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VDI System Integration specialist Advisor at Financial Client

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Experience desired
8 years
Salary Offered
Market Rate
Job type
Contract
Location
Croydon
Posted
3 months ago
Industry
Finance
Primary skills
XenApp servers, VDI, Citrix, MS HyperV, App Delivery Virtualization, Change Management, x86, VMware, VSphere, SQL, VCP, Networking, Active Directory, TCP/IP, Routing, Firewalls, Network Security
Secondary skills
Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Storage Area Networks, Thinapp, AppLayering, Appsense, AZURE, AWS
Benefits
Will provide by the client
Job description
  • Assist with the project of migration applications from  G2 (XenApp 6.5/Server 2008 R2) to G3 (XenApp 7.15/Server 2016) platform.
  • Build out additional XenApp servers or convert existing G2 VMs to G3 to host the applications
  • Assist application teams in testing and troubleshooting application deployments from a Citrix and AppV infrastructure standpoint
  • Assist in the migrating of applications from G2 to G3
  • Tracking and reporting of application migrations
  • Decommissioning applications in G2
  • Assess and implement a series of improvements highlighted in a 3rd party review
  • Assess, design and implement a series of improvements to the shared VDI service
  • Assist in addressing several businesses as usual (BAU) operational issues with the existing service – working closely with the business-aligned IT teams and users
  • Work along aside other infrastructure towers to address supporting issues
  • Support a series of published app migrations
  • Build out additional XenApp servers or convert existing G2 VMs to G3 to host the applications
  • Assist application teams in testing and troubleshooting application deployments from a Citrix and AppV infrastructure standpoint
  • Migrate applications from G2 to G3
  • Tracking and reporting of application migrations
  • Decommissioning applications in G2

 

The VDI Systems Integration Specialist Advisor is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of relying on their innovation, creativity, technical prowess and leadership skills to deliver robust, efficient and stable solutions to their clients. The Advisor is a resource who has demonstrable experience supporting and managing large enterprise environments, marrying complex business requirements to progressive design solutions, and overseeing the transition to production. Applicants should be highly-motivated, technology driven, possess strong communications skills, can develop strong cross-group collaboration and is willing to take on the challenge of dealing with ambiguity. Candidate should also have a broad understanding of both server and desktop/application virtualization.

 

Job Duties:
- Support complex system configurations and standards for Citrix, VMware and MS HyperV platforms
- Assess, recommend, plan, and implement complex VDI / App Delivery Virtualization projects using various technologies
- Develop repeatable standards and implementation processes to ensure product uniformity and quality
- Directly interact with clients, account managers, and peers in support of complex VDI/ App Delivery environments
- Serve as a technical escalation point in support of high risk, complex operational challenges
- Apply best practices, strategies, methodologies, and approaches to large scale projects
- Participate in the creation of work instructions and knowledge base articles and support doc
- Participate in the Change Management and other ITIL processes
- Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with internal customers and vendors and able to thrive in the ever changing work environment


Required Skills:
- 7+ years of IT infrastructure technical implementation experience required
- Direct involvement in working with internal and external teams to engineer, implement, and support configurations - hardware, software and services
- 7+ years engineering experience related to x86 technical offerings such as VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix
- Advanced and proven track record of engineering and supporting highly available Citrix environments involving XenApp and/or XenDesktop. (Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP – V) highly preferred)
- Technical Knowledge on VMware product line (vSphere, Horizon View in particular) and, SQL. (VCP - VMware Certified Professional highly preferred)
- Extensive skills with Windows Networking, Active Directory, and profile management
- Networking concepts (TCP/IP, Routing, Firewalls, Network Security)
- Thorough understanding of enterprise datacenter technologies including Networking, Security, TCP/IP, SAN and NAS,physical datacenter practices
- Demonstrated ability to assess, implement and troubleshoot IT Infrastructure systems and configurations in the designated practice using procedures, scripts, and templates
- Demonstrated engineering expertise (gather requirements, problem solve and recommend) in mid-sized and Fortune 1000 customer environments
- Command line, PowerShell and other scripting for administration and support - experience with automation products (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, VMware vRO) is considered an advantage
- Experience with and working knowledge of Storage Area Networks
- Working with any of the following applications is considered an advantage:Thinapp, AppLayering,Appsense
- Cloud solutions or certifications Azure\AWS is considered an advantage

 

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