Windows & Active Directory Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 


  • Industry-leading, bio-pharmaceutical company, listed top 40 of Global Innovation
  • Innovator in scientific breakthroughs and has been at the frontier each decade
  • Vision and passion around revolutions in biology for human health
  • Committed to their team, discovery, a sense of urgency, open culture, and best in class performance


  • Be a part of a committed and most forward-thinking team in their field
  • Work alongside a diverse and culturally aware environment with opportunities for employee development and networking
  • Year-round employee wellness programs and extensive employee health/safety programming
  • Community events that promote education, learning, and wellness along with arts and cultural institutions
  • Opportunity to collaborate on company-wide community service days and volunteerism


  • Cambridge, MA


  • The Windows & Active Directory Engineer is dedicated to engineering Windows server O/S, mid-tier infrastructure platforms, and deployment technologies and procedures.
  • The individual will be responsible for ensuring infrastructure projects follow appropriate project lifecycle, follow formal testing procedures, and transition responsibilities to support teams with full training when appropriate.
  • They will design solutions that ensure system stability and excellent performance.
  • Resolving and reporting on performance issues and maintaining proper documentation are also a primary responsibility for this role.
  • The Windows & Active Directory Engineer will be responsible for the service ownership of various infrastructure platform functions which include the Active Directory service infrastructure, in addition to planning for capacity upgrades.
  • The engineer may also evaluate and implement third party software products to support the above listed tasks ensuring all Windows systems and application software provide the highest level of system integrity to ensure operational standards and controls.
  • Maintains and supports the Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure including the Domain Controllers and Active Directory service software layer.
  • Collaborates with and advises development team and other members of IS Operations on integration of applications to Active Directory environment.
  • Active Directory performance monitoring and capacity planning; problem analysis and recovery.
  • Manages Servers and Active Directory in the Microsoft Azure environment.


  • 5+ years of MS Windows server and infrastructure support in an enterprise environment.
  • 5+ years of supporting Microsoft Active Directory service layer (Domain Controllers, Forest/Schema management, DNS, DFS, File and Print Services).
  • 5+ years of supporting Microsoft Active Directory
  • Experience managing Windows servers running in a VMWare 6.x environment.
  • Experience running servers and Active Directory in Microsoft Azure.


  • Knowledge of SCCM, Manage Engine or other enterprise management tools
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or other database platforms
  • Working knowledge of Desktop/Server Virtualization
  • Experience with Back-End Infrastructure technologies and principles (Virtual Machines, Storage, Disaster Recovery, and Security) preferred.
  • Extensive PowerShell scripting experience is a strong plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows Operating Systems (7, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2016).