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Head of IAM Cloud Access Management in Birmingham

Job description

Job Title: Head of IAM Cloud Access Management


Big Bank Funding. FinTech Thinking.


Our technology teams in the UK work closely with HSBC’s global businesses to help design and build digital services that allow our millions of customers around the world, to bank quickly, simply and securely. We also run and manage our IT infrastructure, data centres and core banking systems that power the world’s leading international bank.

Our multi-disciplined teams include: DevOps engineers, IT architects, front and back end developers, infrastructure specialists, cyber experts, as well as project and programme managers.


Role Description:

IAM Technology is a global engineering and development team providing Identity and Access Management technology for HSBC. We provide and support many of the Bank’s most critical IAM infrastructure services including Active Directory, Privileged Access Management and Access Governance.  We are passionate about providing high-quality, automated and self service solutions to our customers.



  • Define and maintain overarching Cloud Access Management strategy in alignment with wider Technology Strategy and in consideration with IAM capabilities
  • Interface with all the IAM functions (Engineering, Service Delivery, Governance and Controls) to ensure Cloud access management is representative of and embedded
  • Owns the relationship with Global Cloud Services (GCS) on behalf of IAM
  • Owns the relationship with the 4 Major Cloud Service Providers (Alibaba, AWS, Azure & GCP) from an IAM perspective
  • Owns the Cloud Privileged Access Documents (PADs) and accountable for completeness
  • Owns the Cloud CPAi feed and accountable for integrity and completeness
  • Define and drive embedding of a strategic Cloud Access Management roadmap
  • Implementing new ways of working aligned to the strategy and stakeholders’ feedback.
  • Facilitate skills uplift for IAM teams.

Essential Skillset/Experience:

  • Strategic mind set with ability to translate business needs and market requirements into technology priorities.
  • Strong experience in Cybersecurity and Identity and Access management (IDAM) domains, with Industry certification preferred (CISM, CRISC etc.)
  • Awareness of external (regulatory and audit) requirements for the IAM function
  • Experience and proven track record to influence /manage functionally and work independently at a senior level.
  • Strong communication skills and a proven track record of senior executive engagement.
  • Strong risk and control sense and ability to reconcile complex details into organized simple views. 
  • Thorough understanding of the management processes required to operate a centralised IAM function at a global scale.
  • Strong leadership and management skills together with the ability to motivate staff from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a multi country, culturally diverse and time-zone separated management role.
  • Analytical with the ability to understand and resolve complex problems.


The role will be based in Sheffield.

Come Power a Business that Defines How to Power the World

HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme, and will offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please contact our Recruitment Helpdesk:

Email: hsbc.recruitment@hsbc.com

Telephone: +44 2078328500.




Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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