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Senior AWS Desktop Virtualization Engineer

Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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Title:                     Senior AWS Desktop Virtualization Engineer


Reporting to the Director, Cloud Infrastructure, the Senior AWS Desktop Virtualization Engineer will be responsible for implementing and managing Moderna’s AWS desktop virtualization services. As a member of a small team in a fast-paced environment, this role will require both strong intellectual agility and hands-on technical skill.


Here’s What You’ll Do:


  • Drive the implementation and ongoing support for our AWS application (Appstream) and desktop (Workspaces) virtualization environments
  • Ensure operational excellence in VDI operations through automation, orchestration and process development
  • Continually evaluate service and infrastructure usage to effectively manage performance, reliability, security, capacity and cost
  • Interface with application teams on the deployment of new VDI capabilities
  • Develop internal documentation and create standardized runbooks for all VDI operations
  • Understand and adhere to Moderna’s operational processes following an ITIL framework to ensure auditability and compliance with industry standards (SOX, GMP, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.)
  • Participate in disaster recovery exercise planning and execution
  • Communicate regularly with technical and non-technical staff
  • Provide 24x7 support as needed for emergency situations and planned maintenance activities


Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • 10+ years of experience as an IT Systems Engineer
  • Practical hands on experience deploying and managing AWS Workspaces and Appstream
  • Extensive experience designing and deploying virtualization solutions such as AWS Workspaces/Appstream , VMware Horizon, Citrix Workspace, or Azure WVD
  • Working knowledge of VDI integrations with packaging and software deployment tools
  • Excellent knowledge of scripting languages such as Python and PowerShell
  • General networking knowledge
  • Experience working in GxP environment.
  • Experience writing process requirements, technical design documents and standard operating procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / IT or related fields.

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