Windows Platform Engineer

New York, New York, United States

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The Windows Platform Engineering team is a systems team that focuses on Windows automation and developing the Windows Platform on bare-metal hardware as well as on Hyper-V using tools such as SCCM, Powershell, and Python. The Windows Platform Engineering team is the foundation upon which all Windows server and workstation products are built, operated and delivered. Engineers within the team have deep and broad skillsets covering hardware, operating systems, VDI, application packaging and delivery, application virtualization, configuration management, scripting and automation, storage, security, networking, monitoring, vulnerability management, and update automation.

As a Windows Platform Engineer, you will serve on a team that develops, maintains, and supports automated Hyper-V and bare-metal based Windows builds using Powershell, SCCM, and various application packaging and delivery techniques. You will be engineering and running an SCVMM infrastructure to provide a highly manageable and flexible server farm that can be easily grown, upgraded, operated, patched, and recovered. As a member of the team, you will have the freedom to select, evaluate and deploy the products and methodologies that are most suitable to your designs. A mindset of design and operational excellence is a must, along with the ability to understand multiple sets of potentially conflicting requirements and expertise to design optimized solutions. You will need to understand varied applications running on our Windows server farm and operate them in a way that will meet and exceed SLAs.  The successful candidate can manage their own projects, collect requirements, develop business cases, and be meticulous in documentation. Collaborating with other teams such as Infrastructure, Security, Network Engineering, Product Engineering, Support, Operations, and other related groups is of utmost importance.  This will enable you to develop platforms this are feature rich, are easy to operate and manage, and recover from failures gracefully

Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field
  • 5+ years’ experience building and managing Windows Server platforms
  • Experience in creating complex scripting automation using PowerShell or Python
  • Experience managing Windows Server environments
  • Well-versed in Windows Server 2012R2 and 2016 build and configuration
  • Experienced in managing virtual servers in a Hyper-V or VMWare environment
  • Experience with SCCM and SCOM is a plus 
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and Windows Concepts