Infrastructure Specialist – Citrix

Role DescriptionThis role will focus on Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp/Netscaler/ZScaler/AWS Workspace platforms and global dispersed infrastructure services running in multiple Cloud platforms supporting applications and services. You will also be part of an existing Cloud & Infrastructure Operations cross-functional team and work.
LocationHead office, Wembley, London
RequiredUnrestricted right to work in UK
StatusPermanent / Full Time

Responsibilities

  • Design, delivery and evolution of the virtual desktop and application platforms (XenDesktop/XenApp).
  • Produce and maintain comprehensive documentation of the Virtualised Desktop estate including
    • Topology representations
    • Low level documentation
  • Collaborate with internal support staff, application developers, and system owners in the testing of applications, and interoperability with the Citrix infrastructure.
  • Support the ongoing and future analysis of application usage and impact on Citrix infrastructure, network capacity and/or licensing.
  • Participate in and support the planning and development of strategic goals for Transputec Citrix infrastructure.
  • Contribute to the success of building and maintaining a world-class cloud infrastructure, with key objectives in the areas utilization, availability, capacity, scalability, performance and security management.
  • Be a key stakeholder in driving DevOps.
  • Work with the technical and business stakeholders to ensure effective designs and application of cloud and hosting services.
  • Support Windows platforms in the Public & Private Cloud.
  • Work in a cross functional DevOps team.
  • Driving effectiveness, efficiency and continuous improvement through the use of automation and adoption of appropriate and approved tools.

Requirements

  • Experience as Citrix across the range of, DevOps and Cloud Administrator.
  • Experience on designing and delivering Citrix and Nutanix infrastructure.
  • Professional Citrix qualifications and experience of the following Citrix technologies
    • XenDesktop & XenApp 7.5 or newer
    • Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services
    • User Profile Management
    • NetScaler 11 (Gateway, Load Balancing and AAA profiles)
  • Experience with XenMobile Enterprise or similar Enterprise Mobility Management products.
  • Experience of VMware, Hyper V, and/or other server virtualisation technologies.
  • Good understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
  • Design, implementation and maintenance of Cloud DevOps tools and Windows based Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Coaching junior members of the team.
  • Operational support of Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Comfortable with frequent, incremental work, testing and deployment.
  • Experience with Datacentre migration, Cloud migration, integration and consolidation efforts.
  • Strong scripting and coding skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Understanding of Cloud Services, such as AWS, Azure, Google, etc.
  • Understanding of Cloud Services, such as Jenkins, Git, Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure As Code and Configuration Management tools.
  • Experience working in an Agile and DevOps environment.