Dublin, California

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The Active Directory System Engineer is an experienced IT professional who demonstrates expertise with Active Directory Engineering and IT infrastructure. The role assumes responsibility for Active Directory Infrastructure, design, and engineering. Moreover, the role participates in enterprise-wide projects that are classified as medium or highly complex as they pertain to Active Directory infrastructure and services.

The base salary range for this role is $103,500 - $176,550. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Analyze, design, test and deploy Active Directory, Azure AD & Domain Controllers

• Troubleshoot Tier 3 level complex replication and multi domain issues.

• Develop standards, target states, roadmaps, effectively communicating and obtaining consensus across architecture, engineering, and operations teams

• Independently manage and perform engineering role for large scale Active Directory efforts and initiatives

• Perform various functions and duties in support of audit and compliance deliverables

• Develop detailed standards, design and implementation documentation

• Analyze current Active Directory Security Baseline deployments to identify both technical and operational challenges while making recommendations and developing solutions for improvement

• Translate business needs into workable solutions that meet the requirements of enterprise customers and Operations teams.

• Work with and provide direction to external parties supporting projects


• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Customer Focus

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Integrity and Trust

• Listening

• Problem Solving

• Time Management


• Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

• Candidate must have 7 to 10 years of hands-on experience on Systems Engineering and minimum of 2 years of Active Directory engineering experience. Candidate should have a working understanding of IT infrastructure building blocks including operating system, database, storage, backup, monitoring, network, load balancer, firewall.

• Strong working knowledge of Windows 2016 and 2019 Member Servers and Domain Controller operating systems platforms, DNS, networks, DMZs, network security zones

• PowerShell scripting experience and capabilities

• Working knowledge of ADDS, ADFS, Azure AD, DHCP, DNS, PKI, and Windows Server Operating Systems 2016 & up

• Working knowledge of Group Policy Objects (GPO) experience, Group Policy precedence order and scope of management, WMI filters, Group Policy Preferences, group-based GPO filtering

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Ability to manage and coordinate multiple streams of work simultaneously and effectively resolve issues and conflicts to ensure timely delivery

• Ability to work with highly distributed teams across different geographies, and across different time zones.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience and confidence to be the subject matter expert (SME) Senior Active Directory System Engineer in a large AD environment with the proven ability to coordinate technical efforts and resolve issues across multiple teams.

• Advanced knowledge of PowerShell scripting capability with an understanding cloud scripting

• Experience working on on-prem and cloud platforms (Azure)

• Microsoft and/or networking certifications.

• Working knowledge of Certificate/CA/PKI infrastructure

• Working knowledge of LDAP and ability to comfortably construct queries

• Ability to apply ITIL v3 Foundation concepts within the workplace.

• Excellent interpersonal and team skills.

• Strong writing skills.

• Understanding of 3rd party management and monitoring solutions (SCCM, SCOM, others)

• Strong presentation skills.

This position requires the ability to work in an office environment, including using a computer, attending meetings, working as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others.  Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, hands on configuration and support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.



This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

Dublin, California

At Ross Stores, we’ve found that transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are a great fit for our culture and have the qualities we seek in our Associates. We offer many points of entry, across our entire organization, depending on your service, experience, and interests. We’ll give you a career, a challenge, and a place to call home.



Veterans are comfortable with a culture that focuses on leadership, execution and problem solving, as well as our commitment to providing actionable feedback.



We offer a similar experience to the structure of the military, with an emphasis on control, policy and protocol.



Like the military, we offer many training opportunities through our targeted learning programs and on-the-job training.



We offer the flexibility to control your career by relocating across our many locations for new opportunities.



Our organization is expanding rapidly, which creates many opportunities for individuals who have the desire to grow their career with us.



Whether in one of our Distribution Centers, Stores, Buying Offices or Corporate office, you will find yourself amongst peers that include other veterans and military spouses.

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