Job Summary

Desktop Architect

  • Location:
    Kansas City, Kansas
  • Salary:
    75000 $ - 90000 $ / Year
  • Job reference:
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire

Modis has a job opening for a Desktop Architect who possesses heavy Windows experience at a client of ours in Kansas City, KS.  This is a client Modis has worked with for 5+ years and we have placed multiple people onsite. It is a 6 Month Contract to Hire opportunity with possibility of Direct Hire for the right fit, offering a competitive salary and a great benefits package upon conversion. This company offers a casual work environment and excellent work life balance. They have a flexible schedule and allow employees to work from home as needed.
This well-established, tenured company is seeking a Desktop Architect to join their infrastructure team which currently has had tremendous growth in 2017. This client's infrastructure was recently hosted by an outside company, but they have hired a whole infrastructure team in 2017 and brought it all back in house. This is a great opportunity for a senior level candidate to help make decisions and really help shape their environment.  
They will rely on this Desktop Architect to be the go-to person for all hardware, software and administration of the Desktop environment. They will also mentor other team members who are more junior. This Desktop Architect will also help architect the new desktop environment hand-in-hand with the manager. The conversion salary for this position after 6 months will be in a $75K-$90K range, varying upon experience.

  • Knowledge of software update package development (i.e. MSI package builder)
  • Knowledge of software script development and usage (i.e. Visual Basic and Perl)
  • Strong skill in desktop troubleshooting and repair
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 Suite
  • Apple troubleshooting, networking, configuration, integration with LDAP/AD
  • Skilled in critical thinking, analysis, mathematical calculations, and technical evaluations
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Apply technology solutions to business problems
  • Work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork
  • Present ideas using language that is relatable to business and end-users
  • Consider impact of actions and decisions on employees, coworkers, and customers
  • Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism
  • Able to present to diverse audiences from front line team members to senior management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent industry experience preferred
  • 8-10 years of information technology experience with a minimum of 5 years senior desktop/deskside support
  • 2 years of experience in endpoint design, software packaging & deployment, security & version patching
  • Strong desktop and process automation experience, batch, PowerShell, etc.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain other certifications and/or licenses in the future
  • Current industry certifications preferred

- MCSA Windows 10
- MCSA Office 365
- MCSE – Productivity Solutions Expert
- MCSE – Desktop Infrastructure
- Apple – Certified Support Professional, Mac Integration
Reach out to Recruiter, Rachel Strickland at 913-905-3265 and APPLY if you are interested or have questions!

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