Okta Engineer

What Information Security and Risk contributes to Cardinal Health

Information Technology oversees the effective development, delivery, and operation of computing and information services. This function anticipates, plans, and delivers Information Technology solutions and strategies that enable operations and drive business value.

Information Security and Risk develops, implements, and enforces security controls to protect the organization's technology assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure or destruction. This job family develops system back-up and disaster recovery plans. Information Technology also conducts incident response, threat management, vulnerability scanning, virus management and intrusion detection and completes risk assessments.

The role is for a SSO Engineer on Associates Solution IAM team within Cardinal Health’s Global Identity and Access Management organization. This role will be responsible for leading complex initiatives integrating Cardinal Health’s Client facing Applications with IAM services. Strong partnership with the application and business stakeholders along with other IT Shared Services teams is required to ensure IAM services, technology, and processes adhere to Cardinal Health’s security policies, audit, and security controls while also maintaining and improving on client experience. The candidate should have an extensive background in IT security with experience in designing, implementing, and supporting IAM services for associates. The candidate will also leverage AGILE project management skills to drive improvements in IAM services and processes to improve the overall security posture. The right candidate must have team-oriented approach that balances adherence to security policies with client experience to provide best-in-class identity security to the organization.


    • Technical leader in IAM organization accountable for leading IAM initiatives for client facing applications
    • Responsible to implement end-to-end solutions to support identity federation and robust access control models (e.g., SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, OAuth, OpenID Connect) and ensure maintainability and supportability of the solution.
    • Responsible to establish repeatable processes for Access Management using Okta.
    • Drive continuous improvement in IAM standards, procedures, security patterns and governance
    • Lead and partner closely with key stakeholders on the application and business teams to ensure the organization meets or exceeds client satisfaction with innovative IAM solutions
    • Work with vendor partners to deliver initiatives on time and within budget
    • Educate internal partners on Cardinal Health IAM technologies and services
    • Subject matter expert for Associates Solution, providing Access Management services to Employees and Contractors. Primarily focused on forward engineering, POC design patterns and automation of existing manual processes to drive efficiencies.
    • Apply advanced knowledge and an understanding of Associates Identify and Access Management (IAM) concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects and tasks
    • Play a key role in development of IAM security policies and standards to improve Cardinal Health security posture
    • Responsible for working independently with the vendor partners, security architecture, application architecture and business stakeholders to enable and integrate client facing applications into the Cardinal Health suite of IAM capabilities through existing or new IAM patterns
    • Identify information required to analyze a problem, capturing that information from appropriate sources, analyzing the captured information, and using skillful questioning to understand and provide solutions to complex issues
    • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure our internal partners and customers can understand technical solutions
    • Fosters Innovation and Automation within the organization by developing and/or supporting new or improved products, procedures, metrics, or technologies
    • Review and publish knowledge articles for IAM partners to effectively integrate with IAM solutions
    • Responsible for training, mentoring, and providing technical guidance to the other team members and partners
    • Showcase strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, influencing, prioritization, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills


    • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent work experience is preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in IAM with proven expertise in key IAM technologies like OKTA or Siteminder preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience leading and supporting technical integrations.  I.e. Broad knowledge of network, Database, Server, Cloud computing preferred.
    • Experience working with Agile processes like Kanban, Scrum is desired
    • Working knowledge of DevOps is preferred.  Examples:  Kubernetes, Docker, Tanzu, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Maven etc.is preferred.
    • Experience working within regulatory standards and requirements such as SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, HITRUST is preferred.
    • Proficient in MS tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc is preferred.
    • Proven track record of successful IAM implementations including large scale enterprise deployments.

    Anticipated salary range: $92,100.00 - 131,600.00

    Bonus eligible: No

    Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Paid time off plan
    • Health savings account (HSA)
    • 401k savings plan
    • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
    • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
    • Short- and long-term disability coverage
    • Work-Life resources
    • Paid parental leave
    • Healthy lifestyle programs

    Application window anticipated to close: 07/1/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

    The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.


    Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.