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Active Directory Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a dedication to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

We are in search of an Active Directory Systems Engineer to join our task force with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program which provides Information Technology Service to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability. The successful candidate will provide direct support to HUD enterprise network systems and manage Linux server infrastructure solutions across multiple solution areas within the environment.
This is a remote position. The desired candidate should have a track record of working effectively within a team, as well as experience supporting peers toward improved processes and results. Strong oral and communication skills are required.

Primary Tasks:

  • Provides assistance implementing, troubleshooting, and maintaining of identity management systems. Rapidly distinguish isolated user problems from enterprise-wide application/system problems and provide recommended solutions.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to collect data, conduct enquiry, develop, and implement solutions associated with incident tickets and requirements.

  • Develop, test and document solutions to complex identity management technical issues.

  • Build and deploy Domain Controllers and other identity management servers through remote means at customer sites utilizing approved installation procedures.

  • Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.

  • Mentor junior team members.

  • Update triage, troubleshooting, and maintenance documentation for 24/7/365 enterprise watch personnel.

  • Support operations across multiple geographic locations and networks.

  • Develop solutions to complex technical issues.

  • Configure and maintain complex Active Directory forests and domains across a complex network with thousands of users and Active Directory objects

  • Create advanced monitoring strategies for monitoring and reporting health of Active Directory components

  • Continually monitor environment to ensure best practices and Federal guidelines are being followed

  • Monitoring, backup, and restoration procedures for Active Directory

  • Analysis, design, capacity planning and implementation of Active Directory Security

  • Conducts complex troubleshooting and repair tasks on Active Directory, Windows Server 2008-2019, Domain Controllers, user authentication and other operational systems as needed

  • Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients

  • Develop and produce documentation, SOPs, reports, and presentation slide decks

  • Speaks effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences (both contractor and federal government employees)

  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with government customer

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Extensive experience as primary engineer for Microsoft Active Directory on-premises

  • Expert level troubleshooting skills with Active Directory Infrastructure, Azure AD, Group Policies, DNS, PKI, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows Servers Server 2008-2019, and Windows 10

  • Administration of organizational units (OU) and server/user security through group policies, administration of domain global groups and local groups, domain user accounts, overall AD forest and domain optimization.

  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on complex topologies and interdependencies across a wide range of technologies, most specifically: 2012 or later forest/domains and complex group policy architecture and administration

  • Experience automating routine tasks via PowerShell

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Experience working on goals and plans with team to meet project objectives

  • Track record of working effectively within a team, and support to peers toward improved processes and results

  • Experience with PowerShell commands and scripting/automation

  • Experience with Identity Management technologies including the following: Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Azure Active Directory/Azure Active Directory Connect (AADC), Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS), ADFS Web Application Proxy (WAP), Quest Active Roles Server (ARS)

  • LDAP Border Directory Systems

  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

  • Radiant Logic

  • VDS


  • Secure Token Authentication Services/PKI Integration

  • Experience with server patch management methodologies

  • Experience mentoring and training junior personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) level experience in one or more Microsoft back office technologies (SQL Server, IIS, Exchange Server, etc).

  • Master’s Degree in an Information Technology Discipline.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, and/or Active Directory certifications.

  • Advanced knowledge of and design experience with Windows Active Directory architectures, and experience migrating objects and services between disparate forests/domains.

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows scripting technologies (Windows PowerShell).

  • Project Management principles.

  • Enterprise IT ticketing systems.

  • VMware virtual environments.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.