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Active Directory Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Computing
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105998
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2) / Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)
Date Posted: August 27 2019

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Active Directory Engineer.  You will design, implement and support enterprise-wide Active Directory and supporting systems.  This position is in the Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD) within the Computing Directorate, in support of the Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) Program.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Design, implement and support Microsoft Active Directory environments.
- Recommend, justify, and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology.
- Design and deliver creative solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner while collaborating within a diverse group.
- Create and manage processes, systems, and tools exercising a high degree of responsibility .
- Design, implement, deploy, and maintain hardware server systems to support enterprise applications.
- Ensure service level agreements are met and highest levels of service reliability are maintained.
- Drive scripting and automation to develop solutions to common problems and reduce operational overhead.
- Support critical systems off-hours as needed and part of a regular 24/7 on-call rotation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Manage multiple complex parallel tasks and priorities of customers and stakeholders, ensuring deadlines are met, while leveraging team member skills.
- Develop tools and procedures to improve monitoring infrastructures services and automate various complex tasks.
- Lead and mentor junior administrators in best practices and procedures.

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory in a large-scale enterprise setting.
- Broad experience architecting and administering highly redundant and fault tolerant enterprise Windows server environments including deployment, patching, monitoring, backup and repairing.
- Ability to work in a dynamic, technical team environment with competing priorities, tight deadlines and high pressure associated with operating a critical, complex system.
- Broad knowledge using PowerShell to administer Microsoft systems and services.
- Proficient written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact with all levels of management and staff as well as outside vendors, contractors, service providers and consultants.
- Ability to maintain a professional manner and remain calm under pressure.
- Ability to work off-hours and on-call and to respond to service alerts from various monitoring systems (intermittently, either as-needed or as part of a rotation) and ability to secure and maintain a Q-level security clearance.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Significant knowledge of and experience with PowerShell scripting and/or C# development.
- Advanced ability to provide innovative approaches and apply new technologies to tasks and projects that may not be well defined.
- Advanced analytical and complex problem-solving skills.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with Microsoft Identity Manager.
- Significant experience with Azure AD, Azure tenant, Office 365 or Exchange Online.


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.