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Security Operations Engineering II (Identity & Access Management)

Job ID: 7425

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The IAM Operations Engineer II role will specialize in the design and implementation of IAM related technologies within Kirkland & Ellis infrastructure as well as the implementation of potential new products and/or features. This engineer will be responsible for reviewing implementations of existing products, determining improvements, building roadmaps, and implementing the updates to improve the overall IAM workflows.

Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Will assist in the administration, maintenance, and day-to-day operation of Kirkland’s IAM, directory, e-mail, and telephony systems as they relate to user identity.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources for on/off boarding of all personnel.
  • Works in cooperation with the Firm-Wide Service Desk and Technology Support staff members in the troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of incidents.
  • Occasionally provides technical support to end users. Must have excellent troubleshooting and customer service skills.
  • Appropriately inform and advise management on incidents and incident prevention.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing with other engineers and develop solutions efficiently.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a legal or professional services environment a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of business, security and IAM technologies and approaches.
  • Ability to handle privileged and sensitive information in a confidential manner.


  • 5+ years of Active Directory management and security preferred.
  • Experience with Azure AD, roles, RBAC and PIM.
  • Experience with O365, Intune and related technologies.
  • Experience with Privileged Access Management (PAM) technologies such as CyberArk, Delinea (Thycotic), etc.
  • Experienced level of understanding of Identity & Access Management, Single Sign-On, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and Authentication, Identity Governance & Administration concepts.
  • Experience with using PowerShell scripting and the ability to read code.
  • Experience with Outlook/Exchange and an understanding of mail routing.
  • Experience with Windows file/folder security and understanding of DFS.
  • Basic knowledge of DNS, DHCP, IP Addressing, network technologies and routing.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel required.

How to Apply

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Talemetry Abbreviated Job Desc

The IAM Operations Engineer II role will specialize in the design and implementation of IAM related technologies within Kirkland & Ellis infrastructure as well as the implementation of potential new products and/or features.