Principal Software Engineer - Virtualization Group - (Remote)

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Principal Software Engineer - Virtualization Group - (Remote)

  • Remote, United States
  • Remote, Colorado, United States
  • Remote, Connecticut, United States
  • Remote, Georgia, United States
  • Remote, New Jersey, United States
  • Remote, New York, United States
  • Remote, North Carolina, United States
  • Remote, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Remote, Texas, United States
  • Remote, Washington, D.C., 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:

The Ideal Principal Software Engineer candidate would know windows internals, device driver, and networking in a high availability, high performance environment working on streaming protocols in large distributed systems. Experience shipping products, working with multiple teams and external partners to drive the product forward. You will possess a solid understanding of C/C++ programming at both the application and system levels, with a proven and established habit of delivering high quality architecture in a professional context. You will help lead projects and mentor Engineers.As a Principal Software Engineer, you should be highly experienced with windows kernel who possess the curiosity to continually improve and enjoy tackling challenging problems to solve some of the most complex problems in our domain.

Position Overview:

This Principal Software Engineer is for our Provisioning Group. In Windows App Delivery Group, you will be working with the greatest minds in the industry on cutting edge OS and application virtualization technologies and best of breed cloud development. Our engineering group is a Scrum organization that believes in empowering small teams of smart engineers to deliver end to end customer value.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Drive the port of current product functionality from On Prem to Azure.
  • Leverage C#, Net Core, C/C++ Objective Oriented Programming experience to drive architecture.
  • Lead the development of new features, collaborating with other senior engineers and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Triage, reproduce, diagnose, and resolve issues discovered in the product.
  • Participate in code reviews and knowledge sharing.
  • You will be the Technical Mentor and Coach for a team of Engineers, helping guide them on day-to-day engineering tasks while working on individual deliverables in collaboration with engineering leadership.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree or equivalent in a technical field preferred, with at least 12 years of directly related work experience.  Equivalent experience may be substituted for formal education
  • Experience in application and system level Software Development with C#, Net, C/C++ or similar technology in a professional context.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have deep knowledge of project management.
  • Demonstrable technical development and debugging skills with a track record of delivering high quality code.
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience with asynchronous and threading models.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with system designs and developments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows kernel development and debugging.
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Driver architecture and UEFI boot applications
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience utilizing Windows Kernel drivers.
  • Hands on knowledge of Kernel Drivers on more than 1 Enterprise Products.
  • Prior experience with enterprise mission critical infrastructure applications.
  • Cloud Services experience and design.
  • Experience with performance optimization of low-level code.

Willing to consider 100% remote employees

Functional Area:

Software Development

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 $167,440 -$209,300 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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Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

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