Systems Engineer Advisor (AD\ADFS)

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Systems Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ44514

GDIT has an opening for an Active Directory Engineer specializing in Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to support the EOSS III program in Arlington, VA. EOSS is an IT Services program supporting National Guard. The program provides a range of IT services, including help desk, deskside support, Windows workstation engineering and maintenance, ITSM, Active Directory services, Data Center and video conferencing, among others.

Candidate will support the Army National Guard (ARNG) Enterprise Operations and Security Services (EOSS) contract. This contract manages ARNG's GuardNet enterprise network, to include the Army Enterprise Service Desk - National Guard (AESD-NG), the Regional Cyber Center - National Guard (RCC-NG) including the ARNG Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC), Defensive Cyber Operations - National Guard (DCO-NG), interconnectivity among the 54 states, territories, and District of Columbia of the ARNG, connectivity from (4) Enterprise gateways to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) NIPRNET network, and enterprise SIPRNET tunneling.

The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Enterprise Authentication and Directory Services team and will be assigned to work full time at a customer site in Arlington, VA.


    Document all platform service processes and procedures and maintain the artifacts in a document repository;

    Perform systems operation support, including server system administration, general troubleshooting, and troubleshooting of complex engineering issues for hardware, software, and network components;

    Participate in disaster recovery (DR) planning and execution in support of customer requirements;

    Support enterprise server refresh efforts;

    Design, build, and test application upgrades within specified timeframes.

    Manage and maintain Windows and VMWare servers in the customer data centers; work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met

    Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently

    Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers

    Set up administrator and service accounts, tune system performance, install system wide software

    Interact with users and evaluate vendor products

    Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations

    Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources

    Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures

    Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices

    Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule; also may be responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations.

The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer's IT needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers on site and with staff in the main office in Arlington, VA.


Required Qualifications:

    B. S. degree in a computer science, information technology, and computer related discipline or 5+ years supporting AD in a large enterprise IT environment

    Experience managing Active Directory/ADFS and DFS

    Experience as a Windows systems administrator in a large enterprise environment

    Experience administering, maintaining and supporting Active Directory Federation Services software products

    Experience maintaining OCSP service and servers

    Experience establishing and maintain Identity Provider trusts with varying platforms specifically ADFS

    Experience coordinating on-boarding of new applications into the ADFS environment;

    Experience troubleshoot authentication issues and network connectivity issues as they pertain to authentication and authorization;

    Experience evaluating and reviewing new technologies/applications and tools to support federated identity systems and multi-factor authentication

    Very good understanding of Windows Server design, configuration and administration

    PowerShell Scripting experience

    Group Policy Management (GPO) and application of Local Security Policies

    Application of security settings/STIGs and other commercial security best practices

    System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration

    System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools

    Excellent written and verbal communications skills

    Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment

Desired Qualifications:

    MCSE certification

    ITIL training and/or certification

    Past experience with the DOD

    Network knowledge and experience

    Exposure to SQL database concepts and installations

    ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with Remedy

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.