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VDI Architect
Title:VDI Architect
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Location:Greenbelt, MD

The VDI Architect must be able to meet the key criteria below:

  1. Location: Must be onsite in Greenbelt, MD
  2. Years’ Experience: 16+ years
  3. Education: Bachelors
  4. Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust
  5. Work Authorization: Must be authorized to legally work in the United States
  6. Key Skills:
    • 5 years or more as a Lead VDI Systems Engineer or Chief Engineer
    • Expert level knowledge of VDI and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services


Do you want to help IBR build a portfolio of next-generation data collection systems? The VDI Architect provides subject matter expertise in support of critical infrastructure projects; with experience designing, implementing, and Tier 3 Operation Support for the Enterprise Desktop and VDI Virtualization Technologies. The architect will be responsible for developing architectures, designs, and implementation and verification plans.


  • Provide engineering leadership and subject matter expertise in the evaluation, development, and documentation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and hosted/streamed applications
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned. Participates in special projects as required
  • Build and maintain product and service standards for VDI capabilities that align with technology strategies
  • Assist in the development of requirements, design specifications, and security considerations for the field office physical architecture
  • Define and obtain approval of the Physical Architecture from the 2020 Census TI GPMO when required
  • Provide network requirements to support business and operational activities (e.g., data networks, backbone/core networks, storage networks, software defined networking, and interoperability with IPv4 and IPv6, external connectivity to cloud)
  • Provide network services, desktop services, office print services, and shared services needed to support 2020 Census operations in all remote locations in scope for the 2020 Census
  • Collaborate with Office Service Architect to support design for replica remote office production environments which simulate the environments found at remote offices for testing purposes
  • Support implementation and maintain remote office replica of production environments (e.g., Regional Census Center (RCC), Area Census Office (ACO), and Data Capture Centers)
  • Assist in the assessment of the current state of the office services architecture/design
  • Lead implementation of VDI infrastructure solution
  • Close collaborate with infrastructure architecture and engineering teams to meet program ATO and implementation schedule
  • Lead the definition of the direction and strategy for VDI design to ensure the operational needs are being addressed against aggressive schedules
  • Oversee end to end System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of VDI architecture/design through to system deployment and operations
  • Designs and documents VDI architecture and associated designs by analysing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
  • Provide enhancements or improvements to Office Services architecture by studying current designs and determining areas for improvement.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies


  • Technical certifications a plus – VMware VCP, Citrix CCP, Citrix CCE, Microsoft MCSA, Cloud computing
  • 5 years or more as a Lead VDI Systems Engineer or Chief Engineer on a Large-Scale Mission Critical System of Systems Development and Integration Program.
  • Expert level knowledge of VDI and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services
  • Experience integrating workplace technologies including but not limited to Printing, Email, Collaboration tools, MDM, Wi-Fi, and Identity management
  • Broad knowledge of data and infrastructure technologies such as storage, virtualization, and directory services
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, schedule and execute assignments
  • Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving capability
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to lead moderately complex initiatives and solutions
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure environments such as Amazon AWS
  • Experience developing and integrating complex systems through the full system development life cycle
  • Experience designing and documenting architecture and associated designs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying required capabilities; writing specifications
  • Experience developing process/control changes by identifying gaps/issues/areas for improvement; and writing improved processes.
  • Experience tracking project activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Experience preparing technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge through participation at educational workshops; understanding of current professional publications; and evidence of established/robust personal networks

About IBR

Imagine Believe Realize, LLC (IBR) is an emerging small business focused on delivering software and systems engineering solutions to government and commercial clients. Our talent acquisition strategy is tailored to career seeking candidates who embrace continuous learning and desire to grow as a professional in the software/systems engineering industry. We strive to enhance our team members ability to thrive in the workplace by creating a proper work/life balance and first-class benefits package that includes:

  • Nationwide medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off
  • 10 paid federal holidays
  • 401k matching
  • Life insurance at no cost to our employees
  • Short term disability insurance at no cost to our employees
  • Long term disability insurance at no cost to our employees
  • Health care flex spending accounts
  • Dependent care flex spending accounts
  • Training opportunities
  • Education assistance opportunities

IBR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to offer employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity/transgender status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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