Lead Engineer, Virtual Application & Desktop Infrastructure


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York




We at Paramount are hiring a Lead Engineer, Virtual Application and Desktop Infrastructure! This person will be responsible for the design, engineering, configuration, implementation, and support of application and desktop virtualization platforms and services for Paramount Technology! This senior level, technical engineering role focuses on all aspects of management of these platforms and developing solutions to support business requirements.


  • Design, engineer, and implement fresh tech solutions, based on provided guidelines and requirements.
  • Deploy technology infrastructure to deliver services with high availability, reliability, and agility.
  • Build standards for software and environment architecture to ensure that enterprise level system design meets requirements for high availability, duplication, security, and performance.
  • Coordinate and implement the installation of client and department specific applications and systems. Includes creation, management, and sustainment of software deployment packages.
  • Monitoring and support of global on-premise and cloud infrastructure. Monitor server performance and perform daily health check.
  • Regularly work with other technology teams, business partners, application leads, project management groups and/or any other valued partners when developing and implementing solutions.
  • Integrate managed systems with other business and technology solutions.
  • Review, recommend, and implement new technology solutions and participate in systems planning processes. Provide recommendations that are in-line with the strategic vision for the enterprise.
  • Lead and mentor other specialists and teammates, providing technical leadership and training as needed.
  • Work with project management teams on developing project plans.
  • Develop design and process standards according to provided specifications and policies.
  • Build, update, and present technical procedural, architecture, and design documentations.
  • Provide administrative support including operation, expansion, and maintenance of all systems and equipment, including end user support for teams and 3rd parties.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for 24/7 L3 support.


Basic Qualifications


  • Very strong understanding of VDI concepts and architecture. (Persistent/Concurrent, Connection Brokers, Cloning, Display Protocols, Thin Clients, etc.). Ability to build and implement complex VDI solutions based on such understanding.
  • Advanced proficiency with XenApp, XenDesktop, and “Citrix Workspace” deployments in both on-premises and cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure.
  • Significant experience with Windows Server and desktop operating systems (all versions) in a multi forest/domain Active Directory environment including OS deployments, software packaging, image management, and working with GPOs.


Additional Qualifications


  • 8+ years’ hands-on experience in an enterprise global technology infrastructure and/or desktop engineering team.
  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience with application and desktop virtualization services and platforms (VDI).
  • BA/BS Degree or Equivalent Experience.
  • Experience with Citrix cloud solutions (i.e.. Virtual Apps and Desktops, Gateway and Endpoint Management, Analytics, Performance, Microapps, Secure Workspaces Access, ITSM Adapter and Workspace Environment Manager)
  • Experience with the following: Microsoft FSXLogix and Windows SCCM. Equivalent experience with comparable tools is also acceptable.
  • Strong skills with scripting automation (PowerShell, Azure/AWS CLI, etc.)
  • Familiarity with AWS Workspaces VDI Platform.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience handling network and distributed computing environments.
  • Experience in medium/large corporate systems’ rollout and support.
  • Ability to work on numerous projects and tasks concurrently, setting own agendas and optimally prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to comfortably work both independently and as a collective team is crucial.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal & written).
  • Networking experience, including LAN, WAN and SAN is a plus.
  • Experience in media and entertainment is a plus.
  • Experience working with consolidating and migrating users and technology platforms in a M&A scenario is a plus.



Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.




Hiring Salary Range: $140,000.00 - 160,000.00. The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.  




Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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