Reporting to the Manager, Application Development in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) group, the Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for the leading the architecture, design, development, and on-going support of our centralized Active Directory environment. This technology supports authentication and person information for a broad range of applications and systems that include Windows Server 2008, 2012, Active Directory, and Exchange.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Leads the architecture, design and maintenance of Microsoft Active Directory. - Implements moderate/complex group policies and oversees the integration of Active Directory with MIT Kerberos. - Installs moderate/complex impact upgrades, patches and fixes to moderate/high impact environments and customers with high visibility. - Monitors automated reports and/or responds to alerts for multiple hardware/software system issues. - Assembles trend reports and monitors for utilization levels. - Assesses and recommends maintenance and/or hardware/software solutions for system reliability and effectiveness. - Fields calls from the service desk, end users, developers, and operations staff regarding availability, performance or functionality problems. - Performs diagnosis and resolution of moderately complex hardware/software issues. - Designs processes to eliminate moderately complex and possibly systemic problems. - Partners with external vendors and CUIT staff.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Works with vendors directly on customization and implementation work. - Contributes to the defining of hardware and software configurations to address University needs. - Consults to key customers and senior management on project design and development scope. - Assists customer organizations with planning and implementing complex configurations. - Identifies and documents infrastructure configuration requirements. - Maintains good relationships with peer technical groups and other support groups. - Provides project management and technical consulting on moderately complex projects. - Available for on call rotation for after-hours and weekend work. - All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. - Minimum 5-7 years' related experience.
- Architecture and design experience with Active Directory. - Strong knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Windows Server systems design, development, maintenance techniques and processes. - Broad knowledge of information technologies. - Excellent written and verbal communication Skills. - Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. - Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise. - Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects. - Ability to be precise and attentive to detail is essential. - Ability to work with minimal supervision. - Weekend and off-hour work may be necessary on occasion.
- 6+ years related experience. - Knowledge of MIT Kerberos and/or Microsoft Kerberos. - Strong knowledge of and experience with PowerShell and/or Perl scripting language.
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