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Sr Architecture Analyst
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
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Applied on November 27, 2022
Job Id #60075 Posted October 26, 2022


  • As a Windows Endpoint Architect, you will be responsible for analyzing business requirements, performing options analysis, ensuring quality/alignment of designs, and you will demonstrate and apply knowledge of enterprise endpoint architecture and standards.
  • You will also be responsible for the development, communication and implementation of the organization's technology endpoint architecture and the components required to support endpoints.
  • You will be responsible for defining, designing, and implementing a modern desktop management strategy.
  • You will be focused designing and engineering solutions to integrate non-integrated business partners into Optum’s Managed environment.

Ideal Background:

  • Managing and creating solutions for Windows Endpoints in a Medical and/or Clinical office. Medical Offices often have unique requirements that may be specific to the business needs. Being able to analyze and understand business requirements and then developing solutions to meet those requirements


  • a. Experience designing solutions to migrate windows endpoints from one business to another. M&A Integration activity. Experience managing devices in a Care Delivery/Medical/Clinical business.

Top Requirements:

  • a. 5 years Architecting and Managing Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)
  • b. 5 years creating Operating System Deployments with MECM
  • c. 5 years integrating windows hardware and peripheral solutions into MECM

Team and Team size:

  • a. Working on a team of 3-4 windows endpoint architects with similar skill sets

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, configure, build Microsoft Endpoint Manager solutions to support the desktop environment, including SCCM, Intune, Cloud-attached Management, Desktop Analytics, App management, software updates and Device Compliance
  • Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the enterprise.
  • Reviews, advises and designs solutions, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact to Clinical/Medical office technology solutions.
  • Architects solutions to streamline device management and endpoint integration from acquired entities into corporate managed solutions
  • Developing Windows Images and Deployments to a multi-vendor environment
  • Integrate new hardware and drivers into a Windows Image
  • Integrate new peripherals, supporting drivers and software, including but not limited to printers and medical equipment

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years Architecting Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, including: architectural design and implementation; and endpoint configuration and management
  • 5+ years Integrating, certifying, and maintaining Windows based Hardware Models with MEM (MECM & Intune)
  • 5+ years Creating Windows Images and deploying to multi-vendor OEM environment with MECM
  • Experience developing solutions for a Medical/Care Delivery setting, supporting medical equipment and other peripherals that are connected to managed and unmanaged endpoints
  • Strong experience with Windows scripting and/or coding, i.e. vbscript, PowerShell, C#, .net, python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Defender ATP
  • Microsoft certifications for endpoint management
  • Experience managing Symantec Management Platform (Altiris)
  • Experience supporting endpoints in a Medical/Clinical setting
  • Active Directory/Azure AD/Group Policy/Intune configuration policies/Conditional Access Policies

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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