FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Solutions Architect - IAM



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Pax8 is the leading cloud-based technology marketplace, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.

No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.

Position Summary:

Pax8 is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Solutions Architect specializing in Access Control and Identity Management. Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Architecture, this role will play a critical part in designing and implementing solutions to enhance security and streamline access management for our internal employees across all systems and tooling. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Azure AD and extensive knowledge of Single Sign-On (SSO) integrations, with a commitment to continuously improving the user experience while maintaining required security controls and guidelines. This role cares for our digital identities in any service or platform which recognizes them.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Solution Design- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and architect Access Control and Identity Management solutions that meet the specific needs of our users
  • Documentation- Create comprehensive documentation for solutions, including architecture diagrams, implementation plans and user guides
  • Security Compliance- Ensure that all solutions align with industry security standards and compliance requirements
  • Continuously review and improve processes to increase efficiency and quality
  • Drive your own personal development and performance improvements by participating in learning paths on Elev8, taking part in Pax8 L&D programs, receiving peer or manager coaching, taking on stretch projects or on the job training

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
  • Proven experience in an Architecture role with a focus on Access Control and Identity Management.
  • Able to design Identity Lifecycle, systems and methods of propagation
  • Expertise in industry standard security and compliance requirements (SOC II, ISO, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of SSO integration protocols (SAML, OIDC, OAuth, WS-F, WS-T, Basic Auth, AAD B2B, AAD App Proxy, AAD Join, AAD Seamless SSO
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft granular delegated admin privileges (GDAP)
  • Experience with multi-location Microsoft Partner Center and Azure tenant management
  • Experience with multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods (Knowledge, Physical, Biometric, Geo, Risk, etc.)
  • Experience with project management tooling (e.g. Confluence, Jira) and methodologies (agile, kanban)
  • Experience using engineering tools; python, powershell, sql, jupyter, awscli, github, RESTful APIs, MS graphAPI
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality documentation and architectural diagrams/plans
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Empathetic customer service
  • Stong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with AzureAD, ServiceNow HRSD, AWS IAM, Google Workspace Identity preferred

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Relevant certifications, such as
    Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect
    Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
    AWS Certified Security - Speciality


Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $123,000 or more depending on experience

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.