Azure Virtual Desktop Engineer - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL


Country: Netherlands 
City: Amsterdam
Req ID: 497641


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH (NYSE: CRH, LSE: CRH) is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.78,500 people at c.3,390 operating locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and Europe. As the essential partner for transportation and critical utility infrastructure projects, complex non-residential construction and outdoor living solutions, CRH’s unique offering of materials, products and value-added services helps to deliver a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies. A Fortune 500 company, CRH’s shares are listed on the NYSE and LSE.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview

In the context of transformation and standardization of our infrastructure services, we are looking for an enthusiastic Azure Virtual Desktop Engineer.
The Azure Virtual Desktop Engineer is responsible for maintaining our administration and maintenance of the Azure Virtual Desktop platform in Europe as well as the standardization of the environment. You will define and advice the service delivery and perform service integrations along our service provider team and trusted partners.
As a Subject Matter Expert, you will provide technical skills as well as support for the existing processes and you are ready to innovate/mature/deploy this service within CRH and its subsidiaries and you have to act accordingly to render the service efficiently.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be responsible for the following tasks to be completed in a well done manner:

  • Architect, design, implement and operate DaaS solution/s for the organization.
  • Optimize Azure Virtual Desktop performance, scalability, and security.
  • Provide end-users with a consistent and efficient virtual endpoint experience.
  • Define standards for managing Azure Virtual Desktop including Nerdio.
  • Continuously monitor and optimize platform performance, ensuring seamless user experience.
  • Collaborate with security to implement and manage appropriate security measures.
  • Participate in the evaluation and definition of the User Experience, specifying standards for how applications and desktops should perform, anticipating user interaction with upgrades and patch management, optimizing user interfaces, and ensuring intuitive, elegant system design and optimal supportability.
  • Demonstrate expert-level proficiency with key technologies to be supported, including willingness and ability to develop expertise in new technologies as needed.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement of the AVD Platform.
  • Evaluate the impact of relevant emerging technology and business trends.


You will be asked as well to supervise resources from our preferred Service Provider:

  • From an operational support perspective, ensuring all the tasks related to supporting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure are executed as per our standard, and Making sure the service meets its SLA/SLI/SLO targets.
  • You  provide assistance for Level 3 troubleshooting, root cause analytics, performance benchmarking.
  • Deliver monthly reports and assist in developing the roadmap of the service.
  • Assist in the necessary testing and periodic Disaster Recovery assessments of the Service.


Individual Competencies 
You are able to:

  • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others to accomplish goals
  • Have a Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward


Key Characteristics

  • Critical thinker – you are a problem solver and you resolve conflicts
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written skills as listening and presentation skills
  • Reliable – can be trusted with a challenging task
  • Passionate and dedicated – you are energetic and eager to learn and develop others
  • Motivated – you stay motivated and you are able to deal with resistance

Key Functional Competencies 
You possess the following:

  • Proven project management skills
  • Working well under pressure and adheres to deadlines.
  • Ability to manage a complex portfolio of environments.
  • Showcase new ideas, stimulate adoption and provide insightful management reports.
  • Other competencies: persistent / strong communicator / pro-active / enthusiastic / fluent in English / good interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Following processes and able to assist in developing processes and governance regarding the service


Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • In depth (2 years+) knowledge of Azure Virtual Desktop 
  • Active Directory Tooling management experiences (Group policy objects and its linking to OU structures, Inheritance)
  • Intune Device Management (Configuration policies, Entra Hybrid Join integration)
  • Entra AD (SSO, Entra Hybrid Join)
  • Basic level of education 
  • Working in cross-functional teams on a European or Global level


Other (Key) Dimensions

  • Management of the best in class delivery of Directory and identity management strategy jointly with IAM Manager
  • Work with IT Teams, ServiceNow Practice and hardware asset management analystsIntune Device Management (Configuration policies, Entra Hybrid Join integration)


Key stakeholders for this position are:

  • Head of IT Operations, Senior Manager Compute,
  • IT Management Operating Companies (Virtual Community)
  • CRH Europe IT Security Team
  • CRH Europe Procurement
  • CRH Europe IT Finance Team 
  • Europe IT Leadership Team
  • Internal audit

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


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CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  25 Jun 2024

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