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Windows Systems Administrator - Virtual Desktop

Menlo Park, California 94025 | Contract

Post Date: 03/01/2018 Job ID: 18139 Industry: IT/Networking/Hardware

Position Title: Systems Administrator - Virtual Desktop

Position Description:   Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Menlo Park, CA.

  • Work on a team of highly technical and talented Citrix engineers chartered with maintaining the global virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Support day-to-day operations and escalations of the overall virtual desktop environment.
  • Improve and optimize system administration and management with coding and automation.
  • Understand metrics for measuring success and performance of services to ensure service performance, scalability, stability and security for both existing and new service deployments.
  • Contribute to meeting KPIs and SLAs through management of task queues.
  • Support large-scale global disaster recovery exercises while working closely with other infrastructure, production and business teams
  • Participate in rotational on-call schedule.

Required Skills:
  • 7+ years of experience in Windows OS and core infrastructure support including: Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP
  • 5+ years of experience in managing virtual desktop environments (Citrix, VMware Horizon, Amazon Workspaces).
  • 3+ years of scripting experience in PowerShell or Python. Ruby is a plus.
  • Understanding of server hardware and sizing, hypervisor technologies (preferably VMware), and cross-platform integrations (i.e. heterogeneous operating system support).
  • Ability and demonstrated talent in avoiding or minimizing business impact despite existing technical challenges.

Desired Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience with networking principals, firewalls, and load balancers.
  • 3+ years of experience managing geographically dispersed infrastructure and DR environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in configuration management (Chef, Puppet, SCCM)

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Gazelle Medina

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