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Architect - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Ref No.: 18-08912
Location: New York, New York
VDI Architect - 4 day work week - NYC

Job Description :
The infrastructure and VDI images have been built. The remaining work effort is deploying approximately 10% of the applications, supporting UAT testing and deploying the thin clients to users and post deployment support.

Senior Storage and Virtualization Engineer
The Senior Systems Engineer will be a key member of a project team with responsibilities for executing the implementation of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Infrastructure Project team to deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure across the enterprise.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure smooth and reliable operation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and achieving the success criteria for the VDI project.
  • Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to other engineering groups and support teams.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Prioritization and delivery of work product:
    • Programs and Projects: ensuring timely completion of all deliverables and milestones.
    • Business as usual requests: sequencing and delivery.
    • Project issue triage and resolution: ensuring all assigned issues are investigated and resolved within agreed timeframes.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for program and projects in support of IT Infrastructure and Operations initiatives:
    • Research and Development.
    • Assist with project discovery, requirements gathering, design and implementation.
  • Provide support for IT Infrastructure and Operations and Services team:
    • Serve as a point of escalation for reported incidents and user requests.
  • Assist other departments with installing, upgrading and maintaining hardware, software, system configurations and software images. 
Skills and Core Competencies:
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with VMware (Design, Build, Operate).
  • Knowledge of Integrated Converged Stack infrastructure (VCE Vblock or FlexPod).
  • Five to ten years Storage and Virtualization experience.
  • Knowledge with Large Scale Storage Area Network Systems (Design, Build, Operate) for Infinidat and EMC.
  • VMware: VCP 5+ Certified, working knowledge of: scripting (i.e. PowerShell), Orchestrator, SRM, VCOPS, SMVI, VCAC.
  • Compute: Working knowledge of Cisco UCS technologies. Maintain server/blade hardware include failed component replacement. Orchestration experience a plus.
  • Systems Engineering background with understanding of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture.
  • Experience with INFINIDAT data support systems.
  • Key expertise for these technologies includes: replication, clustering and virtualization (VMware ESXi 5.1) spanning deployment, configuration, documenting, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of enterprise IT services and technologies, including networking systems and protocols, directory services, configuration management, and cloud platforms.
  • Certifications:
    • VMware: VCP 5 and above.
    • Advanced Certification in relevant technologies (Cisco/EMC/Microsoft/VMWare).
  • Applicants with ITIL, PMP, PRINCE2 or other framework certifications a plus.
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or other related discipline.

Seven weeks
4 day work week