Windows Desktop Architect

new york, New York

Our client, a global Investment Bank is currently seeking a Windows Desktop Architect to join their team in New York, NY. This candidate must be committed to delivering enterprise class Windows Desktop builds and are responsible for all aspects of the design, configuration and integration of the Windows Desktops into the firm. The team is also responsible for the engineering of the firms browser and office products along with other end user productivity tools and middleware.


  • Engineer/sustain existing/new desktop related technologies into the firm
  • Ensure products meet the necessary security, supportability, performance requirements
  • Ensure we meet our users’ expectations around user experience
  • Create, review, maintain and update documentation.
  • Provide 3rd line support to investigate & troubleshoot root causes.
  • Dissemination of knowledge among peers.


  • 5+ years experience with Windows operating systems, management of end user productivity apps, standard associated technologies and third party products.
  • Deep technical understanding of Windows Desktop x64 operating systems up to and including Windows 10
  • Experience designing technical solutions to meet complex business requirements
  • Desktop/Laptop Hardware Knowledge and Management in an enterprise environment
  • Extensive experience with common third party tools used to manage/support large environments. i.e. Appsense/SCCM
  • Working knowledge of how a modern browser works both from a desktop and networking perspective 
  • Scripting ability with PowerShell
  • Experience in engineering Large Scale Deployment/Migrations of Office 2010/2013/2016
  • Knowledge of software packaging tools (e.g. InstallShield, App-V sequencer, Wise)
  • Knowledge of common Windows Infrastructure i.e. Active Directory/GPO
  • Strong troubleshooting mind-set (i.e. parsing event log, Sysinternals tools, analyzing memory dumps etc). 
  • Experience of large scale desktop deployment tools and techniques in large distributed organizations. 
  • Experience in Configuring and Supporting Microsoft Outlook in Microsoft Exchange Environment 
  • Some development experience/knowledge. 
  • Ability to write technical and operational management documentation (system design and engineering documents, operational runbooks).
  • Experience of working in a global environment
  • Familiarity with Desktop Virtualization Technologies from VMWare, Citrix, AppSense, Microsoft
  • Familiarity with cloud services such as Office 365, Azure AD, MDM/MAM solutions

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