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Windows Desktop Engineer
Ref No.: 18-12399
Location: New York, New York
Global financial firm located in New York, NY has an immediate contract opportunity for a Windows Desktop Engineer.

*12+ month contract*

The Workspace Desktop Engineering Team is committed to delivering enterprise class Windows Desktop builds and are responsible for all aspects of the design, configuration and integration of the Windows Desktops into the firm. The team is also responsible for the engineering of the firm's browser and Office products along with other end user productivity tools and middleware.

With the introduction of Windows 10, the team is looking for a windows desktop engineering specialist to be able to contribute to many of the on-going initiatives in some of these areas and own engineering tasks from beginning to end.

The candidate will have a very strong technical foundation, a strategic mind-set, great communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with others in a truly global team.

The core responsibilities of this position include:
- Engineer operating system deployment task sequences using SCCM OSD
- Ensure solution meets the necessary security, supportability, and performance requirements
- Ensure we meet our internal client expectations around user experience
- Create, review, maintain and update documentation.
- Collaborate with operational counterparts to hand over solution
- Provide 3rd line escalation support to investigate & troubleshoot root causes.
- Dissemination of knowledge amongst peers.
- Contribute to other general desktop engineering tasks for both the Win7 and Win10 platforms

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience/knowledge of Windows operating systems, strong Powershell scripting skills, and experience using the Microsoft USMT toolset in an enterprise environment. A significant subset of these skills are desired:

- MUST HAVE: Deep technical understanding of Windows Desktop x64 operating systems up to and including Windows 10

- MUST HAVE: Experience designing technical solutions to meet complex business requirements

- MUST HAVE: Experience using SCCM OSD, software distribution, and software updates

- MUST HAVE: Scripting ability with PowerShell and exposure to automation runbooks using Systems Center Orchestrator

- Experience in engineering large scale operating system migrations

- Knowledge of common Windows Infrastructure i.e. Active Directory/GPO

- Strong troubleshooting mind-set (i.e. parsing event log, Sysinternals tools, analyzing memory dumps etc).

- Experience of large scale desktop deployment tools and techniques in large distributed organizations.

- Some development experience/knowledge.

- Ability to write technical and operational management documentation (system design and engineering documents, operational runbooks).