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Job Summary

The University of Michigan's Information Assurance team at Michigan Medicine (IA:MM) is looking for a candidate to fulfill the role of Data Security Analyst within the Identity and Access Management team, the role will have a strong focus on entity lifecycle management.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Data Security Analysts at Michigan Medicine fill several roles; Operational security support for our users and service providers, Data and workflow analyst and Systems monitor. In these roles you would be expected to have broad security and policy knowledge, strong user and group lifecycle experience, strong problem-solving skills, scripting skills, and be able to understand and develop clear workflow documentation.

The Michigan Medicine IAM environment is complex, integrating multiple appointment and user certification authoritative sources. We currently support approximately 45k users with 1/3 turnover per year. This includes managing rich user profiles and protecting identity information with business partners. To support this, we maintain a highly reliable service infrastructure which is used to authenticate, authorize, and move data around. The team is involved with most application and service deployments to some level and has strong ties to Compliance, Human Resources, and other trusted IT service providers.

We understand that no one person has the depth of knowledge to meet all of our needs. Our goal is to find a person with a good mix of skills and desire, who is a continuous learner, wants to share what they know, and has the willingness to be a positive team member.

Core technologies in scope for this position include: Suse Linux, Windows, Micro Focus, Microsoft Azure & Active Directory, CyberArk, Oracle, Splunk, Ansible.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Who We Are

We are a team that focuses on how we can together help protect Michigan Medicine; Patients, researchers, providers, students, data, systems, and identities from cybersecurity threats. We champion our staff, their backgrounds, interests, and abilities with opportunities for training career growth in an increasing critical field.  In addition to the benefits of working at one of the best learning and research institutions in the world, we also promote the development of our talented staff’s cybersecurity career within an equitable balance of work and home priorities. This position is being made available with the ability for you to negotiate alternative work schedules and remote/on-site options to suit your work-life balance. Non-Michigan residents should inquire about potential employment while working remotely in a state other than Michigan.  

Apply to be part of a strong team that partners with our institution, community, and each other.  


Our Division’s Mission

We serve as a trusted partner, and provide a best in class security program to uphold and protect the mission of Michigan Medicine.

Our Division’s Vision

We believe in cultivating a shared responsibility of security to enhance how we provide care, deliver education and create innovation to protect the quality of healthcare.

Our Division’s Principles

  • Prioritize your self-care, family-care, team-care, then the work
  • Implement balanced assurance solutions
  • Strengthen our department’s capabilities
  • Develop an assurance-minded workforce
  • Focus on practical information assurance


  • Work with business units and service partners to maintain user accounts and security for Michigan Medicine services, including coordinating onboarding and offboarding of users pursuant to Michigan Medicine guidelines and best practices
  • Analyzes, Monitor and report on IAM services ensuring availability and security
  • Provide support to the Service desk, Risk management, and departmental staff in identifying and resolving identity management related issues
  • Assist in the testing and review of new tools and services tied to the Identity and Access Management services

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor degree in computer science of a related discipline and/or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrated experience in information systems security or identity and access management
  • Knowledge / Experience in Identity and Access Management concepts
  • Exposure to scripting languages (Python, YAML, Powershell, BASH)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and adjust to frequently changing priorities and project plans
  • Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in information systems security
  • Experience in a healthcare environment
  • Hold security certification such as or similar to: CISSP, CISA, GIAC-GSEC
  • Knowledge / experience with: NetIQ Identity Management, Splunk
  • Knowledge or working experience with ITIL concepts
  • Familiarity with Lean Methodologies
  • Experience in a Healthcare or higher education organization
  • Knowledge of relevant sector regulations (e.g. HIPAA, HITECH, FERPA, FISMA, PCI, NIST 800-53)

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.