Job Title: Citrix VDI Architect Contract: 6 Months renewable Location: Germany (Munich), UK (Remote) or India (Offshore)
Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Citrix VDI Architect to join a customer project. As a Citrix VDI Architect, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions based on Citrix technologies. In addition, you should have strong expertise in VMware, Netscaler, Login Enterprise, and Eg Innovation, as these technologies play a crucial role in our environment.
Design and architect Citrix VDI solutions that meet business requirements and align with industry best practices.
Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements and understand their virtual desktop needs.
Develop detailed technical designs and documentation for VDI implementations, including infrastructure components, networking, and security.
Configure and optimize Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, and other Citrix technologies to deliver a high-performance VDI environment.
Collaborate with the infrastructure team to integrate VDI solutions with VMware virtualization technologies, ensuring seamless operation and compatibility.
Implement and configure Netscaler load balancers and gateways to provide secure access to virtual desktops and applications.
Work closely with the security team to implement and enforce security policies and controls within the VDI environment.
Conduct performance tuning and troubleshooting to ensure optimal VDI performance and user experience.
Evaluate and recommend new technologies, tools, and enhancements to improve VDI infrastructure and operations.
Collaborate with the operations team to develop and maintain VDI monitoring and management tools and processes.
Provide technical guidance and support to junior team members and assist in their professional development.
Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and Citrix product releases to ensure our VDI environment remains innovative and efficient.
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Citrix VDI Architect or a similar role.
Strong knowledge of Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop), Citrix Provisioning Services, and Citrix Workspace.
Proficiency in VMware virtualization technologies, including vSphere, vCenter, and Horizon View.
Experience in designing and implementing Netscaler load balancers and gateways for secure remote access.
Familiarity with Login Enterprise for performance testing and monitoring of VDI environments.
Knowledge of Eg Innovation products and their integration with Citrix technologies.
Solid understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, and firewalls.
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in complex VDI environments.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Relevant certifications, such as Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization (CCE-V), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), or equivalent, are highly desirable.