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Network Architect

Network Architect

Direct Hire
Houston, TX
   |   April 19 2017


This is a permanent position with a global energy company located in North Houston. This role is responsible for contributing to the overall Enterprise Architecture and development of all strategy, roadmaps and design principles for the related technologies.

The Network / End User Architect is responsible for solution design and architecture of the technologies related to end user technologies including desktop/laptop/WYSE, Windows Operating Systems, system imaging, packaging, software delivery and productivity applications. The role includes defining and translating business requirements into system design specifications and creating/facilitating the actual solution design. Establishes standards and provides documentation for standards and current state designs. Also acts as forward thinking and innovation source for the areas of responsibility. Also acts as Level 3 and Level 4 troubleshooting resource when needed.

Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
• Tactical Systems and Solution design
• Solution and System Architecture for related technologies
• Collaborate with project teams to provide infrastructure implementation estimates
• Ensure strategic alliance for designed solutions
• Research and develop future roadmaps, strategies, and technical visions
• Audit the operational systems states for compliance to design and standards specifications

Technical Skills and Knowledge:
• Understanding of Enterprise Architecture processes such as TOGAF
• Understanding of IT Management process such as ITIL
• Diagramming skills for system design artifact creation (Visio)
• Strategic thinking and roadmap design for multi-year model
• Ability to collaborate with project and operations teams for development of solutions
• Architect level knowledge of the following technology areas:
o User Workstation Technologies (Desktop, Laptop, WYSE Terminals)
o Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-v
o Windows OS image creation and delivery
o Application packaging and Software Delivery (SCCM, VBScript, Flexerra, MSI packaging)
o Windows PE environment
o Active Directory and Group Policy pertaining to Desktop
o Virtual Desktop technologies (Vmware, Citrix, Altiris, etc.)
o Automation Tools and processes for Desktop management and lifecycling
o Messaging Systems (Microsoft Exchange)
o Microsoft Cloud Solutions (Office 365, Sharepoint, Skydrive, Skype for Business, etc.)

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor degree and ten plus years of related experience preferred