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Principal Systems Engineer -Identity Access Management Okta



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Unlock Learning For All

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission - power education so institutions can empower student success. We are the global market leader in EdTech for higher education, serving more than 2,900 customers and reaching over 22 million students in 50 countries. We are dedicated to helping higher education unlock learning for all by providing solutions that support the entire student lifecycle and deliver insights needed now and into the future.

We embrace the power to lead, the courage to innovate, and the determination to grow. At our core, we believe in humanizing our approach, recognizing that our people are our greatest strength. With a shared vision of transformation, we endeavor to shape a brighter future for higher education.

About the Opportunity

Ellucian’s IT Operations is seeking a talented Senior Systems Engineer to join our team with a focus on Active Directory and Identity Management. As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and administrating our mission critical Active Directory and Okta Platforms. This is a high impact role where your contributions will help ensure a highly available and secure identity and authentication platform. We are looking for a motivated contributor with strong skills in Active Directory infrastructure, Modern Authentication, Windows Security, and PowerShell.

Where you will make an impact

  • Secure and manage on premises Active Directory and cloud identity solutions.
  • Automate identity provisioning activities using Okta Workflows and other methods.
  • Work with architects, integration engineers, and developers to integrate systems with identity solutions.
  • Lead implementation activities for identity systems including Active Directory and other identity systems.
  • Enhance monitoring and auditing capabilities on identity platforms.
  • Provide best practices guidance to Systems Administrators.
  • Provide support for Office 365 Exchange Online Messaging.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows.
  • Be part of a team. Share knowledge. Mentor. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with teammates to provide reliable 24 x 7 x 365 support to production systems.

What you will bring

  • 10+ years of experience in an IT corporate environment, with at least 7 years as an enterprise-level Active Directory Engineer and at least 5 years of experience with Okta and Okta Workflows.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Expert ability to write automation scripts using PowerShell.
  • Expert ability in Windows Security including Security Policies, Group Policy and ACLs, especially permissions and delegations in on premises Active Directory.
  • Expert knowledge of Role Based Access Controls and Privileged Access Management.
  • Advanced skills in email systems including Microsoft Exchange on premises and Office 365
  • Good understanding of databases like Microsoft SQL server or Oracle DB.
  • Good understanding IP networking and services.
  • Internally motivated. The candidate should have the desire and ability to own problems and solve them.
  • Deep understanding and experience troubleshooting and resolving complex system issues.
  • Multi-year experience maintaining secure production, lab, and development environments.
  • Ability to plan, hold yourself and others accountable, and follow up with others.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to clearly communicate status and urgency.
  • Ability to understand priorities and escalate accordingly.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude.

Extra Credit

Centrify Infrastructure Services

Next Generation Antivirus

Enterprise Monitoring

What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: family major medical expenses, dental and life insurance.
  • Christmas bonus 30 days
  • Saving fund
  • Monthly food coupon
  • 15 workdays vacation
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests
  • 5 charitable days to support the community that supports us
  • Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups such as: Women in Technology, Pride and Go Green to name a few.
  • Parental leave
  • Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
  • We Foster a learning culture with:
    • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
    • Professional development opportunities