11 days old

Platform Engineer

Lansing, MI 48951
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  • Payrate
    $45 To $55

Our Lansing Client has a contract to hire opportunity for a VDI Platform Engineer. This person will assist as they move to vCenter and continue to automate their environment.


  • Researches new technology for potential implementation, presenting proposals to management.
  • Provides 3rd level technical support and consultation for client operating systems.
  • Installs, tests, evaluates and integrates various applications and third-party products into the client architecture, as well as various related and unrelated subsystems.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, maintains, modifies and documents hypervisor and operating system configurations and images.
  • Conducts and coordinates the analysis, planning and implementation of client systems software.
  • Identifies and resolves moderately complex systems problems.
  • Researches new technology for potential implementation, may present proposals to senior management. Understands and executes advanced client troubleshooting techniques.
  • Ensures that platform patch management is kept current.
  • Creates and manages Visual Basic and Powershell scripts to manage the infrastructure required by the virtual desktop environment.
  • Creates, manages and deploys Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and associated custom GPO templates for the virtual environment.
  • Provides Tier 1 & 2 support staff with the tools necessary to support the client environment.
  • Follows and enforces organizational IT security policies and processes, including change management processes.


  • Ability to serve as the primary subject matter expert (SME) for the client software and hardware environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.
  • Knowledge of client virtualization platforms such as Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View and their associated components
  • Ability to make recommendations regarding the client architecture, and articulate the value that new products would bring to clients.
  • Knowledge of industry standards; available technologies; and security and system best practices.
  • Ability to understand and resolve network system issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Basic knowledge of system administration script programming with Visual Basic Scripting and Batch scripts
  • Basic knowledge of system administration script programming with PowerShell preferred
  • Basic Desktop/Laptop hardware and technology knowledge
  • Knowledge of file system management (NTFS, Fat32)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - 2013
  • Extensive use of the ImageX/DISM application
  • Knowledge of HP Device Manager
  • Microsoft WinPE creation and modification
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an enterprise IT environment
  • 5+ years of experience with Microsoft Windows environments
  • 5+ years of experience with client virtualization environments
  • Experience with the following platforms and systems is beneficial; Desktop VDI environments, such as Citrix XenDesktop or VMware View, VMware vSphere, BMC Client Management


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