Platforms Engineer - Identity and Access Management

Date: 11 Sep 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Platforms Engineer - Identity and Access Management 
Location:        Farnborough, Hampshire
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent
Role ID:          SF15000

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Platforms Engineer at our Farnborough  site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role
As a Platforms Engineer you'll work within the UK Shared Services team, supporting the delivery of IT Identity and Access Management Services (including Single Sign-On Integrations) across physical, virtual and cloud based technologies.


Day-to-day you'll:

  • Support the Technical Service Owner for the identity management platforms (along with any other systems/services within your remit) by ensuring obsolescence is reviewed, as well as supporting the development of suitable roadmaps. This includes the development and maintenance of Standards in respect of Identity Management.
  • Provide technical leadership within your specialism
  • Ensure that IT Identity and Access Management documentation is maintained and configuration records for Identity providers & third-party integrations are up to date at point of deployment
  • Provide operational, service support during incident and problem management activities related directly to your area of expertise
  • Develop, plan and assist in the deployment of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems
  • Deliver improvements via planned activities within your area of knowledge
  • Assist in the service transition of new technologies and services into operational support
  • Assist in developing solutions and services aligned to QinetiQ’s strategies and requirements


This role is full-time, 37-hours per week, based osite at Farnborough.


Skills and experience of the Platform Engineer

  • Relevant experience  in the day to day maintenance and operation of Identity Access Management platforms within an enterprise environment
  • Experience in managing an OKTA Identity Management Platform
  • Experience in managing an Azure Identity Management Platform
  • Extensive familiarity with Identity management principals and best practices to ensure performance and consistency SSO, MFA, SAML etc
  • Experience in Automation technologies relevant to technical specialism
  • Experience in a service delivery, best practice environment preferred

Qualifications for the Platform Engineer

  • A Technical Degree (i.e. within a Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or equivalent field), and/or significant, relevant technical experience
  • Professional accreditation from relevant technology vendors or equivalent experience. (Microsoft Certified, Okta certification etc.)
  • Microsoft Certification in Identity and Access Management or equivalent experience

Please note that all applicants must hold, or be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Flexible, adaptive working arrangments
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.