Citrix System Engineer/Administrator - REMOTE - US Citizenship required

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Remote, Based in Virginia
Raleigh, North Carolina

REQ#: RQ82834

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an opportunity for a growth oriented and execution-focused professional to help drive our Department of Homeland Security business area serving various DHS agencies.

Candidate must be an US citizen, and able to obtain DHS Public Trust clearance and USCIS EOD to start work


We are looking for a talented and experienced CITRIX Engineer and Administrator to join our Hosting Services team on an IT operations project supporting DHS USCIS. The candidate will provide engineering support for large enterprise Unix and Linux based environment. Candidate will be responsible for designing, configuration, and installation support for large enterprise CITRIX environment hosted on premise and in the cloud. 

This position works under the general guidance of the Hosting Services Task Lead, in an Agile. DevSecOps fast-paced, rapidly changing, collaborative environment, and requires strong troubleshooting and analytical skills, strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and decision-making skills.


  • Configure and install CITRIX Servers, Sites and systems supporting 1000s of workstation in Windows, Linux and UNIX systems in a physical and virtualized environment.
  • Set up configurations for Citrix Workstation hosted on Windows, UNIX & Linux environment
  • Configure availability services and develop scripts and packages as needed
  • Provide support to Citrix environment whether running on Hyper-V or VMware, escalate to Tier IV (Citrix) when needed. Make user request updates to Citrix when requested.
  • Guide the work of junior technical staff. Work with program and technical staff in all aspects of daily work. Help the task Lead in planning
  • Fully engaged in the implementation of a DevOps practices for supporting IT
  • Responsible for operational availability of all the systems hosted on the infrastructure
  • Help task lead and management in planning and building windows infrastructure supporting COOP & DR plans
  • Support information assurance process in a technical role by complying with technical controls, technical checklists etc.,
  • Assist and mentor junior members on the team

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • 5+ years of analysis related to design, development, and integration of hardware and software to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – for Service Centers and data centers are running Citrix on Hyper-V (or VMware).
  • 5+ years’ experience testing large scale Windows, Unix and Linux and virtual environments.
  • Experience performing a variety of engineering and operational related assignments associated with SAN, NAS and Storage operations, backup operations, and virtualization software such as VMware’s vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V on a set of enterprise-level IT systems.
  • Experienced in AWS, AZURE, Google Cloud Services, and other Cloud environments
  • Familiarity with Agile, DevOps practices and ITIL processes

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Experience with any DHS agencies or entities
  • Experience using ServiceNow in a Tier 1 - 4 support (Oracle environment)


    To succeed as a candidate and within this role, you will need to:

    • Demonstrate proven experience (with tangible outcomes and results), a can-do attitude, an ability to influence internal and external customers, and a leadership and communication style required to lead a diverse and dispersed team.
    • Embrace and embody GDIT’s of Commitment, Impact, Integrity, Imagination, and Agility.

    The position is based in GDIT’s Falls Church, Virginia headquarters, with expected travel to current program locations and new business opportunities across the country. Travel is primarily local travel in the DC metro area for the current portfolio but could potentially expand to both national and overseas locations as the portfolio grows.

    The likely salary range for this position is $80,000 - $120,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

    View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

    We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.