Desktop Engineering & Automation Lead - Hedge Fund

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £95000 - £100000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits + Pension

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    Experis UK

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Start date:

    Summer 2020

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Due to continued growth and internal mobility, a rare opportunity has come to market for a hands-on Desktop Engineering & Automation Lead with relevant industry experience and expertise in PowerShell scripting and automation. You will help to lead an existing team of five experienced Desktop Engineers, which is also likely to expand in line with continued business growth. The team is primarily concerned with engineering and maintenance of a Global Desktop and VDI environment including support to the Trade Floor, VIPs and other offices. Besides technical team leadership you will be tasked with providing engineered solutions to solve technical problems via the use of automation, as well as upskilling the team and transforming the engineering culture towards an DevOps / Infrastructure-as-Code focus.


Desktop Engineering & Automation Lead with a Trade Floor background, ideally gained in a leading Hedge Fund, Market Maker or Proprietary Trading firm.

Advanced PowerShell scripting skills - additional experience of Azure DSC, C#, Python and/or VMWare CLI useful but non-essential.

Excellent understanding of Active Directory and in particularly Group Policy/GPO and authentication.

Solid Windows 10, Office 2016/O365 (especially Excel and Outlook), Exchange 2016 and some exposure to VMWare/Horizon.

Good understanding of build and client distribution architectures (SCCM).

Market Data, Cisco Phones and Call Manager and/or Mac OSX experience desirable.


This is an outstanding opportunity for a top Desktop Engineering & Automation Lead to join one of the world's leading Hedge Fund businesses. Please note that the organisation are currently working 100% remotely in line with UK Government advice, so will be looking for someone to interview and start on a fully-remote business, with a view to returning on site in Central London once normal life resumes.

Please apply with a recent resume or contact for more information and a formal job description.