Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Active Directory Engineer Job Description

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Active directory engineer provides expert troubleshooting for Multi forest Active Directory service issues (DFS, DNS, WINS, LDAP etc).

Active Directory Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Strong understanding of AD Attributes, LDAP Queries, PowerShell Scripting to Modify AD Attributes, Group Policy Analysis, GPO Configuration & Item-Level Targeting, Workstation Configurations, Browser Configuration Settings, familiarity with VMView and other Applications that integrated with Active Directory
Strong knowledge of permissions that are granted natively to various Microsoft Built-In Groups to perform Active Directory Administrative Functions, knowledge of native permissions granted when building AD objects, knowledge of permissions granted natively to Built-In Groups via GPOs and/or Local Policies
Thorough functional understanding and ability to configure Active Directory Server Roles (CAs, IIS, File/Print, DNS)
Working knowledge of GPOs, AD Sites, Replication Topology, and native AD troubleshooting tools
The Active Directory Engineer will plan, support, implement and design a directory synchronization system for Microsoft Active Directory and Windows-based systems across the enterprise, including directory and identity management solutions
Implementation of Business driven changes, Configuration of Group Policies and Integration of AD Management tools/services
Analysis, design and implementation of Active Directory and Identity Management solutions
Independently manage and perform engineering lead role for large scale Active Directory and Identity Management projects
Analyze current Active Directory environment to identify both technical and operational challenges and develop solutions for improvement
Analysis, design, capacity planning and implementation of Active Directory Security

Active Directory Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Active Directory Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MCSE, PKI, AD, NTDS, FSMO, MCSA, ADFS, ITIL, CCNA, CISSP

Education for Active Directory Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the active directory engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Education, Information Technology, Engineering, Technical, Information Systems, Computer, Business, Technology, Mathematics

Skills for Active Directory Engineer

Desired skills for active directory engineer include:

DNS
DFS
DHCP
WINS
ADFS
Active Directory
AD
Administering Active Directory and GPO’s
Server virtualization technologies
PowerShell

Desired experience for active directory engineer includes:

Contributing to the Design, Development and Proof of Concept (POC) for changes to the existing Directory Technologies & implementation of new Technologies
Interpretation of Component Designs and other detailed designs into installable and deliverable solutions
Contributing to the development of installation and integration guides to aid implementation of solutions
Contributing to the development of Post Implementation “Best Practice, Troubleshooting and Operational guides” to aid support of installed services
Integration and support of 3rd party Directory services products
Works closely with vendors, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect and Enterprise Software Architect in designing and managing the FOX Directory Services Environment

Active Directory Engineer Examples

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Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an active directory engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for active directory engineer
  • Active Directory Windows Server Related Functional Support for GPO, Radius, CA, ADFS and Other Domain Relevant Services
  • Translate business needs into workable technology solutions that meet the requirements of internal customers and peer Active Directory Engineering and Operational teams
  • Independently manage and perform engineering role for large scale Active Directory efforts and initiatives
  • Serve as subject matter expert in the area of Active Directory engineering and support act as in the area of PKI infrastructure engineering and support
  • Set up/troubleshoot Windows desktop environments (Active Directory, Group Policy Management) prior to VDI deployments
  • The core infrastructure technology duties include enterprise Microsoft Active Directory and Windows file services architecture creation and management, global system security and policy configuration and top-level support for enterprise-wide initiatives
  • Deployment (FIM) Forefront Identity Manager server for Active Directory synchronization
  • Analyze, design, and implement highly complex, enterprise level Active Directory and Directory Services solutions
  • Support migration of Active Directory and related platforms to the Cloud
  • Analyze current Active Directory environment to identify both technical and operational challenges and develop continuous improvement action plans
Qualifications for active directory engineer
  • At least 1 year of experience with ITIL processes
  • Must have demonstrated leadership in broadly influencing technical direction at the corporate and/or industry level
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or an equivalent certification
  • Experience with design and administration of Microsoft Exchange & SharePoint, Citrix a plus
  • Responsible for developing standards, target states, and roadmaps and effectively socializing and obtaining consensus across architecture, engineering and operations teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or Mathematics or military experience
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Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an active directory engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for active directory engineer
  • Lead complex or high severity troubleshooting and incident problem resolutions with other infrastructure teams, including AD operations, storage, messaging, server and network
  • Analyze, engineer, and implement highly complex, enterprise level Active Directory solutions
  • Act as a project lead or participate as a team member on projects involving Active Directory
  • Active Directory Design and Administration including multiple forests and domains
  • Active Directory Operations
  • Operating and Monitoring of multi-tier Public-Key-Infrastructure with Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Top Level OU Management • DHCP Servers
  • Administration and implementation of ADFS identity solutions for more than Microsoft Office 365
  • Perform various functions and duties in support of audit and compliance deliverables and verification/remit of leading Directory security
  • Maintain core infrastructure service designs and configurations in accordance with IT Standards
Qualifications for active directory engineer
  • Experience with additional directory technologies such as ADAM, LDS, MIIS, ILM and FIM preferred
  • Experience with integration of applications with Active Directory via LDAP and Kerberos for authentication and authorization
  • Experience in VBScript or PowerShell to develop complex automation scripts
  • 7 or more years hands on experience with Microsoft Active Directory and related technologies, preferably in an engineering (vs
  • 10 or more years hands on experience with Microsoft Active Directory and related 6 or more years of functional Engineering group experience technologies, preferably in an engineering (vs
  • Develop technical engineering solutions that solve business challenges and improve processes
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Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an active directory engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for active directory engineer
  • Provide data for regulatory compliance from Active Directory or support systems upon request
  • Oversees and maintains the security and reliability of the corporate forest while insuring the integrity of the AD schema
  • Primary person in charge of coordination for AD migration and integration activities
  • Interact with customers, service managers, and operational support teams to design, test, and deploy security and/or automation solutions to meet business needs
  • Leads the evaluation of technical requirements for projects to determine the impact to the infrastructure including equipment redundancy and capacity requirements
  • Exceptionally strong articulation and communication skills required for daily interactive with System Administrators
  • Ability to create Training Manuals, Presentation Decks using Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to read product documentation to conceptualize and implement solutions, build Domain Controllers and Member Servers to support Enterprise Solutions
  • Develop and maintain repeatable processes documents that govern the installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of identity authorization processes
  • Troubleshoot any and all problems that arise with any messaging production environment
Qualifications for active directory engineer
  • Experience with integration of applications with Active Directory via LDAP & Kerberos for authentication and authorization
  • At least 5 years of Active Directory technical experience that includes the operational support, design and implementation of large-scale, enterprise level solutions
  • Overarching broad and deep technical experience with Active Directory Security
  • Extensive experience and advanced knowledge in implementing Windows security concepts and policies, least–privilege design principles
  • Advanced PowerShell scripting experience and capabilities
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of Group Policy Objects (GPO’s), engineering, implementing and 3rd party management solutions thereof
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Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of active directory engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for active directory engineer
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory performance, authentication, and replication issues
  • Implementing low level delegation of access within Active Directory
  • Understanding of Active Directory security audit data points and best practices for security settings
  • Federated Identity Management, Azure ADFS, and third-party federated services
  • Participate in the performance of daily system checks
  • Primary focus will be on providing assistance and ownership of Directory Services migrations for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Applies new solutions through research and collaboration with team and determines course of action for new application initiatives
  • Oversee projects, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work
  • Infrastructure Health Monitoring
  • Support Ticket Resolution as part of a support rotation
Qualifications for active directory engineer
  • Experience providing operational 4th level support for large-scale enterprise level Active Directory environments
  • Experience performing large scale upgrades, migrations, transitions and consolidation of Active Directory domains and forests
  • Cross-forest or NT to AD migration experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Kerberos (Microsoft and MIT/Heimdal) and NTLM authentication
  • C# programming appreciation/knowledge/skills
  • Red Team assessment exposure and interaction
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Active Directory Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of active directory engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for active directory engineer
  • Create/Maintain and Enhance Team Processes and Documentation
  • Authentication Topology • Resolve Migration Issues
  • DDNS Management • Using Remote Access
  • Certificate Administration • Groups and GPO Management
  • Security Patches • Anti-Virus Management
  • Security Scans • Certificate Administration
  • Develop root-cause analysis strategies to determine improvement opportunities when failures occur
  • Contribute as lead and SME on incident research and resolution when appropriate, mentoring incident team member
  • Assists management in the definition of cross-platform information security and/or identify management policies and procedures senior contributor on departmental (IT Security) standard operating procedures, processes and guideline
  • Drive and participate in the collection and documentation of departmental knowledge artifacts
Qualifications for active directory engineer
  • Microsoft or 3rd party management and monitoring solutions
  • High level of directory services expertise including LDAP
  • Powershell scripting and Microsoft SCOM management tools
  • Position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Information Technology related discipline, such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Information Technology
  • Provide and maintain a robust and resilient infrastructure for DCMA's authorization and authentication requirements
  • Prepares Presentations / Reports and briefs Senior Level Management on system availability

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