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Senior Security Architect - Identity & Access

Company: Bakkt
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Bakkt unlocks the $1.2+ trillion that is currently held in digital assets like cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gift cards, and gaming assets. We began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets by showing people that they hold more value than they realize. We serve institutional clients through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt-- Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency. Merchants that partner with Bakkt see a lower cost of payment acceptance, enhanced customer engagement, and increased loyalty redemption options.
We are searching for a passionate, talented, and customer-focused Senior Security Architect to help us continue to build best-in-class identity technologies, processes, and frameworks into our internal core business, by both helping build upon and improve our existing identity and access management (IAM) processes. This role will also, initially be responsible for assisting in performing identity lifecycle activities such as provisioning and deprovisioning access. That said, we're looking for someone who is comfortable building automation into identity lifecycle processes so that we aren't relying on human beings to provision access to resources. If you're familiar with building identity into modern architectures, cloud infrastructure, and e-commerce or payments systems, are comfortable being hands-on, and enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced startup culture, then we want to hear from you!

  • Own, lead, and evangelize the identity & access program for Bakkt, ensuring that all identity and access to Bakkt technology resources are designed and implemented effectively
  • Defining and implementing our strategy for how we will manage identity and access control
  • Selecting and implementing technical solutions and operational processes to ensure all aspects of the identity lifecycle are effectively executed in accordance with our identity strategy and compliance requirements
  • Engineering or managing tooling to automate identity lifecycle tasks, to include scripting or limited programming where appropriate
  • Partnering with business stakeholders to understand access management requirements and executing those requirements in line with Bakkt's risk appetite and tolerances
  • Assisting or performing identity lifecycle management tasks, where appropriate, to include provisioning and deprovisioning access
  • Partner with our Product teams to design and modern identity and access into our product offerings, to include MFA, Oauth2/OIDC, risk-based authentication, and other patterns
    • Minimum eight to ten years of experience in cyber security
    • Minimum five to seven years of experience of security architecture knowledge & experience
    • Three to five years of experience building or leading IAM programs or solutions
    • Three to five years of experience building or integrating modern identity design patterns or solutions, such as multi-factor authentication, passwordless authentication, Oauth2/OIDC or other federated identity models, or risk-based authentication
    • Three to five years of experience designing or building / engineering IAM into cloud infrastructures (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • Experience automating security or identity lifecycle activities into applications or infrastructure, using automation or configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Ansible, Python, etc.
    • Experience building identity frameworks which meet regulatory or industry requirements, such as roles definition, access reviews, or attestations.
    • Working knowledge securing or managing access in modern, cloud-native architectures, to include APIs, containerization and related orchestration platforms, microservices, service meshes, CI/CD pipelines, etc.
    • Experience with both the Linux and Windows operating systems
    • Experience working in a regulated industry highly desired, but not required
    • Excellent skills effectively articulating security requirements, both in highly technical terms, and in business terms, using a balanced-risk approach
    • Ability to clearly document and identity frameworks and related requirements, technical standards, and processes & procedures as needed
    • Four-year college degree preferred, but not required
    • Security certifications are not required for this role, but will be considered

      Bakkt is devoted to having diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Bakkt does not make any employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity of any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Bakkt, Alpharetta , Senior Security Architect - Identity & Access, Professions , Alpharetta, Georgia

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