Systems Administrator - Virtual Desktop

Menlo Park, California 94025 | Contract

Post Date: 03/01/2018 Job ID: 21559 Industry: System Administrator

Title: Systems Administrator - Virtual Desktop


  • Work on a team of highly technical and talented Citrix engineers chartered with maintaining the global virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Support day-to-day operations and escalations of the overall virtual desktop environment.
  • Improve and optimize system administration and management with coding and automation.
  • Understand metrics for measuring success and performance of services to ensure service performance, scalability, stability and security for both existing and new service deployments.
  • Contribute to meeting KPIs and SLAs through management of task queues.
  • Support large-scale global disaster recovery exercises while working closely with other infrastructure, production and business teams.
  • Participate in rotational on-call schedule.


Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in Windows OS and core infrastructure support including: Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP
  • 5+ years of experience in managing virtual desktop environments (Citrix, VMware Horizon, Amazon Workspaces).
  • 3+ years of scripting experience in PowerShell or Python. Ruby is a plus.
  • Understanding of server hardware and sizing, hypervisor technologies (preferably VMware), and cross-platform integrations (i.e. heterogeneous operating system support).
  • Ability and demonstrated talent in avoiding or minimizing business impact despite existing technical challenges.

Desired Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience with networking principals, firewalls, and load balancers.
  • 3+ years of experience managing geographically dispersed infrastructure and DR environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in configuration management (Chef, Puppet, SCCM)

Education: Technical degree at the Bachelors level or equivalent education and experience required.
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