University of York

University of York

Identity & Access Management Senior Engineer

Identity & Access Management Senior Engineer


Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities


£44,263 - £54,395 a year


Grade 7

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Job Description 13071.pdf (PDF, 302.04kb)
  • Role Description

    The University of York has set out its vision to become a “University for Public Good” in its 2023 strategy and in IT Services we are actively supporting that commitment. We're looking for individuals who want to be part of making a difference using technology to support our vision and to enact change in our services and how we deliver them. Working at a learning organisation, we can offer you a collaborative, flexible environment where growth is supported, teams care for each other and enquiring minds can thrive.

    These roles exist with the IT Services department, part of the Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities DTEF, which is responsible for providing outstanding work, study and research facilities, as well as facilities to enhance the student experience, both on campus and online.

    Identity and Access Management

    The IT Services department is critical to the delivery of those objectives, providing innovative, best of breed infrastructure and services that support all aspects of the customer experience. We are also on an Identity and Access Management journey; yes that does sound a bit cliché but here at the University of York we do have a vision for a simpler and more effective IAM service that makes onboarding our staff and students easier, more intuitive and accessible.

    We want to reduce the ‘MFA burden' on everyone whilst maintaining good security practices that protect the UoY and know that the ‘need to know' principle is applied to the information we hold, be it world class research, student and course material or our staff and internal projects.

    We want IAM to be at the core of what IT Services delivers to the university, underpinning University's core enterprise systems, such as the virtual learning environment, student record system, finance and HR systems. These are large, complex systems and we will need to work closely with other departments to integrate, adapt and develop IAM within these software applications to achieve our requirements and deliver an IAM service to support our position in a competitive Higher Education environment. We also develop several in-house products, with examples including our module catalogue, our staff directory and our student mobile app, MyUoY, that we will work with internal teams to integrate into IAM.

    It is going to take dedication, perseverance and funding. So we already have the dedication as at all levels of the University we know we must change IAM to make it straightforward and more efficient. We know that is not an overnight story and will be providing a programme team to support the selection and implementation of IAM service. Lastly, we have spent some good time discussing the criticality of IAM with senior leaders and we have their backing and funding through our Integrated Infrastructure Plan to deliver this.

    Through people progressing on to new roles inside and outside the University we are looking for people to fill the following roles to enable our IAM success.

  • IAM Manager
  • IAM Senior Engineer
  • IAM Analyst
  • See a lot more detail on IT Service and these roles on our recruitment microsite: https: // jobs/


    As well as the advertised salary and market supplement we offer a range of excellent benefits including:

  • 30 Days annual leave (38 days with bank holidays)
  • We offer a flexitime scheme, providing flexibility with start and finish times, and provision to take 3 additional flexi-leave days in a quarter.
  • We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff.
  • Up to 2 volunteering days per year (pro-rata) as part of the Staff Volunteering Scheme
  • Staff training and development courses
  • Hybrid working
  • Generous salary-related pensions schemes based on employee and employer contributions
  • The above are a selection of benefits available to members of staff at the University. For full details of all our benefits, please see our HR website.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Experience of an identity management framework and federated authentication solutions
  • Knowledge of identity management and authentication technologies, plus architectures and tools to support authorisation and accountability in both isolated and distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of current software development practices, including build and deployment tools, testing frameworks and methodologies.
  • Detailed knowledge of Linux/Unix system administration, programming skills and software development methodologies and documentation.
  • Level 6 qualification. (Qualifications at this level include a degree. Please view the full list). We also welcome applicants with equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • Evidence of upholding our behaviours as specified in the job description.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Rob Hurt on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Identity & Access Management Senior Engineer


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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