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Senior Citrix Engineer in Chicago, IL at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 6/22/2018

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Job Description

Senior Citrix Engineer - Job 72512

Contract Details:

  • 3-9 Month Contract, with possibility of Contract-to-Hire

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5+ years of relevant, hands-on experience supporting Windows Server 2008(R2) and Windows 2012 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted system administration methodologies, tools, and techniques, and desire to instill these practices in both individual and teammates' work
  • Understanding of networking and common datacenter infrastructure
  • Good written documentation skills, and demonstrable experience of documenting systems and procedures
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of audience, and structure messages in keeping with the listeners' experience, background, and expectation
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and ever-evolving business and technology landscape
  • Ability to collaborate and work with team members, in and out of the Citrix environment, spanning multiple geographic sites and various lines of technology platforms
  • Ability to organize task and set priorities with minimal supervision, while raising awareness to issues or conflicts before they impact deadlines and goals
  • Detail-oriented individual, who can manage his/her own time
  • Experience with, and willingness to follow, a strict change management and incident tracking process
  • Passion for providing outstanding support for inbound incident tickets, as well as foresight to keep things running smoothly by utilizing monitoring systems such as SCOM and other monitoring toolkits; must know when to work independently, and when to escalate
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, with a scientific approach to problem investigation and resolution
  • Thorough understanding of working principles, and experience supporting Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft DNS, IIS, and Virtualization (Hyper-V or VMware)
  • Leads the evaluation for technical and business applications, overseeing the installation and testing of application
  • Disciplined in operating in a secure environment, without standing admin access, and the ability to develop workflow following strict security guidelines and best practices
  • Experience in administrating a highly-available, multi-platform/site, Citrix environment

Required XenApp 6.5/7.x and XenDesktop Knowledge & Experience:

  • Configuration of Citrix server policies, load, and profile management
  • Packaging software applications, using Citrix profiler and on hosted desktops
  • Management of XenApp StoreFront
  • Management of Citrix NetScaler
  • Management of Citrix EdgeSight/MAS monitoring
  • Experience in Windows Installer (MSI) and Transform (MST) installation, and resolving runtime application faults/errors
  • Server provisioning utilizing VM (image) and Citrix (MCS) technology, for XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Providing comprehensive documentation of system builds and application installations
  • Experience with using application streaming, to package and deliver software to end users
  • Leads the evaluation of technical and business applications, including the installation and testing of application from QA, DEV, to PROD


  • VDI provisioning, using MCS technology for XenDesktop, including VDA familiarly of VDA agent deploy
  • AppSense Application Suite experience including Application Control, Environment Manager, DesktopNow, and Performance Manager
  • Nutanix hyperconverged expertise, a plus
  • Experience in Microsoft Windows technology including:
    • Distributed File System (DFS) and Replication (DFSR) in a multi-site topology
    • Windows App-V application virtualization, a plus
    • Microsoft Office 365, in a shared platform
    • AD, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, Certificate Authority, Windows Clustering, etc.
  • Working knowledge of VMware ESX/vSphere 6.x
  • Proficient in Windows scripting, including PowerShell and VB
  • Participate in Tier-3 monthly on-call rotation and proactively monitor e-mail communications to the Citrix and application distribution


  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience working in a large-scale Citrix infrastructure
  • A minimum of 5+ years of progressive experience administering enterprise applications, hosted across LAN and WAN configuration
  • Experience in VDI deployment is a plus
  • Experience in Financial sector is preferred
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent computer related field

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.