Citrix Systems Engineer
Design Strategy Corporation - Santa Monica, CA

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Our direct financial services client is looking for a Citrix Systems Engineer to be responsible for supporting a multi-farm XenApp (5.0 and 6.5) infrastructure consisting of 135+ Citrix servers hosted on ESX virtual hypervisors. Data center operation spanning 3 geographic locations for a growing 2000+ user base with 125+ hosted applications. Roles and Responsibilities: Design solutions to unique systems problems of high complexity and with companywide impact. Assist in the overall architecture of the enterprise systems environment. Serve as an escalation point for medium to highly complex systems problems in the company. Self starter who can anticipate issues that could delay or impact projects or create production problems and proactively resolve them without direction from others. Provide supervision of other staff on one large or several medium projects. Staff could span multiple areas of expertise: network Server, Security, Storage, data base management, applications development, etc. Provide technical support for complex, medium to high risk systems problems. Install and test complex systems monitoring tools including where substantial customization is required. Develop technical diagrams and documentation. Lead efforts to rack and stack and install equipment in any company location including enterprise data centers. Very good judgment as judgment errors could create company wide outages possibly costing the company millions of dollars. Apply policies to situations with significant interpretation and situations of high risk. Ability to instill cooperation and/or resolve problems on activities that span other areas such as network, data base management, applications development, and other systems areas such as server, storage, security, messaging. Review the work of and supervise more junior team members. Serve as mentor to other staff; develop junior staff; contribute material input to management on hire, fire, and promotion decisions. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, EE or comparable discipline preferred. Twelve plus years prior work experience in a systems role of increasing responsibility. Expert level of knowledge in several systems areas; sufficient level of knowledge in other technical areas such as networking, data base management, application development and other systems areas so that incumbent can represent his/her areas on the most complex cross functional problems that span other areas. Broad Knowledge of diagramming tools and monitoring tools. Good organizational skills and superior problem solving ability. Very effective people leadership skills, ability to mentor and develop very high performing people. Ability to explain complex problems and concepts to all levels in the organization. Ability to manage a work queue in a ticketing system. Team player attitude, good interpersonal skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.
Required Skills:

Bachelor's Degree,
Citrix Application Streaming,
Citrix Architecture,
Citrix Secure Gateway,
Citrix Servers,
Financial Applicaitons,
Web Interface,
Citrix profile manager

Optional Skills:

Citrix Netscaler,

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