Technical Lead, Identity Management
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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This position provides technical leadership and analytical support for Cornell University's central IT organization's Identity Management program. Identity Management services include authentication and authorization services, account provisioning and decommissioning, directory services, as well as integration with other campus systems such as email, HR, and the University Registrar.

Primary responsibilities include architect, plan, and implement technical solutions to ensure the quality and security of existing Identity Management services and to deliver the next generation of Identity Management services to the University community as well as forge strategic relationships with campus customers, vendors and Cornell's peers in the higher education community to stay abreast of emerging technical directions.

This position requires 24/7 availability to address production issues that may occur outside standard university operating hours (e.g. nights, holidays, weekends).


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination with a minimum five years of experience and a proven track record in technical support and application or middleware development in a distributed computing environment. Experience managing mission-critical systems in a production environment. Strong understanding of IT security best practices.

Must be experienced with Active Directory in a large, complex delegated environment. Experience with Microsoft infrastructure technologies including Certificate Services, DHCP/DNS, ADFS, SCCM, SCOM, AD LDS etc. are highly desirable.

Demonstrated expertise with Windows programming languages/environments —particularly Visual Studio, C#, Visual Basic and .NET Framework and PowerShell and/or VBScript scripting languages.

Proven experience writing technical design documentation. Ability to transform user input into formal requirements. Promotes effective and efficient information sharing. Able to clearly specify requirements. Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to obtain and convey service information to others of varying levels of technical knowledge and responsibility essential. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships to facilitate projects essential. Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities. Must have sophisticated facilitation, problem-solving abilities, analytical, reasoning and judgment skills.

The ideal candidate will also have experience with one or more of the following:

Forefront Identity Manager / Identity Lifecycle Manager

Quest ActiveRoles Server

Microsoft Certificate Services


SCCM and/or SCOM

Oracle / SQL


Web Services

PeopleSoft, Workday

C/C++, Java, and/or other programming languages a plus


Experience integrating Identity Management infrastructure with cloud services such as Office 365 and Google Apps a plus.

Project management experience preferred.

Background check may be required


No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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