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Application Virtualization Architect - Citrix

Information Technology
Alberta Health Services
ALB00072457 Requisition #
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Alberta Health Services IT has an exciting opportunity for a strong technical leader to join the Technology Infrastructure Services Team as a Citrix Application Virtualization Architect - Citrix. As a valued senior member of Application Virtualization team, you will architect and develop high level designs for the infrastructure required to support AHS Application Virtualization based projects and initiatives. Critical to this role will be the ability to work in a team environment and autonomously as well as the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders including management, clinicians, vendors, software analysts and co-workers. Specifically, you will work on a team to support Citrix XenApp, Citrix Xen Desktop, Microsoft AppV and related infrastructure technologies. The ability to work with these critical systems under tight timetables using your proficient analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills will be key. Leveraging your proven communication, interpersonal and organization skills will also be crucial to your success as you will use your correlative conceptual and practical experience to interpret client’s needs, assess their requirements, investigate, diagnose and resolve environmental problems, which are essential to business functions. All Non-Union Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.


Develop architecture capability, roadmaps and supporting solutions for Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp to meet the goals of the AHS business and Technology Infrastructure Services strategy. Establish and maintain standards for Citrix configuration and maintenance procedures. Design, configure, and support the integrated components of the AHS Citrix Application Virtualization Infrastructure for highest attainable levels of system reliability, availability, and maintainability. Lead projects with limited size, risk, complexity, potentially including responsibility for expenditure monitoring and cost control. Resolve highly complex technical, infrastructure problems in close collaboration with other IT groups, vendors and engage relevant resources as appropriate. Explore new perspectives on existing information technology environments to find solutions to customer business needs. Contribute to the creation of guidelines, standards and processes by using strategies, such as Standard Operating Procedures and automation of workflows via scripting. Provide leadership and mentorship for colleagues with less experience. Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation and major incident call-outs, as required.

  • Classification: IT Infrastructure Services 4
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: (CORP) IT Server Compute
  • Primary Location: Quarry Crossing
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 12-DEC-2018
  • Date Available: 22-DEC-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, On Call
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $34.52
  • Maximum Salary: $59.20
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information sciences, or related discipline or a mix of related training and experience. Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in a large and complex IT environment. Minimum 4 years of operational experience in supporting Citrix Xenapp/XenDesktop environments 6.5, 7.6 or higher or other Application Virtualization platforms.

Additional Required Qualifications:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a healthcare environment. Experience with Microsoft AppV, AD and GPO. Citrix and/or Microsoft related IT certification. Experience with ControlUp monitoring, Citrix Netscaler is desired. Experience automating the environment leveraging batch scripts, PowerShell, JavaScript or other technologies. Experience providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team. Experience of providing recommendations for budget planning purposes and presenting ideas to senior mgmt

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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