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Synchrony AVP, IAM SSO Senior Engineer in RAPID CITY, South Dakota

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

Synchrony is undergoing significant changes to authentication technologies including the move to Okta, a cloud-based authentication platform. This is a key role on the authentication team to continue to ensure stability and evolve the platform. The ideal candidate for this role will embrace the exciting blend of technical expertise, project management, business engagement and leadership. The Identity Access Management (IAM) SSO Platform Engineer is responsible for the design, development, implementation, application integration and improvement of Synchrony’s access management solutions including, but not limited to, Single Sign On & Federation and Multifactor Authentication.  Architecting these services to be robust and scalable supporting Synchrony’s employees, contractors, clients and customers.

This position is remote, where you will work from home, and may require you to occasionally commute to one our offices for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. We’re proud to offer you flexibility, so remote candidates will be considered who live near any of Synchrony hubs including: Alpharetta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA, Draper, UT, Stamford, CT, Altamonte Springs, FL, Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC, Dayton, OH, Kansas City, KS or Phoenix, AZ.

Essential Resp onsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver Synchrony’s access management roadmap for Okta authentication and MFA capability in coordination with senior architects

  • Lead IAM authentication platform configuration and integration efforts into Okta (SSO, MFA, API Access Management, Universal Directory, Access Gateway) and RSA Authentication Manager

  • Develop and maintain standard configuration and procedures for IAM authentication platforms.

  • Identify and understand identity store sources containing data attributes required to complete SAML assertions

  • Support technical integration needs (design and development) that facilitate connectivity between SSO, Directory, and Identity Provisioning tools

  • Successfully transition support and knowledge of new application integrations and environment upgrades to Synchrony’s Okta operations team

  • Advise business IT application teams on access management technology issues and opportunities.

  • Interface with key infrastructure technologies to support the IAM authentication platforms (e.g. certificates, proxies, firewalls, WAF, servers and cloud platforms)

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects in co-ordination with other functions.

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert on IAM authentication platform configurations.

  • Act as L4 level troubleshooting support for critical incidents.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Security OR in lieu of the Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 10 years of experience in Information Security

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the development and/or operational experience with the following product offerings: Okta SSO, Okta MFA, Okta API Access Management and RSA Authentication Manager, including implementation, installation, configuration & administration

  • Minimum of 3 years of implementation experience with SSO and federation using SAML 2.0, OAuth and OIDC

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with deploying or managing Okta authentication platform or other cloud-based authentication platforms

  • Experience in enterprise-level security in a financial institution

  • Strong analytical and clear-thinking skills

  • Excellent team skills and self-motivated

  • Ability to communicate clearly to summarize actions and findings

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 70,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 11

Job Family Group:

Information Technology