Sr. Principal Active Directory Engineer

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Apex Systems
Systems, Engineer, IT, Management, Foundation, Scripts
Full Time
Travel not required

Job Description

Apex has an opening for a Sr. Systems Engineer located in Washington, DC.

This position is in support of the Department of State (DoS) as a part of the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract. The candidate will be responsible for the engineering design and support of the Active Directory environment.

If interested, please send your resume to Scotti Dodson at

This role requires an in-depth knowledge of the Active Directory, DNS, SCOM\SCCM, group policy and a proficiency in PowerShell scripting. The candidate must have demonstrated prior and active experience in managing Active Directory including diagnosing complex replication, group policy, and multi domain issues. Additionally, the candidate will research, analyze, evaluate and integrate as necessary new and emerging technologies in order to find ways to deliver a superior IT environment to the bureaus in a cost effective and secure manner. The candidate will support the continuing goal of incorporating these innovative technologies into the Department's equipment modernization program. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, someone who can work independently, and will be flexible in a fast-paced environment.

Description of Duties:
  • Participate with the engineering group to implement and support a new directory related services that are part of the DoS continuing modernization efforts.
  • Lead and Participate in Technical Meetings.
  • Ensure services manager is made aware of potential system problems or customer issues to avoid surprising management personnel
  • Create test plans, technical specifications, and white papers as required.
  • Communicate regularly to project leads regarding project activities and status.


Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with 14+ year's recent system engineering experience. Additional training and experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:
  • Proficiency authoring PowerShell scripts for task automation.
  • A Strong understanding of DNS Management
  • Strong understanding and practical experience using of Group Policy for server management
  • Foundational to advance proficiency with SCOM and SCCM

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:
  • Microsoft MSCE certification
  • Familiarity with DoS processes.
  • Microsoft and/or networking certifications.
  • Ability to apply ITIL v3 Foundation concepts within the workplace.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills.
  • Strong writing skills.

Candidates must be ====s and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

Dice Id : apexsan
Position Id : 1017165
Originally Posted : 6 months ago

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