Lead Active Directory Engineer (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us

 

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

 

Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 

 

 

Location

 

 

Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB

 

 

Your role in the team

 

The Active Directory Technical Lead provides support, implementation, and design services for Microsoft’s Active Directory, Azure, and ADFS.  This role is also a subject matter expert for implementing security standards on Domain Controllers.  Also, the role entails applying new solutions through research and collaboration with team and determines course of action for new application initiatives.  This role requires an in-depth knowledge of the Active Directory, Domain controllers, Azure Cloud, and a proficiency in PowerShell scripting. The candidate must have demonstrated prior and active experience in managing Active Directory issues. The candidate will support the continuing goal of incorporating these innovative technologies into Allstate

 

 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, someone who can work independently, and will be flexible in a complex environment.

 

 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

 

  • Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert
  • Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
  • Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies
  • Participates in cross-functional teams.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to other team members
  • Demonstrates technical leadership and exerts influence outside of the immediate team. Develops innovative team solutions to complex problems. Contributes strategic direction for teams
  • Applies in-depth or broad technical knowledge to provide maintenance solutions across one or more technology areas
  • Independently implements end-user or enterprise infrastructure or services of significant complexity
  • Integrates technical expertise and business understanding to create superior solutions for the company and customers. Mentors and consults with team members and other organizations, customers, and vendors on complex issues
  • Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine the best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives
  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences
  • Create and document detailed guides and tracking documents - for clients to leverage as part of Active Directory hardening and overall infrastructure enhancements
  • Develop standards, target states, roadmaps, effectively communicating and obtaining consensus across architecture, engineering, and operations teams
  • Produce enterprise-level designs for Active Directory, Azure and ADFS
  • Enterprise level initiatives following through to implementation via collaborations with project and support team
  • Own Team’s services problem resolutions and identify the root cause by analysis and problem management.
  • Manages all escalations for Active Directory authentications and authorizations
  • Provide guidance to team members to resolve all authentications and authorization problems.
  • Serves as the 3rd level of escalation support for Active Directory technology issues that cannot be resolved by tier one and two server support.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for Active Directory, Azure and ADFS technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps.
  • Mentor team members on Active Directory, ADFS and ADFS and develop to enhance their existing skills.
  • Support efforts regarding audit findings, adherence to compliance and organizational change

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • 5 plus years IT experience with 3 years of experience working with Microsoft Identity technologies including Active Directory and Azure, and
  • Expert level experience with Windows Server 2019 with exposure to Windows Server 2022, and
  • Must have extensive knowledge in Azure AD, ADFS, Conditional Access and Active Directory Connect.

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills, strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, contractors, managers, 3rd parties, and customers as needed.
  • Team Player, organizational and strong interpersonal skills. The role requires significant interaction with many different teams across a global company
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with a “can do” attitude capable of overcoming difficult challenges.
  • Self-motivated, with keen attention to detail and excellent judgment skills

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19th August 2022

 

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