Synchrony VP, Oracle Directory Services & Linux Authentication Leader in MERRIAM, Kansas
The VP, Oracle Directory Services & Linux Authentication Leader will lead the engineering and operations of Synchrony’s Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) environment and systems. This role will work across organizational boundaries to understand the technology ecosystem and engineer solutions to drive critical governance & oversight of Oracle Directory Services and Linux authentication. Additionally, this role will lead the strategy, roadmap, and implementation of Linux authentication and authorization initiatives.
We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility. You have the option to be remote, and work from home, or come into one of our offices. You may be occasionally requested to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.
Lead a team of Directory Services engineers as the Oracle Directory Services & Linux Authentication agile product owner. Additionally, you will be responsible for setting team goals, assigning tasks, and providing ongoing support and feedback to members of the team.
As an Oracle Directory Services product owner, you will be responsible for creating the product’s vision, roadmap and requirements. Additionally, you should be able to establish requirements’ priority in terms of business / technical value
Day-to-day management of the Oracle Directory Services & Linux Authentication platform configuration required to support business requirements, application integrations, workloads, regulatory compliance, and all other platform efforts or deliverables
Drive the operational, risk management, & technical excellence of Oracle Directory Services & Linux Authentication operational processes and platform configuration leveraging performance and availability metrics
Oversight over the development of automation necessary to build, test, deploy, and maintain OUD environment
Collaborate across a wide audience of stakeholders regarding business objectives, priorities, and impact of proposed solutions
Collaborate with various groups and individuals to troubleshoot and resolve escalated production issues
Ensure Oracle Directory Services & Linux authentication systems and supporting processes are well governed and adhere to Synchrony policies, standards, and regulatory requirements
Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned
BS/BA in Computer Science / other technical degree or Business Management and 10 years of IT experience or in lieu of degree High School Diploma/GED and 15 years of IT experience.
Minimum of 10 years of experience leading a team(s) of engineers; setting team goals, assigning tasks, and providing ongoing support and feedback to members of the team.
Minimum of 5 years of experience leading the engineering, delivery, and support of technology solutions for medium to large enterprises
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the development & operational support of OUD technologies including platform upgrades, patching, maintenance, configuration & administration.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the development & operational support of OUD processes including application integrations, vulnerability management, workload support, regulatory compliance, and service delivery/management.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with agile methodologies as a Product Owner of a product team
Minimum of 2 years of experience in automating deployments using DevOps & CI/CD best practices
Proven Ability to communicate the vision and guide/mentor the teams toward achieving the vision
Ability to build trust and credibility with the team and stakeholders
Ability to think strategically about how Oracle Directory Services will be used to support Synchrony's overall goals and objectives. This includes considering the long-term implications of decisions and being able to plan and execute projects that align with the stakeholder’s goal.
Ability to think critically and creatively to identify and resolve problems, and be able to effectively communicate and coordinate with stakeholders to resolve issues in a satisfactory manner
Proven analytical mindset; Ability to identify patterns or correlation within data sets
Critical attention to detail; Ability to coordinate multiple deliverables across multiple teams
Strong, hands-on, development experience building OUD workflows/processes for application integrations, vulnerability management, workload support, regulatory compliance, and service delivery/management
Hands-on experience working across various identity functions including Identity Governance & Administration, Authentication / Authorization, Directory Services, Privilege Management, and Secrets Management
Strong executive presence, communication, presentation skills
Knowledge of the organization’s enterprise technology goals and objectives
Knowledge of the organization's core business/mission processes
Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards
Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards
Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity for critical infrastructures
Knowledge of cyber defense and information security policies, procedures, and regulations
Knowledge of information technology (IT) risk management policies, requirements, and procedures
Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives
The salary range for this position is 150,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD Annual
Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.
You must be 18 years or older
You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process
You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance expectations).
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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