Staff Security Engineer - IAM

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

You will work with global team members, end users, and other IT departments to implement and maintain security solutions and security policies that protect the corporation.  YOu will work closely with product teams, Architecture, engineering and business to develop product specific CIAM requiremetns into technical implementation. Responsibilities include design & development of Customer IAM solutions, support solutions, document and drive best practices per industry standards. You will report to the Director of Customer Identity.



This position is salaried and will pay between $127,000 to 195,000 with a target bonus of 15%

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate's experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.


You Will:

  • Protect the integrity of Grainger information assets while enabling business functionality in all systems and environments by implementing applicable security solutions. 
  • Design, configure, build, and Implement IAM solutions on Okta/Auth0 Identity products.     
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for requirements consulting and advise on the appropriate options on Okta/Auth0 platform.
  • Implement and maintain a modern CIAM framework - a set of business processes, data governance, and supporting technologies that enable appropriate creation, maintenance, and use of digital identities.
  • Collaborate and monitor the activities of a variety of CIAM projects, to ensure coordination of efforts, appropriate integration, and synchronization of key project timelines, product/service implementations and system enhancements.
  • Serve as liaison between platform, technical and business teams for end-to-end business process. 
  • Develop access monitoring strategies using AI/data analytics to identify high-risk patterns and prevent breaches or customer account takeovers before they occur.      
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls and related standards.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of current changes within legal, regulatory, and technology environments which may affect operations. Ensure senior management and staff are informed of any changes promptly.
  • Lead emerging trend research, orchestrate product evaluations, and selects the latest industry standards and tools.
  • Conduct POCs of new Access Management products and services to validate integration needs.
  • Manages all aspects of large, globally distributed, and complex CIAM projects.
  • Resolve and troubleshoot incidents and which have been escalated from Analysts within established SLAs, with to the appropriate parties. 
  • Escalate to the correct internal support teams per established escalation procedures.
  • Perform daily / weekly administrative tasks and special assignments.


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems or other technical field plus at least 12+ years general IT experience or no degree and at least 12+ years general IT experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in designing, implementing, and supporting SSO and IAM solutions.
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in the implementation and support of Identity & Federation services (preferably Auth0)
  • Knowledge of authentication & authorization standards (SAML2.0, OAuth 2.0 and OIDC).
  • Knowledge of IAM security design principles.
  • Experience in Application development and REST concepts
  • Experience in any Cloud environment (Azure, AWS or Google)
  • Industry recognized security certification such as a CISSP or similar certification
  • Experience working Agile and DevOps engineering environments.
  • Knowledge and ability to mentor an analyst or intern provides regular knowledge transfer to team members.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.