Senior Platform Engineer

Role description

Under general direction of the Director of Identify and Access Management, the IAM Platform Architect will advance the City’s centralized cybersecurity projects.

The IAM Platform Architect will take ownership and be responsible for the implementation of strategic security projects focusing on driving data protection and security compliance city-wide.  The successful incumbent will partner with stakeholders across various City departments to build on opportunities that strengthen security, deliver meaningful cybersecurity and IAM solutions to our clients, and support city-wide goals.


Essential Job Duties and Functions:

  • Defines and establishes charters for strategic cybersecurity & IAM projects in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Works with each cybersecurity & IAM focus area/team to identify a long-term vision and high-level strategy; organizes long-term goals into prioritized projects, determines allocation of resources, and helps to ensure continuous progress.
  • Identifies ways to improve efficiency via documentation, templates, and standardized processes.
  • Serves as the glue between cybersecurity and other stakeholders; develops relationships and promotes cybersecurity awareness in the areas of system acquisition and deployment.
  • Serves as the point of escalation for the program’s project managers to help resolve any roadblocks and constraints in the process of project delivery.
  • Defines and delivers metrics to measure project success and compliance.
  • Works closely with IAM and Cybersecurity Architect team to deliver IAM and Cybersecurity solutions.
  • Participates in solution architecture design; leads security efforts assisting with the integration and initial implementation of IAM solutions

How to qualify

Education: Possession of an Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in Identity and Access Management.

Substitution: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/ forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Ability to pass CJIS background check

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • 7 plus years of progressive hands-on experience in designing & architecting web applications using Java and J2EE technologies.
    • 7 plus years of experience in Spring Framework, Microservices architecture, JavaScript
    • 7 plus years of experience in React JS, Angular JS, NodeJs, Backbone and Bootstrap
    • 7 plus years of experience in SOAP and RESTful framework
    • 5 plus years of experience in Federation, SAML, OpenID, OAuth and other industry-standard authentication/authorization solutions.
    • 10 plus years of Java, J2EE, JavaScript, HTML, AJAX, JSON
    • 10 plus years experience in Oracle Database and Linux operating systems
    • 10 plus years experience in using Eclipse, JDeveloper, Maven
    • Hands-on experience in Jenkins, GitHub, Service Now
    • Experience with Windows, Linux, and Unix Operating Systems


Why Work for the Department of Technology (DT)? The Department of Technology (DT) is the centralized technology services provider in CCSF. We deliver technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees! With an annual operating budget of over $140M and approximately 260 employees, DT provides a host of services that includes:

People-Centered Solutions: Working for San Francisco, you can have a powerful, meaningful effect on the community every day. When we solve problems, people are the heart of every solution!

Benefits of Working for CCSF:  In addition to challenging and rewarding work, the City provides a generous suite of benefits to its employees.

  • Job security, pension, and robust retirement options
  • Competitive pay with consistent bi-yearly or yearly increases
  • Generous paid time off, family leave, and more!
  • Diverse work environment in a diverse city
  • Union protections and representation
  • Career development and growth — move between departments, learn on the job, or take subsidized/reimbursed classes!

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