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Active Directory Architect
Ref No.: 18-16986
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/14/2018
Position Overview:
We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Cybersecurity & Digital Risk Management team to ensure secure application and infrastructure solutions in the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Single-Sign-on (SSO), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory (AD) and Azure space. This position will be responsible for setting strategies and standards for current and next generation authentication technologies, including cloud enablement, and federated authentication. Additional responsibilities include overseeing customer's AD environment and key AD management tools such as Active Roles Server (ARS)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Interface with business unit representatives to develop authentication/authorization requirements and identify opportunities to enable efficiencies
  • Work with business unit representatives to identify requirements of an ever-expanding mobile workforce and determine impacts on authentication/authorization and administration models. Develop solutions to address impacts
  • Development of infrastructure strategies and execute projects to enable global applications deployment either within public/private cloud or internal to customer.
  • Oversee Active Directory restructuring to support forest and domain consolidation and performance enhancements.
  • Plan, design, implement, and manage multiple concurrent infrastructure projects to support business and technical needs
  • Design and implement standards for business wide global IT infrastructure including cloud offerings and federated identity management
  • Develop and implement security standards and policies around CUSTOMER Active Directory and key management tools
  • Work with other organizational business units helping them implement compliant authentication systems
  • Provide guidance and direction to the organizational departments in helping to understand authentication and authorization methodologies

Accomplishments (in the first year)
  • Determine strategic direction for entitlement/permission reviews, definition of roles and responsibilities associated with AD, Azure AD, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and related technologies
  • Partner in planning and implementing our next gen IdM Platform

Required Experience/Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience in managing and delivering complex authentication environment in large multinational organizations
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years' experience in Active Directory
  • Expert level knowledge of Active Roles Server
  • Expert level knowledge of authentication technologies, i.e. Kerberos, SAML, NTLM
  • Ability to develop programs and scripts
  • Knowledgeable of complex technical environments
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities including the ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details and apply sound business knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able manage multiple competing priorities and deliver success Ability to multiple competing needs of senior stakeholders and resolve issues that arise
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as work collaboratively with teams, some of which may be geographically distributed
  • Initiative and ability to quickly acquire knowledge
  • Understanding of basic project management principles