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TIAA Senior Information Security Operations Specialist - IAM in Austin, Texas

Sr Info Sec Ops Specialist

The Senior Information Security Operations Specialist primary function is to drive the direction of our IAM program to ensure applications and platforms within the TIAA environment adhere to security standards in accordance with industry best practices. In the event an application or platform does not meet these standards, the specialist's role is to assist a remediation plan in conjunction with various teams across the enterprise to achieve security compliance.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Handle operational issues and drive key improvements to reduce manual workload.

  • Participates in the development of hardware, software and network security procedures and guidelines that support information security policies.

  • Coordinates information security assessments and internal audits to identify weaknesses and build upon the existing information security infrastructure.

  • Reviews the assessment of vulnerabilities and provides recommendations and options regarding information technology (IT) infrastructure, data flows/processes and operating procedures.

  • Conducts analyses of organizational needs and goals for the development and implementation of new information security technologies.

  • Identifies and implements emerging data access control technologies, information systems security issues, safeguards and techniques.

  • Oversees security awareness programs, educating and communicating to staff about information security policies, procedures and practices.


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level


The incumbent will join an identity and access management team that operates the privileged access management capabilities for the enterprise. Job responsibilities include responding to customer requests and incidents related to privileged access. In addition the incumbent will collaborate with the team to improve processes and documentation. The job requires a periodic on-call rotation to support after hours incidents.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in identify and access management

  • Experience with Linux administration

  • Experience with privileged access management in the context of Linux operating systems

  • Experience creating technical documents, such as standard operating procedures and knowledge base articles

Preferred Skills

  • Linux scripting experience

  • Experience with coresecurity Core Privileged Access Manager (BoKs) product

  • Experience with AWS IAM products

  • Experience with git repositories

  • Certification in cybersecurity


Potential Salary: $100,000.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary (https://www.tiaa.org/public/pdf/benefits-at-a-glance.pdf) .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here (https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters) .

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TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:

Phone: (800) 842-2755

Email: accessibility.support@tiaa.org

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