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Sr Active Directory Engineer

Job ID: 2314614
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


The Senior Directory Engineer provides support, implementation, and design services for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and Certificate Services, Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), across the enterprise.  Resolves and appropriately completes assigned tasks 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.

Top Qualifications, Skills, Experience or Certifications: 

  • Enterprise-level support for PKI, AD, and ADFS for global initiatives following those through to implementation via collaboration with project and support teams.
  • Identify opportunities to innovate, extend and enhance service delivery everywhere possible.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis and Problem Management for directory services 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.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Install, configure, and maintain Microsoft 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 

Job Role Specific Requirements:

   Core responsibilities and duties; highlight day-to-day activities:

  • Windows Certificates Services Management [expert-level]
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), SAML, SSO [expert-level]
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), PIV cards, Smart Cards [expert-level]
  • Active Directory architecture and management [expert-level]
  • Expert knowledge in creating, administering, and troubleshooting Group Policies (GPOs) [expert-level]
  • Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Connect [mid-level]
  • Azure AD Single Sign-on (SSO) federated authentication and enterprise application [mid-level]
  • Distributed File System including both DFS-N, and DFS-R [expert-level]
  • Windows Server Operating Systems (2012 R2 to 2022) [mid-level]
  • Develops security standards and controls per DISA STIGS and CISA requirements [mid-level]
  • VMware vSphere and Hyper-V Virtualization [mid-level]
  • Scripting Experience: PowerShell and VBScript [mid-level]
  • Windows Failover Clustering [mid-level]
  • Windows file shares and security administration [mid-level]
  • Windows Failover Clustering [mid-level]


Education and Certifications:

  • 7+ years IT work experience in a global information technology infrastructure environment 

Note: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder who has resided in the U.S. for at least 3 years and the ability to obtain a public trust

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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