Job Description - Active Directory Administrator
An Active Directory Administrator provides support, implementation, and design services for Microsoft Active Directory and Windows-based systems across the enterprise, including directory and file server solutions. Resolves and appropriately completes assigned cases and change requests and acts as an escalation for support issues. Applies new solutions through research and collaboration with team and determines course of action for new application initiatives. Implements new software solutions as required by the business. 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.
This role requires an in-depth knowledge of Active Directory, File service, Federation, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016, Windows security, ADFS Proxy, Distributed File System, Certificate Service, Windows cluster and related technology.
Produce enterprise-level designs for Active Directory and Windows File Service to the users.
Identify opportunities to innovate, extend and enhance service delivery everywhere possible.
Own Root Cause Analysis and Problem Management for corporate Identity Management environment.
Serves as escalation point for application support and troubleshooting, provides guidance and direction in resolution of escalated issues and/or complex production, application or system problems.
User, OU, and other AD resource maintenance as per the IT policies.
Serves as the first line of escalation support for domain technology.
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all Active Directory related servers and resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
Install, configure, and maintain Active Directory and third-party software utilities for hardware systems within company operational guidelines.
Create and maintain system documentation for domain technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps.
Improve existing processes through solutions to recurring problems and enhancements to existing solutions or documentation.
Provide training as required.
B.S. degree in a computer science, information technology, computer related discipline or 4 years IT work experience in a global information technology infrastructure environment.
Experience working with Microsoft Identity technologies including Active Directory, Windows File Services, and Group Policies.
Expert knowledge in administering Active Directory (AD) and GPOs.
Expert knowledge of AD, ADFS, PKI in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016.
Expert knowledge of DNS, DHCP, DFS, in a Windows 2012/Windows 2012 R2/Windows 2016 landscape.
Deep knowledge of PowerShell and scripting.
Knowledge of Microsoft Exchange and WSUS are preferable.
Must have deep and thorough understanding of software distribution, preferably with Microsoft System Configuration Manager (SCCM) understanding and experience.
Extensive experience with infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards; networking fundamentals; Windows; Physical Server architecture; Virtualization Technologies (e.g. Hyper-V) and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies.
Develops, documents, and enforces the standards, security procedures, and controls for access to ensure integrity of the Windows Systems, Active Directory, and related systems.
Minimum 4 years overall IT experience with 3-4 years of experience working with Microsoft Identity technologies including Active Directory, Windows File Services, and Group Policies.
Must show a progressive advancement in responsibility including deep troubleshooting technical skills.
Must have an understanding of how to identify and instill industry best practices.
Ability to translate technical issues into understandable business language for end users.
Desired experience working in a fast-paced IT environment with a career track record of engineering, developing, deploying, and maintaining business critical systems in technical expertise including hands on solution development and implementation experience.
Team Player with communication, organizational, and strong interpersonal skills. The role requires significant interaction with many different teams across the globe.
Must be able to work in a team environment with a can do attitude capable of overcoming difficult challenges.
Self-motivated, with keen attention to detail and excellent judgment skills.
Ability to establish new standards for quality, performance or productivity.
Must have excellent writing and communication skills, strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and 3rd parties.
Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.