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Desktop / Systems Engineer - Desktop Team

Location : Downtown Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Desktop / Systems Engineer - Desktop Team


Our client, a reputable, established organization is looking for a Desktop / Systems Engineer to join their team in Downtown Chicago as a full-time employee. In the role of Desktop/Systems Engineer, part of your responsibility with be that of a Citrix SME, and you will primarily maintain Citrix systems to ensure reliability and optimization for the firm. The ideal candidate should be interested in owning Citrix XenApp at the firm including implementing new versions of XenApp as they are released, adjusting capacity according to needs, participating in operating system and application patching during maintenance windows, troubleshooting connectivity or latency issues, optimizing performance, and other tasks central to delivering a remote desktop environment. The ability to understand and collaborate on the relationship of the Citrix infrastructure and the user-facing applications is critical. In addition you should be smart, a good listener, and willing to learn and adopt the firm culture in order to engineer an elegant process for delivering a remote desktop experience on par with that of the local workstation desktop experience. Responsibilities include systems design, implementation, solution research and troubleshooting of complex issues, primarily within the context of Citrix XenApp / VMware environments; as well as participating in more general server, storage and desktop architecture efforts. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, including great benefits as well as an opportunity for continued training!

Required Qualifications :


* Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.

* 5+ years of experience in desktop (priority), with some knowledge of networking and infrastructure technologies, including all aspects of designing, implementing and supporting systems at the engineering level.

* 3+ years of experience managing Citrix systems especially on the desktop side vs. server side is mandatory.

* Must have the desire and experience working in a smaller environment. Experience in the legal market is HIGHLY preferred.

* Must have experience with SCCM, Group policy and Active Directory.

* Experience with as many of the following technologies: Citrix XenApp, Citrix Netscaler, Citrix Storefront / Web interface, Citrix policy management, VMware vSphere, Windows registry, Mandatory Profiles, DNS, DHCP, DFS, EMET, Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 / Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2010 / 2013 / 2016.

* Effective written and verbal communication skills. 

* Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate with all other IS members, members of the firm ( users of systems ), and clients. Must have customer service attitude and ability to work well with other groups.

* Strong organizational skills, capability to schedule and coordinate multiple activities in a results-oriented environment. Initiative and ability to enforce policies and procedures through influence.

* Highly available and responsive to occasional after-hours issues, as the firm operates on a near 24/7 basis.

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