Sr. Active Directory Administrator 443345 - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 443345
Department: IT Enterprise Applications
Job Summary/Basic Function: Position Summary: The Active Directory Administrator provides day to day Active Directory and Windows systems support. The administrator will implement and maintain system policies that apply to services, computers, and servers for ensuring the security of technology environment. Administration includes, but is not limited to, planning, designing, and maintaining the Active Directory infrastructure including group policies, Azure integration, and domain management.
Reports to: Technical Application Manager
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees and ensures that identity and access management infrastructure is running optimally and effectively.
Maintains knowledge of Microsoft product roadmap. Plans, develops, and integrates MS AD roadmap into enterprise architecture.
Provides support and maintenance for Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
Utilizes automation tools and techniques, such as PowerShell, to streamline identity and access procedures.
Manages Active Directory including backups, recovery, database optimization, snapshots, and configuration.
Creates and configures Service Accounts, creates and configures Group Managed Service Accounts, configures Kerberos delegation, manages Service Principal Names (SPNs).
Automates the creation of Active Directory accounts; creates, copies, configures, and deletes users and computers; configures templates; performs bulk Active Directory operations; configures user rights; offline domain join; manages inactive and disabled accounts.
Manages and configures Group Policy including creating, copying, configuring, and deleting groups and OUs.
Serves as a point of contact for technical identity issues and general governance of the use of the organization's identity infrastructure.
Participates in ongoing and new IT and business partner initiatives requiring identity and access management solutions.
Fosters close working relationships with staff and management to ensure the secure architecture and operations for applications and infrastructure.
Creates work plans, test plans and coordinates testing activities. Documents process diagrams, data flow diagrams, flow charts, data maps and data dictionaries, as appropriate. Creates documentation and check lists for internal processes. Updates operations and user documentation as needed.
Adhere to published standards and procedures, such as naming conventions, migration processes, upgrade processes, change management procedures and all State, system and local policies and procedures.
Provide before, after hours and weekend support for migrations, updates, fixes and issues, as needed.
Work closely with the Service Desk to provide excellent customer service and support.
Update tickets and review periodically to determine trends demanding improvement.
Participates in a planned program of professional development - keep abreast of new technologies and make recommendations on how these may be utilized within the organization.
Attend technical training, workshops, seminars, meetings and other trainings, as required.
Contribute ideas and suggestions in team discussions
Prepare regular status reports for manager
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications and Experience:
Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in computer science, management information technology, computer technology, information technology, or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible information technology experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required: Understanding of DNS, roles, Authoritative vs Recursive servers, record types, zones, zone transfers, etc. Experience with core Active Directory Infrastructure. Experience creating and securing Group Policy. Experience with Active Directory administration / automation through PowerShell. Experience with, and thorough understanding of ADFS. PKI operational experiences (user certificates, auto-enrollment) Familiarity with SCCM, SCOM, automation tools like Chef and/or Puppet Understanding of Identity Governance principles particularly provision service providers (PSP). Familiarity with AD security concepts including privileged access workstations (PAW), AD tier models. Experience in AD best practices Understanding of Active Directory integration with Office 365 & Microsoft Azure. Working knowledge of various office related software such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project. Analytical and troubleshooting skills. Customer service skills. Organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Must be able to work with and communication with people of various knowledge levels from the very technical to the casual user. Ability to set priorities and follow project schedules. Ability to develop and manage a project.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have: Relevant Microsoft Certifications preferred. Experience with Identity Lifecycle Management and user provisioning/de-provisioning. Experience with Directory service implementation and integration for identity data consumption by applications and systems. Experience with Azure AD and Office 365. Experience with Multi Factor Authentication such as Duo security integration into the authentication, authorization, and single sign on process for applications and systems. Demonstrated ability to think objectively and creatively, focusing not only on details, but accurately comprehending larger issues and being able to accurately and clearly communicate the relation between both. Demonstrated ability to analyze applicability and fit-gap of 3rd party products, upgrades and maintenance releases against business requirements. Experience developing and documenting processes.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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