Citrix Systems Inc. Staff Server Software Engineer in United States

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our technology revolves around this core philosophy. We are relentlessly committed to helping people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. We empower the original mobile device: YOU!


Santa Clara


R14163 Staff Server Software Engineer (Open)

Job Posting Title:

Staff Server Software Engineer

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Citrix Netscaler Gateway Service Engineering team, based out of Santa Clara, CA, is solely focused on delivering and enabling Cloud solutions for secure identity and access management for our customers and partners. This position is for direct contributions to the Citrix Netscaler Gateway Services product line. Every day we work to deliver innovative solutions that enable our customers to transform their business by leveraging the latest Cloud technologies.

Our team culture is a unique blend that combines the structured vision and process maturity of a well-established software company with the dynamism and vibrancy of a small startup. We’re currently looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join us on this exciting journey to build world-class solutions.

You’ll be developing software alongside, and leading, a talented team of developers to create innovative cloud solutions. Responsibilities range from conceptualizing ideas, targeted research and rapid prototyping to determine feasibility, evaluate risks, and then create well-thought-out designs and implementation. The position will initially be focused on the Citrix Netscaler Gateway Services product line. Developing Workspace Cloud will present you with a unique opportunity to expand problem-solving situations that will become an invaluable individual career asset.

Required Skills:

  • Preferred 5+ years of experience in software product development and life-cycle maintenance

  • Strong C programming skills in a very large and complex networking product code base

  • Content/L4-L7 switching

  • Network and systems programming; kernel debugging; inter-networking protocols such as HTTP and TCP/IP

  • Single Sign On & Federated Authentication (SAML, Kerberos, etc.)

  • SSLVPN & Clientless VPN

  • Systems and server software development on Unix based platforms for networking products

  • Utilization of multi-threaded programming in a clustered/distributed systems environment.

  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug complex networking software system in an empowered individual and team environment.

  • Experience developing networking products that are of the highest product quality/performance and which form the "always-on" front-end of the internet, mobile and enterprise web infrastructure.

  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology or a related technical field. Master's Degree Highly Preferred.

Minimum Skills:

  • Experience in using Azure/AWS and other cloud technologies

  • Deployment automation using Ansible scripting.

  • Knowledge/usage of cloud tools like cloud watch, new relic, splunk, sumo logic is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Redis, Cassandra and other shared database systems a plus.

Functional Area:

Software Development

About us:

Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. We create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose. Flexibility and collaboration is what we’re all about. The Perks: We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. You’ll enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us.

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

If this is an evergreen requisition, by applying you are giving Citrix consent to be considered for future openings of other roles of similar qualifications.

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at