Identity and Access Management Security Engineer
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Root is changing the way an industry works by leveraging technology and data to build
the best products possible, and the information security team at Root is a key contributor to that effort. Teams are given ownership over projects and results, as we’ve found that the people closest to the problems are the best at solving them. Root is also a “work where it works best” company, and we will support you working in whatever location works best for you across the US.
Salary Range: $87,000 - $130,000
● At least four years of experience in IAM engineering or similar role, with a
background in information security or risk.
● Proficiency in common IAM protocols, standards, and technologies such as
SAML, OIDC, OAuth, and SCIM.
● In-depth experience with Okta or similar cloud-based identity and SSO platforms
● Significant experience with designing, implementing and supporting identity and
access management approaches such as attribute based access control (ABAC),
role-based access control (RBAC) and privileged access management (PAM).
● Proficiency in identifying Information Security/IAM risks, communicating those
issues to the appropriate stakeholders, and working with distributed teams on
● Demonstrable experience balancing strategic improvement and
operational/maintenance work, and communicating value and tradeoffs for both
● Proficiency in implementing IAM solution automation and workflows to reduce
operational overhead and risk
● Familiarity with access related aspects of compliance requirements/frameworks
such as SOX, PCI, and NIST.
What You Will Need to Succeed
●You will help build a secure and scalable identity platform that allows the IAM
function at Root to enable and support the organization.
●You will be able to participate in reviews of IAM systems, processes, and
implementations, and be able to develop novel solutions to the identification and
mitigation of associated risks.
● You will get to work with other IAM engineers and leaders to help shape
roadmaps and plans that improve Root’s IAM posture in meaningful ways.
improve the user experience associated with IAM solutions
Don’t meet every single requirement?
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!
At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.
Who we are
We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.
What draws people to Root
Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:
Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.
Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.
Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.
People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.