Desktop Systems Engineer (Hybrid)

VIRGINIA HOUSING   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on February 28, 2023
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We're looking for amazing people! Come join Virginia Housing as a Desktop Systems Engineer.

This important role will oversee monitoring, maintaining, and evaluating the architecture and integration of all desktop, laptop, and associated peripheral devices for Virginia Housing. The Systems Engineer provides subject matter expertise for support and guidance to the organization regarding long-term strategic planning, information security, and quality of the environment assuring stability and reliability of Virginia Housing's endpoint and application platforms.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Evaluate Desktop Lifecycle Management strategy, ensure accuracy, and provide recommendations to the IT Leadership.
  • Provide assurance that endpoint devices are updated with current, stable versions of software products; maintain currency with operating system and support software.
  • Assist in planning and deployment of major desktop hardware/software upgrades and ensure change management procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed.
  • Monitor and ensure endpoint patch compliance and alignment with industry standards, ensuring technologists are following procedures, mitigating known risks, and utilizing due diligence
  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of relevant product offerings and support policies and evaluate desktop/laptop technology offerings from various vendors, and plan for future technology changes.
  • Work with Software Licensing Specialist to maintain PC/workstation-based application software versions, software deployment and license tracking, and recommend refreshment timeline for software upgrades.

Qualified candidates must possess

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related area required, or equivalent work experience acceptable
  • Experience with desktop, server, and mobile device technologies.
  • Knowledge and several years of experience with SCCM and MOM, including design, proofs of concept, pilot implementations, packaging, and image deployment technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with Directory Services, Database applications (SQL Server, Exchange, ADS).
  • Requires proven project management and methodology skills especially the ability to serve as a technical lead or coordinator and work on multiple projects simultaneously, especially in a cross-functional environment.
  • Knowledge of information security principles.

Preferred experience includes:
  • MCSA and MCSE preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Desktop Architecture/Engineering or application packaging
  • Experience with multi-platform and operating systems environments
  • Experience with endpoint security and related concepts

Virginia Housing is one of the nation's premier housing finance organizations. Our mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing, which we accomplish through our public-private partnerships.

We are focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy and diverse workforce. We offer on-site conveniences such as a cafeteria, fitness center, and free parking. Educational opportunities to help your advancement are available through classroom and online programs.

Applications and resumes are accepted online only at .

This position will remain open until filled.

Hiring Range: $86,297 - $112,186

Hybrid work model (3 days in office, 2 days remote)

Background and credit checks will be performed as a condition of employment.

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