Senior Director of Engineering - IAM - Remote - IA

If you're an engineering leader with a passion for Identity and Access Management (IAM) and thrive on driving innovation, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join Workiva as our Senior Director of IAM Engineering.

As the Senior Director of IAM Engineering, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our IAM capabilities. We're looking for more than just a technical expert; we want someone who is empathetic, understands the intricacies of engineering leadership, and specializes in the authentication and authorization space.

What You'll Do

  • Lead, mentor and inspire our IAM engineering team, providing the guidance and support needed to deliver exceptional results

  • Develop and execute strategic initiatives to enhance our IAM capabilities, aligning with both business objectives and industry best practices

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to define IAM requirements, design scalable solutions, and implement effective security controls

  • Drive the evolution of our IAM systems, including identity lifecycle management, access controls, authentication, and authorization mechanisms

  • Stay ahead of emerging technologies and trends in IAM, recommending and implementing solutions to improve our security posture and operational efficiency

  • Cultivate strong relationships with vendors and third-party providers to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and services

  • Establish and uphold governance processes, policies, and standards related to IAM, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards

What You’ll Need

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12 years related experience, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 8 years of direct people management experience, including leading Directors and Managers

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in IAM engineering leadership 

  • Deep understanding of IAM concepts, protocols, and technologies, such as SAML, OAuth, LDAP, Active Directory, and multi-factor authentication

  • Experience implementing and maintaining an IAM system

  • Experience with modern SaaS applications and IAM solutions, including familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation, implement process improvements, and deliver results in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Travel & Remote Work Opportunities

  • Embark on exciting journeys with an estimated 25%+ travel, fostering connections with customers and Workiva teams

  • Enjoy the convenience of reliable remote work, ensuring productivity and well-being, as you contribute to the growth of our innovative IAM solutions

How You’ll Be Rewarded

✅ Salary range in the US: $191,000.00 - $325,000.00

✅ A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

✅ Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

✅ 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email

Workiva employees are required to undergo comprehensive security and privacy training tailored to their roles, ensuring adherence to company policies and regulatory standards.

Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.

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Job Profile


401(k) match Comprehensive employee benefits package Discretionary bonus Employee benefits package Restricted Stock Units Salary range $191,000.00 - $325,000.00


Active Directory AWS Azure Cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) Communication Compliance Governance IAM LDAP Leadership Multi-factor authentication OAUTH People Management SaaS SAML Security Training

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for IAM requirements
  • Compliance
  • Cultivate relationships with vendors
  • Develop and execute strategic initiatives for IAM capabilities
  • Drive evolution of IAM systems
  • Establish governance processes for IAM
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire IAM engineering team
  • Stay updated on emerging IAM technologies
  • Training

12 years


Bachelor's degree Business Engineering


25%+ travel