Job Description :
VDI Architect

The VDI Architect provides subject matter expertise in support of critical infrastructure projects; with experience designing, implementing, and Tier 3 Operation Support for the Enterprise Desktop and VDI Virtualization Technologies. The architect will be responsible for developing architectures, designs, and implementation and verification plans.


Provide engineering leadership and subject matter expertise in the evaluation, development, and documentation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and hosted/streamed applications
Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. Participates in special projects as required
Build and maintain product and service standards for VDI capabilities that align with technology strategies
Assist in the development of requirements, design specifications, and security considerations for the field office physical architecture
Define and obtain approval of the Physical Architecture from the 2020 Census TI GPMO when required
Provide network requirements to support business and operational activities (e.g., data networks, backbone/core networks, storage networks, software defined networking, and interoperability with IPv4 and IPv6, external connectivity to cloud)
Provide network services, desktop services, office print services, and shared services needed to support 2020 Census operations in all remote locations in scope for the 2020 Census
Collaborate with Office Service Architect to support design for replica remote office production environments which simulate the environments found at remote offices for testing purposes
Support implementation and maintain remote office replica of production environments (e.g., Regional Census Center (RCC), Area Census Office (ACO), and Data Capture Centers)
Assist in the assessment of the current state of the office services architecture/design
Lead implementation of VDI infrastructure solution
Close collaborate with infrastructure architecture and engineering teams to meet program ATO and implementation schedule
Lead the definition of the direction and strategy for VDI design to ensure the operational needs are being addressed against aggressive schedules
Oversee end to end System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of VDI architecture/design through to system deployment and operations
Designs and documents VDI architecture and associated designs by analysing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
Provide enhancements or improvements to Office Services architecture by studying current designs and determining areas for improvement.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies

Required Skills:

Technical certifications a plus – VMware VCP, Citrix CCP, Citrix CCE, Microsoft MCSA, Cloud computing
5 years or more as a Lead VDI Systems Engineer or Chief Engineer on a Large-Scale Mission Critical System of Systems Development and Integration Program.
Expert level knowledge of VDI and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services
Experience integrating workplace technologies including but not limited to Printing, Email, Collaboration tools, MDM, Wi-Fi, and Identity management
Broad knowledge of data and infrastructure technologies such as storage, virtualization, and directory services
Knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods
Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, schedule and execute assignments
Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving capability
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to lead moderately complex initiatives and solutions
Knowledge of cloud infrastructure environments such as Amazon AWS
Experience developing and integrating complex systems through the full system development life cycle
Experience designing and documenting architecture and associated designs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying required capabilities; writing specifications
Experience developing process/control changes by identifying gaps/issues/areas for improvement; and writing improved processes.
Experience tracking project activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
Experience preparing technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge through participation at educational workshops; understanding of current professional publications; and evidence of established/robust personal networks

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

overall: 10 years

Required education:


Candidates MUST have a Bachelors Degree and 16 years of overall experience. Candidates MUST also be United States Citizens (for Public Trust Clearance) . Full-time on W2 only. No C2C or 1099.

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