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Senior Authentication Security Lead

Dublin, , Ireland

Job Description:

Job Title:   Senior Authentication Security Lead

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 Authentication lead in EMEA, you play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful implementation of authentication solutions across our organisation. Your responsibilities extend beyond technical expertise; you are guiding force, collaborating with other Authentication leads, partners and subject matter experts to

ensure that strategic and effectively authentication solutions are adopted across BAC and ensure compliance with IAM Standard.


  • You will Partner with IAM Governance leads to ensure that all authentication related IAM requirements are appropriately measured, reported, and governed.
  • Manage identity and authentication risks by ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding company reputation, clients and assets.
  • Apply industry Identity and Authentication best practices, templates, and documentation while also proposing improvements based on practical knowledge.
  • Establish and maintain good partnership with other Global Information Security (GIS) functions, and internal audit, and regulatory agencies.
  • Influence relevant tools owners to build/implement enhanced Identity and Authentication solutions that are efficient, effective, and modern and able to deliver material risk reduction in sustainable manner.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop Identity and Authentication requirements that iteratively support long term modernization and transformation (covers Process, Data and Technology aspects).
  • Engage with Product Managers and Senior Architects to comprehend the strategic Identity and Authentication technology roadmap, which dictates the need for modernized security principles.
  • Consult with the business to identify gaps and governance issues, leveraging own domain expertise to find effective solutions.
  • Clearly articulate reasons and methods behind proposed changes through informative materials for educating others.
  • Provide education to team members and technology partners regarding the proposed changes.

What we are looking for:

  • You have extensive knowledge and understanding of identity and authentication specific laws, rules, and regulations within the financial services sector.
  • Familiar with security standards such as NIST, ISO/EC, FFIEC.
  • You have a deep security knowledge which covers core technology infrastructure (network, storage, servers, databases, etc.) identity management and application security practice.
  • You are experienced with Linux, Windows, Cloud scale Identity, Access Management (Single Sign-On, Multi Factor Authentication), Authorization services or design and architecture of authentication services or Identity Store.
  • Deep level knowledge of identity and authentication solutions / platforms especially Active Directory and solution from Ping (PingIdentity, PingFed) and OneSpan.
  • Experience in consumption of Web Service APIs such as JSON / XML
  • Proficient in articulating facts and data-driven plans and excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and be able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and complex projects.
  • Proficient in data management which includes strong data analytical capability with advanced understanding of the collection and management of metadata.
  • Proven track record of influencing and relationship management skills.
  • Pro-active and able to guide direction of work that needs to be completed, ability to work independently on initiatives with little oversight. Motivated and willing to learn.
  • Confident and effective in delivering messages across a wide spectrum of individuals with varying degrees of technical and business understanding.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of PAM related tools which support, MFA, vaulting solutions (CyberArk, SecretVault), Session Proxy, integration with service management tool would be an advantage.
  • Possession of CISSP certification would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Compliance Certifications such as SOX, SOC, SOC2.

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 opportunity 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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