Citrix Architect (CCE-V/ CCP-N) with Cloud, Netscalers, Capacity planning and security experience

Job id : MI-576096 (911591007)

Citrix Architect (CCE-V/ CCP-N) with Cloud, Netscalers, Capacity planning and security experience

Location: 7285 Parsons Rd, Lansing MI (DTMB)
Duration: 12 months
Interview – In Person

Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization / CCE-V Required 5 Years
Citrix Certified Professional – Network / CCP-N Required 3 Years

Citrix team is in need of an individual for staff augmentation with the necessary skillset to act as the team’s architect. This individual will be assigned duties including, but not limited to, capacity planning, future design, Netscaler configuration, and overall environment configuration to maintain efficient, reliable, and secure operations that align with industry best practices as closely as possible.

Resource Tasks:

1. Capacity planning to ensure a reliable and efficient environment.
2. Provide detailed auditing of all tasks executed on all servers and appliances.
3. Configure the environment to maintain a high level of security and compliance with all the regulatory bodies.
4. Configure solution according to standards to ensure proper operations.
5. Configure and maintain Citrix Netscalers to ensure reliable communication and compliance with all applicable security regulations.

Task
1. Validate current environment configuration.
Issue
This is to ensure proper operations. Following industry best practices as well as current State of Michigan standards will help to ensure the environment is reliable, efficient, and secure.

Task
2. Validate current Netscaler configuration.
Issue
The Citrix team implemented new Citrix Netscaler technology to increase capabilities and security as well as conform to the virtual first policy. The implementation was performed primarily by specialists provided by Citrix and now the task of maintaining these devices has fallen to staff with limited knowledge and experience with them.

Task
3. Capacity planning.
Issue
With the user base of the environment constantly changing, this resource will need to suggest changes to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our customers while not oversizing the environment and wasting resources. This will allow us to keep our rates as low as possible.

Task
4. Maintain a high level of security and compliance with all related regulatory bodies.
Issue
Recommend patches, either Windows or Citrix related, that will keep the environment secure and up to current SOM and industry standards. Also stay abreast of any new security features, tools, or practices that will help achieve this goal.

Task
5. Maintain documentation regarding design and configuration.
Issue
There is currently a severe lack of documentation regarding the design and configuration of much of the environment. Day to day operation procedures are fairly well documented, but turnover in this position has left little in the form of usable, up to date, design and configuration information. This individual would be tasked with gathering what there is and updating or creating new as needed.

Task
6. Assist team with day to day operations as able.
Issue
This team currently consists of four state employees. They maintain the infrastructure that handles a multitude of applications for approximately 6500 users across several state agencies. This resource would help alleviate some of the pressure from them and free up time to allow them to perform more of the maintenance tasks that they have less and less time to perform. It will also afford them time to continue their education on the Citrix technology.

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