Datacenter Architect

Department: IT Systems Engineering

Req ID: R33819

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Datacenter Architect

  • Remote, United States
  • Remote, Florida, United States
  • Full time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

You are a Senior Datacenter Architect who will have subject matter expertise in Data Center, Server platforms, and Virtualization. This is a highly visible role. You must have excellent engagement and communication skills and must have a strong customer-focused, team-oriented, approach that balances security needs and user experience to provide best-in-class architecture solutions to the organization. Focus on leading automation efforts, cost reduction and optimization for our On Prem datacenter environments. The position requires you to work with all internal stakeholders and outside the organization. You Must be passionate about winning, get in touch with us to explore the exciting opportunity at Citrix.

Position Overview:

We are looking for Senior Datacenter Architect for our Global datacenters and who will be responsible for design, architecture of datacenters, compute platforms and Virtualization services. Coordinates, prioritizes, and builds solutions to ensure the stability of the computing platforms for current and future growth. Drive datacenter migration technical engagements and initiatives. Partners with various business units and technology staff members to ensure IT platforms are built and operated to meet customer needs which includes management of design services, sizing and configuration assistance, and performing needs assessments.

Note: This is not a management position, its an IC level role.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Proven ability to develop architecture and provide design oversight for datacenter technologies - including Windows, Linux, Compute, and Performance that incorporates high availability, automation, operations supportability and scalability to a high volume, rapidly growing world class digital business.
  • Define data center system-level architecture including rack/server placement, HVAC, and power planning, document performance and equipment requirements, communicate conceptual designs, and create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after projects
  • Develop and execute on a strategic data center architecture and technology plan that serves as a multi-year roadmap for high availability data center designs
  • Design and implementation of modernizing the primary data center to include rack layouts/ elevation and design solutions for new implementations and business requirements, document the scope of projects
  • You would design and implementation of a DMZ for services requiring internal and external access.
  • Demonstrates a proficiency in designing, deploying and securing server class operating systems, including both Microsoft and linux systems
  • Installs, manages, and monitors Virtualization Infrastructure such as Hyper V or any other Virtualization technology and serves as a system administrator when needed to help with complex company projects
  • Works closely with operations team to ensure server solutions to meet business needs.
  • Communicate and collaborate with key leadership and stakeholders across IT to share, develop and execute on design/deployment strategies
  • Assists in the implementation/or modification of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs; including assisting in documenting, testing and modifying the companies DR/BCP plan
  • Facilitate the development of release plans, playbook, and transition to Data Center operations
  • Be motivated, dependable and capable of working with limited oversight.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 8+ years focused in Data Center Architecture
  • Advanced knowledge of data center architecture, enterprise networking architecture, DC technology components, including facilities, server virtualization, network distribution, hybrid cloud, computing, high availability, redundancy, and automation
  • Experience with design, build, secure and operationalize scalable hosting solutions in for our data centers with a global footprint
  • Solid grasp of Server, Storage and Network Virtualization concepts and hands-on experience with Hyper-V, or other virtualization technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of server class Windows systems and Linux systems, in depth understanding of TCI/IP, OSI, VOIP, VPN, Microsoft and Linux platforms.
  • Understanding of storage technology SAN, NAS, cabling
  • Proven experience in datacenter migrations, decommissioning / transitioning data centers and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing (business case, playbooks, architecture documentations) effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with enterprise virtualized environments (i.e. Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen Server)
  • Experience in Server hardware configuration, Blade enclosure configuration preferably HP.
  • Good to have experience with HPE Synergy and HCI / Nutanix would be a plus
  • Cloud design and architecture for Azure, GCP and AWS would be a plus
  • Knowledge of MS Active Directory and Project Management skills

    Functional Area:

    IT Systems Engineering

    What you’re looking for:
    Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

    Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

    We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

    The Benefits
    We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

    • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
    • Health and wellness benefits
    • Employee assistance program
    • Retirement benefits
    • Education assistance
    • Time off and absence programs
    • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
    • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
    • Employee resource groups
    • And more!

    **Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

    At Citrix, our employees perform extraordinary acts of creativity and service every day. We provide benefits and rewards that meet the diverse needs of our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and equitable rewards opportunities for all employees. In the state of Colorado, the salary for this role generally ranges from $132,057 -$165,071 but may vary depending on your qualifications including job-related education, training, experience, licensure, and certification, that could result at a level outside of this range. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus, sales incentives, and/or stock depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role as well as individual performance. Benefits may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Citrix and the country where you work. U.S. based employees are typically offered access to healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits, 401(k) plan and company match, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), and education assistance program, among others.

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