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Senior WinOps & Citrix Engineer (002136) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 8/18/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

This WinOps Engineer role will focus on the operation and development of Citrix XenDesktop platforms, global dispersed infrastructure services running in multiple Cloud platforms supporting applications and services. He/she will be also part of an existing Cloud & Infrastructure Operations cross-functional team.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

  • Design, delivery and evolution of the virtual desktop and application platforms (XenDesktop/XenApp)
  • Design, delivery and evolution of the Enterprise Mobility Management platforms (XenMobile)
  • Design, delivery and evolution of the Active Directory / PKI infrastructure
  • Produce and maintain comprehensive documentation of the Virtualised Desktop estate including
    • Topology representations
    • Low level documentation
  • Collaborate with internal support staff, application developers, and system owners in the testing of applications, and interoperability with the Citrix infrastructure
  • Support the ongoing and future analysis of application usage and impact on Citrix infrastructure, network capacity and/or licensing.
  • Participate in and support the planning and development of strategic goals for Inmarsat’s Citrix infrastructure
  • Contribute to the success of building and maintaining a world-class cloud infrastructure, with key objectives in the areas utilization, availability, capacity, scalability, performance and security management.
  • Be a key stakeholder in driving DevOps.
  • Work with the technical and business stakeholders to ensure effective designs and application of cloud and hosting services.
  • Support Windows platforms in the Public & Private Cloud and legacy On-Prem
  • Work in a cross functional DevOps team.
  • Driving effectiveness, efficiency and continuous improvement through the use of automation and adoption of appropriate and approved tools.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience as Citrix SME, DevOps and Cloud Administrator.
  • Experience on designing and delivering Citrix and Nutanix infrastructure
  • Professional Citrix qualifications and experience of the following Citrix technologies
    • XenDesktop & XenApp 7.5 or newer
    • Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services
    • User Profile Management
    • NetScaler 11 (Gateway, Load Balancing and AAA profiles)
  • Experience with XenMobile Enterprise or similar Enterprise Mobility Management products
  • Experience of VMware, Hyper V, and/or other server virtualisation technologies
  • Good understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016
  • Design, implementation and maintenance of Cloud DevOps tools and Windows based Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Coaching junior members of the team.
  • Operational support of Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Comfortable with frequent, incremental work, testing and deployment.
  • Experience with Datacentre migration, Cloud migration, integration and consolidation efforts.
  • Strong scripting and coding using Powershell.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable skills:

  • Understanding of Cloud Services, such as AWS, Azure,       Google, etc.
  • Understanding of Cloud Services, such as Jenkins, Git, Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure As Code and Configuration Management tools.
  • Experience working in an Agile and DevOps environment