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Azure Virtual Desktop Platform Engineer

Company: Comcast Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Make your mark at Comcast -- a Fortune 30 global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, we reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. Become part of our award-winning technology team that turns big ideas into cutting-edge products, platforms, and solutions that our customers love. We create space to innovate, and we recognize, reward, and invest in your ideas, while ensuring you can proudly bring your authentic self to the workplace. Join us. You'll do the best work of your career right here at Comcast. (In most cases, Comcast prefers to have employees on-site collaborating unless the team has been designated as virtual due to the nature of their work. If a position is listed with both office locations and virtual offerings, Comcast may be willing to consider candidates who live greater than 100 miles from the office for the remote option.)Job SummaryThe Unified Endpoint Management team is responsible for the modern management platforms used to deliver business applications and secure all laptops, desktops and mobile devices across Comcast. Partnering with various teams and organizations, we develop solutions to provide a consistent and secure client device experience for all employees and contractors. We are currently expanding our team to help build out a new Azure Virtual Desktop environment for the Comcast Government Services group. The AVD Platform Engineer will work closely within a team of engineers to architect and deploy new solutions supporting secure virtual platforms for the business


This position is ineligible for visa sponsorship. To be considered for this role, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not
require sponsorship for employment now or in the futureJob DescriptionCore Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.
  • Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development and customizes current applications. Assists with the software update process for existing applications and roll-outs of software releases.
  • Participates in training representatives and operations staff on internally developed software applications.
  • Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including software designs, evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.
  • Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
  • Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior-level Software Development Engineers.
  • Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply, process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design and technical choices to internal audiences.
  • Displays knowledge of and ability to apply, project management skills.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Partners with the AVD engineering team and other functional areas to ensure the most efficient solution is designed to meet business needs.
  • Contributes to the overall platform implementation strategy and participates in appropriate forums, meetings, presentations, etc. to meet goals.
  • Ensures solutions are well engineered, scalable, maintainable, and delivered on schedule.
  • Tracks and documents requirements for platform projects and enhancements.
  • Demonstrated experience within the implementation, management, and support of Virtual Desktop environments.
  • Strong understanding of Azure cloud services and concepts including networking, compute, storage, subscriptions, and security.
  • Experience with IP Networking, VNet peering, Azure Firewall, and Entra ID.
  • Deep understanding of the cloud computing model, information risk and security guidelines and architecture standards and best practices.
  • Designing, building, testing, automating, monitoring, and supporting components within a modern digital service platform in production environments.
  • Experience in creating, administering, and maintaining Azure cloud resources specifically Virtual Machines, App Services, Azure Functions, Azure SQL Database, Virtual Network, Azure DNS, and API Manager.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.Preferred Platform and Technology Experience:
    • Azure Virtual Desktop
    • Azure Government Community Cloud
    • Nerdio Manager
    • FSLogix
    • Azure Image Builder
    • Packer
    • Log Analytics/KQL
    • PowerShell
    • Intune device managementMinimum Qualifications:
      • 1+ years of experience working on Azure virtual desktop services. -
      • 1+ years of experience working in Government sector. -
      • 1+ years of experience in creating, administering, and maintaining Azure cloud resources.
      • 2+ years of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure experienceEmployees at all levels are expected to:
        • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
        • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
        • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
        • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
        • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
        • Drive results and growth.
        • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
        • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.Disclaimer:
          • This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.EducationBachelor's DegreeWhile possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.Relevant Work Experience5-7 YearsBase pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the on our careers site for more details.

Keywords: Comcast Corporation, Chicago , Azure Virtual Desktop Platform Engineer, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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