Active Directory SME

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Ashburn, VA, USA
  • Sep 16, 2021

Job Description


SAIC has a career opening for a Active Directory SME (Subject Matter Expert) in Ashburn, Virginia.

Note:  This role offers temporary work from home / remote / virtual work due to COVID-19.  Once the threat of COVID has passed, the work will be onsite.  


  • The Active Directory Administrator SME is responsible for installing, operating, securing, and maintaining physical/virtual Microsoft based servers in support of Active Directory. 
  • Installs, upgrades, and patches operating systems and complex software packages. 
  • Schedules installations and upgrades in accordance with established IT policies, procedures, and Change Management process. 
  • Conducts routine software audits of Microsoft based servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. 
  • Must be a self-starter; capable of working independently, under limited direction, and in a team environment.


The successful candidate must be able to complete the following:

  • Install, configure, secure, and administer Enterprise Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS applications for the Army National Guard Enterprise.
  • Design, configure, and manage GPOs across a diverse Enterprise
  • Recommend, implement, and enforce Role Based Access for Enterprise Assets
  • Design and configure Disaster Recovery plans
  • Troubleshoot and resolve communication and access issues on wide array of devices
  • Create, execute and report on testing and implementation plans.
  • Create, execute and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for Enterprise Services
  • Strong troubleshoot and debugging skills
  • Excellent communication skills


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and nine (9) years or more experience; OR Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; OR Masters and three (3) years or more experience; OR PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have an active SECRET security clearance
  • Must have Level II DoD 8570 certification: CompTIA Security+ CE prior to start date
  • Must have the ability to obtain ITIL Foundation certification within 60 days of hire date
  • 5+ years as a Systems Administrator (Microsoft)
  • Experience maintaining Microsoft’s Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS services
  • Experience maintaining Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 platforms

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.