Identity and Access Management (IAM) Engineer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

80%-100%, Lugano, permanent

Founded in 1991, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) develops and provides the key supercomputing capabilities required to solve important problems for science and/or society. The centre is operated by ETH Zürich and is located in Lugano with additional offices in Zurich.

Job description

The IAM Engineer position, who is part of our small IAM team, offers a wide range of technical challenges at the forefront of technology development. In this role, you will be responsible for configuring, maintaining and operating the various services composing our IAM infrastructure. The responsibilities encompass the following aspects:

  • Manage our IAM infrastructure and organise the day-to-day operations.
  • Configure IAM components and their services, including workflows, roles and policies.
  • Support engineering staff in integrating their work with IAM services.
  • Provide expertise for technical assessments, solution designs and implementation projects, including those involving external partners.
  • Stay on top of industry trends by participating in workshop and conferences on relevant topics.
  • Participate or lead exploratory projects, thus design and implement Proof Of Concepts and blueprints.
  • Actively contribute to develop IAM architecture to support the overall Centre strategy.

Your profile

Expected qualifications:

  • BSc in Computer Science (or related fields), multiple years of experience with IAM activities.
  • Good understanding of IAM standards such as OAuth2, SAML, OpenID, LDAP.
  • Hands-on experience operating and configuring products such as KeyCloak or similar.
  • Hands-on experience operating and configuring API Gateways with Kong, WS02 API Manager or similar.
  • Hands-on experience operating services (e.g. KeyCloak, LDAP) through Linux based environments.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MSc in Computer Science (or related fields).
  • Experience with federated IAM contexts.
  • Familiarity with concepts such as xBAC, MFA, IdP, IGA, PAM.
  • Familiarity with tools and standards such as WebAuthN, SCIM, FreeIPA and related.
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes environments and with application containerization activities.
  • Experience using Python or other languages.

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ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant certificates and diplomas

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about CSCS can be found on our website www.cscs.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mr. Stefano Schuppli, schuppli@cscs.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant certificates and diplomas

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about CSCS can be found on our website www.cscs.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mr. Stefano Schuppli, schuppli@cscs.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.