Mar 15, 2019

Senior Directory Services Consultant

  • vTech Solution Inc.
  • Walter Washington Way, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Full time Consultant Engineering Management

Job Description

Short Description:

Seeking a Senior Directory Services Consultant with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, Active Directory Federation & Active Directory Lightweight Directory, LDAP, Azure Active Directory, Identity, Access Management & PowerShell scripting


Complete Description:

Senior Directory Services Consultant position requires in-depth knowledge of Microsoft-based infrastructure design and development, directory services best-practices and advanced knowledge of systems engineering, operations and management. The consultant should have architect level experience planning, documenting, installing, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting high-availability Active Directory (AD-DS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD-FS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD-LDS), LDAP, Azure Active Directory, Identity and Access Management (IAM) platforms, Enterprise and/or cloud solutions, as well as 3rd party application integration. This role requires an in-depth knowledge of O365, Azure, Active Directory, Windows server 2008, 2012, 2016 and LDAP integration Active Directory for Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016. Knowledge of Directory Services Management overlay platforms, as well as PowerShell scripting is a must.


Detailed Responsibilities Include:

• Enterprise Active Directory Engineering and Operations

• Troubleshooting any Active Directory Replication and Federation Issues

• Enterprise Active Directory Domain Name System (DNS) Engineering and Operations

• Enterprise Active Directory Federation Services (AD-FS) Engineering and Operations

• Enterprise Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD-LDS) Engineering and Operations

• Integrating COTS, Cloud, and in-house developed applications with AD-FS and AD-LDS

• Develop and maintain documentation for integrating applications with OCTO’s various directory services / authorization and authentication platforms

• Develop OCTO’s directory services security best practices and keep up to date based on newly released STIGs and NIST security guidelines

• Support the AD consolidation project, which consists of migrating multiple child domains and disparate AD forests into the Enterprise Active Directory Forest

• Install, configure, and maintain Active Directory and third party migration products for the duration of the project

• Deploy, configure and support unified management solutions such as CayoSoft Administrator and Quest ActiveRoles

• Develop and maintain Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

• Responsible for monitoring and resolving Service Desk escalated incidents and problem tickets related to Active Directory issues.

• Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Microsoft infrastructure with focus on Enterprise Directory Services

• Support all aspects of the Enterprise Directory Services ensuring security, federation and identity compliance

• Monitor performance levels of the various enterprise Directory Services products, and assist in proper capacity planning and management

• Develop and enhance PowerShell scripts as needed


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience


Skill Set Required-

• Technical experience with MS Active Directory

• SME experience with Active Directory (including Federated Services, and Enterprise Group Policy Management) &Microsoft Identity Management platform

• Expert knowledge of AD-DS, AD-FS, AD-LDS, AD-DNS

• Expert knowledge of Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Azure Active Directory Connect (AADC)

• Expert knowledge of PowerShell Scripting

• Hands on experience with integrating applications with AD-FS and AD-LDS, as well as SSO deployments

• Hands on experience with SAML integration

• Technical experience managing Identity Management platforms providing Identity Management within an enterprise environment

• Hands-on deploying and supporting Multi factor authentication in the enterprise

• Hands-on experience deploying, configuring and supporting unified management solutions such as CayoSoft Administrator or Quest ActiveRoles

• Hands-on experience deploying, configuring and supporting Identity and Access Management (IAM) platforms

• Ability to manage own delivery with challenging targets and solve problems with limited guidance

• Ability to multi-task and communicate project milestones and status, executing projects from concept to completion

• 10+ yrs as an Enterprise Architect


Bachelor's Degree


Senior Level (8 + years)

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