Citrix Engineer (Engineering level) at NP Group, City of London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Outside Spy
  • City of London, UK
  • Sep 07, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Contract Assignment: Citrix Engineer (Engineering)

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Location: Remote + 2 days a week in London when required

Rate: Negotiable (Outside IR35 determination)

Reference: 13256C

An experienced Citrix Engineer responsible for designing high quality solutions for a large global Insurance client as part of the End User Computing (EUC) Engineering Team.


Will design evolving global engineering solutions, product roadmaps and standards. They will be responsible for delivering Infrastructure Engineering solutions to the business and technology functions.

A key objective of this project will be to work with Engineering, Architecture teams, Security, Risk and Compliance functions, understanding corporate requirements for the solutions that enable the business to meet their objectives in a compliant manner.


  • Manage the development, evolution and delivery of Infrastructure Engineering Security product roadmaps
  • Ensuring Security is built into the On-Prem and Cloud designs from inception and throughout the solutions lifcycle
  • Working across all Engineering towers to ensure a consistent approach to developing and deploying solutions from a security perspective
  • Proactively work with Architects, Security teams, Risk and Compliance and other engineering teams to develop enterprise security principals and strategies that support the business development initiatives
  • Incorporate operational \'lessons learnt\' into designs and standards
  • Work with teams within Infrastructure Operations to transition solutions into operational run status
  • Provide \'Level 3\' operational support to infrastructure services in the event of major incidents or complex technical issues
  • Support Project Managers with technical input for project initiation documents
  • Support IT and Business Change projects in collaboration with Infrastructure Architecture teams, as required
  • Research and develop solutions and technologies that may further drive innovation or efficiencies
  • Manage key vendor relationships involved in the delivery of security and identity services and technologies, including understanding vendor product roadmaps and promote these within the overall infrastructure Engineering product roadmaps
  • Maintain leading edge product knowledge and assist in ensuring business value is derived from applying engineering excellence and exploiting evolving functionality
  • Ensure the Engineering organisation conducts its activities in accordance with all relevant external regulators and company policies

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience in a hands on Engineering and a good grasp of an Architects role
  • Experience of working on multiple Project based activities and being the Technical SME for those projects
  • Experience in meeting End User requirements utilizing a range of toolsets and services including M365
  • Extensive knowledge of: Citix, Nutanix and Microsoft 365 services
    • Strong Understanding of Citrix
    • Strong Understanding of Nutanix
    • Strong Understanding of Packaging Applications for Citrix
    • Strong Server and Desktop Administration skills - including Powershell Scripting
    • Strong Understanding of Azure Virtual Deskop
    • Good understanding of Azure Active Directory and how this interacts with other M365 services
  • Technical experience with other M365 collaboration services including MS Teams, Intune etc
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft 365 client tools (eg Outlook, Teams, Onedrive etc)
  • General knowledge of localised Active Directory and its interaction with Azure Active Directory
  • Understanding of Windows and Active Directory Security, Firewalls etc
  • The candidate must be a self-motivated individual with a desire to continually evolve the role, setting high standards and acting as a role model to their peer group.
  • The candidate will be required to write High Level Design documents, so good written communication skills are essential.
  • The candidate must be able to clearly articulate technical solutions and be confident in explaining solutions to a wider project group who may not be technically aware
  • Ability to implement (and/or upgrade) Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of StoreFront with Netscaler integration
  • Experience with onboarding applications and streamlining/improving application deployment
  • Excellent communication & research skills

Preferred additional Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Insurance, Financial Services requirements

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