Pearson Lead Enterprise Security Architect - Identity in Morrisville, North Carolina

Lead Enterprise Security Architect - Identity


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Our Purpose

We are the world’s leading education company and our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day. At Pearson Education we want to help people make progress in their lives through learning and we are here to help everyone, everywhere, learn throughout their lives.

How You’ll Make An Impact

As an Identity Architect you will be a senior technical member of the Security Engineering and Architecture function, which is one of the key pillars within the Chief Information Security Office (CISO). You will lead Pearson’s internal identity strategy and set the short and long term technical direction for the company. The strategy set by this individual will influence all aspects of Pearson’s strategy such as cloud, network, endpoint and datacenter. This is a high visibility, high impact role that will interact with a wide variety of stakeholders from other technical experts to senior executives across Pearson.


What You’ll Do

  • Use your deep understanding of identity technologies to assess Pearson’s current identity environment and develop a long term strategy that supports Pearson’s objectives.

  • Use your experience with cloud to act as the lead identity architect for the best way to use identity within AWS & Azure with key consideration for federation, automation, privileged access management and privileged session management within a CI/CD & DevOps environment.

  • Use your deep experience with enterprise identity processes to help improve Pearson’s joiners, movers and leavers process using Active Directory, Oracle Fusion and any peripheral identity services.

  • Help execute Pearson’s Zero Trust strategy by leveraging concepts such as “identity as the new perimeter”, “risk based authentication”, “least privilege”, and “cloud first”.

  • Use your broad knowledge of security and deep knowledge of identity to act as a representative for CISO to review and approve submissions to Architecture Review Boards.

  • Use your leadership skills to influence decision makers, gain buy in and consensus from key stakeholders across Pearson and to set an example within the CISO organization.

  • Use your passion for technology to think outside the box and revolutionize the way the CISO organization and ultimately Pearson approaches identity and security.

It’s time to introduce yourself

This is an excellent opportunity to join the world’s leading education company that is rapidly changing the way it delivers its products to learners. If you are a natural leader, like working in a fast paced, collaborative environment and you fit the description of the role above, then we want you to join the CISO team at Pearson.


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-CA-San Jose, US-TX-San Antonio, US-NC-Morrisville, US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 11, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806328

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled