Security Engineer (Identity)

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: London, GB Berlin, DE Lisbon, PT

Company: Springer Nature Group

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The Cyber Security Team is responsible for the monitoring, vulnerability management, assurance, security architecture, infrastructure, and the secure development lifecycle within Springer Nature.


Security Engineer (Identity):


The purpose of this role is to provide, design and support for Single Sign-On (SSO) across multi-platform/product environments. You will collaboratively support and improve complex implementations while continuously evaluating and making recommendations for improvements. Meet with Customers/Teams to identify requirements for IAM projects.



  • Influence architectural & design decisions regarding Identity Management Solutions for our various platforms.
  • Collaborate with architecture, security, engineering teams and the wider platform engineering teams to set up best in class cloud platforms.
  • Help drive automation of our access solutions and reporting of our controls and governance.
  • Supply technical expertise for all aspects of Identity and Access Management, including onboarding, role based access (RBAC) solutions and privileged access (PAM).
  • Create and Adhere standards and provide governance to contribute to process improvement.
  • Find and escalate dependencies, risks and exceptions that will affect implementation of technical artefacts.
  • Share knowledge with peers to contribute to the skills growth of knowledge.
  • Liaising with the internal Security Operations Center for incident management.
  • Supporting the rollout of a large scale Bring Your own Device (BYOD) and Remote Working solution.


  • At least 5 years IT experience.
  • Diverse organisational structure (where relevant).
  • Working knowledge of IAM and IGA solutions such as OKTA, AWS, GCP, Azure, Sailpoint.
  • You have experience working with and securing apps, microservices and infrastructure.


  • Understanding of IAM on either AWS or Azure Cloud platforms or a willingness to learn.
  • Designing and implementing identity management and privileged access solutions such as Okta, Sailpoint, Cyberark, Hashicorp Vault, Microsoft Privileged Identity Management or similar.
  • Hands-on experience of implementing authentication and authorization solutions leveraging SAML, OpenID Connect, Kerberos or LDAP.
  • Familiarity of RBAC/ABAC concepts within a large Enterprise environment.
  • Experience of controls and governance in a diverse global environment including principles of least privilege (POLP) and PAM.
  • Infrastructure as code and post deployment configuration management using tools such as Terraform, ARM, DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, API Gateway etc preferable.
  • Implementing changes/improvements to production services, ensuring service uptime.
  • Hands-on working experience on Cloud security services of at least one Cloud platform.
  • Implementation of Identity solutions supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Remote Working solutions would be beneficial.
  • (Bonus) Ability to code with scripting languages such as BASH, Powershell, Python.


  • Computer Science degree.
  • Identity related certification. 
  • Networking certification.


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