Virtual Desktop Azure Engineer
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Are you passionate and excited about working directly with Microsoft customers and partners to ensure success as they transition their businesses to the Microsoft Cloud? If so, keep reading…
We are a diverse group of customer-focused individuals with the goal of driving use of Microsoft 365 in to a customer’s business and enabling them to realize business value. We collaborate and share learnings and innovate solutions to enable our customers to increase their usage of the Microsoft Cloud.
If you love technology and believe that your abilities can be developed through effort and grit, and it makes your day when a customer or peer thank you for your help, this may be the career opportunity for you.
As a Virtual Desktop Azure Engineer, your focus is to help customers ensure their custom developed applications run effectively on Windows 10. This is done by identifying their application readiness needs, coordinating with technical resources to drive remediation of application issues, and collecting/reporting feedback and issues encountered to help improve Windows and application compatibility. You will represent Microsoft in communications via phone, email, web to assist customers and partners in readying their applications for Windows 10 or Office Pro Plus. You will have the opportunity to foster positive customer relationships while effectively managing challenging situations and driving customer success.
Key Business Metrics:
- Obtain high customer and partner satisfaction with the FastTrack Application Readiness service
- Drive customer success through effective facilitation of application remediation
- Provide high quality data back to the product teams to help drive service improvement
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Install and configuring Microsoft WVD technologies including host pools, WVD images and scaling.
- Basic knowledge of other virtual desktop solutions such as Citrix
- Manage Azure Active Directory for Azure WVD related systems
- Manage and support Azure WVD Clusters / HA systems
- Analyze system performance indicators and recommend improvement actions for Azure WVD based production configuration
- Good knowledge of Azure WVD publishing applications, web server, load balancing, Resource Manager, License Management
- Troubleshoot approved packages if needed.
- Manage and deploy updates via Azure update manager
- Help in organization and management of the business applications that is installed on Azure WVD.
- Improve and adjust Azure WVD.
- Provide technical assistance for all the servers, desktops, and services that apply to the deployed configuration
- Take full control and accountability for applying, implementing, maintaining, and examining the documentation of the Azure WVD
- Knowledge on Azure Dev-Ops structure to get the process finalized and complete.
- Support the automation built for business app deployments.
Required Qualifications Include:
- Windows and/or Office Application Development competency: Possess the knowledge and experience with Windows application development to effectively communicate with customer and partner Windows application developers, and coordinate with Microsoft developer support engineers
- Customer and Partner Focus: Demonstrated skills and abilities to consistently create an amazingly positive experience for our customers and Partners
- Collaboration: exceptional collaborator on complex multi-faceted programs across multiple groups with varying priorities
- Communication Skills – Spoken and written English (including technical writing). Build trust, drive recommendations, and land priorities across customers, partners, senior leaders (Microsoft-internal and customer Technical and Business Decision Makers), and across organizational boundaries
- Strong organizational/time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Background in project and process management preferred
- Proven ability to work across a “virtual team” that has remote team members and crosses organization boundaries
- Able to regularly work in the office (Las Colinas, TX) to foster a team culture that is highly collaborative and focused on making every customer experience perfect
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent’s experience
- Demonstrated Windows Application Development, Developer Support, and/or Customer Relationship Management experience with these technologies
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