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Active Directory Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2316786
Location: BELTSVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


This position is in support of the Department of State (DoS) as a part of the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract. 

The candidate will be responsible to support the on-premise and cloud based authentication applications and other services securing the DoS IT infrastructure.  Experience with Azure Connect Health and configuring Conditional Access Policies to meet the system owner’s business requirements are preferred.

This role requires an in-depth knowledge of the Active Directory, DNS, SCOM\SCCM, group policy and a proficiency in PowerShell scripting. The candidate must have demonstrated prior and active experience in managing Active Directory including diagnosing complex replication, group policy, and multi domain issues. The candidate will support the continuing goal of incorporating these innovative technologies into the Department’s equipment modernization program.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, someone who can work independently, and will be flexible in a fast-paced environment.

The position may allow some temporary hybrid remote work due to Covid-19.  Position may be called back onsite at any time at the customer's request.

Description of Duties

  • Active Directory liaison with the other project teams.
  • Participate with other engineering groups to implement and support a new directory related services.
  • Lead and Participate in Technical meetings.
  • Ensure Line and services manager are made aware of potential system problems or customer issues to avoid surprising management personnel.
  • Create AD test plans, technical specifications, work instructions, and white papers as required.
  • Communicate regularly to Government leads regarding project activities and status.
  • Onboard the application in Azure AD.
  • Help application owners to create service principal name (SPN) if it is not already configured.
  • Create Kerberos Constrain Delegation (KCD) for single sign-on (SSO).
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory Domain controllers across the Department.
  • Configure, manage, add, delete, change user/groups/computers in Azure AD and AD.
  • Create DNS records.
  • Perform rebuilds and new builds of Windows servers and service.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ year’s recent system engineering experience. Additional training and experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Proficiency authoring PowerShell scripts for task automation.
  • A Strong understanding of DNS Management.
  • Strong understanding and practical experience with AD Group Policies.
  • Foundational to advance proficiency with SCOM and SCCM.

Required Clearance

  • US Citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Ability to obtain interim secret clearance prior to starting work.

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes

  • Microsoft MSCE certification.
  • Familiarity with DoS processes.
  • Microsoft and/or networking certifications.
  • ITIL v4 Foundation concepts within the workplace.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills.
  • Strong writing skills.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.


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