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Access Management Specialist - GIS Workplace

Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London, UK - Reading, UK - Nottingham | Job-ID: 84461 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Inhouse IT


Access Management Specialist – GIS Workplace


Hatfield -Hybrid 





We are looking for an experienced Identity Management Specialist to support the GIS Workplace team with management and maintenance of an access control framework on a global scale.  You will be an expert in the operational design aspects of access management with a passion for detail and the determination to deliver excellence from this essential part of the workplace team. This is primarily an operational role with strong collaborative ties with project and BAU teams, as well as stakeholder engagement.


The Identity Management Specialist role is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the access control model, with a focus on strategic design, and tactical management and maintenance.  This is a service management and technical expert role with specific knowledge in Identity and Access Management from the user lifecycle perspective.  The role is responsible to the business for account access entitlement additions, modifications and removals; as required as part of an employee’s career journey through Computacenter.  Furthermore, the role is responsible for the management of enough access to ensure an employee can perform their duties with two primary lenses: end user experience, and; security. 


This is a fantastic opportunity in one of the UK’s leading IT service providers to deliver an essential service to the business in the management of over 17,000 users worldwide.



Roles & Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be experienced in operational access management with a proven track record of service delivery and technical excellence.

This role requires a subject matter expert on the principles of least-access but also requires the successful candidate to drive the user experience within the confines of operational security.  The role will challenge the successful candidate with a balancing of two opposing requirements of transparent and easy access for the user alongside acceptable levels of security and compliance to ensure the company exposes the minimum of a breach capability footprint.


The GIS Workplace Access Management Specialist will report to the Access Manager and will form an essential element of the department delivering a secure and reliable working environment to Computacenter’s 17,000 users.



Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:


Be responsible for the design and maintenance of an access control policy, in line with company expectations;

Be responsible for the delivery of the access control model through training, guidance and liaison with the access provisioning teams;

Respond to and resolve all issues related to the access control model, its deployment and associated technologies;

Ensure that all activities are in-line with company policy, industry best practice and stakeholder expectation;

Be an advocate of a secure corporate environment and promote a proactive security culture;

Provide reporting, presentation material and event monitoring as required by stakeholders, making use of the departmental reporting function;

Consult with project teams, management and other stakeholders on access control requirements for new and existing applications, and be a subject matter expert on all access control matters;

Manage and maintain all systems that are used to manage the access control framework and its deployment to the user base;

Be available to respond to incidents and major incidents during all times, and to be ready to be a key participant in major incidents connected to security, identity or access;

Provide internal and external audit support.



Key Requirements:


5+ years of relevant experience in an Access Management position;

5+ years subject matter expertise with an Active Directory technology;

Expertise in access control frameworks, especially Discretionary Access Control (DAC) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC);

Expertise in Privileged Access Management within Active Directory and Azure Active Directory (PAM/PIM);

Familiarity with Microsoft Azure and Azure Active Directory, as well as Azure Security Centre and associated monitoring and management capabilities;

Be familiar with industry-leading access control systems and tools, e.g. Okta, Quest, Saviynt;

Excellent report writing skills, with competencies in Excel and PowerPoint;

Capable of reporting to a range of seniority levels, including Executive;

Be able to converse at a business level in English;

A meticulous attitude towards problem-solving;

A desire to own and develop a service as a self-starter.



Successful candidates will be subject to background checks and clearances


Current information for our applicants



Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!



About us


Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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