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Sr. Systems Engineer - VMware, Citrix, Cloud
San Diego, CA

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Job Description

What we need:

Cetera Financial Group is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support Infrastructure environment with focus on CITRIX, VMware and Cloud implementation. This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the leading technologies, including: CITRIX, VMware, Nutanix, Cisco UCS, Avamar / Datadomain, DELLEMC storage, Microsoft and Linux OS servers, AWS and Azure cloud providers.

What you will do:

* Support of Citrix Xenapp / Xendesktop and VMware infrastructure, including upgrades and capacity planning
* Leading and managing the administrative and design tasks for Citrix and VMware environments
* Work with offshore NOC on deployment and management of servers in a VMware ESXi 6.5 environment running on Cisco UCS and Nutanix hardware
* Manage Citrix Xenapp applications and work with EUC team on deployment and management of VDIs in a VMware ESXi 6.0 environment running on Cisco UCS and Nutanix hardware
* Support Cloud First Initiative by evaluating and leading migration of servers/application to the cloud
* Automate routine tasks as it relates to Server engineering by using Powershell scripts and others
* Monitor Citrix and VMware performance and provide recommendations of continuous improvements
* Independently manage multiple Infrastructure Projects and provide weekly updates
* Create and maintain documentation: logical/physical diagrams, run books, root cause analysis and other technical engineering documents
* Consistently demonstrate initiative and commitment to optimizing systems and processes
* Work with vendor technical support on advanced technical issues
* Supporting a wide variety of enterprise applications and infrastructure technologies
* Train, Mentor, Delegate and provide guidance to NOC L1 and L2 Engineers
* Ability to work after hours, nights, weekends and provide emergency response support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year when required

What you need to have:

* Bachelor's Degree
* 5 years of experience managing CITRIX Xenapp/Xendesktop
* 2 years of experience with building out and managing cloud environment
* · 2 years of experience managing and optimizing Large VMWare environment

Really catch our eye with:

* Experience with SCCM 2012 Administration specifically as it relates to server patching
* Experience with Windows Server Failover Clustering with SQL Server in Virtual environment
* VCP and MCSE Certifications
* Experience managing and optimizing SAN technologies such VMAX / VNX
* Experience designing and managing enterprise storage monitoring systems such as VIPR SRM
* Experience Managing NAS devices for presenting CIFS and NFS
* Experience with CITRIX PVS and managing Persistent and Non-Persistent VDIs
* Experience with Windows 2012 R2 - 2019 Server administration
* Experience with Monitoring solutions such VMware vRealize
* Solid understanding of essential TCP/IP protocols: TCP, UDP, ICMP, SMTP, SNMP, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, and understanding of wider set protocols.
* Solid understanding of fundamental hardware concepts: disk, memory, CPU, NIC, HBA, firmware, RAID, performance concepts (I/O, paging, swapping, latency)
* Effective communications and documentation skills in a compliance-regulated environment
* Experience with Multi Active Directory and Group Policy administration and troubleshooting
* Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills

Our top performers share the following traits:

* Adaptable to change in a fast paced environment
* Courteous and empathetic to client concerns
* Superior listening skills
* Positive role model to colleagues
* Team player attitude
* Energetic and results-oriented

What we give you in return:

Our competitive Health program offers a comprehensive benefits package that supports healthy lifestyles, preventative care and helps to protect against hardship. Our retirement plan offers our employees the opportunity to plan ahead for a strong financial future well beyond their working years.

About Cetera Financial Group:

Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology.

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of retail independent broker-dealers encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Institutions, Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services.

Cetera Financial Group is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business. Accordingly, all employment decisions at the Cetera Financial Group, including those relating to hiring, promotion, transfers, benefits, compensation, and placement, will be made without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic characteristics, religion, religious dress and/or grooming, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, U.S. military status, political affiliation, or any other class protected by state and/or federal law.

Agencies please note: this recruitment assignment is being managed directly by Cetera's Talent Acquisition team. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners in the rare instance we require additional talent options. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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