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Microsoft Active Directory Expert (f/m/d)

Date:  13 Apr 2024
Job ID:  8299
Company:  Alpiq AG

Lausanne, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Alpiq is using Microsoft technologies as its main provider for servers and Active Directory. While the Active Directory services is currently provided as a managed services from its outsourced provider Alpiq remains accountable for its content, security and instruct the infrastructure provider for update on the service.


For our team Microsoft Stack, IAM & Intranet, part of the IT infrastructure services group, we are looking for an ambitious Microsoft Active Directory Expert. As Microsoft AD and System Administrator expert you will be responsible to manage the content of the AD such as OUs, GPOs, Accounts or instruct the provider to perform the needed modification as requested. You will also, as an internal consultant/expert, support our application responsible how to work with Active Directory integrated servers. You are also the referent for the AD security at Alpiq and work closely with the IT security team.


Your main responsabilities

  • Ensure smooth and permanent operation of our on-premise Active Directory infrastructure. Keeping it “state of the art” according to Microsoft best practices.
  • Support Alpiq to prepare and run a project for a potential take over of the Active Directory from its current infrastructure provider.
  •  As Active Directory expert you will be responsible to train operation people to insure 1st and 2nd level support. You will be responsible for incident at 3rd level.
  • Must be able to provide complete administration of the Active Directory environment and its capabilities.
  • Implement and support security policies as requested by the IT security team.
  • Permanently monitored the Active Directory for potential regression in its security level.
  • Manage problem resolution to a satisfactory completion by keeping abreast of assigned tickets and following the proper escalation processes ia ticketing system.
  • Provide advice on business projects involving the Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Monitor, tune and improve the Active Directory service according to audits, IT Security demands.
  • Implement sanity/routine checks to keep the maintenance as automatic as possible.
  • Meet with key users to propose technical architecture, solutions and improvements as well to prepare their business case and added value for management approval.
  • Prepare and propose the solution concept for the evolution of the current Active Directory infrastructure as part of the Alpiq migration to the cloud.
  • You potentially will be part of on duty call team (24/7)


Your profile

  • 8+ years of experience in Microsoft technology / Active Director (Expert level)
  • Expertise in writing PowerShell
  • Owning a valid Microsoft certification in the requested domain (security a plus)
  • You know and have implemented security tools to keep an Active directory safe.
  • You are service and platform oriented.
  • Strong Analysis skills and ability to propose a solution architecture.
  • Capability to write concept documents and ability to present a solution to stakeholders on all levels.
  • Proficient in English, either German or French and Italian as a plus
  • Pragmatic, flexible (this position requires to work outside business hours), curious, and motivated to learn new topics.
  • Experience in working with different providers in an outsourcing context.
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

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Alina Tauscher



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