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Citrix Systems Administrator
Ref No.: 18-41321
Location: Arlington, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
Major purpose:
  • Manage and performance-tune Citrix systems, networks, and applications to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. Participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure Citrix system provisioning and maintenance as well as server virtualization strategies that are consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. Support and maintain in-house technology equipment and IT assets including installing, configuring, diagnosing, repairing, and upgrading all data center related equipment while ensuring its optimal performance. Perform routine internal audits of critical systems in support of various compliance audits.
Major functions:

Strategy & Planning
  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for Citrix systems, software, and clients in conjunction with end-users and department managers.
Acquisition & Deployment
  • Coordinate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to implement Citrix systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives.
  • Install and configure Citrix servers and applications.
Operational Management
  • Support security analysis activities involving the monitoring of logs from various UNIX and Windows servers, firewall logs for intrusion attempts and virus indication. Associated with these responsibilities is regular updating of applicable security reports and maintenance of NAGIOS based Network Monitor and Paging systems, authentication systems, TACACS, RADIUS, and RSA 2-Factor Authentication equipment.
  • Provide backup support for various systems including DNS, DHCP, Cisco Works, RADIUS, RSA 2-factor authentication, etc.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure Citrix system security through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.
  • Perform tasks necessary to fulfill service level agreements with end-users regarding Citrix-served application availability and security including file system and database configuration and management.
  • Perform and test system configuration backups and restores to ensure system recovery from outages or errors.
  • Review and deploy new Citrix patches and software updates according to best practices.
  • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on Citrix servers and client access software.
  • Analyze Citrix application usage to support long-term strategy and network capacity and/or licensing.
  • Collaborate with analysts, application developers, and system owners in the testing of Citrix programs, applications, and interoperability.
  • Develop, document, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for both Citrix system administration and end-user access.
  • Recommend hardware or software changes needed to optimize Citrix deployments, configuration, or maintenance.
  • Identify and deliver required service levels according to company policies.
  • Receive and respond to incoming calls, pages, and/or e-mails regarding hardware problems.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of all data center equipment · Document instances of hardware failure, repair, installation, and removal.
  • Write technical specifications for purchase of corporate technology equipment, networking hardware, and related products.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform hardware and peripheral equipment improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future hardware and corporate technology needs.
  • Aid in development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, maintain current knowledge of plan executables, and respond to crises in accordance with business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.