North America / United States / CA / Emeryville

Technology & Engineering

#: 74663-en_US / 74663



Senior Active Directory Engineer – 74663

Technology and Engineering – USA Emeryville, California 


Nielsen Global Media is seeking a Senior Active Directory Engineer. 


The Senior AD Engineer will be responsible for high-level design and development of Nielsen’s recently built Active Directory following Microsoft Security best practices. This hands-on Engineer will mentor the AD team, support daily activities, and act as an escalation point. 
Security and efficient manageability of the AD environment as a whole are of the utmost importance, and it is critical that this person be highly familiar with a tightly-organized, tiered security model and remain constantly up to date with new and critical security features. 
Core infrastructure includes Microsoft Active Directory with an Enhanced Security Administrative Environment, (e.g., Privileged Access Workstations, Domain Hardening, PIM/MIM, Server Core, PKI, etc.), Windows Server 2019 and earlier versions, VMware, and Infoblox DDI.
The ideal candidate is a highly self-directed person who is happy to both manage/lead a team, and to roll up their shirtsleeves and dive into technical work. They should have a keen interest in automation, and be a strong individual contributor and team player.



  • Minimum 7 years overall IT experience, with minimum 3-5 years of experience working with Microsoft Identity technologies including Active Directory, Group Policies, forest/domain trusts, PKI, DNS, DHCP, LDAPS
  • Familiarity with Tiered Security concepts in Active Directory/Red Forest
  • Basic scripting experience in PowerShell or other scripting languages for AD management (advanced skills preferred) 


Nice To Have

  • Experience with non-Microsoft DNS technologies, including Infoblox
  • Experience with Azure AD or AD in other cloud technologies
  • Experience with Okta, LogicMonitor, Splunk, Tanium, Crowdstrike, G Suite/Google Workplace, CI/CD tools, VMware, Git/source control
  • Basic Linux fluency


About the team
We are a small, diverse, global team of engineers and administrators, working together to build out and support the Nielsen Global Media Active Directory environment. We work closely with Identity Management and Security to follow the latest recommended best practices to secure and manage AD. We bring a variety of backgrounds and skills to the team, both technical and other. Although we are all working remotely at present, nobody works in a vacuum! We interact with each other and other teams all day in Slack or Google Meet. We gladly share knowledge, assist, and support each other. We value authenticity, passion, and creativity.



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. 


Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  


Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Emeryville,California 

Secondary Locations: FL – Tampa – Oldsmar, Remote, , 

Travel:  No