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Senior Technical Systems Analyst – Active Directory


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 8, 2020.

What is the opportunity?

Active Directory Senior Technical Analyst responsible for analysis, design, implementation coordination and 3th level escalation support of complex, enterprise level Active Directory solutions, specifically pertaining to security 

What will you do?

  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, the individual is responsible to assess, research, analyze business and technical security infrastructure requirements in order to support and resolve systems issues within the RBC supported Active Directory technology solution.  
  •  The individual will work within the engineering organization, interacting with peer teams and partner groups, scaling and deploying improvement, consolidation and migration efforts within the enterprise 
  • The candidate must be able to operate and function well in a multi-cultural, geographically dispersed virtual team environment 
  • Analysis, design, capacity planning and implementation of Active Directory Security  
  • Translate business needs into workable technology solutions that meet the requirements of internal customers and peer Active Directory Engineering and Operations teams  
  • Responsible for developing standards, target states, roadmaps, effectively socializing and obtaining consensus across architecture, engineering and operations teams  
  • Independently manage and perform engineering role for large scale Active Directory efforts and initiatives  
  • Perform various functions and duties in support of audit and compliance deliverables verification/remittance of directory security evidence  
  • Develop detailed architecture, standards, design and implementation documentation  
  • Analyze current Active Directory environment to identify both technical and operational challenges while making recommendations and developing solutions for improvement  
  • Participate in or lead complex or high severity troubleshooting and incident/problem resolutions with other infrastructure teams 

What do you need to succeed?


  • 5+ years of dedicated Active Directory engineering and architecture experience that includes designing, implementing and maintaining complex enterprise level (150K+ objects) Active Directory solutions and security models  
  • Strong working knowledge and hands-on experience of Windows 2008, 2012 and 2016 operating systems platforms, DNS, networks, DMZs, firewalls, network security zones and IPv6 .
  • Deep, in-depth working knowledge of Kerberos (Microsoft) and NTLM authentication, SSO and federation technologies (hands-on experience)
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of Group Policy Objects (GPOs), engineering, implementing and 3rd party management solutions, including GPP, ADMX, ADML.
  • Strong knowledge of LDAP and ability to comfortably construct queries.   Overarching broad and deep technical experience with Active Directory Security
  • Hands-on experience with LDS, LDAP, SPN, IP Addressing, and AD replications.
  • Strong knowledge of Certificate/CA/PKI infrastructure  
  • Extensive experience and advanced knowledge implementing Windows security concepts and policies, least-privilege design principle. Microsoft or 3rd party management and monitoring solutions (AGPM, ADAM, SCCM, SCOM, VCM, NetIQ)    
  • Extensive knowledge of AD Security best-practices, latest security threats/trends and mitigation thereof  
  • Experience with best practices for Active Directory disaster recovery, object management, security models and trust creation  
  • Granular ACE permissions models meeting functional and technical requirements  
  • Experience performing large scale upgrades, migrations, transitions and consolidation of Active Directory domains and forests  
  • Experience deploying read-only domain controllers (RODCs) and implementing hardened security models required thereof  
  • Experience and confidence to be the subject matter expert (SME) in an environment of this size and scale in order to coordinate technical efforts and resolve issues across multiple teams  
  • Excellent communication skills, including proven experience effectively communicating technical challenges and solutions to peers, customers and senior management  

      Nice to have

  • Experience with Microsoft’s Enhanced Security Architecture Environment (ESAE)
  • Experience engineering password vaulting solutions (CyberArk) 
  • Red Team assessment, exposure and interaction  
  • Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)  
  • Microsoft Azure integration  
  • MS SQL/DB knowledge 
  • Experience with APIs, SPN, LDAP.

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • A world-class training program in financial services
  • Flexible work/life balance options
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities
  • Opportunities to building close relationships with clients
  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographies



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City:  Toronto
Address:  330 Front Street West
Work Hours/Week:  37.5
Work Environment:  Office
Employment Type:  Permanent
Career Level:  Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type:  Salary + Variable Bonus
Required Travel(%):  0
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  No
Application Deadline:  11/13/2020
Req ID:  283260

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