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Sr. Specialist - Identity and Access Management (IAM) Monitoring and Control

Chicago, Illinois;

Job Description:

What you can expect in Identity & Access Management:
In today’s highly connected world, managing and securing human and machine identities is essential to the safety and success of our workforce. The Identity & Access Management (IAM) team works within Global Information Services (GIS) and in close participation with all other Line of Business teams as well as second and third line of defense partners.  Identity and Access Management is the centralized governance function for the enterprise, driving consistency through end-to-end horizontal risk oversight as well as vertical, functional capabilities that provide comprehensive subject matter expertise on all IAM systems and services. This role is highly visible and requires frequent interaction with senior management and key stakeholders.  In this role, you will be responsible for identifying IAM policy requirements, monitoring adherence, escalating compliance risks, driving remediation strategies and plans, as well as leading coordination for regulatory activities, e.g. audits, compliance self testing activities, and regulatory exams.

•    Plan, develop, and deliver IAM governance processes and technical solutions which elevate security, improve compliance, and automate governance activities for applications, infrastructure, and processes.
•    Oversee identity lifecycle and access governance activities including developing, maintaining, and facilitating the adoption of IAM policy standards, processes, and procedures.
•    Lead the coordination and response to regulatory, audit, and compliance requests 
•    Aid in the automation of audit/compliance evidence gathering and metrics reporting 
•    Conduct emerging trend research, product evaluations, and tool selection 
•    Collaborate with stakeholders to develop cutting-edge IAM policies and standards that iteratively support IAM enhancements across process, data, and technology.
•    Engage with Product Managers and Senior Architects to drive the strategic technology roadmap, which dictates the need for modernized security principles.
•    Engage and consult with all IAM capabilities to identify gaps and establish solutions to close gaps.
•    Maintain end-to-end governance processes across the IAM space with aligned controls and metrics to evaluate control effectiveness.
•    Facilitate multiple forums with high level executives to communicate compliance expectations, provide strategic direction and oversight, and provide a mechanism for reviewing decisions with downstream impacts.
•    Drive partnership with Operational Risk partners on access related Compliance Monitoring and Testing activities.
•    Apply industry best practices, templates, and documentation while also proposing improvements.
•    Clearly articulate the reasons and methods behind proposed changes through informative materials for educating others.
•    Provide education to team members regarding the proposed changes.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Deep experience managing strategies related to authentication, privileged access management, and IAM enforcement in public clouds are essential for this role.
•    Ability to manage data and conduct data analytics, resulting in actionable insights. 
•    Robust understanding of and direct experience delivering IAM-related zero trust capabilities. 
•    Experience deploying and managing Policy-Based Access Control (PBAC). 
•    Knowledge and understanding of IAM-specific laws, rules, and regulations within the financial services sector.
•    Familiarity with NIST 800-53, COBIT, COSO, and/or ISO, and attack frameworks such as MITRE.
•    A Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Security certifications (e. g. , CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, SSCP, Security+).
•    Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods. 
•    Experience planning, researching and developing security strategies, standards, and procedures. 

About Bank of America – Global Technology:
Global Technology delivers technology services globally across the bank’s eight lines of business that serve individuals, companies, and institutions. The team also focuses on digital banking, payments, infrastructure, data management and technology that enhances cyber security, and risk and capital management. Innovation is at the heart of all Global Technology does.

Enterprise Role Overview - Leads the development of tools and processes that provide cybersecurity defense. Use technical expertise to provide systems disruption protection (DDoS), systems intrusion protection (IDS/IPS, WAF, Log Monitoring), network boundary protection (NAC, Firewalls), detects/prevents malware threats for applications and infrastructure and protects data leakage. Utilizes experience and deep knowledge of IT platforms, tools, and concepts to ensure cybersecurity protection is integrated into all layers of defense. Provides leadership team with info security threat recommendations and updates. Typically has 5+ years of relevant experience across multiple disciplines.


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: No

Colorado pay and benefits information

Colorado pay range:

$135,000 - $193,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.