Principal Engineer | Onsite, Bangalore



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024

How you'll make an impact

  • Lead the design, implementation, and management of complex Active Directory environments, ensuring high availability, security, and scalability.
  • Provide expert-level consultancy on all aspects of Active Directory, including but not limited to AD DS, AD FS, AD RMS, and Group Policy.
  • Conduct comprehensive AD security assessments and implement remediation plans to ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Lead domain consolidation and migration projects, including forest and domain restructures, ensuring minimal disruption to client operations.
  • Develop and maintain Active Directory disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement AD-integrated solutions that meet client requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance on LDAP, Kerberos, and NTLM authentication protocols within Active Directory.
  • Mentor and guide junior consultants on Active Directory best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniques.
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in Active Directory and related technologies, and incorporate this knowledge into client solutions.
  • Attend P1 & P2 (Priority 1 and 2) incidents and take end-to-end ownership of the incident resolution process.
  • Perform thorough root cause analysis (RCA) for incidents and provide detailed reports to stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyze repetitive incidents, develop strategies to mitigate these issues, and implement proactive measures to prevent recurrence.
  • Maintain and update incident management documentation, including playbooks and standard operating procedures.
  • Implement and manage patch management processes for Windows and Linux systems to ensure systems are up-to-date and secure.
  • Apply patches and updates to ensure system integrity and compliance with security policies.
  • Collaborate with incident management and support teams to ensure timely and effective resolution of critical issues.

What we're looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in IT consultancy, with a focus on Active Directory architecture, implementation, and management.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, and managing complex Active Directory infrastructures.
  • Strong expertise in AD DS, AD FS, AD RMS, Group Policy, and AD-integrated applications.
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation (e.g., PowerShell).
  • Excellent understanding of network protocols, security, and authentication mechanisms related to Active Directory.
  • Experience with AD migrations, consolidations, and security assessments.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle complex technical challenges.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clients and team members.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., MCSE, CompTIA Security+) are highly desirable.

What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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