Lead Engineer MFA (Multi Factor Authentication)

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What We'll Bring:

We believe the security of digital identity is built on how it’s experienced. We envision a world that's secure and effortlessly able to use Information for Good.

The TU Identity Management team's mission is to protect & enable the Identity Experience (IX) through simple, lightweight, & self-service capabilities.

The Lead Engineer, Multifactor Authentication will offer deep subject matter expertise and operate as the functional lead for multifactor & strong authentication capabilities at TU. In support of our mission to protect & enable the Identity Experience, the Lead Engineer will be empowered to implement new modernized MFA capabilities in addition to the supporting our existing MFA services. This individual will understand the risks in our environment and work to address them with practical & innovative solutions.


What You'll Bring:

  • 3+ years of Cybersecurity / Information Security experience
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with RSA SecurID, Okta MFA, Duo, or Ping products
  • 2+ years of strong execution as it relates to the engineering and operational efforts required for capabilities such as TOTP, FIDO2, FIDO U2F/UAF
  • Broad understanding of the IAM cybersecurity landscape including identity management, access management, access governance, and privileged access management capabilities and methodologies
  • Experience successfully delivering in an Agile Cybersecurity environment, working closely with product owners and customers
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field


We’d love to see:

  • Deep understanding of MFA technologies, capabilities, and the broader IAM domain
  • Experience writing & managing code developed in any of the following languages: python, powershell, beanshell, c#, or java
  • Solid experience with databases, LDAP and directory services, application servers, operating systems and network infrastructure
  • A natural curiosity complimented by strong comfort level with emerging technologies and an eagerness to prototype new ways of getting results on a large scale
  • An individual with an understanding of microservices architectures and RESTful web services
  • An ability to execute in a fast-paced  environment


Impact You'll Make:

  • As the lead Multifactor Engineer, you will be a  thought leader who maintains an expert level understanding of strong authentication constructs and their practical application You will be the functional lead for our MFA agile team empowered with the overall modernization of TransUnion's strong authentication/MFA capabilities
  • You will be required to support the development & execution of an objective & key-result driven product roadmap
  • You will be a driven critical thinker who possesses the ability to provide expert-level guidance
  • You will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of the team's work and other efforts ensuring an effective balance of the workload across the team​You will also be required to develop & execute the capabilities necessary to monitor & proactively manage the health of our products



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Volunteer in local community
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them. We also offer a matching gift program.
Partners with nonprofits
TransUnion partners with non-profits such as Child Rescue Coalition and Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
We offer virtual yoga and meditation, fitness classes and sponsored races.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
15% discount on TU stock twice a year
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
We offer a matching gift program for associates who choose to make financial contributions to their selected causes. TransUnion will match up to $2,000/ yr for each associate.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Care@work provides backup childcare and eldercare for TU associates.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Annual holiday party, company BBQ and take your child to work day
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer associates globally 1:1 career coaching with our career advisor. Additionally, we have various mentorship opportunities across areas of the business as well as across levels.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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