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University of Maryland

Identity and Access Management System Developer

Company: University of Maryland

Location: College Park, Maryland, United States

Posted on: June 23

Posting Details

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Category Status:
33-Exempt Regular

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University Authorized FTE:

DIT-EE-Platform Services

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems are critical to getting people access to network and application resources, and to protecting valuable campus resources. The IAM team designs, develops, and integrates systems to ensure that account provisioning, authentication, and authorization meet the high-standards necessary to protect business, academic, and user data. The IAM team also works closely with other Big 10 universities, InCommon, and Internet2 to ensure UMD is following global standards.
As a member of the IAM team, the Identity and Access Management System Developer is responsible for installation, upgrades, integration, optimization, and project/operational support of the central IAM systems supporting the University of Maryland campus.
Working collaboratively with other IAM staff, Platform Engineering, and other operational units, this role functions as a forward-thinking system developer and administrator who can also solve complex day-to-day IT problems. This person will need knowledge of application development and support with either work-related or educationally-related experience. This person will need a strong understanding of managing user identities and user access to system resources based on IAM best practices, as well as design and deploy unique solutions based on application needs. The system developer is responsible for the ongoing development, deployment, and support of the campus IAM systems, ensuring established standards are followed, verifies that the proper versions of the software infrastructure are being used, as well as ensures that applications take advantage of emerging functionality that increases technical productivity or provides value-added new services.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a technical discipline, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience with Java as a language or another high-level programming language.
  • Experience working with code repositories.

  • Knowledge of object-oriented principles; software design; use of design patterns.
  • Understanding of engineering standards and methodologies including some or all of the following: creation and use of Use Cases, UML modeling, naming conventions, source control facilities, documentation, and unit testing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, paired with the ability to express complex technical concepts effectively.
  • Must be able to work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to changes in priorities, and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.
  • Excellent problem solving, attention to detail, multitasking, communication, and complex troubleshooting skills.
  • Comfortable working in Windows and Linux/Unix environments.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline

Experience in any of the following technologies:
  • SAML, CAS, or OIDC implementations
  • Group management systems (e.g. Active Directory/LDAP)
  • Commercial Identity management platforms (e.g. SailPoint)
  • Designing or maintaining permissions and roles for large enterprise applications

  • Familiarity with java web application environments (Servlets, JSP, HTML, CSS).
  • Familiarity with Spring frameworks, databases (preferably Oracle), and data binding tools (ORM, XML).
  • Knowledge of identity best practices: Role-based Access Control (RBAC), Least Privilege, Provisioning/Deprovisioning, and MFA.

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Additional Information:
**This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

The salary range is $98,000 – $115,000.

Job Risks
Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands
Sedentary work. Employee will need to be able to sit for long periods of time to work on a computer, as well as travel occasionally to meet with clients and customers on and off campus.

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Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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