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Identity Security Architect

Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

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:

Grainger is transforming the experience customers have with our products and we are well on the way to making identity an important part of the journey. We are creating the strategies and designs to support customer experience across web, mobile, IoT, and API interactions with Grainger. We have millions of customers and many ways of interacting with Grainger today so identity will help us secure and refine those touchpoints.

Our mission is to enable our customers where they are by supporting a unified identity experience. As an identity architect you will show how we can accomplish this all while enhancing our security posture.

Your scope of influence includes working with our identity engineering teams, and leading deep technical architecture discussions with Product Architects, Product Managers, and Software Engineers.

This role will report to the Director of Information Security Architecture and may be based remotely or at our offices in the Chicago area.


You Will:

  • Plan, research, and develop customer IAM architecture (CIAM)
  • Define the evolving identity roadmap
  • Create architecture vision, strategy, and designs for customer digital identity
  • Work with teams to define requirements, evaluate architecture, analyze trade-offs, and recommend solutions
  • Advocate for the strategy across teams to integrate identity into their roadmaps and customer experiences
  • Evaluate products and tools through Point of View exercises
  • Develop designs for identity with identity engineers who will deliver the solutions


You Have:

  • Minimum 5 years of architecture experience
  • Minimum 3 years of information security or identity service experience
  • Bachelor's, Masters or higher degree in computer science, security, or equivalent industry experience
  • CISSP of other security or vendor product certifications



  • Understanding of digital identity and Identity & Access Management
  • Knowledge of open identity standards
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and industry standards
  • Understanding of working with cross-functional teams in an enterprise environment
  • Awareness of modern software lifecycle development and automated cloud infrastructure deployment


Rewards and Benefits:

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

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


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.