Okta Administration. Group Admin, Application Admin, Super Admin

  • Understand the business requirements of clients through engagement meetings 

  • Evaluate & propose the best SSO methodology to integrate client and business applications with the NielsenIQ portal applications

  • Integrate client applications using the proposed SSO methodology 

  • Administer & manage Okta organizations and settings 

  • Install and configure mod_auth_openidc on Apache Web Servers

  • Migrate the existing integrated applications from SiteMinder based integration to OIDC based integration with Okta & mod_auth_openidc

  • Migrate the existing integrated applications from PingFederate and SiteMinder based SAML SSO to Okta's SAML SSO

  • Manage IAM system upgrades as required for the IAM technical stack

  • Where necessary provide L3 support for incidents across all client portal environments


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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