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DESKTOP ENGINEER (WINDOWS)

Chantilly, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources is seeking highly motivated engineers with a thirst for learning, in support a geographically dispersed, state of the art systems that seamlessly integrate Linux and Microsoft services. Candidates with proven depth creating solutions with Microsoft Windows Server and client operating systems will be positioned for success in our organization.  The selected candidate will design, build and deploy, and administer large scale multi-domain enterprise Windows environments.  Additionally the engineer will build, maintain and Windows desktops on both thick client hardware and within a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure leveraged by thin client hardware.  The engineer will provide support to multiple globally dispersed WAN connected sites. Engineers will be responsible for supporting their solutions throughout the IT project lifecycle, to include refining requirements, creating design documentation, creating installation instructions and deployment plans, and providing O&M support. Project assignments will vary based on skill level, and may include engineering geographically dispersed services, integrating services into public, private and hybrid cloud environments, engineering solutions to be deployed via automated CM tools, and hardening the solutions to address security and SCAP compliance.  This role is in Chantilly, VA.  Must have an active CI Polygraph.

Responsibilities:
CompTIA Security+ or similar for IAT Level II DoD 8570 certification Designs and defines system architecture for Windows desktop solutions and client based applications
Supports the integration of the Windows desktop with a variety of enterprise services
Evaluates desktop software and hardware technologies and determines the most efficient method to leverage the technology within the customer’s network environment
Administer, operate, manage and maintain components for Windows desktop deployments to thick clients and VDI
Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients
Plans and directs upgrades of Windows desktop operating system version and supporting infrastructure and related components
Required Skills:

Experience with Microsoft Windows desktop design engineering and implementation options.
Experience with Microsoft deployment methodology options to include Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager.
Experience with engineering client software installation packages for deployment to Windows desktops and/or inclusion into VDI master disk images
Experience Citrix VDI technology
Experience with maintaining Windows desktop systems for mobile users on laptop hardware to include use of BitLocker
Experience with anti-virus and malware product integration within a Windows desktop configuration, specific McAfee experience is desired
Experience with Group Policy Management
Experience with Windows DNS and DHCP
Experience with Windows Server 2016 and 2019
Experience with Microsoft Windows automation scripting with PowerShell or other scripting languages
Experience building/managing servers in the AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment is desired
Experience with managing work tasks via tools such as JIRA and ServiceNow
System configuration based on security guidelines such as DISA STIGs

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