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Harvard University Sr. Director, Enterprise in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52602BRAuto req ID:52602BRJob Code:I0560M IT IAM Management VI Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Senior Director, Enterprise and Identity ArchitectureSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 7+ years related experience

  • Experience implementing and managing IAM/IGA strategies and tools

  • Deep understanding of identity Federation principles and tools

  • Strong understanding of application development frameworks and integration methods

  • The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to business audiences

  • Demonstrated track record of leading high-performance teams toward the successful attainment of complex and challenging goals

  • Superior communication skills coupled with an ability to navigate a complex academic research environment and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels

  • Strongly collaborative, with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships, to influence others, and move toward a common vision or goal

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with people of all levels of technical ability.

  • Excellent time management, organization, and planning skills

  • ITIL Foundations certification

  • Project management experience

Additional Information:Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.Department:IT-InfrastructurePre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Direct the development and delivery of IAM security standards, best practices, architecture and systems to ensure information system security across the organization, designing systems for high availability, security, manageability, and reliability.Typical Core Duties:

  • Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment

  • Serve as an IAM expert

  • Responsible for strategic planning, roadmap, and implementation of IAM administration

  • Implement processes and methods for auditing and addressing non-compliance to information IAM standards; facilitate change

  • Conduct studies within and outside the organization to ensure compliance with standards and currency with industry IAM norms

  • Evaluate and select IAM applications and systems

  • Make recommendations and assist in the implementation of changes to work methods and procedures to make them more effective or to strengthen IAM security measures

  • Collaborate with management and university representatives to develop initiatives and oversee the ongoing management of established partnerships

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures, firewall theory and configuration, in-depth knowledge of intrusion detection and internet architecture

  • Supervisory experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy Information Security Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred

  • IT Security Certification preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Senior Director of Enterprise and Identity Architecture will partner with HMS and Harvard-wide IT organizations to gain an understanding of the current and future needs of the HMS community, focusing on identity governance and management, application and data integration, and enterprise architecture and engineering.

The HMS Senior Director of Enterprise and Identity Architecture is a member of the Infrastructure Leadership team, reporting to the HMS Deputy Chief Information Officer, and will oversee and direct the strategy, architecture, engineering, and delivery of HMS IT Enterprise Architecture and Identity Management services. In partnership with HMS leadership and Harvard University IT (HUIT) they will develop, and implement an Identity and Access Management strategy to meet the diverse needs of the HMS community. Create an Identity Governance and Administration program that ties together a user’s multiple identities across diverse identity providers, both Harvard and Affiliate institutions, to simplify the user authentication and authorization experience, while improving security and controls to minimize the risks of managing identities and access at HMS and across the Longwood Medical Area.

The role will work in collaboration with HMS IT groups to develop Enterprise Architecture (EA) best practices, including reference architectures and integration standards. In this role, they will be a forward thinker helping to create the vision and guide the evolution of HMS IT systems and technologies. They will be responsible for understanding the holistic view of HMS’ IT environment and its dependencies, future state planning, research and development, project solution architecture, and standards and architecture governance. This role will help ensure future state plans exist and initiatives on roadmaps are aligned back to overall HMS goals.

In addition, the Senior Director of Enterprise and Identity Architecture will oversee a team supporting Application Architecture and Integration functions. Partner with the Data Architecture and Information Systems Directors and teams on integration strategy and implementation, following best practices to develop standards and procedures for integrating a diverse suite of applications and data sources.


  • Oversee the Identity Governance and Administration group

  • Oversee the Application Architecture and Integration function

  • Understand, advocate, and support HMS’ goals and IT strategies

  • Develop and lead holistic IAM and IGA strategies that ensure identity governance and streamlines user authentication and authorization

  • Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles, governance structures, and compliance activities associated with EA compliance; including leading an HMS-wide Architectural Review Board, and documenting and reporting on outcomes (such as waivers or exemptions and reference architectures)

  • Participate in Harvard University-wide Identity and Architecture Communities of Practice, Governance Committees, and Steering Committees

  • Drive the evolution of the IGA and EA functions, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise information systems, data, technical, and solution architecture viewpoints SCOPE/IMPACT:

  • This position will have high visibility, broad scope, and high impact across HMS. Architectural decisions have a strong impact on the design and implementation of platforms and applications across all HMS mission areas


  • Works inter-dependently toward enterprise goals and objectives via deep collaborations with the community

  • Provide strategic guidance to develop new policies and guidelines for use and adoption across HMS

  • Leads architectural design and decisions for the development and implementation of solutions to problems across the enterprise

  • Has the capability to contribute through others to increase the success of projects