• Virtualization Architect*

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Virtualization Architect

     

    Location:  Rockville, MD

    Requires - Ability to Obtain a Public Trust Clearance

    Must have been in the US for the past 3 consecutive years

    Initial Contract Duration - Approx 6 months with the option to extend

    Responsibilities :

    As a Virtualization Architect, you will be responsible for ensuring that the technical solution meets the requirements defined by clients and solves the client’s business challenge. 

    • Work with clients and other team members to lead the architecture, design and implementation of Citrix Virtualization Solutions
    • Required to architect and implement solutions using Citrix XenDesktop and other Citrix technologies
    • Lead facilitated requirements gathering sessions, workshops and assessments

    Required Experience:

    • Extensive expertise in Virtualization required to support Citrix integration
    • Must be skilled with running a XenDesktop environment on top of vsphere 5.5 or higher
    • Experience with backend infrastructure integration:  These systems include storage infrastructure, network infrastructure and security methodologies as it pertains to virtualized architectures
    • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
      • Skilled with 7.6 and higher
      • Skilled with Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS)
      • Skilled with User Profile Manager (UPM)
      • Skilled with both virtual app and desktop delivery for large enterprise deployments
      • Skilled with App Layering (appdisk or unidesk)
      • Experience with HDX Adaptive Transport is a bonus
      • Experience with Windows 10 VDA preferred
      • Skilled with smart card authentication (required)
    • Citrix NetScaler
      • Skilled with 10.5 and higher (preferred if skilled with 11.1+)
      • Experience with MPX FIPS models is preferred
      • Experience with Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is a bonus
      • Experience with the Application Firewall (APPFW) is preferred
      • Skilled with smart card authentication (required)
      • Experience with NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) is preferred (not required)
    • Proven track record of enterprise level architecture, design and deployment of Citrix virtualization solutions in an enterprise environment
    • 7-12 years of experience in providing Citrix virtualization solutions
    • 5-7 years of experience in Citrix virtualization Deployments / Migrations
    • Strong consulting experience in analysis, design and architecture
    • One of the following Citrix certifications required: Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE), Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), or Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V).
    • Experience with other workplace technologies and products related to virtualization, messaging, mobility, unified communications, end user devices and/or end user productivity suites and tools also preferred
    • Preferred skillset would include experience with a hypervisor based antivirus such as McAfee MOVE

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and 7+ years of experience in providing Citrix virtualization solutions.
    • Experience working with one or more technical platforms and Visio
    • Good technical infrastructure design skills
    • Ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment
    • Persistence in managing client needs, solutioning and estimating activities
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to be successful in a team environment and lead technical teams
    • Ability to devise creative technical solutions
    • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with complex technical problems
    • Possess excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and multi-tasking capabilities
    • Must have demonstrated abilities to quickly master new technologies

     

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