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Principal Engineer, Active Directory

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Nov 19, 2023

Job Details

The Role

At Moderna, we're on a mission to deliver cutting-edge therapies for all. We're seeking an Active Directory Senior Engineer to join our Information Access Management (IAM) team. In this role, you'll not only help us continue to innovate and extend more lives, but also ensure the security of our Active Directory Services and Azure Active, a critical and key technology within Moderna. This role is an exciting blend of hands-on operational work, engineering and design. You will bring proven ability to solve complex problems, deliver operational and process improvements, and drive security enhancements to detect and protect from threats.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Oversee and manage the upgrade process of Active Directory, ensuring seamless transitions and minimal downtime.

  • Develop and implement industry-leading standards for our Active Directory environment.

  • Refine our disaster recovery and backup strategy, ensuring we're prepared for DR scenarios and our data is always protected.

  • Identify and implement automation opportunities to streamline operations and improve efficiency.

  • Spot and act on opportunities for system clean-up to optimize performance and security.

  • Collaborate with the larger IAM team to establish robust governance protocols.

  • Act as the key expert on Active Directory security, driving enhancements to protect from threats.

  • Troubleshoot complex issues, provide technical guidance and act as Subject Matter Expert for issue escalation.

  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies to ensure the organization's IAM strategy remains effective and up to date.

  • Contribute to the overall security of the organization by adhering to security policies and procedures.

  • Provide 24x7 support as needed for emergency situations and planned maintenance activities.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • BS level technical degree or equivalent experience required; Computer Science or Math background preferred

  • 10+ years in the technology field, with 6-8+ years working in the identity and access management domain

  • 4+ years of dedicated Active Directory design, implementation/engineering, and maintenance of enterprise level AD solutions and security models.

  • Experience implementing AD Security best practices, hardening and tooling

  • In-depth experience with Kerberos and NTLM authentication, MFA, SSO and federation standards and technologies.

  • Extensive knowledge of Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

  • Deep understanding of IT security standards.

  • PowerShell scripting experience

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience with modern authentication and passwordless solutions such as Windows Hello for Business

  • Experience with privileged access management platforms such as CyberArk

  • Experience with Splunk or similar SIEM platform

  • Knowledge of JEA (Just Enough Administration) and JIT (Just In Time) concepts

  • Knowledge of virtualization and cloud platforms with knowledge of AWS infrastructure and architecture. Familiarity with other cloud platforms, such as Azure, or GCP a plus.

  • Experience with GxP environments and regulatory requirements

  • Experience with identity threat Analytics, Detection and Response.

  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP or CISM

  • Cloud experience such as Azure, AzureAD and AWS preferrable

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $144,000to $230,500. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States

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