Sr Software Engineer 2 (C++)

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Sr Software Engineer 2 (C++)

  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • 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 curious, driven, and passionate Senior Software Engineer. You are looking for a chance to develop both your people and software skills. You have over 6 years of experience with the design, development, validation, deployment, and sustenance of features for Linux Applications.
You excel in the planning and prioritization of design and development activities to resolve a wide range of issues. You have an uncanny ability to multitask problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires the evaluation of identifiable factors. You have experience working directly with customers and can get on calls, understand problems, and fix them. 
In other words, you are as good with people as you are with code. If we just described you, then we’d love to talk.

Position Overview

Citrix Virtualization Desktop Agent (VDA )is the core component of Citrix Workspace product.

You will play an important role in the VDA team to develop world-class products.

Together with other talented team members, you will be focusing on not only developing, troubleshooting and maintaining software components for existing and new products, but also customer requirements and project objectives while mitigating project and product risks. 


  • Design, develop, test, debug and integrate codes to deliver high-quality product in an Agile environment.
  • Interface with Product Managers and Support team to understand requirements for developing proof of concepts (prototypes) and final product features.
  • Understand and trouble shoot field issues. Diagnose customer problems through systematic root cause analysis. Institute preventive measures.
  • Continuously learning to keep pace with technology advancements.
  • Mentor junior engineers and lead team initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • 6+ years experience of system level programming on Windows/Unix/Linux, or iOS/Mac/Android/HTML5
  • In-depth knowledge of software, operating system, networking, programming language theories.
  • Solid experience of Object Oriented software design, C++ is preferred
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Good communications skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and tenacious when tackling tough technical issues.
  • Good team player
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers and lead team initiatives
  • Good understanding of OS kernel and Multi-threaded design & development
  • Experience on client/server system designs.
  • Experience on Web technologies such as SOAP, XML, ASP.NET, HTML5, JQuery, AJAX, JSON.
  • Microsoft Windows programming technologies such as Win32, WMI, COM/DCOM, .NET.
  • Knowledge about the Windows kernel programming environment.
  • Experience with internationalized software products
  • Experience with security-related software development.
  • Database fundamentals (SQL).

Good verbal and written English

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
  • 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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