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Citrix Analyst in Norwood, IL at BCforward

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Citrix Analyst

BCforward is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Citrix Analyst:

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain XenDesktop farm availability
  • Update PVS images as needed (monthly patches, application upgrades, etc.)
  • Perform XenDesktop hardware migration when new hardware arrives
  • Execute virtual desktop and application provisioning, management, and automation plan
  • Responsible for ensuring the software license and operating system patch compliance
  • Manage how software licenses are affected by virtualization
  • Design and implement processes, or process improvements, to aid in development and support
  • Timely resolution of incidents, provide after-hours on-call support on a rotating schedule, and perform system updates and upgrades during

Candidate Responsibilities

Critical resource for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment maintenance and support. Also, PVS (Citrix provisioning services) management.

Typical Day

Planning and execution of server maintenance and upgrades.

Installation, configuration, and testing of applications in Citrix environment

Coordination with application owners on configurations, updates, and support.

Support ticket resolutions.

Documentation creation and updates to existing support documents.

Education Requirement

Four-year degree or equivalent Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop experience.

Five to Seven years of progressively responsible IT job-related experiences

Technical Skills Required

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Experience with Windows Group Policies
  • Hands-on experience with managing distributed desktop and laptop environments
  • Experience with incident and change management processes
  • Effective verbal and written communication (English)
  • Understands provisioning, patching, packaging, and deployment tools
  • Understands the needs of user groups, including disconnected users
  • Ability to research virtual desktop options and present findings
  • Experience with IT software license compliance best practices and tools
  • Knowledge of how software license agreements are affected by desktop and application virtualization

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Windows Server administration and support
  • Experience with Windows and iOS devices
  • Basic network connectivity understanding
  • Familiar with storage technologies
  • Familiar with IIS (Internet Information Services)
  • Familiar with monitoring systems
  • Citrix Enterprise Engineer Certification
  • Citrix Advanced Administrator Certification
  • Citrix Administrator Certification
  • • vCenter console experience

Soft Skills Required

  • Effective communicator: The ability to document procedures, communicate issues, transfer knowledge
  • Excellent time management and work prioritization skills
  • Ability to work across cultural boundaries globally
  • Team player requiring minimal supervision, with ability to draw on the expertise and knowledge of the team to deliver the best solutions
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong communication skills

Location: East Peoria IL 61630

Anticipated Duration: 12 Months Contract

Additional Info:

  • Must be able to pass a background and drug screen
  • We can only consider candidates who can work on our W2 and are able to be hired directly by our clients without sponsorship.

About BCforward

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full-service personnel solutions organization. BCforward's headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana and also operates delivery centers in 17 locations in North America as well as Hyderabad, India and Puerto Rico. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm headquartered in Indiana. With 14+ years of uninterrupted growth, the addition of two brands (Stafforward and PMforward) and a team of more than 1400 resources our teams deliver services for multiple industries from both public and private sectors. BCforward's team of dedicated staffing professionals has placed thousands of talented people over the past decade, with retention rates that are consistently higher than the industry average.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 74281 when responding to this ad.