Polaris Industries Desktop Administrator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Req No. 11073BR

Title Desktop Administrator

Job Category Information Systems

Job Description


The Polaris Desktop Admin team works closely with the key members of the Infrastructure andISSecurity teams to drive the overall design and implementation of the Polaris Client architecture. This role is responsible for evaluating new technologies and recommending solutions that improve the user experience, security, stability, and increased productivity. A successful candidate will have technical leadership and a track record of leading technology progression in theenterprise. This position specifically will be responsible for managing the OSD environment and the roadmap of Windows 10 and our virtual desktop infrastructure.


·Research, evaluate, and recommend innovative client solutions.

·Develop and maintain operational support procedures for the client environment.

·Work within IS and the business to implement new processes and software solutions that meet Polaris security standards and deliver a productive solution to the end customer.

·Provide expert technical guidance and best practices for traditional desktop client management.

·Aid in the development of strategic client roadmaps and standards.

·Achieve and maintain relevant industry certifications

·Self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive - requires little supervisory attention

·Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

·Resolve global issues or problems within a global organization.

·Maintains up-to-date documentation and follows best practices in application and system environments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information management or equivalent required.

  • 3-5 years of experience of supporting client operating systems

  • Experience in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 or Current Branch.

  • Experience implementing, administering, and supporting Windows Group Policy.

  • Experience implementing, administering, and supporting Casper Suite JAMF is preferred.

  • Experience in supporting standard workstation images for desktops and laptops.

  • Experience administering, and supporting patch distribution management.

  • Experience using PowerShell, Visual Basic, and command line commands.

  • Experience administering, and supporting Active Directory.

  • Experience with ServiceNow ticketing system for ITIL tracking within theenterprise.

  • Experience in supporting virtual workstations using VMware or another virtual platform.


  • Must be able to lift 40 + pound equipment.

  • Office and production (factory) environment.

  • Travel will be required.

Location US - Minneapolis, MN

Status Full-Time

Education Requirements 4 Year Degree or Higher Preferred

Years of Experience Required 3 Years Experience

About this location This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Click here to access our Affirmative Action Policy - and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. EEO is the law: Click here to read more.