IAM Operations Lead Engineer



Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 


As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated IAM Operations Lead to join our organization. As the IAM Operations Lead, you will play a critical role in managing and optimizing our identity and access management systems and processes. You will lead a team responsible for ensuring the security, efficiency, and compliance of our IAM operations, collaborating with cross-functional teams to meet organizational goals.


  1. IAM System Management:
  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the IAM system, including user provisioning, deprovisioning, and access requests.
  • Ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of IAM systems.
  • Implement and maintain IAM policies, procedures, and configurations.
  1. DevOps Integration:
  • Collaborate with DevOps teams to integrate IAM solutions into the development and deployment pipeline.
  • Automate IAM-related processes for faster and more efficient deployment.
  1. Security Analysis:
  • Conduct regular security assessments and analysis of IAM systems and configurations.
  • Identify vulnerabilities and recommend security enhancements.
  • Respond to security incidents related to IAM promptly.
  1. Process Automation:
  • Identify opportunities for process automation within IAM operations.
  • Implement automation scripts and workflows to streamline tasks and improve efficiency.
  1. Deployment Management:
  • Oversee the deployment of IAM updates, patches, and enhancements.
  • Ensure seamless deployment processes with minimal disruption to operations.
  1. Access Governance:
  • Define and manage access roles, entitlements, and permissions.
  • Conduct access reviews and certifications to ensure appropriate access levels for users.
  • Implement and maintain access governance processes.
  1. Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of IAM processes, procedures, and configurations.
  • Generate regular reports on IAM operations, security, compliance, and automation.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Information Security).
  • Proven experience (8 years) in IAM operations, with a track record of success in managing IAM systems and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong knowledge of IAM technologies, including identity lifecycle management, Single Sign-On (SSO), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and access control.
  • Familiarity with IAM standards and frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).
  • Experience in DevOps practices, security analysis, process automation, and deployment.
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA are a plus.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $168,000 - $193,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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