BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) End User Computing - Client Virtualization and Application Architect in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description SummaryThis position is responsible for engineering, designing, testing, and maintaining BD's Virtual Systems

Job Description

Skills in VMWare Horizon design and implementation requirements

  • 3-5 years of industry experience in a global environment

Proven track record of leading teams such as administrators, implementers, and migrators

Citrix experience

  • 3-5 years

  • 2+ years of experience working with Citrix Presentation Server, XenApp, XenDesktop, or RDS/Terminal Services environments.

Citrix migrations to Horizon

  • 1-2 years of experience

Additional requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in virtualization specifically with VMware Horizon View (6.x and 7.x)

  • Understanding of Windows Desktop operating systems to include design considerations for desktop, laptop and Thin-client/VDI

  • Previous experience with Citrix (Presentation server, Storefront, XenApp, XenDesktop, Netscaler)

  • Preferable experience with migrations from Citrix environment to VMWare Horizon environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of VMware applications and physical infrastructure services and their integration within the virtual infrastructure

  • Understanding of virtual environments for proactive assessment of performance

  • Enterprise level experience managing OS and application deployments

  • Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance

  • Demonstrated ability to manage VMware Horizon environment built on hyper-converged platform

  • Familiarity with SAN storage, provisioning storage groups, and LUNs

  • Ability to write technical and operational management documentation (system design documents and operational runbooks)

  • Well organized and detail oriented with excellent time management skills, ability to multitask, and propensity to handle urgent interrupts with poise and professionalism

  • Ability to lead projects; motivate, influence and get cooperation from others

  • Ability to perform Tier 2-level incident and problem support of virtualized images and provide necessary recommendations on potential image/system enhancements to speed and security

  • Ability to coordinate and be comfortable in a growing VDI environment and be able to resolve customer requirements and tickets across use cases.

  • Demonstrated experience in virtualization specifically with VMware VSphere and ESXi Virtual Infrastructure (5.5x, 6.x)

Infrastructure Strategy

  • Development and maintenance of long-term strategies for infrastructure systems

  • Maintaining a current understanding of industry best-practice architecture and considerations

  • Participating in enterprise-wide design and architecture discussions as a trusted expert

Infrastructure Architecture

  • Development and maintenance of service design and framework documentation

  • Identification of key metrics that can be tracked and optimized over a systems lifecycle

  • Developing conceptual architecture, flowcharts, and diagrams to illustrate sequence of steps required for technical implementations

  • Ensuring solution designs are value-oriented

  • Validation that solution designs conform to reference architecture

  • Continually driving system and process improvements


  • Vendor relationship management

  • Must be able to influence areas not under direct control

  • Prioritizing technical solution needs

  • Technical coordination of domain-specific infrastructure architecture and design groups

  • Assisting/Reviewing technical designs and configuration templates with other team members

  • Communicating strategy, architecture, and designs

Program/Project Management

  • Works with management and technical teams to develop project budgets and set timeline expectations

  • Responsible for delivery of projects assigned to him/her on time and on budget

  • Managing and prioritizing technical workload to accelerate project timelines

  • Participating in project meetings and providing coordination between technologies

  • Collecting status on major milestones

Demonstrate these characteristics

  • Strong planning skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Attention to detail

  • Project management skills

  • Adhere to BD core values.

Reports to Manager, End User Computing

Primary Work LocationUSA NC - Research Triangle Park

Additional LocationsUSA CA - San Diego (BDB), USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Work Shift

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status