Citrix NetScaler Engineer

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
Regular Full-Time
Opportunity Type
Teaming Partner Opportunity


At BOOST, our primary mission is to provide government-compliant back-office services, operational support, and candid business advice, combining our team of experienced and trained professionals with the drive of entrepreneurs to enable small businesses to become successful with government contracting.


BOOST was founded to support GovCons as they get to the next level with our back-office solutions – Accounting, Contracts, Human Resources, Recruiting & Sourcing, and Strategic Pricing. Our passion is to mentor every small business to propel them successfully into the competitive arena.


We are currently assisting one of our successful clients in hiring an experienced Citrix NetScaler Engineer to join their expanding team! You should have solid, hands-on experience with configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Netscaler appliances and the interaction of Netscaler appliances with other network infrastructure. This is a full-time, hybrid position supporting a Pennsylvania state government agency and requires on-site availability in Harrisburg PA every other day. 


  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of load balancing technology including algorithms and health check options.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Netscaler appliances and the interaction of Netscaler appliances with other network infrastructure.
  • Support Netscaler appliances that front-end and load balance internet applications.
  • Utilize solid, hands-on TCP/IP network skills to diagnose and troubleshoot the Netscaler appliances as part of any network issues that are received by the customer's network team.
  • Engage and help diagnose response time issues for applications that pass through the Netscaler.
  • Leverage a working knowledge of firewalls and the roles that firewall rules play in the network for diagnosing and troubleshooting issues. 
  • Serve as a SME on firewall rules and networks involving reverse proxies, VLANs and Virtual IP addresses.
  • Utilize a strong understanding of Microsoft Windows server operating systems, Microsoft IIS, and the Windows server environment to help diagnose and troubleshoot how the network could be a part of an issue.
  • Understand VMware virtualization and the impacts that it may have on planning and implementing firewall rules.
  • Discuss and document network issues with other IT systems support personnel and the network providers that deliver services to the remote locations.
  • Perform troubleshooting of web traffic related issues and cluster management.
  • Oversee redirect and response policy creation and administration.
  • Provide full administration of all Citrix NetScaler load balancing appliances.
  • Use networking techniques to implement appropriate IT security and isolation techniques across IT security zones.


(Candidates with classroom-only experience will not be considered)

  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience as a Citrix Netscaler engineer
  • Strong working knowledge of the following:  
    • Device upgrade tasks
    • Content switch and virtual service administration
    • Access gateway administration
    • Hosting SSL certificates on Citrix NetScaler
    • Citrix NetScaler VIP configuration with health check
    • Citrix NetScaler responder policy configuration
    • Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway configurations
    • Citrix NetScaler content switching configurations
    • Citrix Application Firewall.
    • Reverse proxy and SSL VPN.
    • Scripting related to Netscaler.
    • Troubleshooting issues where the Netscaler is part of the network path.
    • Diagnosing and addressing end-user response time issues.
    • Load balancing including Server Monitoring and Load Balancing, Content switching and SSL offload techniques.
    • TCP/IP networking including Virtual IP addresses, VLANS, Reverse Proxy, DMZ, Network Address Translation (NAT).
    • Network troubleshooting, diagnostic, and resolution skills including network packet capture techniques, use of LAN sniffer technology, and network packet analysis.
    • Checkpoint firewalls including firewall rules, network security related to TCP/IP networks, and diagnosing network issues that may be related to firewall rules.
    • Microsoft Windows Server operating systems in an enterprise environment with more than 20,000 application users.
    • VMware as it relates to networking and IT security plans.
    • Hands-on experience with other networking technologies, like F5 will also be considered.

Work Authorization Requirements

  • All candidates, regardless of work authorization status, will be considered for this role

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, on occasion, to complete some of the network maintenance activities to avoid disrupting users or systems during the normal businessday.
  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule (every other day on-site) in Harrisburg, PA.


BOOST is an equal opportunity employer, and 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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed