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Windows Engineer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #51020 Posted September 30, 2021


  • Position 1 - Windows Engineer (Citrix, Hyper-V)
  • Position 2 - Windows Engineer (General Windows, AD, O365)


  • Responsible for designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows Servers, the Citrix environment and related server services and end user issues.
  • This position will be responsible for completion of projects and working under high levels of responsibility and autonomy.
  • The position works as an integral member of the Infrastructure team providing technology integration & support expertise on highly complex platforms and systems.
  • The position will work closely with external software vendors and internal customers to support the management, integration and engineering needs in an agile dev/ops team approach.
  • The Windows Systems Engineer is responsible for the Windows and Citrix compute environment with responsibilities on these systems that include System Engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.
  • The Windows Systems Engineer uses tools and methods to analyze and resolve server problems as well as proposing and implementing improvements and upgrades as required.


  • Design and implement infrastructure improvements to ensure optimal Windows Server and application performance and scalability
  • Perform the installation of new software releases, system upgrades, evaluation and installation of patches, and the resolution of software related problems on Windows systems.
  • Reviews daily integrity, availability and performance of Windows and Citrix infrastructure - servers, storage, network, etc., key processes, event logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Provide IT team members and support representatives with technical support and guidance.
  • Utilize a trouble-ticket system and other ancillary services to help assist in the efficient delivery of services.
  • Secure Windows Server and Citrix systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Reporting on server operational status by gathering, prioritizing information; managing projects.
  • Interface with IT team to ensure all system requirements are clearly defined, implemented and tested
  • Build effective working relationships with team members.
  • Provides knowledge transfer to other IT team members, writing documentation as required.
  • Other plan driven duties and/or responsibility as deemed necessary and appropriate.
  • Availability after hours in the case of emergency and escalated system support issues.

Requirements Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge and minimum 5 years proven experience in deploying, managing and maintaining Microsoft Windows Server roles and features such as AD, DNS, DHCP, DFS, IIS, GPO, WSUS, ADFS, Windows Server Failover Clustering, RDS.
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience managing and maintaining a highly available virtualization platform such as Hyper-V or VMware vSphere.
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience in managing and maintaining Windows virtual desktop environments such as Remote Desktop Services or Citrix XenDesktop 7.x/Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.
  • Solid understanding of core concepts and experience with networking, storage, firewalls, VPNs, load balancing, PKI, and SMTP.
  • Experience with PowerShell.
  • Experience in managing anti-virus software in a corporate environment.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in managing Active Directory in a multi-domain, multi-forest environment.
  • Experience with Citrix Netscaler/ADC.
  • Experience with Office365.
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010+.
  • Experience in managing Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups.
  • Experience with iSCSI SANs.
  • Experience with the Microsoft System Center suite.
  • Experience with McAfee ePO and related products.

Soft Skills:

  • A strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and willingness to investigate complex problems
  • Strong strategic thinking skills to handle both the big picture and crucial decisions
  • Ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Ability to work very well cross-functionally, to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs when required

  • Sustain learning and knowledge sharing culture in the organization and aim at achieving a high level of technical excellence and stability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Englis

Working Time:

  • 9 to 5 EST

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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