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Manager, Identity and Access Management Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.



Position Summary
Responsible to effectively create, communicate and coordinate strategy, and implementation of cyber security identity & access management capabilities in support of key initiatives and Enterprise Security Services strategy. Manage identity & access management efforts which are grounded in provisioning of user, system and privileged access accounts; supporting authentication and access controls; driving maturation in the area of responsibility. Collaborate with key business partners, internal technology teams and external vendors to build processes and leverage technology to enable protection against current and future threats. Remain knowledgeable about security issues, vulnerabilities, regulatory, legal, and security standards that may impact information security. Provide leadership, management and support for the Identity & Access Management (IAM) staff.

Essential Responsibilities



  • Manage the work direction and resource needs for Identity & Access Management (IAM). Determine, manage and track budget and staffing needs for these divisions. Define team goals and manage performance to meet those goals.
  • Define, publish and maintain a strategic plan for assigned business areas. Manage activities relative to the day-to-day operations of access control and authentication; determine business and technical requirements for account requests and provisioning efforts. Serve as key respondent and facilitator for internal and external security events and incidents.
  • Manage identity and access management support to business and technical teams in the design of standardized products and customized solutions.
  • Stay abreast of industry and technology trends and best practices to advise leadership and direct teams on when to innovate and when to use traditional approaches. Maintain awareness of current and potential threats and risks for security related information protection.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with 3rd Party service providers. Work with business unit executives and service providers to introduce required Cyber Security functionalities into the environment.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with a concentration in computer science or technology (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • At least 10 years of experience in I/T including 7 years direct experience in running programs/projects
  • At least 5 years direct experience in identity and access management (examples include: directory services (Active Directory, LDAP, etc.); user/system/privileged account provisioning; Single Sign On (SSO solutions; development and/or deployment of applications and/or authentication services)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proven investigative and problem solving, critical thinking, root-cause analysis, and business risk analysis skills
  • Proven experience to both lead and partner in a team environment
  • Proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Must possess a broad knowledge relating to I/T infrastructure and have in-depth and up-to-date experience with today’s enterprise level platforms
  • Certifications preferred: GSEC, ECSA, ISSM, ECSA, CPT, CEHCertifications highly preferred: CISSP, CISM or equivalents




This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.




As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 56130:Cyber Security || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 7059

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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