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Azure Active Directory Management Lead (CPT/London)

IT – Infrastructure
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A dynamic and growing Independent Asset Management financial firm seeks the technical expertise and entrepreneurial mindset of an Azure Active Directory Management Lead who will take charge of leading the strategy and management of its global Active Directory environment. Your role will also entail taking ownership of projects, developing and maintaining technical documents and operational procedures and implementing opportunities to mature self-serviceable of infrastructure and automation capabilities. The successful incumbent must possess a suitable tertiary qualification with 10 years’ experience working in the IT sector, 8 years’ Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and Certificate Management and 3 years’ proficiency in Azure Active Directory and associated MS Office Cloud services, Mimecast, MS Intune, AD Group Policies and CIS/NIST security controls and Scripting language and automation workflow creation. The position will be based in Cape Town or London.
 
DUTIES:
  • Primary responsibility is to define and own all aspects of Identity and Access Management including the strategy, architecture and standards of both on-premises and cloud base environments.
  • Responsibility includes the management of Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, M365, ADFS and Certificate Management.
  • Develop and maintain technical documents, operational procedures, and security standards.
  • Highlight and implement opportunities to mature self-serviceable of infrastructure and automation capabilities across the environment by leveraging infrastructure-as-code technologies, such as Terraform, ARM Templates and Azure DevOps.
  • Take ownership of projects and enhancements, driving delivery with the broader team.
  • Manage the configuration and life cycle of environments, ensuring that the systems remain complaint and adhere to our security policies and industry security standards.
  • Ensure that platform performance is in line with requirements and have sufficient monitoring and capacity to cater for growth and future requirements.
  • Ensure environments are highly available, resilient, and backed up, in line with business RPO’s and RTO’s.
  • Maintain hardware and software standards, asset inventories where required.
  • Adhere to change management processes ensuring all changes are correctly captured, understood, and communicated.
  • Act as a technical escalation point to the support teams as and when required.
  • Maintain platform service ticket queues, ensuring that SLAs are met in accordance with the agreed incident, service, and problem management processes.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • 10 Years of experience working in the IT industry.
  • 8 Years of experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and Certificate Management.
  • 3 Years’ experience of –
    • Azure Active Directory and associated MS Office Cloud services.
    • Mimecast email gateway, archiving and Mimecast hygiene services.
    • Managing AD Group Policies and CIS/NIST security controls.
    • Managing MS Intune and conditional based access policies.
    • Scripting language and automation workflow creation OS lifecycle management and patching.
  • Managing backup and storage environments both on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Experience in virtualization (VMware) and hyperconverged platforms.
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform, ARM Templates or Ansible.
  • Experience in managing BCP and disaster recover planning.
 
System Skills –
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server, with some experience on Linux based OS being an advantage.
  • Hypervisor: VMware.
  • Backup Technology: Rubrik.
  • Storage: Pure or any flash-based storage.
  • Cloud Technologies: Azure, M365, Mimecast.
  • Monitoring: SCOM and vRealize Operations.
  • Automation: Ansible, ARM, vRealize Automation.
  • Scripting: PowerShell, JSON, YAML.
  • Networking: Good understanding of networking concepts.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and driven.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to use own initiative with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • The desire to improve oneself and existing processes.
  • Good customer service skills.