Sr. Windows Active Directory Solution Architect

Published November 17, 2023
Location Newark, NJ
Category All  
Job Type Full-Time  


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Sr. Windows Active Directory Solution Architect

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

The Senior Windows Active Directory Solution Architect is involved in the full technology life cycle of the Active Directory and Windows Server environment and responsible for designing, coding, configuring, testing, and implementing the Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory environment and business solutions that integrate with it. This position will also be responsible for providing the solutions and configuration management through the use of Infrastructure as Code, including use of PowerShell, Ansible, and related automation technologies. This role will work closely with Analysts and Product Managers to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and physical design of technical solutions. This position involves creating new technology-based solutions, configuration, implementation, and providing senior guidance and automation solutions for sourced support activities including upgrades, maintenance, patching, or issue resolution.

Job Responsibilities

  • Microsoft Active Directory design, configuration, best practices implementation, security considerations, and architecting and configuring interfaces 
  • Microsoft Windows Server-based business solutions architecture, design, configuration, and implementation
  • Creating and implementing solutions through automation tools, including Ansible and PowerShell
  • Ensuring Active Directory and Windows Server environments meet best practice, security, and QA standards
  • Maintaining lifecycle, security, and best practices for the Active Directory and Windows Server environment 
  • Maintaining lifecycle, security, and best practices for Azure Active Directory and AD Connect 
  • Maintaining the key AD interfaces of Sailpoint and Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) from SAP and to LDAP.
  • Deployments of Active Directory and Windows Servers on AWS and Azure cloud platforms 
  • Leverage and configure tools to monitor and manage Active Directory (Solarwinds, Azure AD On-Demand Services Hub and Assessments)
  • On-call rotations and support is required when support vendor requires engineering assistance
  • Creates, maintains, and updates process flowcharts, diagrams, drawings, and other related documentation
  • Evaluates existing technology solutions and platforms and provides recommendations for improving technology performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of needed modifications.
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders such as enterprise architects, software development, operations, cybersecurity and infrastructure to integrate applications and hardware..

Job Specific Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and at least 6 to 8 years of experience in a role focusing on Microsoft Active Directory and Windows Server Engineering, Automation, and Architecture
  • Without a bachelor’s degree, at least 10 years of experience in a role focusing on Microsoft Active Directory and Windows Server Engineering, Automation, and Architecture
  • Motivated Self-starter that is able to take business outcomes and create and design Active Directory and Windows Server architecture designs 
  • Experience with multi-Forest, Multi-Domain Active Directory spread across different geographical regions and AWS IaaS. 
  • Experience with Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Connect
  • Strong Windows Server Automation experience and skills, including Ansible experience
  • Strong PowerShell experience and skills
  • Experience with Windows Server and AD deployments in the Cloud
  • Experience with Windows Server and AD deployments on VMWare
  • Demonstrated track record of implementing technology solutions using structured methodologies such as Agile (SCRUM, Kanban etc.) and Waterfall. 
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster working relationships and collaborate at all levels of the organization including with team members, peers, management, key stakeholders, and business clients
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • This position is in a regulatory environment and requires applicants to be US Permanent Residents who are able to supply valid acceptable proof during hiring process
  • Experience with Python, JSON, VBScript, or other automation/orchestration languages 
  • Hands-on experience with Ansible automation
  • Experience with Azure AD On-Demand Services Hub and Assessments
  • Experience with Windows Server deployment automation
  • Experience with SCCM
  • Experience interfacing with Sailpoint and/or MIM
  • Experience with ServiceNow ITSM, ITOM, and CMDB
  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies, specifically VMware
  • Microsoft Active Directory, Azure, or Windows Server Certifications

Minimum Years of Experience

6 years of experience


Bachelors in Computer Science


None Noted


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