DataCenter Operations Engineer - (Fort Lauderdale, FL) or (Miami, FL)

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DataCenter Operations Engineer - (Fort Lauderdale, FL) or (Miami, FL)

  • Ft Lauderdale, 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:

Citrix Mission

At Citrix, our Mission is to deliver an intelligent digital Citrix Workspace Experience that Empowers all Employees with Unified, Secure, and Reliable Access to all the Work Resources and Applications needed to be Productive and Do their Best Work – Anytime. Anywhere. Citrix provides Work Solutions for any Workspace Platforms and Seamless Integration Across all Apps. Citrix provides products and IT (Information Technology) solutions to collaborate work management, provides modern and consistent User experience across all devices and through application integration, workflow automation and our cloud-based technology and zero trust security, enabling our Clients and End Users with the best Enterprise Performance, Modernization, and Security!

Every day you'll have new opportunities to Grow and Innovate in ways that will make Work Better for Millions of People around the World. Citrix has been Ranked #11 on The Fortune's Best Workplaces in Technology in 2021. Thousands of Organizations around the World Trust Citrix to keep their apps available, their data safe, and their people productive—wherever and whenever work happens. 

More than 400,000 Companies around the World, including 98 Percent of the Fortune 500, rely on Citrix Digital Workspace Solutions to provide secure, reliable access to the applications and information their employees need to engage and be productive, with over 100 million Users Worldwide.

Position Overview/What we are looking for

We are looking for a Data Center Engineer with at least 3 - 5 years of experience. As a Data Center Engineer you will be well rounded in the practice of implementing, maintaining, and leading improvement projects on a wide range of workloads. You enrich teams with their your ability to work on the their current needs, planning upgrades, implementing configuration changes, extending/replacing engineering systems and assisting in architecture. You will work with the Engineering Infrastructure Managers planning projects, efficiency improvements, constraint management and pursuing business objectives.

As a Data Center Engineer, you will work with corporate partners and Engineering Lab Technicians, to manage the local infrastructure and services, resolve issues, and support users. You will help implement, maintain, upgrade, extend, monitor, and manage local engineering services including (but not limited to) infrastructure, file, application, and backup servers. You will support and help keep critical local engineering systems available to an agreed schedule, deploy and maintain lab equipment and implement/administer lab management facilities including remote access and power control and while coordinating the use of shared resources including lab space and power.

Basic Qualifications/Essential Skills and Experience

  • A broad, up to date, knowledge of general IT technologies.

  • Basic Linux system administration including NIS, DNS, DHCP, PXE, Apache, CUPS, SSH and Exim

  • Basic experience with several Linux distros (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, etc) and Windows

  • Knowledge of Ethernet local area networking including VLANs

  • Knowledge of IP routing

  • Experience of using Network filers (NetApp, EqualLogic; iSCSI and NFS)

  • Desire to improve existing, and designing new, tools to improve our ever-growing engineering environment.

  • Awareness of datacenter operations and security standards  

  • Fundamental understanding of firewalls (Fortinet Preferable)

  • Experience with DCIM & monitoring tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Cisco UCS and its capabilities

  • Understanding of power, cooling & remote management found in datacenters

  • Experience with Cisco and other switches

  • Experience of using backup tools such as Commvault

  • Experience of running an engineering/test lab

  • Knowledge of server virtualization

  • Windows System Administration including PowerShell and Active Directory

  • Network analysis tools (Wire Shark, TCT dump, N-Map, etc)

  • Experience with upgrading server hardware (memory, NICs, HDs etc.)

  • Python/PHP/SQL development/administration

Personal Qualities we look for

  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational, problem solving and communication skills

  • Self-motivated individual

  • Carry a cell phone, respond to after hour's datacenter problems. Occasional system maintenance will require after hours or weekend work

  • Clarity of thought when under pressure  

  • Pride, ownership, and accountability for your work

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, ever evolving, and challenging environment

  • Work effectively with minimal direction or supervision for day-to-day tasks and communicate outcomes

  • The ability to remain calm and work effectively during service impacting incidents

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at any given time

  • Ability to communicate effectively with contractors who may perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems

Why Work for Citrix

Come and work with one of the most Innovative and Forward-Thinking Technology Companies on Planet Earth! You will get to work alongside some of the Brightest, Most Talented, and Passionate People in the World. As a member of Team, you will be uniquely and strategically positioned to work on mission-critical, exciting projects that have direct impact for our internal teams and customers at a pivotal time of transformation. We support Ideation, Experimentation, Innovation and Collaboration. We are obsessed about making our Customers and End Users Happy. We are an Innovative Engine for our Colleagues, Communities, Customers and End-Users in the Digital Marketplace!

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. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities to give back to our communities in meaningful ways. Citrix's Pillars of Core Values are Integrity, Respect, Curiosity, Courage, and Unity.  Come and Work with High-Impact Teams!

Let’s embark on this Next Great Adventure Together

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Functional Area:


Cloud Ops

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.

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