Sinclair Broadcast Group

Principal Systems Engineer (Authentication & Directory Services)

3 weeks agoHunt Valley, MD

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs, or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group seeks a motivated and experienced Principal Systems Engineer, focused on authentication and directory services, to join the Corporate Information Technology Department. The individual will develop, integrate and support key Enterprise infrastructure solutions.


  • Implement policies and governance, based on best practices, for Active Directory in an enterprise setting
  • Work closely with IT Security team to ensure compliance with security policies and guidelines for authentication and directory services
  • Support and participate in the development of architecture designs for enterprise-wide authentication services
  • Proactively monitor KPIs and address areas of improvement for authentication services and IAM
  • Develop, implement, and maintain disaster recovery and resiliency plans for authentication and directory services
  • Create and maintain documentation for daily operation, such as Standard Operation Procedure and Knowledge Base articles.
  • Drive efficiencies through process automation and Infrastructure as Code frameworks
  • Mentor, train, and provide guidance to all other systems team members
Experience, Skills & Competencies:
  • 10+ years relevant systems analysis/support experience
  • 10+ years of experience planning, implementing, and managing authentication and directory services and protocols - Active Directory, Azure AD, Okta, LDAP(S), Kerberos, SAML, OAUTH
  • 8+ years of experience with Identity and Access Management for SSO, MFA, Identity Federation, RBAC, and Enterprise Directory Architecture and Design (directory schema, namespace and replication topology experience)
  • 8+ years of experience with SSO
  • 8+ years of experience with implementing and managing PKI technologies (Active Directory Certificate Services), understanding of the use of certificates, PKI, key stores, signing, encryption, and cryptographic protocols such as TLS
  • 8+ years of experience managing Windows Server and Lunix systems
  • 5+ years of experience with scripting and IT process automation - PowerShell, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Python, Go, JSON, Jenkins, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and troubleshooting authentication services in Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems
  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols TCP/IP, VoIP, DNS and DHCP
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Professional business demeanor
  • Customer-focused attitude and desire to interface directly with end-user clients
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Immediate authorization to work in the US
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Job ID: sinclair-5858