Active Directory Architect - Century City, California | STAND 8

Active Directory Architect
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Active Directory Architect
Date Posted:  9/20/2021
Job ID:  Job #3761
Employment Type: Contract
Location: Century CityCalifornia
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We are hiring for a hands-on Active Directory Architect for a cutting edge media entertainment company. Be prepared to make an immediate impact, join a collaborative, fast-paced, cross-functional team, and gain exposure to strategic decision-makers! this could be a great opportunity for you!

STAND 8 provides end to end IT solutions to enterprise partners across the United States and with offices in LA, Arizona, Tempe, New York and more.


  • You will create a new AD infrastructure for several thousand users.
  • Architect, deploy, secure, and administer multiple Active Directories and AD services.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with Active Directory.
  • Able to solve AD issues and also troubleshoot connectivity issues with AD.
  • Integrate applications, network devices and systems with AD for authentication and directory services.
  • Experiencing with Okta IDP and Directory Integrations.
  • Experience supporting Okta Identity Access Management solutions.
  • Experience supporting LDAP, SSO, SAML, or WS Federation.
  • Collaborate with other teams within IAM and provide solution and support for AD & Windows Server technologies.
  • Develop security standards for Active Directory and related technologies.
  • Maintain software and OS levels to the latest standards.
  • Monitor the infrastructure to make sure availability and performance SLAs are met.
  • Monitor and maintain tools used for Monitoring, Auditing, Reporting and Backup.
  • Partner with Architects, Engineers and Operations individuals across a variety of services and infrastructure organizations to resolve issues, provide technical feedback, and to contribute to the overall architecture direction.
  • Analyze and isolate problems and issues while leading problem bridges while being available for 3rd level on call support when needed.
  • Enhance and improve existing infrastructure through automation and reporting.
  • Collaborate effectively with a team, utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Successfully deliver projects, meet project milestones, and communicate issues/risks appropriately.
  • Develop and document policies, procedures, and associated training plans for systems administration and operations teams.
  • Take handoff of problems from SME leads and work them independently to root cause.
  • Own Root Cause Analysis and Problem Management for corporate Identity Management environment.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for domain technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps.
  • Improve existing processes through solutions to recurring problems and enhancements to existing solutions or documentation.


  • 10+ years of hands on experience designing, architecting and managing complex multi-forest and multi-domain Active Directory
  • Strong technical knowledge of LDAP, Authentication, Kerberos, DNS and windows security in general
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows server OS
  • Experience with Windows and Mac Desktop Operating Systems
  • Must have deep and thorough understanding of monitoring best practices, preferably with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM)
  • Experience troubleshooting AD, Kerberos, LDAP application connectivity issues
  • Experience with Wireshark or Network Monitor or similar tools
  • Thorough understanding of Windows Server Security (IPSec, NTLM, UAC, Windows Firewalls, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of PKI technologies
  • Good PowerShell scripting skills
  • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information
  • Excellent client service delivery with a focus on the end user experience
  • Experience with VMware enterprise infrastructure


  • Experience with Quest AD tools (ARS, Change Auditor, and RMAD)
  • Experience with Active Directory Trusts and Domain migrations.
  • Good understanding of MDM and MFA
  • Strong technical knowledge of ADFS, Azure AD/AWS, AD Connect and Federation