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Identity Engineer, Authentication & Access Management

V4P FEB19 014


Technology & Development

Job Description:

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a skilled IAM/SSO engineer to join our Activision|Blizzard|King (ABK) Information Security team.

At ABK we aim to deliver the best user experience and business driven processes to manage our identity data, and the authentication and authorization experience for our users. You’ll be joining a highly technical team who are charged with a mission to design and build an IAM program that provides identity governance and provisioning services across the breadth of the enterprise via a single unified identity.

You’ll work closely with our Principal IAM Architect, contributing towards that effort by focusing on authentication and access management; working to transform and improve ABK’s authentication and authorization experience, using single- sign- on (SSO), multi- factor (MFA) and other novel authentication and access management technologies. Placing identity at the center of the security decision making process, you’ll have the opportunity to work on critical pivotal initiatives for our enterprise and get to implement and work with innovative technologies in the space.

The ideal candidate will already have extensive experience working with modern enterprise authentication and access management technologies in a fast paced technology environment.

Priorities can often change in a fast- paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Act as an SME relating to all aspects of authentication and access management, to include frontend systems/interfaces and backend providers

  • Support technical integration needs that facilitate connectivity between SSO, MFA and other authentication mechanisms, enterprise directory and identity provisioning tool(s)

  • Drive adoption of SSO for authentication, always looking for ways to encourage updates from legacy authentication schemes

  • Generate and develop reports, rules, dashboards and policies to identify and alert on compliance issues

  • Partner with IT, Security Architecture and Engineering teams to:

    • Conduct a gap assessment of current Microsoft Active Directory/Azure AD security best practices, designing and implementing controls to enhance security posture and monitoring capabilities

    • Design and implement an enterprise wide PKI environment; standardizing and expanding usage of client certificates (x509) as an authentication layer

    • Design and implement an enterprise wide privileged access management (PAM) solution

    • Design and implement an enterprise wide Zero Sign- On/Passwordless authentication solution

  • Partner with our Security Operations team and other stakeholders to develop behavioral detections, alerting and response plans for anomalous authentication activities

  • Partner with IT team to design, implement and migrate to a single unified authentication directory

  • Continuously developing our capabilities to support modern connectivity, authentication and authorization requirements

  • Helping our IT team solve user issues and providing accurate documentation

  • Identify gaps in current processes, documentation, workflows and design solutions; recommending and/or delivering changes or enhancements as needed to improve clarity, efficiency and scalability of our offerings

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Several years hands- on experience as an IAM/SSO engineer or Microsoft Active Directory administrator

  • Experience securing, administering and integrating applications to enterprise SSO/authentication platforms, e.g. Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, Okta, Ping Identity, Duo etc..

  • Intimate knowledge of authentication protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, SAML, OpenID Connect, oAuth, MFA etc..

  • Knowledge of IAM and authentication frameworks in cloud environments

  • Experience working on systems integration projects

  • Good understanding of information security and IAM best practices and principles

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non- technical collaborators

  • Ability to solve problems independently and drive collaboration with the immediate team and external teams as needed to meet strategic goals

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to travel occasionally

Extra Points

  • BSc in Computer Science, Cyber/Information Security or other related field or experience

  • Experience with Sailpoint IdentityIQ or other identity governance solutions

  • Knowledge of cloud computing architectures, technical designs and implementations, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Experience implementing or administering privileged access management (PAM) systems/solutions, e.g. CyberArk

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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V4P FEB19 014

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