Sr System Administrator

Job ID 19-00081

Industry Computer/IT

Job Type Contract

Location Austin, TX


A Sr. System Administrator has the thorough knowledge to create plans to assure effective management, operations, and maintenance of systems and/or networks. Manages teams of system admins and can prioritize work and identify high risk critical problems and dedicate appropriate resources. Has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of systems and networks to include high volume/high availability systems.

Candidate must have experience supporting a Citrix XenDesktop 7.14 or Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR or above and other Infrastructural Components in Citrix (Database (HA Mode), StoreFront, Provisioning Server and Studio) in a medium or large company, multiple domain environment.
- Must be able to create and maintain scripts (PowerShell (required; examples of work should be able to be provided), vbscript, SQL), have ability to analyze data and troubleshoot applications effectively and present solutions to issues.
- Design and deploy disaster recovery solutions to satisfy availability on a minimum version Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR on VMware 6.5 or above including Active/Active Scenarios including post disaster recovery.
- Design, configure, implement, maintain, and system administration of Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR.
- Analyze all aspects of the existing infrastructure and recommends modifications that will enhance optimize improve system reliability, availability, serviceability, scalability and performance.
- Advise Application developers on methodologies to identify compatibility and security complexities and troubleshooting the deployment of presented applications to be compatible on Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR and higher.
- Experience with highly complex Cisco FlexPod configurations including Cisco UCS B Series Blades and NetApp Storage including replication and recovery across geo located FlexPods
- Assist in defining standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics.


- Bachelor's in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required with five (5) years CITRIX experience with strong CITRIX provisioning of servers in large data center environment. Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.
- At least one (1) current CITRIX certification in current technologies (Certification in CITRIX XenDesktop 7.6 or higher is accepted.

- Citrix Provisioning Server 7.15 LTSR or higher (required)
- Citrix Studio 7.15 LTSR or higher (required)
- Office 365/2016 ProPlus Experience in a shared deployment (required)
- Advanced Windows Server OS (Windows 2012 R2 and Above) and Windows 7 and Windows 10 skills and a familiarity and understanding of other IT related technologies (AD, DNS, interactions between systems and functions).

The following technologies should be at a high level of understanding and the ability to configure, maintain, troubleshoot and resolve issues are key elements:
- Citrix AppLayering (aka UniDesk)
- Citrix User Profile Manager 7.15 LTSR or higher
- Citrix Director 7.15 LTSR or higher with multiple site/domain experience
- Microsoft SCCM 2012 Packaging and Deployment
- Citrix Scout
- Citrix Receiver 4.9 or higher
- Citrix Smart Tools(Cloud) experience, is not a substitute for required experience The System

Tools Knowledge: Citrix Director, Citrix Studio, Microsoft SCOM, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers, Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPOS), BigFix Remote Control, CA Service Desk Manager ticketing system, ServiceNOW ticketing system, Microsoft Office 365 Suite (including Office 2016 ProPlus), Skype for Business


Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Degree In Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required.
Yrs. exp. 5
Substitutions Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education