Schneider Electric Global Active Directory Architect in Barcelona, Spain

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, recruits:


*Global Active Directory Architect *


The Active Directory (AD) Global Team is responsible for managing and supporting the AD infrastructure, as well as interfacing with network and security teams to collaborate on the delivery of projects. As part of this team, the Active Directory architect will be responsible for designing and supporting the Active Directory and providing assistance to project driven efforts to provide additional services to Schneider Electric's IT and end-users.

The Active Directory Architect should have subject matter expertise in the following domains: Enterprise Directory Service, Active Directory (AD), Identity Management, Active Directory Migrations, Enterprise and/or cloud solutions, and 3rd party application integration.

This role requires an in depth knowledge of Active Directory, Federation, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows security, AD Proxy, Virtual Directory solutions and related technology.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Architect, develop, implement, and maintain Schneider Electric’s Active Directory (AD) Services supporting international corporate enterprise with over 100 locations and 160.000 users globally;
  • Establish and maintain best practices, processes and procedures to underpin the onboarding, transfers and off boarding processes for AD accounts (User, Service, Generic, Vendor);
  • Provide close liaison with project teams to ensure the smooth transition of new applications, systems and initiatives into the production environment that rely on AD (i.e. Single Sign-On);
  • Resolve and conduct root cause analysis of system performance/failure issues. Manage the interface with Microsoft for major issues.
  • Review and recommend options to improve the effectiveness of AD infrastructure.
  • Manage production and maintenance of system documentation and standard operating procedures.
  • Engage key stakeholders and sponsors to ensure customer strategic requirements are being met;
  • Support company acquisition integrations and divestures;
  • Integrate and manage new services depending on Schneider Electric’s Information Systems evolution (PKI management, joiner/ mover/ leaver coherence between different Regions, O365 Tenant Management…);
  • On-call support during off-duty hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays on an occasional basis.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding and background of working with a complex Active Directory infrastructure and the requirement of strictly following standards, procedures and processes;
  • Advanced detailed knowledge in AD architecture and infrastructure (LDAP, Directory Replication, group policy, security, schema changes, Domain Controllers management, Patch updates etc.);
  • Advanced detailed knowledge of DNS, Kerberos and Windows Authentication, to include authentication with other technologies for Single Sign On;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Certified Services (PKI);
  • Ability to manage AD objects using Microsoft PowerShell;
  • Demonstrate strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills along with the technical experience needed to design high-performance, highly available infrastructure solutions.
  • 7 years Windows systems administrator with extensive experience in Active Directory services supporting a global environment. Must have proven experience in managing all technical aspects of AD infrastructure, Windows servers (2008, 2012) and AD governance models for a large, complex, distributed enterprise-level organization;
  • Must have proven experience in AD management including architecting Group policy, integration of multiple AD domains, AD-integrated DNS, AD operational level upgrades, AD migrations, AD object automation with scripting;

Education & Experience:

  • Strong understanding and background of working with a complex Active Directory infrastructure and the requirement of strictly following standards, procedures and processes;
  • Advanced detailed knowledge in AD architecture and infrastructure (LDAP, Directory Replication, group policy, security, schema changes, Domain Controllers management, Patch updates etc.);
  • Advanced detailed knowledge of DNS, Kerberos and Windows Authentication, to include authentication with other technologies for Single Sign On;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Certified Services (PKI);
  • Ability to manage AD objects using Microsoft PowerShell;
  • Demonstrate strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills along with the technical experience needed to design high-performance, highly available infrastructure solutions.
  • 7 years Windows systems administrator with extensive experience in Active Directory services supporting a global environment. Must have proven experience in managing all technical aspects of AD infrastructure, Windows servers (2008, 2012) and AD governance models for a large, complex, distributed enterprise-level organization;
  • Must have proven experience in AD management including architecting Group policy, integration of multiple AD domains, AD-integrated DNS, AD operational level upgrades, AD migrations, AD object automation with scripting;
  • Microsoft Certified MCSE/MCSA level.

We offer:

  • Permanent contract.
  • Salary according to the experience.
  • Training plan and access to our training platform where you can develop your professional and personal skills.
  • “SEvoluciona” policies: work-life balance, flexitime.
  • Flexible compensation plan: restaurant tickets, health and life insurance, etc.

Primary Location: Spain-Catalonia-Barcelona

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 003L2L