Senior Virtualization Architect

Location: Laurel, MD
ApplyLogic is a fast-growing Veteran-Owned consulting firm, headquartered in Dunn Loring, VA. Our people are our greatest asset and our company culture is grounded on that belief. We offer challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment. We deliver best-in-class technical expertise to the Federal Government market through IT professional service contracts. 

We offer a competitive salary with a robust Fortune 500 type benefits package: employee assistance, employee adoption, 401K with match, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, 15 paid time days off, 10 holidays, unlimited web-based training and up to $5K towards continuing education and/or professional development and more!
Founded in 2004, ApplyLogic is a Veteran Owned Small Business, ISO9001:2008 certified with over $7M annual revenues and 35 employees. Our growth has been recognized in the Washington Technology Fast 50 and the INC. 5000. We have an immediate Senior Virtualization Architect position available in Laurel, MD.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
The Senior Virtualization Architect will 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Support implementation and maintain remote office replica of production environments
  • Assist in the assessment of the current state of the office services architecture/design
  • Lead implementation of VDI infrastructure solution
  • 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 analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.

Required Skills:
  • Expert level knowledge of VDI and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge through participation at educational workshops; understanding of current professional publications; and evidence of established/robust personal networks
Education and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience
  • 5 years or more as a Lead VDI Systems Engineer
  • VMware VCP, Citrix CCP, Citrix CCE, Microsoft MCSA, AWS certification
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Public Trust, or must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
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