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REQ ID: 101252

JOB TITLE: Active Directory Senior SME/Architect

SALARY: Competitive

POSTING END DATE: 28/02/2023

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire (hybrid working)


Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.

The Opportunity

We are currently going through an exciting digital transformation, with a view of putting data at the heart of the luxury brand and customer experience.

The new Digital Platform Team are looking for an Active Directory Senior SME/Architect to help curate the current Legacy and new AD environment, having Azure knowledge will also be highly beneficial.

This will be part of a new function within the team and it will be a broad role, with strategy, design and hands on as required.

The mission is to insource from the current 3rd Party Supplier,  migrate certain functions to an IAM solution, retire all the old legacy domains and provide an enterprise class service for JLR and support it’s end user customer base.

The senior SME’s will be providing guidance, strategy and operational support whilst guiding and mentoring others


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Understand customer requirements and focus on current / future business needs.
  • Assess the requirements and offer solutions to the approved roadmap of services driving new product capability and service catalogues, that are in line with the strategic vision for the enterprise and wider best practice.
  • Provide guidance to the JLR team on Azure/Microsoft Technologies and lifecycle management.
  • Ensure that appropriate product roadmaps are maintained and that appropriate plans are in place for periodic review
  • Provide technical input during the development of new/enhanced systems and ensure that all essential elements (methods and tools, functionality, service quality, systems management etc.) are considered
  • Perform solution options analysis and product selection with focus on risk, service assurance and total Cost of Ownership.
  • Provide support for the team within MI
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Extensive hands on experience of designing, implementing and  supporting Global Azure cloud solutions that support AD.
  • Real world Azure implementation and operational support in a large Enterprise Environment.
  • Hands on experience and SME knowledge of Azure networking, ARM templates, Azure patching, monitoring and Azure security capabilities and implementations.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills, to identify issues impacting or potentially impacting on the end user experience.
  • Proactive mind set offering practical solutions.
  • Process awareness and ability to document Standard Operating Procedures for all to understand and follow, with the ability to cascade and support.
  • Security awareness to evolve and improve the security of JLR.
  • Self starter always looking for the next 1% improvement.
  • Automation and the ability to script to produce reports and analysis to support any changes/recommendations.
  • Advanced relevant qualifications in Microsoft AD disciplines.



  • ForgeRock IAM/PAM solutions.
  • Azure cloud infrastructure design and support.
  • Advanced scripting
  • Quest tooling.
  • Barracuda firewalling.
  • AD experience.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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