VDI Architect

Employer
J2K Recruiting
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 09, 2018
Closes
Apr 23, 2018
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Washington, DC ## US Citizens only # Position Overview: Looking for a Citrix engineer - core skills around VDI, vendesktop and venstacks in citrix, setup and configuration * Have implemented VDI for greater than 20k daily users * Strong knowledge in performance testing using tools like ControlUp * understands active Directory and group policy, locking users to specific apps in vdi - scripting for policies * Very good communications and written skills * Experience and ability to write change requests for VDI instances * Needs to be strong in Windows Enterprise 10 - this is what's being implemented for VDI * Need to understand SQL Server, and Windows 2012 R2 # Position Description: * Long-term Agency mission critical program that will be active through 2021 * Challenging opportunity that will design the office computing environment for the 2020 Census * The VDI Architect provides subject matter expertise in support of critical infrastructure projects; with experience designing, implementing, and Tier 3 Operation Support for the Enterprise Desktop and VDI Virtualization Technologies. The architect will be responsible for developing architectures, designs, and implementation and verification plans. # Responsibilities: * Provide engineering leadership and subject matter expertise in the evaluation, development, and documentation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and hosted/streamed applications * Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. Participates in special projects as required * Build and maintain product and service standards for VDI capabilities that align with technology strategies * Assist in the development of requirements, design specifications, and security considerations for the field office physical architecture * Define and obtain approval of the Physical Architecture from the 2020 Census TI GPMO when required * Provide network requirements to support business and operational activities (eg, data networks, backbone/core networks, storage networks, software defined networking, and interoperability with IPv4 and IPv6, external connectivity to cloud) * Provide network services, desktop services, office print services, and shared services needed to support 2020 Census operations in all remote locations in scope for the 2020 Census * Collaborate with Office Service Architect to support design for replica remote office production environments which simulate the environments found at remote offices for testing purposes * Support implementation and maintain remote office replica of production environments (eg, Regional Census Center (RCC), Area Census Office (ACO), and Data Capture Centers) * Assist in the assessment of the current state of the office services architecture/design * Lead implementation of VDI infrastructure solution * Close collaborate with infrastructure architecture and engineering teams to meet program ATO and implementation schedule * Lead the definition of the direction and strategy for VDI design to ensure the operational needs are being addressed against aggressive schedules * Oversee end to end System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of VDI architecture/design through to system deployment and operations * Designs and documents VDI architecture and associated designs by analysing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications. * Provide enhancements or improvements to Office Services architecture by studying current designs and determining areas for improvement. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of- the-art practices; participating in professional societies # Required Skills: * Technical certifications a plus - VMware VCP, Citrix CCP, Citrix CCE, Microsoft MCSA, Cloud computing * 5 years or more as a Lead VDI Systems Engineer or Chief Engineer on a Large-Scale Mission Critical System of Systems Development and Integration Program. * Expert level knowledge of VDI and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services * Experience integrating workplace technologies including but not limited to Printing, Email, Collaboration tools, MDM, Wi-Fi, and Identity management * Broad knowledge of data and infrastructure technologies such as storage, virtualization, and directory services * Knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods * Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, schedule and execute assignments * Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving capability * Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team * Ability to lead moderately complex initiatives and solutions * Knowledge of cloud infrastructure environments such as Amazon AWS * Experience developing and integrating complex systems through the full system development life cycle * Experience designing and documenting architecture and associated designs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying required capabilities; writing specifications * Experience developing process/control changes by identifying gaps/issues/areas for improvement; and writing improved processes. * Experience tracking project activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions. * Experience preparing technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. * Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge through participation at educational workshops; understanding of current professional publications; and evidence of established/robust personal networks * Organizational Skills: Can plan and prioritize work, both their own and that of project team. * Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure work is performed to the right standard. * Good attention to detail. * Team Work: Able to enthuse and maintain team interest. Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move an effort toward a common vision or goal. * Leadership: Vision and drive to set the standard for your team and the support to enable team success. Able to work effectively at all levels in the organization. * Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas applicable to the audience and context. Excellent active listening skills. * Quantitative Management: Ability to determine and track process measures to deliver process effectiveness and efficiency. * Problem Solving: Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions. * Results oriented: Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task. PI101934637

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