Manager - Identity and Access Management (IAM) - Information Security - Technology Group

Full Time
New York, NY
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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks which, together with the Federal Open Market Committee and the Board of Governors (Board) of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, make up the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) oversees the Second Federal Reserve District, which includes New York State, the 12 northern counties of New Jersey, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the largest Reserve Bank in terms of assets and volume of activity. In addition to the responsibilities and activities shared in common with other Reserve Banks, including supervision and economic research, the New York Fed has several unique responsibilities. These include conducting open market operations and providing local and international account services. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as part of the Federal Reserve System, serves as a steward of the U.S. economy for the benefit of the public. As an implementer of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York promotes the Federal Reserve System’s dual mandate of price stability and full employment. As a supervisor of financial institutions operating pursuant to authority delegated from the Board, the FRBNY acts to ensure the safety, soundness and accessibility of the financial sector, which, through the flow of credit to households and businesses, is the lifeblood of the American economy. And as a provider of financial services, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to ensure the proper functioning of the national and global financial systems.


Group Overview
The Technology Group (“TG”) is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of technology services to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“the Bank”). This includes application development, data architecture, network infrastructure and operations, program and project management, technology vendor management, and information security. TG also provides national information security, incident response, remote access and enterprise search services for the Federal Reserve System (“the System”).

Position Overview
The position is in charge of the Bank’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) group that resides within the Information Security Function.  The position has people management responsibility for IAM group staff and functional responsibility for enterprise IAM discipline, including policies, processes, procedures, and technology.  The position will work very closely with the Federal Reserve System’s National IT function, which provides a number of core IAM technology services to the Bank.

In this highly visible role, the candidate will work closely with the Bank’s business areas and control functions to transform the Bank’s current IAM state into an optimal future state design,  by defining the overall vision and strategy.  The future state implementation will include a multi-phase portfolio of projects. The scope includes the protection of mission-critical applications and systems that support market operations, financial institution supervision, services to banking organizations, services to the U.S. Treasury Department, and internal Bank operations.   The position reports to the Assistant Vice President in charge of the Information Security Investigations and Controls function.

The successful candidate will be a leader who has extensive understanding of IAM technologies, concepts, policies, processes, best practices, and solutions.  The candidate should also have working knowledge of the broader information security field, including the cyber threat environment. The candidate will have demonstrated people leadership and management experience and a track record of running successful IAM projects and operations at a large enterprise with mission critical operations.

This position will be based in New York, NY.

Reports to: Assistant Vice President, Information Security

Key relationships:

  • Technology Group officers and key staff
  • National IT IAM leaders and key staff
  • Legal, Law Enforcement, and Human Resources control function partners
  • Leaders and key staff within the business lines
  • Information Security team leads and key staff
  • Peers and leaders from around the System

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Bank’s IAM projects and operations at enterprise and mission critical level.
  • Provide leadership over the Bank’s development of an IAM program, defining overall vision and strategy for IAM program.
  • Formalize an IAM operations framework and establish a formal charter for IAM compliance program to identify, assess and mitigate operational risks, while evaluating effectiveness of IAM standards and internal controls.
  • Oversee adherence to applicable IAM policies and standards.  Regularly provide oversight for the portfolio of IAM initiatives across Bank. Responsible for facilitating regulatory review, in conjunction with audit and risk groups, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Understanding of industry standard information security control frameworks, and particularly their interaction with IAM processes, procedures, and accepted best practices.
  • Within the aforementioned responsibilities, ability to create and report metrics that inform the Bank’s overall cyber risk posture and ultimately act as an input into the risk management process; and continuously improve and benchmark the methods and mechanisms for those metrics.  
  • Ensure effective management of information security staff resources; ensure that resources are aligned with the Bank’s and TG’s strategic direction and objectives;
  • Guide and enhance the development of talent to provide robust career opportunities and to ensure that the organization has the skills and knowledge to deliver at a high level.
  • Provide thought leadership and engage in close collaboration with the Federal Reserve System’s IAM community.


Leadership Competencies:

Big Picture Orientation

  • Takes a broad view of the external environment; makes connections and devises forward-looking strategies and insights.
  • Creates short and long-term strategies in the service of the public interest based on the Bank’s mission and external environment.
  • Shifts strategic direction in anticipation of and/or response to key economic or regulatory events.
  • Proactively develops insightful analysis, strategies, plans, and tactics that span his/her area of specialty.
  • Holds others accountable for broadening their expertise based on new data, policies, and regulations.

One-Bank Focus

  • Knows when and how to appropriately subordinate individual or Group priorities to those that are in service of broader Bank outcomes.
  • Proactively works with others to achieve the best outcomes for Bank-wide and cross-business objectives.
  • Consistently seeks others’ views, particularly when engaged in similar work, to solve key problems across the Bank and System works to reduce duplication of effort.
  • Is open-minded towards others, even when engaged in disagreement.
  • Has a constructive attitude towards the Bank, both inside and outside the organization.

Manages and Develops Talent

  • Builds individual and team capability and holds people accountable for their performance and development.
  • Ensures staff is frequently and accurately evaluated on their performance.
  • Provides ongoing feedback to develop the skills and potential of others.
  • Develops successors and a talent pipeline for key positions.
  • Leverages the Bank’s people management and development programs and processes, as designed, to enhance business results.

Experience, Judgment and Execution

  • Influences others through a track record of sound judgments resulting in effective outcomes.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness of the limits of his/her expertise; knows when and how to leverage the experience and expertise of others.
  • Creates and maintains an environment in which others can proactively deliver insightful analyses and practical solutions that advance the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Elicits alternative points of view from others and reconciles differences to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Holds self and others accountable to accomplish results in a timely manner with the highest quality execution.

Advances Diversity & Inclusion
Actively supports the Bank’s diversity agenda, and holds self and others accountable for creating an inclusive workplace.


  • 10 years of experience in the Information Security field, including at least 3 years experience managing IAM implementation projects or services;
  • Understanding of IAM products and services. Ability to communicate with technical and executive audiences. Experience in interfacing with auditors and regulatory exam processes;
  • Experience in gathering requirements, documenting and assessing information while developing enterprise strategies for IAM;
  • Experience in successfully leading and executing  large enterprise complex IAM initiatives from inception  to steady state;
  • Knowledge of technology trends and developments in the areas of IAM, and knowledge and experience with formal security and control frameworks such as ISO 17799, COSO, ITIL, and NIST SP 800-53 that have applicability to the discipline;
  • Proven success in leading and managing high-performing teams, including but not limited to a history of recruiting and motivating talented and diverse staff;
  • Record of building and maintaining relationships with a consultative and engaging style;
  • High-level understanding of capabilities and limitations of a wide range of technologies, platforms, architecture, methodologies; w ell-versed in current and emerging information security technologies;
  • Significant experience optimizing information security services, establishing performance metrics, and assessing the performance/value of the organization;
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Highly collaborative working style, strong interpersonal capabilities and relationship building; proven ability to manage diverse client and stakeholder relationships, and to collaborate effectively with customers and colleagues; proven ability to successfully convey complex topics and otherwise communicate with diverse audiences;
  • Excellent influence and negotiation skills; ability to facilitate discussions around complex issues and bring them to resolution;
  • Demonstrated ownership and accountability for operational excellence;
  • Mission-driven orientation, with a strong interest in public service;
  • Strong commitment toward diversity and inclusion and one who values diversity of background, thought and perspectives;
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity;
  • Ability to satisfy the Federal Reserve System’s Conflict of Interest requirements;



  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of work or equivalent work experience
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain U.S. Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. Citizenship;
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain CISSP or similar security certification


The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

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