Warner Bros. Discovery

Sr. Engineer, Virtual Applications Delivery

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Employer Provided Salary: 74,760-138,840 Annually
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are...
When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

  • Your New Role:
    As a VDI Infrastructure Engineer, you will be an expert in architecting, designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining our company's virtual desktop platforms. Our VDI footprint consists of VMware Horizon that is deployed on-premise and in the cloud. This platform is responsible for supporting a large range of business stakeholders and workloads from general computing to resource intensive development applications. The VDI Infrastructure engineer will bring a high-level of expertise in the administration of VMWare Horizon, Windows and Linux desktop operating systems. You will be responsible for all areas of the VDI lifecycle including management, provisioning, triage, monitoring, and decommissioning of individual VDIs and associated technologies. This position involves support of VDI technologies and end-users across various Warner Bros. Discovery locations across the globe.

  • To be successful, you will possess a unique blend of business and technical acumen; a big-picture vision as well as the drive and attention to detail that transforms vision into a reality.

Your Role Accountabilities:

  • Architect, build, maintain, and support virtual desktop delivery platforms based on technical requirements provided by application, systems and business stakeholders
  • Responsible for administering scalable virtual desktop infrastructure in both a private and public cloud environment.
  • Manage and maintain Horizon View desktop pools, application pools, and user entitlements
  • Handles Tier 3 (complex) issues providing advanced support and triage of end-to-end virtualized environments; Works with the vendor as needed
  • Provision and configure VMWare vCenter, vSphere ESXi, Horizon, Unified Access Gateway (UAG), connection Servers, and end-user VDI desktop images
  • Assist with critical patching and vulnerability remediations
  • Create and maintain documentation. Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and latest technology trends
  • Responsible for basic management of server hardware and storage solutions that power the VDI footprint
  • Participates in all application integration design sessions


  • Troubleshoots issues with desktop images an associated systems for rapid response to the business units; accepts ownership of system issues and seeks timely resolution
  • Collaborates with developers and other stakeholders to ensure software is performing correctly and efficiently utilizing best practices
  • Ensure the highest levels of up-time and respond to system alerts quickly ensuring that all aspects of the virtual desktop infrastructure is at production levels.
  • Must be willing to accommodate weekend, shift, or on-call schedules when necessary
  • Implement and use monitoring tools, patch management tools, and application management tools


  • Develop comprehensive performance analysis of business processes and review ways of improvement
  • Actively participate in stakeholder meetings with the goal of understanding all major projects and initiatives planned
  • Develop disaster recovery or business continuity plans

Qualifications & Experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Candidate must possess 3-5 years of experience in either a Systems Administration and/or End-User Computing role
  • Experience in planning, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Horizon View, Connection Servers, and Unified access gateways.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows 10/11 Desktop operating systems
  • Experience with Linux desktop operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, optimize and troubleshoot system performance issues in a desktop environment
  • Experience with Active Directory.

Not Required but preferred experience:

  • Experience with vCenter and vSphere ESXi
  • Experience with scripting/coding automation tools and technologies
  • Experience in Azure cloud environments and Horizon Control Plane 2.0.
  • PowerCLi, PowerShell, Python, and/or Bash scripting coursework or experience is desirable
  • MySQL/MSSQL a plus

How We Get Things Done...
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $74,760.00 - $138,840.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

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What are Warner Bros. Discovery Perks + Benefits

Warner Bros. Discovery Benefits Overview

Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:

• Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
• On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
• Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
• Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
• Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
• Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
• Global learning, leadership & organization programs to inspire, equip, and empower our people to thrive. These programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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