Principal Consultant, Citrix Virtualization Solutions

Department: Consulting

Req ID: R34173

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Principal Consultant, Citrix Virtualization Solutions

  • Milan, Milano, Italy
  • 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:

As the Principal Consultant, you will work on internal and customer-facing projects of medium to large-size or complexity and often lead all aspects and the development of project deliverables of internal projects (system integration, whitepapers, scalability and performance tests) to a large extent and can lead most customer engagements. The Principal Consultant effectively and accurately scopes internal and customer facing projects and identifies and positions follow-on work at customers and with stakeholders.

The Position

You have developed the foundational skills of consulting and is highly proficient in at least one major Citrix product and the adjacent technologies. You will utilise their skills in the consulting methodology, server-based computing concepts, documentation standards and organization, time management, Citrix products and technologies, software installation, and networking skills on internal Consulting Solutions assignments or client engagements. The role is based in Milan or surrounding area.


You will solve problems of higher complexity and assist and guide more junior resources through their problem resolutions. As a strong team player, you seeks to supplement your skills through the use of project experience, self-study manuals, and point of need training. Good written and verbal communication skills will set you apart.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of projects of medium complexity and take responsibility for sections of projects of high-complexity.
  • Plan and lead all aspects of basic and intermediate projects.
  • Proactively detects technical deficiencies and develops practical, workable solutions to problems.
  • Establish yourself as a technical expert with varying industry knowledge.
  • Take full responsibility for overall execution and delivery of critical tasks or projects
  • Help team members, customers and stakeholders understand the connection between industry events/ trends and what is going on at Citrix.
  • Lead by example on all aspects of work.
  • Create an environment where others feel it is safe to be open and candid, and where conflicting ideas and opinions are regularly discussed.
  • Convey the Citrix vision in very real and relevant terms that others can identify with, helping others see how things will improve as the “future state” draws near.
  • Stay focused on department and Citrix strategic priorities and allocates your time and resources accordingly
  • Work with and through others to consistently break down barriers between departments.
  • Work actively on mentoring and team development with more junior team members.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities)

  • Capable of planning and leading all aspects of basic and intermediate projects.
  • Proficient in the aspects of project launch and closure.
  • Ability to act as technical expert
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor
  • Proactively seek ways to expand technical knowledge
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited university or equivalent experience
  • Experience as a Senior Consultant or equivalent experience
  • Positive customer service attitude
  • Willing to travel 50% of the time including international travel.
  • CCEA and MCSE/MCITP or CCNA certifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (professional/college affiliations)
  • Prior experience with people management and mentoring in a direct and/or matrix reporting capacity
  • Fluency in Italian and English is required for this position

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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
  • 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.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

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