Identity and Authentication Engineer

World Bank, United States

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th November, 2019

Job Description


Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 189-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.

ITS services range from establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions.

The ITS business model combines dedicated business solutions centers that provide services tailored to specific World Bank Group business needs and shared services that provide infrastructure, applications and platforms for the entire Group. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.

The ITS Enterprise Services unit, ITSEN, provides a wide range of technical services, ranging from data centers and system administration, to database, middleware, cloud and Identity management. The Identity Governance and Administration team is responsible for managing the lifecycle, compliance and governance of digital identities.

IT Analyst, Engineering is a hands-on, primarily technical position in a very multicultural environment which supports diversity, continuous learning, improving skillsets and collaboration. You must demonstrate superb communication skills as the position requires constant interaction with other teams to design and build identity, access and authentication solutions. You must possess a good sense of curiosity, adaptability, and the commitment to learn and innovate.

You must have technical background in one or more Identity and Access Management disciplines, including but not limited to authentication, authorization, federation, access management, various directories. Programming ability and strong problem solving skills would be a plus.

We provide a meaningful, open, and collaborative environment. We have many interesting problems to tackle, providing you an opportunity to develop your skills while contributing to the mission of the bank. We value teamwork, openness, curiosity, and persistence.

Roles and Responsibilities

The IT Analyst, Engineer will have overall responsibilities for executing the work program under the Enterprise Authentication Services team; as well as for working as an integral part of the ITSEN team in executing EN’s work program. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acts as administrator for the authentication and directory systems, responsible for improving existing system design and authentication flows.
  • Implement and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant authentication and directory systemsDefine best practices and sample authentication flows for different use cases.Research and operationalize new identity and security features.Automate day to day tasks and provide self-service tools for system support.Develop technical documentation and operational procedures.Solve critical system issuesImprove monitoring capabilities, logging systems, and define metrics.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory Skills:

Master's degree with 2 years relevant experience or Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience.Proven ability to learn, adapt, lead change and innovate.Solid understanding of the larger IT landscape.Experience and deep understanding of at least one IT area (e.g. Identity and Access Management, Operating Systems, Information Security).Experience in at least one authentication protocol (e.g. OAuthv2, OpenID, OpenID Connect, SAML, Kerberos)

Desired Skills:

Good understanding of Windows security related technologies including Kerberos, NTLM, PKI, TLS/SSL and Security PolicyExperience with Web Access Management products; e.g. CA Siteminder, IBM Tivoli Access ManagerExperience with Identity as a Service (IDaaS), such as Azure AD Premium, Okta, PingOne, OneLoginExperience with various web application servers (e.g. Apache, IIS, JBoss, WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, etc.)Ability to develop scripts leveraging API’s to integrate products (e.g. .NET, Java, Javascript, PowerShell).Solid understanding of operating systems, either Windows or Linux.Understanding of networking concept or database concept is a plus.Great teammate with good technical and user support skills.Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


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