Desktop Architect

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  • Location:

    Bracknell, Berkshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Liam Parsons

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Desktop Architect

3 month initial contract

£500 - £600 DOE

Based in Bracknell

Must hold active DV clearance to gain access to client site

Job description:

This role is initially as part of a proposal team then moving into design, build and deliver.

The Desktop Architect will develop high level designs and low level designs for a solution that meets all customer requirements. Responsibilities include

  • Working with as part of a client facing bid team to design modern desktop management solutions using Windows 10

  • Analysing client business, communication and functional objectives to develop a solution that enhances the client experience

  • Providing leadership and knowledge to clients in technical qualification

  • Documenting customer requirements and developing high level designs / low level designs

  • Articulating the value proposition of the developed solution


  • Windows 10 deployment strategy and Design for Windows 10 Operating Systems Deployment Scenario(s)

  • Windows 10 migration and maintenance strategy

  • Experience with design and deployment of solutions with SCCM / Workspace One / Intune

  • Familiar with cost benefit design trade-offs for different management policies, i.e. modern management vs SCCM

  • Experience in application packaging and software distribution

  • Experience with enterprise level transition of end user devices from Windows 7 and 8 to 10.

  • Expert in writing and maintaining GPOs and in support of active directory within an enterprise environment

  • Experience with enterprise level image management.

  • Experience with enterprise level application packaging.

  • Device compliance monitoring and reporting experience

  • Security Patch management:

  • Cloud App Security

  • Windows Desktop Deployment and Management experience

  • Background in Windows Server including: IaaS, PKI, Active Directory and SQL

  • Active directory design

  • Design new GPO / GPP Structures to meet client security requirements

  • VDI experience - VMware Horizon / Citrix

  • VDI image management / desktop management / patch management

  • Persistent / Non-persistent VDI

  • VDI Apps layering

Desired Skills

  • System administration skills - Microsoft based, Active Directory services and Group Policy Objects, Scripting knowledge (PowerShell, VB)

  • Knowledge of software distribution tools (SCCM, InTune, Workspace One)

  • Understanding of patch management tools such as WSUS

  • Knowledge of Windows 10

Understanding of technologies - cloud, networking, virtualization, storage, data protection and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Microsoft Office.