Activision Blizzard’s IT Enterprise Services division is looking for an experienced and talented Active Directory Engineer to join our Identity and Access Management team. The IAM team is responsible for the infrastructure and services which support on-prem and cloud authentication, identity management, and federation. The ideal candidate is experienced in designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting centralized and cloud-based IT infrastructures which form the cornerstone of user authentication and authorization (including AD and AzureAD).

If you dream about optimized OUs and delegations, spent a week getting your end-to-end replication time down to a couple minutes, and converted all your service accounts to GMSAs, then we want to hear from you! This role will focus on enterprise-level Active Directory engineering, including but not limited to; extending Active Directory into new physical and cloud environments, modernizing the Active Directory logical structure and empowering teams to achieve their goals, implementing privileged identity management, working as a team to implement Microsoft’s cloud adoption framework, and automating AD and domain controller maintenance tasks.

A good Systems Engineer is a self-starter who watches for every area of improvement and proactively drives new solutions to stay ahead the company’s needs. Working directly with our project management and other IT teams, this role will drive decisions which shape our services for years to come. This role also works directly with our Security team to review proposed configurations before implementing, and to address any issues with existing infrastructure.


  • Design and deploy new Active Directory solutions and services across the enterprise.

  • Design and implement new AD standards and guidelines to improve consistency and reliability.

  • Leverage PowerShell to standardize and automate common tasks.

  • Drive secure services toward Infrastructure as Code using tools like Powershell DSC.

  • Provide guidance to AD integration teams and other administrators from across the business.

  • Monitor service health and improve monitoring toolkits for better service insight and alerting.

  • Create documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures, Knowledge Base articles, and Troubleshooting Guides which promote user and administrator self-service.

  • Support our Active Directory and Azure AD infrastructure during business hours and in an on-call rotation.

  • Support legacy auth configurations such as LDAP.


  • 3 years’ experience designing, deploying, and managing Active Directory.

  • 3 years’ experience using Powershell for automation of system and user management.

  • 3 years’ experience engineering new enterprise solutions from requirements gathering through implementation, documentation, and operational handoff.

  • 3 years’ experience designing, deploying, and managing MS Group Policy Objects.

  • 2 years’ experience designing and managing AzureAD and Azure AD Connect

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Bonus Points For:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Information Technology or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Relevant Microsoft Certifications

  • Experience with tools like Recovery Manager for AD and GPOADmin

  • Experience troubleshooting PKI and AD’s use of it.

  • Familiarity with implementing Zero Trust in an enterprise environment

  • Virtualization experience with VMware and Hyper-V

  • Experience deploying and managing services within AWS, GCP, and Azure

  • Understanding of ITIL framework.

  • Love for video games and other geeky stuff.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $77,500.00 - $143,376.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.