Active Directory Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 3/22/2020

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Active Directory Security Engineer Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an Active Directory Security Engineer for an opportunity in Charlotte, NC. The Active Directroy Security Engineer, reporting to the Information Security Manager, is a member of the Enterprise Information Security Team and responsible for the implementation, configuration, operation, management and monitoring of Security solutions, including authentication and access, to ensure systems and networks are protected and support business goals of the company. The Information Security Engineer is required to identify, plan, execute, and report on continuous improvement activities related to Security solutions. Responsibilities include maintenance of Active Directory and related Identity and Authentication technologies, such as middleware and management tools.

Operational Activities:

  • Daily Administration of Directory Services and related identity and authentication technologies such as Dell/Quest suite, Office 365, Okta Federation (i.e. Domain Controller patching, pro-active monitoring, troubleshooting, backup and object/disaster recovery, DFS, upgrade, etc.)
  • Design, implement, administer, transition, support and improve Identity Management and Access Management technology (e.g. Multifactor Authentication, Federation, Cloud Integrations, Digital Certificates)
  • Process Level-2 and Level-3 escalation support cases (Incidents, Requests & Problems) to meet defined service targets and operational goals
  • Monitor, configure and tune Security Solutions to protect, detect and respond to information security risks and vulnerabilities

Business Activities:

  • Assist with development and enforcement of security policies, standards, procedures, SOP's, guidelines and best practices to support Risk Management/Security/Legal/IT teams and Business Units
  • Technically support internal/external auditing activities, security investigation and risk assessment, producing reports and monitoring systems to ensure they are compliant and meet performance and availability metrics within agreed SLAs
  • Assist with analysis and selection of Security Solutions

Initiatives & Continuous Improvement:

  • Actively participate in Security projects, including M&A migration and authentication integration of Enterprise applications
  • Continuously seek process improvement by implementing changes that meet project or operational requirements, following change management and mitigating the risk of service disruption
  • Author technical documents to define architecture, topology and configuration as well as processes, procedures and working instructions to effectively manage Security services and provide customers with reliable support
  • Expected Travel: Less than 10%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Technical and Operational knowledge of Active Directory and related MS technologies such as Kerberos/NTLM, DFS, DNS, PKI, LDAP and GPO
  • Proficient in managing Cloud Technologies such as Office 365, Azure AD Identity and SaaS Federation (Okta, SAML/OpenID Connect)
  • Good understanding of Active Directory Schema, OU design, AD replication topology and DC backup/restore procedures
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot Directory/Authentication problems, capability of escalating problems to external support centers or getting technical information from different sources or networking to get quicker problem resolution
  • Knowledge of access controls management and delegation principles and common security capabilities such as VPN, Firewalls and IDS/IPS
  • Customer-focus with a clear sense of urgencies and priorities. Embraces technological change while seeking to ensure that it is deployed in a secure manner
  • Prominent security conscious system design and administration, strictly following company and regulatory policies
  • Essential knowledge of MS SQL server, Exchange and Networking
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (Powershell is the preferred language)
  • Maintains a regimen of self-study to stay current on the latest security exploits, technologies and news in order to protect networks and systems from current and future attacks and exploits
  • Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, vulnerabilities and investigations
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes dictated by Business and IT dynamics

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT technical/IT Security, or related, field or the recognized equivalent in work experience or self-study
  • 7-10 years of global Active Directory Enterprise administration in a multi-site, multi-national environment.
  • Knowledge of Powershell Scripting and Group Policy (GPO) for Task Automation

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Microsoft Certification on Active Directory (MCSA, MCSE, MCITP:EA or higher)
  • Security Certification CISSP, ComptTIA Security+, GIAC
  • Experience on following technologies is a plus: Okta, Azure AD/Office 365, Quest/One Identity solutions (Active Role Server, Quest Reporter, Recovery Manager, Migration Manager, Identity Manager)

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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