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Senior Systems Engineer, Identity and Access Management

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34157
Date Posted: May 27, 2022
Salary: $87600 to $144400 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Identity and Access Management Sr Systems Engineer is responsible for the engineering and operating the identity and access management technologies which will include engaging and collaborating with internal customers and vendors. This role provides technical expertise and assists with defining standard methodologies for on-premises and cloud-based systems as well as design, implementing, and administrating of one or more security/IAM/PAM solutions.

SALARY RANGE:  $87,600 - $144,400 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate)

LOCATION: Our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Manager, Identity and Access Management


  • Design, implement, and support identity platforms and systems for managing access to all systems across the organization.
  • Provide guidance in the design, implementation, administration, operation, and support of existing and new identity access platforms and systems across a hybrid enterprise.
  • Provide guidance on multi factor authentication/single sign on, identity governance administration, privileged access, and role base access  
  • Provide domain expertise in partnership with Information Technology, Enterprise Security, and system owners supporting Privileged Access Management (PAM), through least-privilege-based design using secure access authentication (MFA and risk-based access) practices. 
  • Support full cycle IAM processes including system access requests and user life cycle activities for all types of user accounts. 
  • Perform administration and maintenance of identity solutions, troubleshooting of escalated issues with identity providers or integrations 
  • Coordinate the implementation of process improvements and automation, and handle concerns, issues or high priority tasks.


  • Generate tech specifications, architecture. and documentation for IAM implementations
  • Collaborate in the design, development, and maintenance of user repositories and directories
  • Contribute to training content for both technical and business users


  • Minimum of (7) seven years of experience with Identity and/or Systems Management or similar business/industry experience required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required


  • Shown expertise in the use and creation of PowerShell scripts
  • Familiarity with vendor provided MFA and/or risk-based authentication technologies such as Azure/Okta and the integration into the authentication, authorization, and SSO process for applications and systems
  • Foundational knowledge of Identity Life Cycle Management, Runtime enforcement (APIs), Privileged Access Management, Identity federation (SAML), Conditional Access policies (Azure AD)
  • Experience supporting business critical solutions and triaging production issues therein
  • Knowledge of LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, Oauth and relevant IT architectures.
  • Knowledge of provisioning, federation, data sync, and directory services in a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Proficient understanding of evolving Information Security regulations and standard methodologies.
  • Familiarity with IT Security or regulatory frameworks such as NIST, NERC CIP, WECC, HIPAA, SOX, and/or PCI requirements is desired.
  • Knowledge necessary to propose relevant IT responses to changing business risks and regulatory changes.
  • Knowledge of information in: ITIL, CISSP, CISM, CISA


The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel up to 10% (e.g., 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 87600 to 144400
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