Merck Identity Access Management Sr Analyst in West Point, Pennsylvania

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

As a business facing member of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) organization, this role is instrumental for ensuring IAM solutions meet business requirements, goals and objectives, in accordance with Merck’s strategy, architecture, security standards and guidelines. This role will work closely with the IAM engineering and operations teams in the development, design, management and application of Merck's IAM services, with a focus on single sign-on (SSO), federation and mobile device access management capabilities. This role will be familiar with the complete range of IAM technologies including Directory Services, Provisioning, Identity Access Governance, Privilege Account Management, Federation, Authentication, Authorization, and Access Management. The individual in this role must stay current with both internal and external IAM best practices and strategies.

Primary Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Gather and understand business requirements for IAM services. Maintain active and direct interaction with IT and business customers.

  • Contribute to the IAM services road map and strategy

  • Perform Vendor / Technology assessments for IAM solutions

  • Assist in the design and implementation of SSO, federation, and authentication services

  • Provide IAM subject matter expertise on IT and business projects requiring IAM solutions in reference to, but not limited to, SSO, federation to externally hosted applications and services, and mobile device application access management.

  • Participate on cross-functional Information Security project teams, designing and developing secure identity services in areas such as certificate-based, token-based and multi-factor authentication.

  • Identify security risks, suggest mitigation techniques or controls, and engage the risk management team to provide risk guidance through all parts of the project/product life cycle.


  • 4 Year College/University Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Min 3 – 5 years of relevant experience supporting enterprise IAM and federation platforms.

  • Working knowledge of web and security protocols/standards.

  • Familiar with Multi-Factor Authentication solutions and standards

  • Knowledge of mobile application authentication solutions and standards

  • Understanding of cloud-based services

  • Familiar with Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and their use in web and mobile applications, particularly around provisioning and authentication

  • Working knowledge of SDLC, Risk Assessments and Privacy principles

  • Ability to articulate when specific protocols would be best leveraged, and how to apply them to meet business objectives and outcomes

  • Communication and writing skills: Ability to translate technical issues and terms to language that is readily understood by the business and other non-technical audiences

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in information security or cybersecurity

  • Security certifications such as, SANS, Security , CISSP

  • Exp with Tools - Ping Access, Ping Federate, Microsoft ADFS, Oracle Identity Federation, CA Siteminder and ForgeRock.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP

  • Security Tools a plus - SOAP/XLM, REST/JSON, SAML, OAuth, OpenID, OIDC, LDAP, Kerberos and SCIM

  • Exp with Cloud base software a plus - Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Identity-as-a-Service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS & IDaaS)

  • Demonstrate leadership in achieving shared objectives

  • Self driven, able to work with a team, detail oriented

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Branchburg

Title: Identity Access Management Sr Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: COM000792