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Ascension Health Cloud IAM Architect in St Louis, Missouri

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Cloud IAM Architect

Virtual/ Remote

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension leverages technology to create collaborative solutions that improve everyday health decisions. The technology enables seamless access to data across all applications transforming the customer experience when interacting with technology and enhancing our ability across Ascension to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. It is used to provide insightful use of automation and data-drive improvements to enhance the provider, patient and consumer experience as well as keeping cybersecruity with a strong posture to protect data and other valuable assets.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

The Cloud IAM Architect provides technical leadership in the planning, design and implementation phases of Cloud IAM. Associate in this role will work cross-functionally to help implement and operationalize some of the most advanced cloud architectures running in the Cloud.


  • Support various cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google) by creating, maintaining and enforcing policies and procedures that govern IAM in all cloud infrastructures.

  • Provide day to day and escalated support for cloud and on-premise identity infrastructures (Active Directory, Azure AD, G Suite/Google Cloud Identity.

  • Subject matter expert for cloud identity and access management processes and procedures for GCP and Azure cloud infrastructures

  • Implements policies and procedures based on cloud governance and best practices.

  • Work alongside engineering teams to implement solutions for infrastructure and POCs, deliver technical expertise and establish best practices to manage Cloud Identities and Access.

  • Designs and supports application authentication methods across Ascension.Examples include OAuth, SAML, LDAP (Azure AD, OID, Optimal, G Suite).

  • Create and maintain the IAM approval process using IdentityIQ (SailPoint) to automate and simplify granting access to cloud resources.

  • Assists with decisions based on the highest degree of technical complexity and thorough understanding of the implications across the organization.

  • Translates application and end user system requirements into technical requirements.

  • Analyzes and solves complex problems, making recommendations as needed, applying creative, in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge.

  • Defines strategies for networking, server platform, desktop services, and security required to support Clinical Foundation Suite environment

  • Leads orientation and planning review sessions with the local Information Technology project managers.

  • Assists the national technical program manager in the development and maintenance of the standard project plan template.

  • The candidate must have knowledge of multiple technology platforms and architecture.



  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience

Work Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in Information Security

  • Cloud Identity and Access Management to create and manage permissions for Google Cloud (GCP) resources.

  • In-depth understanding of Identity and Access Management (IAM) concepts and processes

  • Designing and developing Cloud-specific security policies, standards and procedures.

  • Designing and enforcing IAM policies to support Data Governance and DLP

  • Knowledge and understanding of network and security fundamentals, protocols, and technologies

  • Advanced Information Security technical skills and understanding of information security practices and policies

  • Hands on design, implementation, configuration, integration and deployment experience in the Cloud technologies


  • 3+ years of experience deploying, building, and maintaining applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Experience protecting PII information using encryption and data masking/sub-setting technologies.

  • Knowledge in requirement gathering, creating SOPs, documentation and reporting

  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross functional initiatives along with demonstrated experience interacting with and influencing decision-making by non-analytical business audiences

  • Experience in integrating provisioning systems with PeopleSoft ERP

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the security audit process

  • GCP Professional Cloud Architect or Professional Cloud Developer certification.

What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Programming or substantially related field is required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.

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