Senior or Lead VDI Architect/Engineer
Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients. POSITION
Our Information Technology team is recruiting for a Senior Systems Engineer based in our Marlborough, MA office. This person will be working in a global team that is responsible for engineering end user computing solutions from concept to implementation. This role includes both defining and building solutions for our end user compute function with a focus on universal access. The ideal candidate must have a strong interest and capacity to learn new technologies. They will be able to deliver numerous accessibility solutions for our employees, regardless of technology.
The role requires significant, demonstrated engineering and delivery capabilities working with cross-functional teams within matrixed organizations. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate the ability to assimilate disparate technical concepts quickly, manage multiple competing priorities and communicate effectively within the team as well as with across the department and Firm.
The wider Common End User Compute team is responsible for engineering the firm's core Windows 10 platform, as well as managing end user compute patching, software packaging and deployment, group policy and active directory administration, as well as providing third line desktop engineering support to other teams. The team is also responsible for desktop remote access and application virtualization (including Citrix). The team is a global team with members in Marlborough, London and India.
Keys to this position:
- Seeking a VDI Architect/Engineer with VMware Horizon to help implement a secure remote virtualized desktop infrastructure. The right candidate will have been focused in this space for the past 5 years.
- VMware Horizon is required.
- We are seeking a Thought Leader that understands the Global Challenges as it relates to VDI.
- Location: preferably Marlborough but open to Boston
- This is an individual contributor role but there is an opportunity to grow into a supervisory role over time.
Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:
- Enhance existing VMWare VDI solution by implementing horizon features such as Desktop and Aplpication Management, Blast Extreme Protocol, Workspace Enviroment Management, User Environment Management, and Cloud Analytics and Operations Management
- Develop a universal remote access solution utilizing F5 for our employees to access their compute resources no matter where they are or what device they use.
- Lead the engineering effort to design and implement the firm's next generation application virtualization solution to replace the current Citrix solution. (AppStream, VMWare, etc)
- Collaborate with network, security and other teams that interface with the end user computing
- Ensure adherence to established IT standards and processes while proactively highlighting opportunities for improvement
- Ensure all issues are logged appropriately and escalated as necessary using the Incident and Problem management process
- Communicate clearly with relevant stakeholders to ensure they are kept up to date this progress on projects and follow-up on all open and pending items
- Escalate issues to the wider support teams, vendors and management as necessary
- Identify persistent problems, and work with wider teams to resolve
- Look for service improvement and ticket reduction opportunities
- Ensure controls and policies are adhered to at all times
Qualifications & Experience:
- 5+ years of design/engineering/architecture experience in end user computing technologies
- 5+ years of supporting VDI or application virtualization solutions
- 5+ years of thin client support/architecture (PCoIP, RDP, and ICA)
- Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
- Substantial experience with problem solving in complex system and network infrastructures, with a focus on ensuring a positive end user experience
- Detailed knowledge of Windows 10 desktop operating system, including lifecycle management and root cause analysis
- Familiarity with F5
- Familiarity with cloud based solutions including, but not limited to, IaaS and SaaS (Amazon Web Services, Office365)
- Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
- Strong technical grasp of strategic platforms such as Microsoft, Networks and Security, WAN, LAN
- Excellent knowledge of Active Directory/Group Policy/SCCM/Intune
- Solid networking knowledge, including LANs, WANs, Routers, VLANs, VPNs, Wi-Fi
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills & Ability to collaborate, share the workload, and provide direction to team resources
- Knowledge of industry best practice and standards in an ITIL-based organization.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Collaborative, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced and global oriented team.
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