Active Directory Systems Architect

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Negotiable
  • Contract


Active Directory Systems Architect
12 month daily rate contract


  • To work with the technical and functional staff to analyse requirements and develop enhancements within the AD/ADCS environment.
  • To ensure the ongoing stability and overall health of the Active Directory environments (including Azure AD).
  • To develop custom reports as required.
  • Conduct analysis of existing solutions/processes document any gaps, and redesign (if necessary).
  • Design and build a test/development sandbox environment.
  • Troubleshooting application/solution issues and problem analysis, technical investigation, and resolution of support queries and escalations.
  • To maintain, upgrade and patch the AD environments, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum performance and stability in line with best practices.
  • Resource and Capacity Planning.
  • To review and advise on restructuring of existing group policy objects
  • 1Perform planning and clean-up of redundant AD objects (Users, Groups, Computer objects)
  • To advise on and implement OS Hardening as required
  • To advise on and desktop security best practices, specifically in a Windows 10 context
  • To assess and provide advice on the restriction of local and domain wide rights and permissions
  • Documentation of critical AD tasks.
  • Support the Identity team and other colleagues through mentoring, documentation, coaching and knowledge sharing, with a focus on continuous improvement and service delivery
  • To review and advise on Azure Identity Management and Governance.
  • To provide advice and guidance on the implementation of Privileged Access Management (PAM)/Just in Time Admin (JITA)/Just Enough Admin (JEA)


Technical Knowledge of:

  • Designing, administering, and maintaining Active Directory, installation, and upgrades (DC and schema upgrades), and OS level patching.
  • Group Policy Administration.
  • Active Directory Backup/Restore, from object level restore to full DR recovery
  • AD Security including hardening Servers/Workstations using MS Baselines via Group Policy (e.g. Deploying AppLocker)
  • AD PowerShell scripting
  • Azure AD Administration
  • Advanced security methodologies (PAM/JITA/JEA)


Experience with the following associated technologies

  • Active Directory Federated Services
  • Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis within Active Directory environments


The Candidate must have the following qualification


  • MCSE Microsoft Professional Certification in an AD related discipline,



  • Equivalent MS approved certification

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    • Sabeoxx17289
    • Dublin City Centre
    • Negotiable
    • Contract
    • 22nd of July
    • IT
    Amita Betgerikar

    Amita Betgerikar