AD engineer/Admin in Charlotte, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  799039


Position type: Contract-to-Hire with minimum 6 months on contract, then desire to convert the right person based on performance.


These efforts include:

  • Planning, requirements gathering, specification, design and the implementation of global Active Directory and Azure Active Directory solutions
  • Ensuring optimization, performance, and patching of the hardware and virtual infrastructure.
  • Monitoring the Service Desk system.
  • Responding and managing service issues and problems.
  • Awareness and compliance to policy and guidelines.
  • Reporting any breaches in information security or policies.
  • Contribute to, produce and maintain processes, procedures, operational and architectural documentation.
  • Change Control - Ensure compliance with processes and adherence to standards and documentation.
  • Assisting in training new staff in technical processes and procedures.


Experience and skillsets required

  • Excellent knowledge of Azure Active Directory
  • Excellent knowledge of enabling applications for Azure SSO and multi factor authentication
  • Knowledge of Microsoft AD Integration with Microsoft O365 Cloud/Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory 2012R2/2016, including DHCP, DFS, DNS and WINS
  • Excellent knowledge of federated identity systems (Microsoft ADFS)
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016 Operating systems
  • Working knowledge of scripting technologies (Powershell and Jscript) preferred
  • Good understanding of the ITIL frameworks along with incident, problem and change management processes and procedures
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, including troubleshooting and debugging Active Directory technologies as well as troubleshooting network connectivity issues as they pertain to authentication, authorization, and DNS.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to overcome obstacles to achieve personal, organizational, and company goals
  • Good analytical skills and Project Management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; ability to effectively explain complex technical concepts
  • Sensitivity and cultural awareness is essential as the role will involve contact with a variety of people worldwide
  • Experience working within a multinational firm
  • Discipline and experience in recognizing and handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail is essential
  • Essential to produce quality work, adopt standards and adhere to those standards
  • Must be able to think out of the box. The ability to troubleshoot non-standard issues/undocumented issues, to look at the big picture and see how a problem fits in and determine a solution that fits within the existing framework is essential


Education: Bachelor-level degree in engineering, information technology, computer science, or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications 

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of extensive and applied experience with Active Directory and Group Policy Object management; including design, configuration, and deployment.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with supporting various authentication protocols (Kerberos, SAML, OAUTH, LDAP, etc.)


Other Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certifications Desirable









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