Principal, Systems and Infrastructure Engineer - VDI

Principal, Systems and Infrastructure Engineer - VDI

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function System & Infrastructure Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1791679

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Job Description

Do you have extensive experience designing and administering virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), desktop as a service (DaaS), or underlying infrastructure, hypervisor, and related technologies and services? Do you have hands-on experience with Azure Virtual Desktop and VMware Horizon solutions? Are you a critical thinker, with an understanding of what is next? Are you excited to work on a team that models Walmart's values and encourages continuous improvement, operational excellence, and extreme ownership? Consider joining this growing team within Walmart as we are people led and tech powered.

What you'll do:

As a Principal System and Infrastructure Engineer for VDI, you will play a senior role in designing, implementing, and enhancing our on-premise and Cloud based virtual desktop solutions. This position partners closely with global tech teams to ensure stability, security, performance, and productivity for our virtual Windows endpoints. The Windows Engineering VDI team is responsible for providing on-prem and cloud hosted virtual PCs for +30k associates and vendors. Our team is growing as demand increases for cloud-based solutions and services. The successful candidate will use their knowledge of server, workstation, and software architecture, as well as networking, to develop and automate solutions for virtual endpoint computing. We are looking for talented candidates with expert level knowledge in on-prem infrastructure management, Horizon (HCS)v2, Azure Cloud IaaS management, and multiple environment hypervisor administration.

The ideal candidate will have domain level expertise in:

  • VMware Horizon & Horizon (HCS)

  • Microsoft AVD, HCI


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering roles, with a focus on configurations and administering large-scale virtual desktop and server technologies.

  • Extensive expertise in VMware and Azure technologies, including hands-on experience with deployment, configuration, and optimization of complex infrastructure solutions.

  • Design, implement, and maintain on-prem and cloud-based infrastructure and deployment pipelines.

  • Strong proficiency in DevOps practices, tools, and principles, with a demonstrated track record of implementing automation, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure as code (IaC) solutions

  • Monitor and troubleshoot production systems to identify and resolve issues.

  • Implement and maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

  • Develop and implement security controls and processes to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

  • Work with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.

  • Staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in cloud computing and DevOps brings new ingenuity ways of working.

  • Leveraging tools & channels – Partner with vendors and internal team members to optimize usage of our management systems, existing technologies, and available training.

  • Building strategic relationships: Maximize relationships with global tech teams and our customers, ensuring the best possible user experience and establishing a relationship built on trust and transparency.

  • Operating with excellence – Set an example in managing to KPIs, delivering engineering excellence, presenting at all levels, and developing yourself and others.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; advanced degree or certifications preferred.

About Walmart Global Tech
Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity expert's and service professionals within the world’s leading retailer who make an epic impact and are at the forefront of the next retail disruption. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. We are people-led and tech-empowered. We train our team in the skillsets of the future and bring in experts like you to help us grow. We have roles for those chasing their first opportunity as well as those looking for the opportunity that will define their career. Here, you can kickstart a great career in tech, gain new skills and experience for virtually every industry, or leverage your expertise to innovate at scale, impact millions and reimagine the future of retail.

Flexible, hybrid work:
We use a hybrid way of working that is primarily in office coupled with virtual when not onsite. Our campuses serve as a hub to enhance collaboration, bring us together for purpose and deliver on business needs. This approach helps us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team and be more flexible in our personal lives.

Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information technology, or related area and 5 years’experience in technology infrastructure engineering across areas such as compute, storage, network, mobility or virtualization-related technologies.

Option 2: 7 years’ experience in technology infrastructure engineering across areas such as compute, storage, network, mobility or virtualization relatedtechnologies.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information technology, or related area and 3 Years of relevant experience in configuration management, developing automation for Provisioning and Orchestration, experience developing and managing service-level objectives (SLOs)/service level indicators (SLIs) for Infrastructure Service availability and performance

Primary Location...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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