Senior Active Directory Engineer



Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 


As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary

In this position, you will play a pivotal role in managing and maintaining the organization's Active Directory Environment, ensuring adherence to security standards, optimizing system performance, and implementing automated processes. The role involves close collaboration with cross-functional teams, fostering positive stakeholder relationships, and facilitating comprehensive knowledge sharing within the End User Computing Team. This position is located in our Belgrade, Serbia office and reports directly to Manager of End User Computing and Messaging.


  • Act as expert-level technical resource for Active Directory Environment including planning, architecture and operational processes
  • Develop high-level solutions and policies to govern the use of Active Directory at an enterprise-level
  • Work with cybersecurity team to ensure alignment with security requirements (SOX, CIS), developing a plan and implementing solutions as needed
  • Overall responsibility of Domain Controllers including maintenance, patching, ensuring they are stable and performing properly
  • Management of Group Policy, including high level strategy, governance and implementation as needed
  • Work to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Root Cause Analysis of any critical issues or outages within your scope, along with solutions and recommendations to prevent future issues
  • Work directly with the Office 365 Team to maintain operations of AzureAD connections and processes
  • Monitor Active Directory performance, configure proactive alerting, and take action on any necessary tasks or findings
  • Utilize event log centralization tools such as Splunk to track and audit events throughout Active Directory
  • Implement and execute maintenance activities (stale object cleanup, orphaned GPOs, etc.)
  • Create automated processes using PowerShell or third-party utilities
  • Create processes and procedures for AD-related operational activities
  • Lead testing practices to ensure changes don’t negatively impact key business applications or user experience.
  • Develop and maintain Active Directory policies standards, and procedures
  • Develop positive relationships with the business and other functions involved in downstream technical processes
  • Collaborate with members of the information security, network, and cloud teams to ensure images and support model meet user requirements and align with the overall IT technology portfolio, processes, and procedures
  • Document standards and provide on-going training other members of the End User Computing Team, sharing tasks with others when possible


  • At least 5-7 years (or relative) in a Active Directory Systems Administration, Engineering, or Architecture role
  • Bachelor’s is preferred for this position
  • Experience with: Active Directory, Azure AD, Group Policy, Networking
  • Familiarity with Ansible AWX and Terraform
  • Experience in monitoring Active Directory and Domain Controller operations and providing metrics
  • 3 to 5 years of scripting experience such as Python, Powershell, or other automation tools
  • Experience with implementation of Active Directory Security Baselines a plus
  • Tech Savvy – Ability and passion for learning new technology and tools
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization – Business Stakeholders, Senior Managers and C-Level Execs
  • Prioritization Skills – The ability to analyze support requests, and prioritize them based on impact
  • A Teacher – Able to teach end users about IT technologies or solutions to their issues in an easy to understand way
  • Self-Starter – The ability to actively look for effective tasks and proactive solutions

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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