Leidos is seeking a Citrix System Administrator to support a large enterprise IT contract for the DOD. The Administrator will provide operations support to customers across multiple geographic locations. They will provide operations and maintenance support to existing Citrix VDI environments across multiple enclaves and assist with the implementation of new solutions. The administrator will help drive adoption of trusted thin-client platforms and virtual desktops across a diverse user base by focusing on improving the reliability, functionality, and user experience of the systems. This individual will work in a team environment to ensure mission needs are met for internal and external customers.
Individuals in this role will be required to perform remote administration of servers located in offsite data centers.
Provide Tier 2 operations support and be able to rapidly distinguish isolated user problems vs service outages for Citrix technologies to include; Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp, Citrix NetScaler, and Citrix StoreFront.
Monitor Citrix infrastructure and identify system anomalies before they impact customers to include storage availability/capacity, network connectivity, database health, and other daily health checks as required.
Work closely with Engineering staff to plan out future modernization efforts to meet customer and administrator requirements.
Collaborate to perform network latency analysis to address slow connections and user experience issues with alacrity.
Implement version and architectural changes to existing, approved, systems to maintain operability and security of the environment
Implement major system upgrades as designed and approved
Coordinate with other Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams for testing and deployment of Group Policy modifications
Perform periodic backup and restoration of servers
Monitor desktop capacity to size the environment based on typical usage trends
Monitor License and Certificate status on the systems and coordinate the renewal and installation as needed.
Coordinate with customers and stakeholders to collect data, conduct analysis, develop, and implement solutions associated with incident tickets and requirements.
Establish comprehensive availability and capacity management solution using lessons learned
Develop solutions to technical issues.
Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.
Periodically review, update, and generate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for systems and services under your control.
Update operations and monitoring documentation for 24/7/365 IT watch personnel.
Provide mentorship and training for junior team members.
Experience with interacting with customers to handle service inquiries and problems.
Experience working as a Tier 2 system administrator: familiar with using desktop software applications such as web browsing and client software, and IT Service Management software.
Knowledge of IC IT standards and best practices.
In-depth knowledge of Citrix technologies to include, XenDesktop, XenApp, NetScaler, and StoreFront.
Experience with patch and upgrade methodology for front-end and back-end systems based on Citrix and VMware technologies.
Experience with rapid testing, validation, and deployment of new baseline images
Familiarity with utilizing and supporting Microsoft RDS Host servers to provide virtual desktops to customers
Extensive experience with conducting incident and trend analysis via log review, performance baselining/review, and other incident/problem management techniques to develop solutions to ongoing issues impacting the customer experience
Experience with Scripting/Automation
Experience troubleshooting issues in a growing environment.
Time management skills.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Track record of working effectively within a team, and support to peers toward improved processes and results.
Experience with support ticket management systems.
Experience mentoring others and/or supervising others.
Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP).
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
ITIL Foundations Certification
Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.
TS/SCI with Poly is required for position or TS/SCI and willingness to get a Poly.
Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience, Masters degree with 6+ years of relevant experience
Pay Range:Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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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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