The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Active Directory/ AD Architect in Akron, Ohio

Location: Akron, OH

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: No

About the Position:

The Active Directory Architect will be a member of the Global IT Risk Management organization responsible for professional and technical work related to hosting services . This is an expert service supporting role primarily working within the design and transitional processes in support of hosting service implementations that span across the globe. Activities include architecting the design and leading the transition of new or changed IT services , continuous service improvement, and interfacing with multiple business areas with the goal of translating business requirements into IT service offerings including upgrades to Azure and Cloud technologies. This role facilitates the highest level of support for authentication and authorization and acts much like a liaison between management and the business needs. This "hands on" architect will counsel, consult and mentor others regarding services and associate processes. This incumbent will work closely with the Service Owner to develop and implement enterprise-wide short and long-range service strategies.


  • Service Design Processes: Service Catalog, Service Level Management, Capacity Management, Availability Management, Service Continuity, Information Security, Supplier Management. Service Transition Processes: Knowledge Management, Change Management, Asset & Configuration Management, Release & Deployment, Transition Planning & Support, Service Validation & Testing, Evaluation. Work with/across global/regional/local IT teams by providing expert consultation on hosting services.

  • Research industry trends and component advancements with the goal of incorporation to service designs to better anticipate and satisfy customer requirements. Evaluate and propose technology solutions which will deliver highly secure and dynamic IT services for the enterprise. Develop detailed designs, business cases, and communicate detailed architecture recommendations needed to support business critical systems and operations. Establish and advocate governance for responsible areas.

  • Own, maintain, publish a standard implementation, and develops a roadmap for one or multiple technologies. Utilize business acumen to capture and translate business requirements to provide optimal solutions and excellent customer service. Create the design for the hosting services performance metrics. Manage continuous improvement of existing hosting services. Develop new tools and/or processes to provide visibility of performance, cost or other potential areas of improvement.

  • Plan, document, implement, and debug hosting solutions and related software and systems. Incumbent may be required to do expert configuration or system modifications to those environments. Manage complex and multi-disciplinary projects within area of specialization and across functional groups. Provides technical leadership for large project teams. Lead complex problem resolution and documentation which may span functional areas. Deliver proposals and recommendations to management on matters involving technology, trends and futures with local or global relevance.

  • Participate in an Emergency On-Call Rotation for after-hours and weekend support. Flexible schedules and 24x7 support availability (generally scheduled in advance) may be required as necessary to support the technical needs of our customers. May be required to perform activities associated with Service Delivery Management (SDM) or Technical Delivery Management (TDM) of one or more services. SDM includes owning all aspects of a dedicated service with an emphasis on technical delivery. SDM involves owning the day-to-day operational delivery of the service(s). TDM includes ownership, maintenance, publishing and enforcing standard implementation, configuration, versioning, standardization penetration reporting, 24 month roadmap, awareness.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS, computer science, engineering, technology, business administration or related discipline.

  • Masters’ degree preferred

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in Information Technology

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Can convey complex & technical issues to diverse audiences, orally & in writing, in a manner that is easily understood.

  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills; acts decisively & swiftly.

  • Must have basic knowledge of key terminology associated with contracts.

  • Knowledge of disciplined vendor management principles & practices across all disciplines of contract management, relationship management & compliance.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to .

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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