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Active Directory Security Specialist

Keywords / Skills : L2, L3 support, Windows AD, MS Windows Server Active Directory

4 - 6 years
Posted: 2017-10-12

Job Description
AVP - Directory Services Engineer (L 11)

Working Hours (No rotational): 5 PM – 2 AM

Role Summary/Purpose:

Synchrony Financial Directory Services solutions provide visibility of critical security services information to users and applications. The AVP, Directory Services Engineer will be a key subject matter expert to drive design, development and support services for identity directory services. This position will work with our business partners and stakeholders to develop directory service solutions to suit their needs

Essential Responsibilities:

-Maintain expertise in directory service functions, processes and systems supporting Synchrony Financial operations and platforms

-Responsible for the development and support of directory services identity applications and processes

-Work with Business, PMO and relevant IT teams to implement solutions for Synchrony Financial identity information

-Identify new opportunities to drive system improvements and simplification

-Ensure solutions are compliant with security, compliance, architecture and technology standards

-Create and maintain system documentation for identity directory service solutions


-Bachelor’s degree with minimum 6 years of experience in Information Technology OR in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, High School diploma and minimum 8 years of experience in Information Technology in hands on technical role

-Minimum 4 years of experience in PowerShell, .NET, C# and RDBMS development, systems and frameworks

-Minimum 2 years of experience working with SAML, oAuth 2, Active Directory and network protocols

Desired Characteristics:

-Familiarity with identity management provisioning systems (e.g. Sailpoint)

-Solid communication skills, highly motivated and demonstrate high level of initiative

-Experience with Ruby/Rails and Node.js development, systems and frameworks

-Experience with QA duties is a plus (usability testing, performance testing, automated testing, test scripts, test cases and test plans)

-Experience working with systems automation and integration technologies (Chef) in an agile methodology and/or using lean techniques preferred

-Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence clients, team members, management and external groups

-Experience with API development and knowledge of microservice architecture

-Experience with cloud-based, SaaS/PaaS, technologies is a plus

About Company

Synchrony Financial Overview:
With roots in consumer finance that trace back to 1932, Synchrony Financial is a leader in consumer credit and promotional financing, providing a range of products for a diverse group of national and regional retailers; including Main Street mainstays, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers. We are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables and we provide co-branded dual card credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. Who do we serve? Hundreds of thousands of customers across the U.S. and Canada spanning the electronics and appliances, home furnishings, automotive, power products and sports, jewelry and luxury, retail and healthcare industries.

Our purpose is clear: we are committed to pioneering the future of financing, improving the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. This is fitting because when you join Synchrony Financial, you’re joining an organization that recognizes that our people are our greatest asset —every single one of them. That’s why we are deeply committed to investing in the growth of each member of our team. And with 80 years of experience, we know how to develop talent. At Synchrony Financial, we work hard to offer competitive rewards, compensation and benefits. When you join us, you become part of a stimulating work environment with vast opportunities to sharpen your skills and embrace new leadership challenges.
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