VDI Engineer


West University, TX

Date Posted:



United States of America


TX190: 2501 West University, McKinney 2501 West University , McKinney, TX, 75070 USA

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RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The following position is to join our RTX Corporate, Enterprise Services, Research Center or BBN team:

Role Overview

RTX currently has an exciting IT position available that supports the RTX mission of making the world a safer place. We are seeking a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Subject Matter Expert (SME) that will be working in a highly collaborative, multi-platform and multi–disciplined environment. The VDI SME will design and implement solutions for an enterprise-wide virtual desktop infrastructure spanning multiple datacenters and supporting critical programs with classified information system capabilities. Success in this role means you can develop, implement, and maintain secure, cost-efficient virtual desktop infrastructure across various classified programs. Program teams rely on your collaboration and guidance to define computing requirements and create end-to-end solutions to solve complex issues distributing classified work across the enterprise.


  • Horizon View VDI SME, design and develop VDI environment using VMware products.
  • Apply security hardening according to DISA STIG and JSIG requirements
  • Perform monitoring, capacity planning, and forecasting of the VDI environment to recommend and implement enhancements that improve the experience, performance, and reliability of the VDI environment.
  • Administer and support the VMware and VDI environment. Including vCenter Server, ESXi, and Horizon.
  • Ensure compliance with security and performance requirements (NISPOM, RMF 800-53)
  • Optimize, update, and patch the VDI environment, server workloads, and desktop pools.
  • Design and implement new virtual desktop deployments, and their supporting server workloads.
  • Design and implement new NVIDIA GRID server for virtual desktop deployments.
  • Use configuration management apps to deploy and configure user profile settings and zero client endpoints.
  • Identify performance baselines and resolve issues using monitoring and diagnostic tools.
  • Use application virtualization to layer in applications and services to virtual desktops.
  • Maintain the governance and compliance state of the VDI environment.
  • Work with the vendors on HW, SW, and licensing support requests.
  • Update and maintain the VDI documentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • VDI platforms, and how they interact with the supporting IT infrastructure and systems.
  • Administering and supporting VMware Horizon View, vCenter Server, and ESXi.
  • Administering and supporting NVIDIA GRID Server.
  • Building and maintaining VDI desktop pools running Windows and Linux.
  • Using VDI user profile and desktop session management applications.
  • Using VDI monitoring and diagnostic tools.
  • Deployment and support of printers utilized by an VDI environment.
  • Supporting application virtualization utilizing DEM.
  • Using PowerShell and/or Ansible for automation and scripting.
  • Support of virtual Microsoft Windows servers and desktops
  • Support and management of VCSA and vSphere environments
  • Linux based systems such as RedHat Enterprise Linux 7, and 8
  • Windows Server administration, Active Directory, group policy, DNS, and DHCP configuration and management.
  • Familiar with Windows 10/11 imaging and administration.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts
  • Familiarity with the National Industrial Security Program ("NISP") and the National Institute of Standards and Time ("NIST") Risk Management Framework ("RMF")
  • Hands-on experience with security hardening according to DISA STIG and JSIG requirements
  • Information Assurance (IA) Certification: DoDI 8570 IAT II cert
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Splunk
  • Lumension/Ivanti
  • HP server hardware support and diagnosis
  • HP storage hardware support and diagnosis
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • Industry-recognized certifications relevant to a MSCE or MCP
  • ITIL Foundations v3


  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

Location: McKinney, Texas - Relocation Package Eligible

Work Authorization: This position requires a United States Top Secret security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US citizens are eligible for a US security clearance.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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