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System Administrator

Burnaby, BC · Information Technology

Under the direction of the Manager, Technology Infrastructure, the Systems Administrator’s role is to manage and tune in-house systems and infrastructure to ensure a high level of availability and security of the supported business applications. This individual will be responsible for the uninterrupted operation of systems infrastructure focused on the systems security and vulnerabilities.  This role will require occasionally after hours work and/or later shifts.
Specifically you will:
  • Ensure the integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, servers, multiple MSSQL databases, and during data transfer in accordance to business needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance;
  • Manage end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance;
  • Work closely with InfoSec engineers to maintain a secure stable infrastructure;
  • Participate in internal security audits;
  • Assist in the enforcement of information security plans and policies;
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform software and hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, reconfigurations, and/or purchases according to SDLC methodologies;
  • Manage Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft server technologies, VMware infrastructure and end-user software;
  • Support application development teams throughout project lifecycles;
  • Analyze system, server, application, network, and input/output device performance;
  • Perform and test routine system backups and restores using Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam;
  • Create required reports in response to business user needs;
  • Establish and maintain documentation and standards. Understand and maintain service management strategies that align with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework;
  • Coordinate with project teams to provide technical guidance to project managers, system designers while working on assigned projects. Assist in developing project plans and implementations
  • Perform other duties as assigned;
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
Top Skills Necessary
  • Knowledge on System security loopholes and their implications including system hardening
  • 3+ years of experience with SCCM for security patching and deployments
  • 3+ years of experience scripting using Powershell
To qualify for this opportunity you possess:
  • Post-secondary education in information systems or equivalent or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience. Certifications in MCSE/MCSA, VCP or VCA a plus;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within an IT Administration role;
  • Strong experience with Cloud technologies (SSO, SAML, Azure, Intune, O365) a plus;
  • Extensive Microsoft Windows Server experience including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, IIS, SCCM, MS Exchange, MS Lync 2013, Citrix;
  • Good knowledge of local area network administration including firewalls and network protocols and standards;
  • Strong knowledge of virtualized environments: VMware vSphere;
  • Experience with data management;
  • Administration of NAS,SAN,DAS;
  • Scripting in PowerShell or Bash;
  • Hardware platform: HP, MobileIron, Proofpoint, F5,
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws;
  • Ability to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required;
  • Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language;
  • Highly self-motivated and directed;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information;
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

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