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Citrix Specialist (7.6 expert)

Job Title: Citrix Specialist (7.6 expert)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, M2
Salary: £250 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Until Dec 2016
Contact Name: Sharon Rai
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Immediate start – Until Dec 2016

Location: Manchester, M2

Rate: £250 per day

Contact: / 08449 675160 

We require a full time Citrix Specialist (7.6 expert), that can commit until the end of December 2016 to be based in Manchester, M2.

Our client is currently running a project to upgrade its Citrix farm to support new applications. The upgrade is from Citrix 4.5 to 7.6 running on Windows Server 2012 using published applications only.

The successful candidate is required to migrate applications to the new upgraded Citrix estate from the old Citrix environment, rationalising the delivery of applications to end users; by removing old and out of support operating systems and applications; this work will ultimately reduce revenue costs for ICT by removing a large part of the current data centre footprint. The main driver behind the project is business demand and supportability. Strong technical focus and an all-round technical understanding to allow you to create and document what you have implemented and the reasons why (build documentation, completion of change records, design recommendations). A thorough understanding of IT governance processes including risk management, governance and technology security standards. An ability to influence senior managers, suggesting and implementing improvements. Attention to detail and true focus on delivery.The client operates a mixed a desktop estate using Wyse thin client terminals and full client desktop. Remote access is supported through Netscaler MPX.

You must have experience of the following:

  • Defining the approach, test and installation of applications in to the test and live Citrix 7.6 farm
  • Administration of group policies as required
  • Administering Citrix XenApp 7.6 within Citrix Studio
  • Project updates to Project Manager
  • The role will encompass a large amount of documentation to be created and at periods will be customer facing

You must have in depth knowledge (ideally 5+ years experience) of the following technologies:

  • Citrix XenApp 7.6 and Presentation Server 4.5
  • Windows server 2003/2008/2012
  • Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Appsense - Application Manager / Environment Manager
  • Working knowledge of VMware 5.5  
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS) and  Provisioning Services (PVS),
  • Application discovery, packaging and troubleshooting


Nice to have:

  • Citrix StoreFront
  • Citrix Administration / Troubleshooting skills
  • Previous local government experience
  • Previous experience of Citrix upgrade projects
  • SCCM

Contact: / 08449 675160