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Identity & Access Governance Lead (IAM)

Dublin, , Ireland

Job Description:

Job Title:  Identity & Access Governance Lead (IAM)

Corporate Title: VP/SVP

Location: Dublin

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Our Central Park office in Leopardstown, boasts modern facilities based in Dublin’s premium business park. With an onsite gym and staff restaurant, all your daily needs are conveniently catered for. Travel options include the LUAS network and the Central Park shuttle service between Dublin City Centre and Central Park. We also provide tax saver tickets as part of our award-winning benefits package, which means getting to work has never been so easy.

Role Description:

As an IAM Governance Lead, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring secure access across our enterprise.  Join our passionate team of IAM professionals.  At our core, we’re risk managers, safeguarding the Bank’s future.


  • Design and implement IAM processes to enhance security, ensure compliance and automate governance across applications and infrastructure.
  • Oversee identity lifecycle and access governance activities including developing, maintaining, and facilitating the adoption of IAM policy standards, processes, and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clearly articulate the reasons and methods behind proposed changes through informative materials for educating others.

What we are looking for:

Role Qualifications

  • Deep experience advising 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 handling 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+).
  • Experience planning, researching and developing security strategies, standards, and procedures.


  • Technical background and ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and address problems to resolve issues whenever possible in a way that minimizes negative impact and risk to the organization.
  • Ability to work independently on projects with little oversight. Motivated and willing to learn.
  • Analytical skills / problem solving / conceptual thinking.
  • Ability to be comfortable delivering messages across a wide spectrum of colleagues having varying degrees of technical understanding.
  • Leadership skills and qualities which enable you to work with peers and various levels of managements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to question processes for the purpose of improving.

Benefits of working at Bank of America


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner
  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons
  • 20 days of back-up childcare and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum 
  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Access to free counselling through the Employee Assistance Program and virtual GP services through our private health care plan
  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice and the bank will match your contribution
  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of Ireland’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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