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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Research Engineer
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Citrix Systems Inc. | Santa Barbara, CA
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Job Description

Research Engineer

Location US- CA, Santa Barbara

Req # 26000 Functional Area College Graduates

Preferred Experience Entry Level

Preferred Education Masters Degree

Position Summary

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic college graduates who enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to join our team as a Research Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA.
At Citrix (SaaS Division), we build cloud-based collaboration products and we strive to make them beautifully simple and easy-to-use. In the Research Group, we anticipate future technology directions, identify opportunities, demonstrate what is possible and solve the company's future technical challenges in a wide range of areas including real-time collaboration on mobile devices and inside the browser, futuristic communication experiences and the Internet of Things.

The Opportunity
As a Research Engineer, you will participate in basic applied research and rapid prototyping in areas of strategic product development. You will collaborate with a team of research engineers to explore emerging technologies, design innovative solutions and build prototypes that demonstrate what is possible, bringing attention to opportunities two years in the future and beyond. Your objective will be to open doors, enable, remove unknowns, show possibilities and help the company innovate and think about the future.
Your principal job responsibilities will include:
Works closely with members of the Research Team on defined, specific applied research projects.
Keeps abreast of emerging technologies related to our strategic direction.
Takes ideas from concept to prototype and quickly iterates as ideas evolve.
Learns new technologies and applies them on the job to quickly prototype new product designs.
Builds prototypes that deliver a desired message and impact on the audience.
Uses lightweight adaptations of standard Engineering processes to build basic prototypes and conduct applied research.
Helps identify and track appropriate key performance indicators and metrics.

Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science or closely related field is required.
Excellent hands-on programming and rapid-prototyping skills are required.
Strong experience with at least one of the following required: C++, Java, Javascript, Ruby.
Ability to collaborate well with others toward shared goals.
Exhibits curiosity, innovation and open-mindedness; suggests new ideas and is willing to take risks.
Excellent communication and listening skills, along with the ability to ensure that information and ideas are flowing openly and freely in all appropriate directions.

Citrix provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for individuals who want to grow with us and will strive to improve performance and drive our business forward. If you are driven and enthusiastic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at Citrix.

About Us
Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles- powerful, new ways to connect with people and information on-demand from anywhere. As the workplace and workforce

About Citrix Systems Inc.

Citrix Systems, Inc. designs, develops and market technology solutions that allow applications to be delivered, supported, and shared on-demand with high performance, enhanced security, and improved total cost of ownership (TCO). The Company markets and licenses its products through multiple channels, such as value-added resellers (VARs), channel distributors, system integrators (Sis), independent software vendors (ISVs), its Websites and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company designs, develops, markets, sells and supports multiple products in an IT market category called Application Delivery Infrastructure. Its product family brand for all its infrastructure solutions is the Citrix Delivery Center. In October 2008, it acquired all of the issued and outstanding securities of Vapps, Inc. (Vapps). (Source: 10-K)