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Principle Identity Access Engineer

Apply Job ID JR0078565 Date posted 11/18/2022

McKesson’s Principal Identity Engineer will be a key component of our global team. This position will be responsible for designing and implementing Centralized Access as a Service for the Enterprise.  This position is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems, and authentication protocols, as well as best practice IAM products. 

As a senior member of the Enterprise Access Management team, this position is responsible to cultivate a culture of security stewardship and awareness, ensuring access security policies and standards are adhered to at all times. The role provides technical leadership in addition to solution execution over Access Management, Identity Governance & Administration, Privileged Access Management and Directory Services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting team members across multiple products and disciplines

  • Routinely collaborate with other stakeholders across the enterprise and within ISRM to gain Enterprise view of access controls and to effectively promote the adoption of our processes, tools and technologies.

  • Coordinate closely with the IAM and ISRM leadership team to provide regular metrics and reporting to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the services, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the overall maturity of capabilities.

  • Collaborate with other corporate functions including Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Privacy, and Enterprise Sourcing to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture. Liaise with Business Information Security Officers (BISOs) for cybersecurity and IT Risk & Compliance Management program needs within business units.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 13+ years of professional technology experience 

Critical Skills:

  • Solid understanding of IAM technologies, authentication, authorization, and controls

  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in security services, other IT, and/or technical risk management

  • Ability to exercise and mentor others on good professional judgment and security-related ethics

  • Experiences with designing successful implementation of secure cloud-native applications, platforms, core services and security controls across public and private environments.

Additional Experience:

  • Knowledge of the healthcare, distribution, supply chain or software industries is a plus

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience with a wide variety of technologies 

  • Ability to rapidly learn and if required evaluate a new tool or technology 

  • Strong verbal and written communication in addition to influencing skills 

  • Demonstrated and progressive leadership experience with technical teams

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to build/ maintain ongoing business relationships

  • Must have a strong customer and quality focus 

  • Have been successful in working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions to complex technical issues 

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM or other similar professional certifications are a plus


  • 4-year degree in Computer Science, other engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$167,600 - $279,400

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

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