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Active Directory (AD) Operations System Administrator





SAIC is looking for an IT Systems AD Operations System Administrator to work in an enterprise Active Directory environment providing 24x7 operational support within a large AD infrastructure supporting NASA in Huntsville, AL.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily operational tasks, performed under the Operations Lead guidance, include items such as creating/maintaining Organizational Units (OU’s), Schema Changes, Domain wide Group Policy Objects (GPO) changes, AD Federation Services (ADFS) integration, Domain Name System (DNS), user submitted incidents, along with providing troubleshooting support of AD integrated application managed by other organizations such as Exchange, Skype, OneDrive, SharePoint, or Office 365, etc., that are required to ensure that the AD services are available 24x7. 
  • Supporting domain controllers running Windows Server 2016 within a large diverse enterprise environment. 
  • Knowledge of the NASA’s IT infrastructure along combined with troubleshooting skills within a complex IT infrastructure. 
  • Present complex technical details to a large diverse stakeholder community, such as documenting and presenting new configuration changes to a change control board (CCB). 
  • Analyzing business requirements and translating them into technology solutions by working with the AD Operations Lead and the AD engineering group.


Preferred Technical Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with design and supporting enterprise services, such as large AD environments.

  • Extensive experience with infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards; networking fundamentals; Windows; Physical Server architecture; Storage; Virtualization Technologies (e.g. Hypervisor) and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies.

  • Knowledge of NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA), Group Policy Administrator (GPA), Change Guardian for Active Directory, and Sentinel are preferable.

  • Develops, documents, and enforces the standards, security procedures, and controls for access to ensure integrity of the Windows Server Operating Systems, Active Directory, and related systems.

  • Knowledge of server virtualization technologies, preferably Microsoft Hypervisor technologies.




Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience; years of experience can be used in lieu of degree.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to translate technical issues into understandable business language for end users
  • Desired experience working in a fast paced environment with a career track record of engineering, developing, deploying, and maintaining business critical systems in the area of technical expertise including hands on solution development and implementation experience
  • Team Player with strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The role requires interaction with different teams across the NASA Agency
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with a “can do” attitude capable of overcoming difficult challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and follow through on projects to completion
  • Able to work within a support team with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Effective verbal, written communication and technical writing skills
  • Ability to engage and escalate to the vendor for difficult or impactful issues
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to provide rotating on-call support
  • Continuous desire to learn new technologies and recommend improvements
  • Listening and negotiation skills
  • Leadership skills

Clearance:  Ability to obtain a NASA Public Trust background investigation is required 

Desired Qualifications


Desired Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
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