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Client Architect

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Date: Jan 26, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Client Architect
ReqID: 95021
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
Operating Area/Functional Area: Information Technology

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Williams is seeking an experienced client architect with an understanding of Microsoft’s vision for Windows as a Service.  The ideal candidate will have at least six years’ experience in IT, understand how non-technical users consume technology, and be considered a technical leader with deep desktop architecture experience. The candidate must also be familiar with Azure AD, Intune, the concepts of SaaS, have excellent communications skills, a passionate drive for results, and be willing to recommend a solution beyond “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”


Role Expectations:

  • Senior individual contributor opportunity working in a team environment
  • Understand traditional image processes and the concepts of Windows as a Service, build and maintain the Williams desktop images. Understand, recommend, and implement deployment methods across a geographically diverse network
  • Work with outsourced provider to maintain on-premises SCCM infrastructure. Recommended upgrades, changes, decoms as necessary to operate in a high-performing environment at lowest cost
  • Understand, evaluate, and test the Microsoft 365 offering and recommend any existing on-prem client workloads to be migrated to the cloud (including patching, deployment, Intune, Auto Pilot, etc)
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal partners including Security, Network, Core Hosting services and offshore outsourced provider
  • Maintain a relationship with software and hardware vendors and keep abreast of product roadmaps
  • Work with desktop support teams to troubleshoot problem escalations. While this position is not formally on call, you will be required to assist in resolving complex issues & outages
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • There will be occasional travel



  • At least four years’ experience implementing and supporting on-premises SCCM and client Group Policy.
  • At least two years’ experience building and maintaining image task sequences using either SCCM or MDT.
  • A focus on usability and end user satisfaction while satisfying supportability and security requirements. Understand barriers to how non-technical users consume technology.
  • An understanding of client-related cloud and SaaS deployment and management technologies, specifically the Microsoft EMS suite.
  • Understand Office ProPlus deployment methodologies
  • Possess strong communications skills


Desired Skills

  • Exceptional professionalism and customer service skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse group of end users and a globally diverse workforce
  • Participate in project activities
  • Eagerness to adapt to new technologies as introduced but keep the non-technical user in mind
  • Recognize and propose improvement opportunities: technological & process
  • Navigate organizational channels to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision
  • ServiceNow experience helpful


Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: No

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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