Principal IAM Engineer

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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Your new job and office

Passionate about IAM? Then you cannot pass on the opportunity to work for a global IAM team, working on innovation and change projects. As our Principal IAM Engineer, you define IAM requirements and roll out global initiatives on a local scale. Your ultimate challenge is to ensure that, despite the complexity, the user experience for your local stakeholders (offices, stores, HQ's and distribution centers) is a smooth and innovative one.   


We hope you like a good challenge because we are currently transitioning from an IBM and on-prem identity stack to Azure Active Directory. And as you can imagine, this entails many exciting projects where you will act as a delegator. That means that you will need to be knowledgeable on a technical level, but your focus is on coordinating technical implementation.   


In that capacity, you cover IAM initiatives for Netherlands and support initiatives across the globe. You work closely together with the IAM architects and Product Owners in Europe and the United States. You will also coordinate with other IAM engineers and project managers. Together you play an essential role in optimizing our domains and information security.   

As an IAM Specialist, make an impact at Ahold Delhaize by:   

  • Providing in-depth technical expertise in IAM technologies, focusing on Active Directory, Federation, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, SSO, multi-factor authentication, RBAC & segregation of duties solutions.  

  • Performing design work to bring onboard new IAM technologies and analyzes existing technologies that we could leverage to solve complex business needs.  

  • Working as a technical lead for all IAM projects.  

  • Executing POC works for new IAM technologies.  

  • Providing technical input in the development of Authentication and Authorization standards and processes.  

  • Recommending and implementing best practices for operational monitoring and capacity planning for IAM products.  

  • Communicating (written/verbal) with the department manager, management, key users, and external vendors.  

  • Acting as a resource for direction, training, and guidance.   

  • Ensuring the successful implementation of system improvements.  


Your new office   

Working as a Principal IAM Engineer, you do at and with Ahold Delhaize. With around 370,000 employees worldwide for more than 50 million customers per week. By doing better together and innovating every day, we strengthen our pioneering role. This way, we build trusted local brands. You will find your new workplace at the vibrant office of Ahold Delhaize near Zaandam, with the GSO (Global Support Office), to be precise. GSO sets global strategic frameworks, facilitates sharing best practices, and encourages economies of scale for the entire organization.   

What do we offer?

At Ahold Delhaize, you work for one of the largest retailers in the world. To keep up with us, you are bursting with ambition. For this vacancy of Principal IAM Engineer, you possess the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to get the job done. You thrive in a dynamic and international work environment where planning and setting priorities are challenging. You complete this with:   

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience).  

  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft directory services technology stack, including Active Directory, and a working knowledge of competitive technologies.  

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Active Directory.  

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Azure Active Directory and MS PKI.  

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with federation and authorization platforms such as Active Directory Federation Services, Ping Identity, or Shibboleth.  

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate architectural differences between various solutions to IAM problems.   

  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.  

  • Experience in working in large and complex multinational organizations.  



  • CISSP, CISM, or Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate.   

  • Knowledge of IBM identity stack.  



Our main priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees and customers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until further notice. We will continue to monitor the circumstances, and when we feel comfortable, this position will return to our Headquarters in Zaandam. There you will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with a talented and diverse group of colleagues. This also means that all job interviews for this position will take place through video calls.  


At Ahold Delhaize, we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build on our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):  

  • A gross annual fixed salary up to €60K, plus yearly profit sharing.  

  • 25.5 vacation days and 19.5 extra (work-reduction) days off, with the option of having the extra days off paid out.  

  • Access to best-in-class guidance and inspiring training to shape your development and career.  

  • A laptop and phone.  

  • Flexible working hours.  

  • An excellent pension plan with an employee contribution of 6.2%.  

  • Reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Zaandam.  

  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies.  


Apply now  

Do you want to play an active role in changing the retail food landscape as we know it? Then hop on board and join us on our expedition. Apply online now!


Would you like to learn more first before you apply to AH Technology? Wouter Lipsius, Talent Acquisition Partner – Technology, will be happy to tell you everything about this vacancy and AH Technology at  

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