Active Directory Architect in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004343

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


The Active Directory – Architect role will be primarily responsible for building and maintaining all aspects of the corporate Active Directory infrastructure. This person will evaluate new products, designs systems, designs and maintains Active Directory and identity management infrastructure, and troubleshoots any server or systems issues. This person will also define and implement policies, procedures, and best practices.


• Provide technical leadership for Windows servers, features, and roles, including DHCP, DNS, WINS, IIS, DFS, and Active Directory, configuration and network performance.
• Perform Systems health check, capacity planning, and log analysis.
• Manage Windows Active Directory infrastructure for over 5000 users across all locations and data centers.
• Troubleshooting Active Directory performance, authentication, and replication issues.
• Group policy management, including update and management of password policies, and CIS benchmarks.
• Implementing low level delegation of access within Active Directory.
• Maintain and support a secured and compliant PCI environment.
• Understanding of Active Directory security audit data points and best practices for security settings.
• Analyzing and resolving problems related to access control, user administration, and operating level system security.
• Federated Identity Management, Azure ADFS, and third-party federated services.
• Office 365 Suite management, including Skype for Business, Yammer, SharePoint, Microsoft team and OneDrive.
• Ensure alerts and monitoring are in place and responded to in a timely fashion.
• Coordinate, participate in, and demonstrate disaster recovery tests for critical systems.
• Create and maintain support documentation, asset inventory, and technical drawings of the enterprise infrastructure.
• Ensure incident and change management processes are followed and impacted teams are communicated with appropriately.

Job Requirements


Position Requirements

Knowledge & Experience

• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Online, SharePoint Services and Server, Active Directory, Terminal Server, IIS Server.
• Demonstrated ability with PowerShell
• Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, and configuration management software, such as System Center Configuration Manager and other scripting languages
• Disaster recovery planning and development of testing scenarios
• Operational knowledge of VMware vSphere & Hyper-V.
• Experience with Azure multifactor authentication technology
• Strong analytical skills with a focus on business process mapping and the ability to apply system solutions to business problems.
• Ability to quickly learn and enhance current technologies and systems as well as identify, lead evaluation of, and implement new and improved technologies to enhance the efficiency of the company.
• Must have proven written and oral communication skills; strong customer service skills, and leadership skills.
• Must be able to plan, conduct and direct major projects, including project definition, cost assessment, and ROI analysis.
• Ability to work with people at all levels within the organization.
• Relevant Microsoft certification(s) (e.g. MCSA, MCSE, MSITP: Enterprise or Server Administration) strongly desired.
• Must be comfortable working in an ever-changing IT environment, have project management skills, and easily connect with Department staff.

Personal Attributes

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
• Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
• Ability to perform general mathematical calculations for creating business cases, budgets, and so on.
• Highly self-motivated and directed.
• Keen attention to detail.
• Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Exceptional customer service orientation.
• Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Formal Education & Certification

• College diploma or Four-year university degree in the field of engineering,
• 10+ years equivalent IT work experience.
• 5+ years work experience in Active Directory related operational support and/or project.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.