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Windows & Citrix System Administrator

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia
A market leader and technology innovator is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.
We have an immediate opening for a Senior Information Technology Specialist to join our clients team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology. Employees get the opportunity to work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out various tasks supporting intelligence collection, processing and dissemination.
The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to ensure client technologies are functioning as efficiently as possible.
Key Responsibilities:
As a member of the windows server administration team within the Mission Systems Information Technology (IT) organization, the Windows & Citrix administrator will be responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of Citrix infrastructure servers, as well as virtual machines hosted in the environment. This role works closely with application owners and desktop administrators to ensure timely deployment and high availability of applications and virtual desktops, as well as with the Windows server teams to optimize the performance of applications and virtual desktops within the infrastructure.
Additional Responsibilities:
o Performs Windows Server administration including Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 Operating Systems
o Performs administration of a Citrix environment which includes XenApp, XenDesktop, XenClient, Workspace Suite, and other Citrix technologies
o Performs OS level administration of Windows-based systems in support of the virtual environment
o Configures, maintains and troubleshoots the following products and their associated servers:
o XenApp
o XenDesktop
o XenClient
o Workspace Suite
o Configures, maintains and troubleshoots client operating system hosted within the cloud including: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server (2008-2012)
o Optimizes client OS configurations for best performance when virtualized
o Troubleshoots VM performance in the context of the virtual environment
o Creates, maintains and follows a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan
o Maintains and troubleshoots physical hardware including Dell and Cisco servers, both rack mounted and blade.
o Creates scripts to automate repetitive processes
o Works with customers to identify, isolate, and resolve problems with VMs
o Performs administration of virtual desktops using Citrix tools.
o Performs analysis and logging of Splunk alerts
o Monitors system and VM performance using Solarwinds
o Performs periodic patching of servers based on approved patch sets
o Performs data isolation and destruction in the event that sensitive data is allowed outside of its proper enclave (data spill).
Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming, and the ability to further advance technology.
The Senior Information Technology Specialist position requires a Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent and two to five years of related experience, or a Master's degree with zero to two years of related experience.
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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