Desktop Engineer (Windows Client) Posted Date: February 23, 2017



Job Description

SUMMARY
Responsible for architecture associated with a global infrastructure, the ideal candidate
will have expert level experience with Microsoft desktop operating systems (Windows
7 and 10) as well as directory services (Active Directory) and Group Policy, from a
design and automation perspective. The candidate will help bring the environment to
the next level by architecting, developing, and implementing strategic infrastructure
solutions in support of the above.  The position requires proven engineering, reasoning and

problem solving skills in order to identify and overcome operating system and system software

related challenges to optimize IT systems investments. Well versed in the Microsoft platform, from an infrastructure perspective as well as from a development platform and automation perspective, the

candidate will be a key individual to work with the end user computing support team and help define
standards. A good understanding of the regulatory and compliance challenges that are faced by
financial companies as well as how they apply to the different components of a regulated technology

platform is a requirement, as is the familiarity with industry standards like rights management, encryption (e.g. Symantec DLP), and other data masking technologies.
 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in development of both physical and virtual desktop architectural solution
implementation, including technology standardization and modernization.
Serve on a team of resident experts in the Microsoft desktop operating system
discipline who diligently interface with other engineering groups to ensure continued
relevance of the technical solutions. Hold in-depth knowledge of every aspect of the
environment, as well as provide expertise in troubleshooting and identifying
problems in support of on-call persons with Level 2/3 expertise.
Develop design standards and guidelines, as well as automation to insure adherence,
e.g. unattended/scripted operating system installation.

Windows image engineering across differing hardware models (HP, Lenovo,
Surface, as well as virtual desktops)
Windows pre-boot environment familiarity

Windows operating system deployment and imaging technologies (MDT,
SCCM OST)
Hardware standardization, new model review, and approval
Ensure that solutions implemented address consistency requirements of the data and
system availability.
Ensure ongoing evolution of the Microsoft desktop operating system and Office
(Office 365/2016) platform to support business requirements and align with the
corporate IT strategy.
Work with development groups to ensure implementation of standards.
Evaluate, test and provide recommendations for new tools for enterprise
management.
Proactively engage in enterprise capacity planning and performance management.
Effectively collaborate with stakeholders to gain collective buy-in on architecture
strategies.

 


TECHNICAL SKILLS (Required)

Proven experience with Microsoft Windows desktop operating system architecture

and engineering, validated through at least 8 years of design and support experience

and at least 2 years of System Center product (Configuration Manager) design and

support. At least 2 years of Active Directory 2008 hands on experience in a multi-site/multi-domain environment is required.

Strong experience with user environment control tools as well as information security methodologies and solutions.

  •   Group Policy Management
  •   BitLocker and Microsoft Bitlocker and Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
  •   KMS
  •   USMT

Strong experience with scripting/programming language/development: VBscript,
Powershell, VB.net, ASP.net, Advanced troubleshooting skills and good writing skills to help implement and
document standards and procedures.Working knowledge of Microsoft development technologies (.Net Framework, C#, COM, ADO, OLEDB, Data Access server communications protocols).
Any understanding of the Linux platform in support of directory services,
authentication, and access control integration is a plus.


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