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Active Directory L3 Engineer
Ref No.: 18-18363
Location: Raritan, New Jersey
Required Skills :
Active Directory, Migration/ Upgrade experience, Active Directory SME, Powershell Scripting

Basic Qualifications :

Job Description :
Apex Systems is currently seeking an Active Directory Engineer to join a growing team in Raritan, NJ
Position: Active Directory Engineer/ 857413
Duration: 1+ Year Extendable Contract
Location: Raritan, NJ
Required Experience:
4+ years of Enterprise Windows and Active Directory implementation Projects in complex global enterprises
4+ years of Active Directory Support and Windows Operations experience
3+ years working in an ITIL environment of formal Change Control and documentation processes
2+ years’ strong experience coordinating/progressing activities of IT infrastructure projects in global teams
Experience working and troubleshooting AD in Enterprise environments of both Windows and Non-Windows AD clients
Wide IT infrastructure background: Name Services, Networks, Firewalls, Servers, Email, Monitoring, Patching
Experience with Active Directory Backup and Recovery tools and processes
Technically hands-on but with an ability to organize and coordinate activities of other individuals and teams
Well organized, determined and tenacious; work-quality, task and time-line focused
Communicates with and influences others effectively, navigates obstacles, timely escalates issues
Builds mutual trust with colleagues and partners and effectively manages partner and customer expectations
Has some flexibility with working hours to accommodate global working across multiple time-zones
Responsibilities:
To support Development and Planning of AD Functional Level Upgrade
Working with Architect, planning and implementing AD Domain/Functional Level Upgrades
To support preparation and participate in implementation of Client-R and other AD changes ahead of AD Upgrade
Working with Architect, planning and implementing FRS to Client-R migration
Following up on partner work and other dependencies to ensure the implementation stays on track
To support Architect in the development and planning of AD upgrade
Communicating with Application Owners advance information about the AD Upgrade and its impact
Testing and documenting implementation and upgrade process in Lab and Staging environment
Testing automation/scripting used to streamline the build/deployment process
Acquiring data from production AD for capacity, connectivity and firewall change planning
Evaluating test protocols that will be used to verify production implementations
Liaising with the Project Management team to maintain a tight integration of the various workflows
Transitioning the Rollout Plan to AD Operations and themselves with it when Prepare phase is complete
To take a coordinating role in AD Ops Team for the eventual implementation of the AD upgrade
Liaising with and building trust of AD Operations Team, sharing with advance and detailed knowledge
Training AD Operations personnel on AD deployment methods
Preparing communication templates to inform End User IT and Application owners of project activities
Negotiating with End User IT/Site personnel to create, and keep on track, site implementation schedules