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Kforce Senior Citrix System Administrator in Phoenix, Arizona

Kforce's client, a growing technology company in the Phoenix, AZ area is seeking a Senior Citrix System Administrator. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager.Summary:The candidate is responsible for the day to day administration of the enterprise Citrix environment. This includes but not limited to, creating new virtual applications and desktops, supporting the security of the Citrix environment, advance design, configuration and troubleshoot of the Citrix environment and advance Citrix networking. They will also provide support when needed with Active Directory, server administration, storage, and backup to the O365 administrator.Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Designs, configures, and manages Citrix

  • Optimizes Citrix for reliability, availability, and performance in a virtual environment

  • Configures and supervises the implementation of management tools in Citrix including monitoring, security, backup tools

  • Development of applications and desktops for Citrix

  • Reviews solutions to ensure that they meet IE policies and best practices

  • Leads diagnosis and root cause analysis of IT incidents related to Citrix

  • Works with infrastructure teams, application teams, service providers and end-users to ensure solid solutions to maintain secure, and highly available systems

  • Perform all duties according to SOPs and Good Documentation Practices (GDP), as applicable, and follow appropriate safety precautions and measures

  • BS degree in IT or computer science or similar field

  • Minimum of 8-10 years hands on experience with Citrix VDI, creating new VDI images, updating and administrating Citrix in Azure

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in system administration with Active Directory

  • Minimum of 5 years of designing and implementing complex IT solutions

  • Minimum of 5 years designing and implementing complex IT solutions

  • Minimum of 3-5 years hands on experience with WSUS, SCCM, Intune, MDM

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows 2008/2012/2016/Windows10

  • Mid-level knowledge of network and firewall

  • Knowledge of Azure services

  • Knowledge of Active Directory, including policies, LDAP, SAML, federated Services

  • Advance knowledge of Citrix administration and configuration

  • Expert level knowledge Citrix VDI running in Windows/Azure

  • Expert level knowledge of Identity Management Systems

  • Knowledge of Office 365

  • Knowledge of storage technologies

  • Thorough understanding of building, designing, implementing, and managing IT solutions for services and/or applications

  • Knowledge of ITIL/COBIT

  • Knowledge of NOC Operations and tools

  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, task-driven, and able to lead teams

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of Altiris is a plus

Certifications that are plusses:

  • Citrix Certified - CCA-V, CCP-V, CCP-N, CCE-V or CCE-N - Highly Designed

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years