AD Exchange Architect - State Compensation Insurance Fund


State Fund has multiple positions available for AD Exchange Architects at our Vacaville or Pleasanton Information Technology locations. An AD Exchange Architect will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for Active Directory architecture and the support of Exchange infrastructure enterprise wide within State Fund.

The position will focus on the design/support/migration/implementation of Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange messaging platform. This position requires a dynamic, hard-working and ambitious individual that excels at multi-tasking and has the ability to ramp up quickly in a dynamic, high-tech environment.

The tasks for the AD Exchange Architect include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Oversee planning, design, implementation, and opertion of large scale of MS Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure environment.
  • Daily administration of an MS Exchange 2007 infrastructure with 8,000+ mailboxes in a multi-site environment.
  • Responsible for group, and folder access management within Active Directory domain security structure.
  • Assesses and recommends enhancements and improvements to the architecture of supported platforms, in addition to active involvement in the upgrades of those environments.
  • Supports the additional technologies employed in the directory and messaging environments including anti-virus (McAfee MSME), monitoring (SCOM), and wireless technologies including Active Sync and Blackberry Enterprise Server.
  • Troubleshoots any and all problems that arise with directory or messaging production environments.
  •  Handles Tier-2 Level support issues for the servers and platforms involved. Participates in the performance of daily system checks; i.e., backups, event logs.
  • Designs and creates scripts to assist in automation of administration.
  • Creates documentation for the Messaging environment.
  • Provides assistance to desktop and ServiceDesk teams with handheld device troubleshooting efforts.
  • Sets up Backup/Recovery procedures and implements these procedures on servers.
  • Provides On-call and off-hours system support.
This advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies and will run until filled with the following cutoff dates:  January 15, 2021; and February 05, 2021.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents


Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:


Preferred Skills:
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0
  • Detailed knowledge of Windows operating systems and tools
  • Basic conceptual knowledge of SCM (software configuration management)
  • Experience working in a virtualized environment (e.g. VMware)
Technical Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows 2k3\2K8\2K10 Server Operating Systems
  • Minimum of 4+ years of robust technical experience supporting multi-site Active Directory and Exchange environment
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows Network management (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Back Office Suite server products
  • Experience building and supporting virtual server infrastructures using VMware ESX
  • Experience administering Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES)
  • Strong familiarity with Active Directory configuration,  troubleshooting, and best practices
  • Solid understanding of group policy design and administration
  • Understanding of networks and firewall systems
  • Troubleshooting issues based on user response
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Outlook client functionality, excel in troubleshooting issues including user profiles and other client platforms
  • Strong knowledge of underlying supporting technologies and protocols – DNS, SMTP, etc.
  • Familiarity with antivirus software for Exchange – McAfee MSME a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Exchange snapshot backup technology
  • Scripting experience and fluent in at least one scripting language: VB Script or Windows PowerShell


Position Details

Job Code #: JC-229653
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Working Title: AD Exchange Architect