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The Leidos Defense group is currently seeking an experienced System Engineer/Hardware Engineer to work at our Huntsville, AL location. This position is responsible for requirements development, technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration test planning, verification and validation, and fielding. Evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Duties include being a member of an engineering team responsible for engineering solutions for a Citrix environment on a private cloud infrastructure. This will include but may not be limited to activities for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop, managing group policy/security, functions as a technical lead on new projects, managing machine catalogs, delivery groups, persistent and non-persistent images, physical and virtual NetScaler.
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Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:
As the Hardware Engineer for a major IT modernization effort for the US Army, you will:
Provide engineering and subject matter expertise in the evaluation, development, and documentation of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and hosted/streamed applications. Participate in the development of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop architecture design and implementation across the organization.
Provide computer sizing and configuration designs across the cloud to support migration of mission applications / services
Maintain a highly available Citrix environment including optimization of entry points and Citrix server performance optimization
Manage the security of the Citrix systems by following best practice methods for the applications and servers
Implement a robust monitoring of the VDI environment using tools such as Citrix Director and various monitoring tools
Provides direct troubleshooting and problem resolution support, to include Root Cause Analysis.
Produces and maintains documentation of the VDI solution to include the system sub-system, components in the IT hosting portfolio, including as-built documentation, capacity/performance plans, and all other areas of system life-cycle planning.
Consistently explore, investigate, research, analyze, assess, implement, and transition new technologies to an operational state to modernize and improve upon existing infrastructure solutions.
Ensure VDI solutions are Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliant
Coordinate with other components and the customer to analyze, decompose, and allocate system level requirements to lower level functional and physical/design requirements.
Required Experience, Skills, and Education:
Requires BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain. (Additional Experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.)
Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:
DoD 8570 Certification (e.g. Security+ or CISSP).
Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues.
Citrix Cloud (CC-VAD-X) Certification.
AWS or Azure related certification.
Knowledge of Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) Concepts and Interoperability or other Command and Control system concepts.
Systems Engineering experience.
Concept of Operations (CONOPS), System Architecting.
Requirements definition, decomposition, and allocation.
Experience in requirements specifications, development, verification process, and tools.
Experience supporting large scale development and deployment programs.
Must have active Secret Security Clearance.
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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