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Systems Engineer - Citrix at Institute for Defense Analyses

Systems Engineer - Citrix

Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria, VA Full-Time

IDA is seeking a Citrix Systems Engineer with knowledge of Citrix Virtual Applications and Desktops (CVAD) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Should be able to provide services to analyze, design, implement and support CVAD. Experience with application virtualization technologies required.


In a team environment, the Citrix Systems Engineer maintain and implement technological initiatives in regards to CVAD. To include:

Operations and maintenance, within classified and unclassified environments
Monitor and resolve performance and technical issues
Monitor for security related vulnerabilities, maintain security compliance and patch management
Manage security baseline in line with DISA STIGs
Manage Windows 10/11 and Server 2016/2019 OS full life cycle across the fleet VMs
Construct and deploy Windows Client and Server VMs using layering
Manage virtual applications
Represent the environment during inspections
Automate and standardize processes and procedures
Manage application baseline, integration and life cycle across the fleet of VMs
Mentor junior staff
Create and maintain SOPs


Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field coupled with six years minimum experience in Information Technology, which includes at least four years in systems administration OR high school diploma with ten years minimum experience in Information Technology, which includes at least four years in systems administration.
Possess advanced knowledge in designing, administering, and supporting computer systems, and software, preferably the Microsoft suite of enterprise software.
Experience with CVAD, Citrix Workspace, Citrix Storefront, Published applications, ELM, MS FSLogix, Citrix Studio, Citrix Workspace Environment Management, VMWare vSphere, Automation/Scripting, Software distribution, Systems management, Patching, Packaging, MECM, AGPM
Must be organized, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form and with all levels of employees; possess good interpersonal skills.
Project management experience desired
Must be willing to work hours outside of a regular schedule.
US citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.
Ability to obtain and maintain DOD 8570 IAT II certification.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.


U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required

IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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