Virtualization/ Citrix- Sr. Engineer


Reports to:  Project/Program Manager

Supervises:  Junior Staff

Education Required:  Associates, Bachelors, or Masters Degree. Citrix Certification, CCNA, CISSP, A+, Security +, DoD 8570.01-M  IAT III and CE requirements

Location:  Kuwait and Germany


The Virtualization/Senior Citrix Engineer shall provide Cisco and Checkpoint capability to customer Information Operations to analyze, design, support and implement current and future virtualization architecture as it applies to the customer’s infrastructure and computing environment. He or she shall analyze virtualization and network architecture for feasibility, thoroughness, security, reliability and maintainability; and provide results of analysis to customer Information Operations.  He or she shall develop and execute strategies for fielding, implementation, integration and migration efforts supporting the customer Information Operations enclave, to include:  cost estimates, technical & schedule risks, and analysis of alternatives.  The Engineer shall attend weekly Peer Reviews and status update meetings and provide equipment and architecture expertise to assist customer Information Operations in answering specific functional and technical questions related to requirements, design and maintenance of network architecture both physical and logical and how it functions and relates to a virtualized environment.  Design and implement EMC Clariion SAN environments to ensure high availability and acceptable performance characteristics for VMware Virtual Infrastructure and SAN-backed applications. He or she shall perform NetApp FAS/V-Series Configuration and Installation. Have hands on experience in iSCSI, NFS, and Fiber Channel protocols, Fiber Channel cabling, switching, and zoning. Design, install, configure VMware ESX (3.5), ESXi, and vSphere 4 environments with VirtualCenter management, LabManager, Consolidated Backup, DRS, HA. The Engineer shall travel when necessary and directed to any customer site location in Southwest Asia, Europe or Africa. The Senior Engineer shall travel when necessary and directed to any customer site location in Southwest Asia, Europe and Africa.

Experience, Skills and Background required:

  • Have 8 or 15 years experience.
  • Ability to configure, maintain, and optimize a virtualized Citrix XenAPP server farm environment.
  • Understanding of advanced routing and switching concepts.
  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches in a virtualized environment and remote locations.
  • Experience managing switch technology as it relates to storage area network (SAN) and iSCSI storage devices in a VMware environment.
  • Operational experience with enterprise firewall products
  • Operational experience with maintaining a Windows server 2008R2 environment.
  • Ability to secure servers in compliance with DOD IA requirements to include 8500 controls, secure technical implementation guides (STIG), best practice, etc.
  • Meet DoD 8570.01-M IAT III and CE requirement. Meet customer computing environment requirement of MCSE/MCITP-EA or equivalent.

Salary Range:  $TBD (8 x 5 Germany).

Special Requirements:

The Senior Engineer must be able to maintain a Secret security clearance and have the applicable documents:

  • DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program
  • DoD Directive 8500.01E Information Assurance (IA)
  • DoD Instruction 8500.2 Information Assurance (IA) Implementation
  • DoD Instruction 8510.01 DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)
  • Information Assurance Technical Framework Release 3.1


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