Lead Technologist, Directory Services

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Job Title: Lead Technologist, Directory Services (No third parties please)
Location: North Jersey
Job Type: Contract to hire
Contact Info: Stuart Schwartz - - 201-786-2425

Primary Purpose:
Looking a leader who will provide subject matter expertise, coaching, and mentoring to the team across Active Directory Services.
The Technologist of Directory Services is a true technical leader that inspires creativity, innovation and technical leadership to the team.
A technical leader focused on the execution component that is agile and understands how to map the business needs to viable technology solutions and achieve desired results.
A technical leader and subject matter expert in identity management and authentication technologies, directory services, and their implementation in large scale environment.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to:
Collaborate across IT and Infrastructure Technical Services to assess technical needs and determine requirements. Assemble and unite various IT groups around an aligned project strategy and design direction.
Define strategy for the management of Global Active Directory environment. Evaluate current landscape and make strategic recommendations related to multiple AD Forests.
Experience with roadmap ownership, use case creation, strategy development, KPI development, and customer relationship management
Manage environmental changes consolidation, platform upgrades, and divestitures of Active Directory platforms.
Influence and collaborate with other senior leaders and teams as necessary to design solutions, resolve operational problems and minimize cycle time for problem resolution
Work closely with outsourcing partners for delivery of related services
Applies new solutions through research and collaboration with team and determines course of action for new application initiatives.
Directs continuous improvement processes and root cause analysis to eliminate waste and provide improvements to service level objectives
Ensure leaders are managing the standardization and implementation of administrative processes to allow for transition of repeatable work to level-one and level-two support
Partner with the Information Security and Compliance team to ensure compliance with policies Ensure all controls and procedures are being executed properly by teams to facilitate compliance objectives.
Provide guidance and direction in resolution of escalated issues and/or complex production, application or system problems
Provide guidance in Capacity planning, disaster recovery, performance tuning and testing, logical and physical architecture design
Knowledge to develop and execute complex deployment scenarios
Analyze technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.

The accomplished individual will possess:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
At least ten years of total IT experience
5 to 7 years of Architecture design experience in at least two IT disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, Identity and Access Management, Active Directory Services, Email management, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
Experience in PCI and Sarbanes Oxley requirements and any other control or governance frameworks

Soft Skills:
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to understand the long-term ( "big picture ") and short-term perspectives of situations.
Methodical approach to problem solving and resolution
Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups
Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
Project management skills required Passionate, positive, and driven attitude
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills is able to articulate to non-technical and technical audiences.
Reliable time management and organization skills
Conscientiously practices continuous improvement of processes
Excellent analytical and technical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

Hard Skills:
Knowledge of all components of IAM and Directory technical architecture
Knowledge and hands-on experience in Federation PKI, RSA SecureID
Experience including assessment, design, pilot and upgrades/implementations of enterprise directory services technologies
Active Directory
TCP/IP including DNS integration
Group Policies (GPO)
Azure Active Directory
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), SAML, web Single Sign-on (SSO), OAuth and related authentication technologies
Microsoft Public Key Infrastructures Federated identity systems
Microsoft Radius/NPS Services
Understands application integrations for identify and access management
Multi factor authentication (MFA) both token and cloud
Knowledge and experience with Privileged access management and related technologies (Centrify, Random Password Manager, etc)
Experience with Enterprise File Sync and Share solutions a plus
Technologies: UNIX/Windows Servers, Oracle/DB2/SQL Databases, CDN's, Networking
Extensive experience with infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards; networking fundamentals; Windows; Physical Server architecture; Virtualization Technologies (e.g. VMware, HyperV) and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies
Knowledge of IT security and regulatory compliance (PCI, PII, etc)
Advanced experience with SAML 2.0
Advanced experience with OAuth 2.0
Advanced experience with OpenID 2.0
Advanced experience with Security Token Services

A respected technologist who works well with others.
Remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice; is more interested in results than personal preferences.
Is motivated by long-term results.

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