Senior Infrastructure Active Directory Engineer

Greenbelt, MD
Jul 14, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Full Time
General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Senior Infrastructure Active Directory Engineer with strong communication and technical skills that will support the Department of Commerce 2020 Decennial Census Systems of Systems hybrid cloud infrastructure and its applications.  The Senior Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for integration and implementation of the hybrid cloud infrastructure that will support the Census 2020 System of Systems. The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will develop internal team standards and processes as well as documentation for the design, implementation, operations, and accreditation of COTS infrastructure management solutions. The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will build and integrate new systems and assist in the migration of applications, COTS, GOTS, and FOSS products to a new physical datacenter and/ or cloud resources; providing technological recommendations of infrastructure solutions; implementing the solution(s) required to fulfill the system and solution level requirements; and for supporting development, integration, test and validation activities to prove system effectiveness, performance, and readiness during critical test events leading up to the 2020 survey.


Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following:

    The Engineer will provide overall Directory Services architectural expertise, engineering and operational support for the CLIENT environments. This position will have strong focus in the areas of directory services (Active Directory, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, LDAP, Kerberos, NTLM, and Group Policies) as well as the overall infrastructure stack (Windows Server, Unix/Linux, DNS).The Engineer will be well rounded and versed in all aspects of core infrastructure and best practicesContributes to the formulation and maintenance of an enterprise-wide baseline of operating systems and software for the implementation, operation, and maintenance of a platform-as-a-service for a hybrid cloud compute modelDefine evaluation criteria and questionnaires for assessment teams to determine a system or application’s current state in terms of interconnectivity, external dependencies, software stack, and other requirements as required to replicate the systemProvides input on the development of an Analysis of Alternatives for BCDR solution(s)Provides input on the development of design, implementation, operations, user guides, and training materialsPerforms training for engineering and operations staff as requiredPerforms integration of Operating System and COTS for custom in-house developed productsPerforms full integration of DevOps tools that support continuous integration and continuous delivery Provides input on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of IT systems, ensuring appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems. Provides responsive advice, counsel, education and service concerning IT issues and trends in the IT industryMaintains knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies, equipment and systems. Keeps current on laws, mandates, issues, practices and proceduresReviews and provides input to policies and standard operating proceduresPerforms other related duties as assignedWorks closely with vendors, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect and Enterprise Software Architect in designing and managing the CLIENT Directory Services Environment Participates as a Subject Matter Expert, SME, for design reviews, technology and tool selection. Reviews business solutions, design, test and implementation plans created by team and ensures adherence to standards and best practices. Establishes guidelines for production, staging, QA, and development environments.
 Required Skills:

    12 full-time years of experience; Prior consulting, Professional Services and/or Enterprise Experience preferredMust have advanced level knowledge of the concepts, practices and procedures of the field of specialization. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 3 or higher certification required or obtained within one (1) year of accepting positionMust be familiar with source and artifact control and configuration managementAdvanced vendor certifications preferredRelevant knowledge of current and emerging technologiesStrong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnelAbility to consistently meet and exceed expectations and incorporate customer service into all aspects of workProven judgment and problem solving skillsSolid time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads while consistently providing outstanding customer service Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skillsProficient in datacenter and cloud technologiesProficient in datacenter storage and network systemProficient in Enterprise Identify Management, DNS, and IPAM technologiesSME in Active Directory Architecture, Design, and Support SME in Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Architecture, Design, and Support SME with Windows Servers installation and configuration and deployment.SME with Cross domain validation scenarios, i.e. (Windows Trust Relationships) Expert with Kerberos, NTLM, and LDAP authentication protocols SME with Group Policy Architecture, Design, and Support Proficient in with Windows/Unix IntegrationProficient in implementing Directory and Host OS Security Best Practices and ConfigurationProficient in Linux and Windows datacenter server systemsProficient in developing standards, baselinesProficient in PowerShell, bash or other scripting languages Proficient in orchestration and workflow automation and developmentExperienced in supporting project teams in all phases of development the development lifecycleExperience in large scale migrations of projects, data, and persons to and from a commodity compute systemsProficient in determining the appropriate strategy for recoverability and continuity of business operations Organizational Skills: Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detailTeam Work: Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skillsProblem Solving: Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutionsResults oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task




    12+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.Master’s Degree preferred.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.