Senior Active Directory Engineer

Fairfax USA-MA-Westwood, VA
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Full Time
The Senior Active Directory Engineer is a subject matter expert that has responsibility for the design, configuration, and maintenance of Active Directory and Windows Server environment.
Specific responsibilities include:

o Proven expertise in designing and architecting domain consolidation projects.
o Design and architect Active Directory Infrastructures, including design and implementation of Group Policy, domain consolidation for multiple large scale organizations.
o Utilize logical problem solving to find creative solutions to problems in the environment on a broad scale
o Solid Quest Active Roles Server experience or other Identity Management experience.
o Plan and execute Active Directory Domain level upgrades
o Support integration and authentication projects for 3rd party vendor solutions, SSO, cloud hosting
o Plan and design Group Policy Objects as requested to ensure compliance of company policies for servers and user end-point devices.
o Troubleshoot and resolve Active Directory, GPO, Kerberos, Active Directory Federated Services, Forefront Identity Manager and other password/identity management systems.
o Assist in management and support of internal and external DNS systems. Assist in management and support of internal DHCP architecture and scoping.
o Work with stakeholders and other technical teams to collect business and technical requirements and design / deliver enterprise level solutions
o Create and update technical documentation of operating procedures as needed
o Maintain standards for installation of infrastructure software / hardware installations.
o Serve as a technical expert for tier 1 and tier 2 support groups
o Oversee the architecture and design of the global backup and recovery of Active Directory.
o Collaborate and communicates with architects with internal departments and vendor partners.
o Own and lead discussions in business and technical information technology solution implementations, upgrades, enhancement and conversions. Recommends solutions as appropriate.
o Support IT goals and objectives including measures and projects.
o Provide problem solving leadership based on experience with the technology.
o Act as a member of the Windows Active Directory Domain Administrator Support Team in providing timely and efficient support to assigned operations; coordinate day-to-day operations, apply security patches/fixes and anti-virus updates as released by software manufacturers and anti-virus vendors, create and implement domain level security policies such as authentication mechanisms, password policies and rules, IPSEC policies etc., review domain level rights and privileges and perform changes to the same as appropriate, and maintenance in a critical enterprise-class servers.
o Collaborate in assessing current and expected Windows infrastructure needs, configuration, maintenance, optimization and documentation of Windows infrastructure.
o Follow and apply configuration and security standards and policies within a defined Change Management process.
o Assist with implementing solutions for hardware and software. Implement common preventive maintenance practices for hardware and software.
o Ensure that system improvements and changes are implemented correctly and completely, and monitor all effects of the modifications.
o Manage a large, complex site or networks
o Works under general direction from senior management.
o Establish/recommend policies on system use and services.
o Perform common administrative tasks.
o Provide after hours and on-call support as part of a rotation.
o Support of a distributed MS Windows-based network.

Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.


Certifications:  Requires MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008

Qualifications 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.



o Must possess proven experience working with a large enterprise distributed computing environment. These experiences should include:
o Directory Services Infrastructure architect/design/support as represented above, a strong understanding of architecting and configuring Microsoft Windows OS technology including AD Forests, Domains, Trusts, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy and Organizational Units. 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.