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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
11 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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