Technical Authentication SME

Parsippany, New Jersey
Jan 12, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Enterprise Platform & Security integrates and oversees Pfizer’s global infrastructure, IT Operations, and cybersecurity capabilities. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team ensures people are who they say they are and allows what they are authorized to do. The Technical Authentication SME will serve as a technical resource in the Identity and Access Management group and is responsible for the development and management of technologies for the Authentication area. The Technical Authentication SME is responsible for the end-to-end technical hands-on management of technical solutions encompassing Single Sign-On Authentication / Authorization and Access Management processes. The processes and services provided are audited regularly and are required to meet all corporate security policies  This is an Operations role with 24x7 global service support responsibilities along with continual monitoring of the service for quality levels, and response to outages or performance issues with a sense of urgency.  Keeping services and technologies up and running optimally is core to this role.


  • Develop and deploy solutions to ensure that Authentication Services are performing according to specifications, meet defined procedures, and comply with applicable information security policies and requirements.

  • Integrate applications and third-party products into internal services and support and upgrade implemented systems.

  • Partner with internal teams to define and implement solutions that improve Pfizer security, processes and end user experiences.

  • Collaborate with the Operations Delivery Lead, and customers to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

  • Develop and maintain service patterns used for application integration.

  • Manage technical work activities of contingent worker resources to support enhancements and continuous improvements to services.

  • Support 24x7 oversight of Business As Usual (BAU) operations.

  • Review all changes to the infrastructure and perform routine health checks defined in the team’s periodic review working instruction.

  • Participate in Incident and Problem Management activities based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) guidelines.

  • Represent applicable service during information technology audits by internal and external organizations.

  • Ensure that technical aspects of the service are properly documented.

  • Work closely with Architects to implement service enhancements (e.g., Capacity, Availability and/or Functionality).

  • Build solutions that automate administrative and operational tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

  • 2+ years of Infrastructure support in an Enterprise environment.

  • Knowledge of Authentication and Authorization systems

  • Automation experience with scripting languages such as bash, Python, or PowerShell

  • Experience with software development languages such as Java, C/C++, C#, JavaScript, or Go a plus.

  • Build solutions that automate administrative and operational tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Thorough understanding of enterprise IT operations and service support processes

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate with business clients to determine stakeholder expectations and requirements at multiple levels across the organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Master’s degree in Information Systems Management, Information Security, or related field preferred

  • Prior work experience in an Agile or Scrum environment a plus

  • Microsoft Azure Certification a plus

  • Advanced security certifications (e.g. CISSP) a plus



Domestic and International travel of 10-20%

Last Date to Apply for Job: Jan 26 2022
    Eligible for Relocation Package: Yes
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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