Systems Engineer - Active Directory

  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

Why are we here?

You may not know our name but we can guarantee you know our work – all we do has a positive impact on life, health and the environment.

Eurofins is by your side every day, from the food you eat to the medicines you rely on. We work with the biggest companies in the world, making sure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

As a fast paced growing environment we are looking for natural born leaders that inspire passion in unique individuals and are not afraid to take risks in order to achieve goals.  Life at Eurofins is a meritocracy, where people are empowered to make decisions and are rewarded for their success. We encourage independent thinkers who challenge the status quo and never accept the market’s or the company’s “usual way of doing things”.

Job Description

How you can contribute?

You will join a challenging and unique large-scale Transformation Program with high impact and visibility. As Systems Engineer - Active Directory, you will be involved in the implementation of Active Directory and Identity Management services both on premises and on cloud (Azure) and you will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the environment.  

We rely on our engineers to empower our users with high availability, excellent performance levels and key service. Ideally, we are seeking an experienced engineer to deliver insights and guidance as we design, build and operate a state-of-the-art on premise and multi-cloud “greenfield” infrastructure. We are looking for someone who is able to bring both ideas and solutions, demonstrates a unique and informed viewpoint, and enjoys collaborating with a cross-functional team to develop real-world IT service.

As in the role of Systems Engineer - Active Directory you will:

  • Contribute to the design/architecture of, and implementation of Active Directory network components (for both on premises AD as well as Azure AD);

  • Operate the Active Directory environment (including policy objects, certificate services, DNS, DHCP, as well as Federation Services and other core components), monitor health and security, and perform auditing and forensics to prevent unauthorized changes to stay compliant with Eurofins policies and standards;

  • Create and maintain system documentation for domain technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps;

  • Develop PowerShell scripts to automate repetitive administration tasks;

  • Ensure that IT Services are delivered effectively to business customers, incl. the execution of SOPs, management of IT incidents/problems and IT changes as per clearly defined ITIL processes, as implemented in the ITSM system;

  • Participate in disaster recovery plans and practice of recovery operations;

  • Participate in an after-hours on-call support rotation and implement solutions (AD upgrades, new releases, etc.), patching and deployment activities after hours as needed; validate system upgrades and patches when required;

Possible locations for the role include: 

  • Brussels, BE //  Barcelona, ES  //  Leiden. NL 


Are you our kind of extraordinary?

With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar, you have a minimum of 5 years of experience in designing, implementing and operating Active Directory on-premises in large enterprise environments. You also have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in implementing and managing the Microsoft Azure AD environment including claims-based authentication.

Your technical skills include:

  • Expert knowledge in Active Directory and associated components like AD DS, AD FS, AD CS, DNS, and GPM in Windows Server 2012 and newer versions;
  • Strong knowledge of (migration to / support of) Microsoft Azure, especially as it relates to identity and access management solutions (Azure AD, External Identities, and Domain Services);
  • Strong Knowledge of PowerShell scripting to assist in the automation of tasks;
  • Knowledge of maintaining technical documentation;
  • Good understanding of ITIL-based processes. 


  • MCSA Windows Server 2012/2016 or Azure Identity and Access Administrator Associate certifications are a plus;
  • Agile or ITIL Foundation certifications are a plus. 

Additional Information

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary package, including bonus;
  • Extensive on-the-job coaching and training opportunities;
  • Challenges within a multi-cultural and cross-regional team as part of the international and fast-growing Eurofins organization;
  • A dynamic working environment with a good team spirit where personal development and growth are highly encouraged.

Your application:

  • As the role and Eurofins' IT Talent Acquisition team are international, please ensure to submit your application in English.


Want to know more about us?

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

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