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Virtual Desktop Specialist


AXA
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Digital Agency
Category: Digital Marketing Jobs
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Description

Acting a one of the Virtual Desktop Specialists you will provide specialist virtual desktop technical capability and delivery within the Workplace Virtualisation team including design, integration of new and future technologies, project and BAU support. Working closely with other Workplace & Infrastructure technical and project teams as well as Global Tech Centres and Technical Architects, this role will involve the delivery of strategic direction and expansion of the AXA Virtual desktop infrastructure as well as a strong design and integration mind-set to support any future move to a true cloud based service.

Please see some more activities this role will cover:

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Contribute significantly to and assist with the delivery and maintenance of the regional roadmap, in conjunction with relevant Tech Specialists. Not limited to virtual but also physical machine strategy

*

Represent the region’s position to the global team, including technical, security, co-existence, 3rd party requirements

*

Develop the virtual desktop and application hosting offerings to support regional/local requirements.

Please see the JD for more information.

Qualifications

AXA encourages and empowers its employees to better equip themselves in the working environment and with the ‘Dare to Change’ campaign AXA is more focused on the right attitude rather than meeting all the desired technical skills:

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Proven experience of working within a project environment providing technical leadership, design and performance enhancement

*

Ability to lead the development of I.T. solutions in Virtual Workplace

*

Must have a strong experience & understanding of the following technologies: Citrix Xen Desktop 7.x plus legacy products, Active Directory, Windows 10, Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 > 2016

You do not need to have all the above to be a successful candidate so please and we will review your application.

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

AXA’s purpose is to empower our 107 million customers to live a better life. At AXA Group Operations, we help make this purpose a reality by providing innovative IT, telecommunications, infrastructure services and delivering a high-performance workplace for every single AXA employee across the globe. We make sure people have the tools and technology they need to do their jobs brilliantly.

We embrace the incredible pace technology is moving forward. That’s why we need people who can adapt to changing needs, who are collaborative and proactive. People who will help to make sure that, as a business, we’re ready for tomorrow.

Our common ambition: AXA need to become a tech-led company. This is where AXA Group Operations sets the tone and must play its role as one of the major catalysts of AXA’s transformation. We are the ones triggering and empowering the evolution of our insurance business model through technology and innovation, driving its concrete implementation globally at speed, with a high quality of advisory and execution.

What We Offer

At AXA we believe the best way to attract and motivate is to recognise people's contribution and hard work with benefits that truly reflect their importance to our success. Here is a list of some of the things you can expect to receive from us:

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This role we are offering a competitive salary between: £48,000 - £54,000

*

Take time to relax with 28 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) with the chance to buy more time off if you likeGenerous contributory DC (Money purchase) pension scheme

*

Good maternity/paternity package

*

A performance related bonus scheme – on target bonus is 8%

*

Private Medical cover

*

One of AXA’s core values is Collaboration, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities

*

X10 Life Cover

*

Enjoy amazing discounts on products and at certain retailers

*

Amazing development opportunities both in career pathways as well as personal training options



Important notice: We’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not our policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (we much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and we’ll do our best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re ing for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and we can check for you. We cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without our knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with our recruitment team.
Description

Acting a one of the Virtual Desktop Specialists you will provide specialist virtual desktop technical capability and delivery within the Workplace Virtualisation team including design, integration of new and future technologies, project and BAU support. Working closely with other Workplace & Infrastructure technical and project teams as well as Global Tech Centres and Technical Architects, this role will involve the delivery of strategic direction and expansion of the AXA Virtual desktop infrastructure as well as a strong design and integration mind-set to support any future move to a true cloud based service.

Please see some more activities this role will cover:

*

Contribute significantly to and assist with the delivery and maintenance of the regional roadmap, in conjunction with relevant Tech Specialists. Not limited to virtual but also physical machine strategy

*

Represent the region’s position to the global team, including technical, security, co-existence, 3rd party requirements

*

Develop the virtual desktop and application hosting offerings to support regional/local requirements.

Please see the JD for more information.

Qualifications

AXA encourages and empowers its employees to better equip themselves in the working environment and with the ‘Dare to Change’ campaign AXA is more focused on the right attitude rather than meeting all the desired technical skills:

*

Proven experience of working within a project environment providing technical leadership, design and performance enhancement

*

Ability to lead the development of I.T. solutions in Virtual Workplace

*

Must have a strong experience & understanding of the following technologies: Citrix Xen Desktop 7.x plus legacy products, Active Directory, Windows 10, Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 > 2016

You do not need to have all the above to be a successful candidate so please and we will review your application.

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

AXA’s purpose is to empower our 107 million customers to live a better life. At AXA Group Operations, we help make this purpose a reality by providing innovative IT, telecommunications, infrastructure services and delivering a high-performance workplace for every single AXA employee across the globe. We make sure people have the tools and technology they need to do their jobs brilliantly.

We embrace the incredible pace technology is moving forward. That’s why we need people who can adapt to changing needs, who are collaborative and proactive. People who will help to make sure that, as a business, we’re ready for tomorrow.

Our common ambition: AXA need to become a tech-led company. This is where AXA Group Operations sets the tone and must play its role as one of the major catalysts of AXA’s transformation. We are the ones triggering and empowering the evolution of our insurance business model through technology and innovation, driving its concrete implementation globally at speed, with a high quality of advisory and execution.

What We Offer

At AXA we believe the best way to attract and motivate is to recognise people's contribution and hard work with benefits that truly reflect their importance to our success. Here is a list of some of the things you can expect to receive from us:

*

This role we are offering a competitive salary between: £48,000 - £54,000

*

Take time to relax with 28 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) with the chance to buy more time off if you likeGenerous contributory DC (Money purchase) pension scheme

*

Good maternity/paternity package

*

A performance related bonus scheme – on target bonus is 8%

*

Private Medical cover

*

One of AXA’s core values is Collaboration, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities

*

X10 Life Cover

*

Enjoy amazing discounts on products and at certain retailers

*

Amazing development opportunities both in career pathways as well as personal training options



Important notice: We’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not our policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (we much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and we’ll do our best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re ing for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and we can check for you. We cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without our knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with our recruitment team.
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