The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. 
The Identity and Access Management Specialist will work in the Department of Safeguards, which carries out the IAEA’s duties and responsibilities as the world’s nuclear inspectorate, supporting global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
This position is funded directly by the U.S. government.

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) Specialist will be assigned to the Application Development Team in the Office of Safeguards Information and Communication Systems. This Section provides ICT services to the Department of Safeguards and Member States, working cooperatively with staff in throughout the Department to plan, establish and maintain information systems. The Section specializes in providing system analysis, software design, and implementation and maintenance services. The Section follows and implements best practices in the areas of software engineering, project management and quality management and continuously monitors the Department's information related needs so that they can be met through requests for new or enhanced ICT solutions.

The IAM Specialist will provide specialized advice and guidance to the section in the area of information security and mitigating security vulnerabilities as well as manages the evaluation, implementation and maintenance of authorization systems for the Department of Safeguards.
  • Develop innovative information security solutions to ensure that security risks are reduced or eliminated.
  • Provide specialized advice in information security to mitigate breaches and develop new policies, strategies, and tools to reduce security vulnerabilities.
  • Advocate and champion our security policies, procedures, and tools through clear communication initiatives and strategies.
  • Develop risk measurement criteria consistent with the Department’s mission, which will enable the organization to determine where to effectively apply security controls.
  • Evaluate new IT technical architectures based on that risk measurement criteria and provide sound recommendations to ensure changes do not introduce vulnerabilities. 
  • Provide advice and expertise in all aspects of application security to ensure standard compliance.
  • Build partnerships with various development teams to obtain consensus and appropriate solutions on information security initiatives.


  • Location:
    Job location is in Vienna, Austria
  • Salary:
    , As an international organization, salaries are non-taxable. U.S. citizens and residents receive reimbursement of any U.S. income taxes.
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in computer science or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years working experience in managing and customizing IT authorization solutions.
  • Sound Experience in all aspects of software engineering processes with demonstrated abilities in following formal software methodologies and a disciplined approach to software engineering.
  • Strong expertise in IT authorization technologies and standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of information security and secure coding techniques, network configurations, security standards, and encryption.
  • Professional skills in software engineering tools, web service technologies, object-oriented programming languages, web technologies, middleware, and database management systems.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Preferred qualifications

  • Having advanced certifications in security, identity and access management is an asset (e.g. CISSP).