Systems Administrator

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 07-27-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity Staffing is seeking a Systems Administrator to support one of our retail clients on a permanent full-time basis. Reporting to the Network Services Manager, the Systems Administrator will play an essential role in maintaining operational excellence, critical thinking and problem-solving daily tech challenges. You will bring a strong understanding of Microsoft core infrastructure, experience with Enterprise Change Process and Change Control.
  • Deploy, configure and update network hardware and software
  • Ensure incident response and management protocols and process are consistently followed
  • Administration and maintenance of servers and network infrastructure
  • Ensure high quality on time completion of all infrastructure projects, support services and verbal commitments; Provide effective oral and written project status updates and presentations
  • Act as tiered support for high-severity and business impacting infrastructure issues
  • Ensure adherence to a formal SLA’s that meet business requirements
  • Ensure adherence to effective ITIL infrastructure process and policies
  • Create proficiency in switches, Routing, VPNs, VLAN, Trunks, Network design, remote networks integration. Perform Installation, configuration, administration of wired and wireless Switches for: Local Area Network- LAN: (VLAN, Inter-VLAN Routing) and Wide Area Network-WAN by implementing different WAN technology to meet the different needs of business
  • Maintain server infrastructure to support business requirements and established service levels.
  • Solid knowledge of building/supporting virtualized environments
  • Implement and maintain fail proof infrastructure systems, controls and policies to protect corporate assets, systems and intellectual property
  • Monitor network devices performance, analyze data flow to make recommendations
  • Ensure disaster recovery plans and solutions are in place and kept up-to-date
  • Provide a system administrative function for application servers
  • Maintain the integrity of company data (corporate, print and digital) by ensuring systems are monitored effectively, securely and according to established compliance guidelines
  • Provide support and resolution of network security problems on the LAN/WAN, troubleshoot and fix advanced network related issues in collaboration with other teams
Operations and Support
  • Maintain a high work ethic in a flexible and fast-paced environment
  • Ensure existing infrastructure supports organizational business requirements
  • Drive continuous improvement and best practice administration and support of key assigned corporate IT infrastructure areas
  • Support mission critical database applications from an operating systems and storage perspective
  • Co-ordinate all system related changes and follow established Change Management Process
  • 3+ years of Network and Systems Administration experience
  • Post-secondary education in information systems or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience/certifications
  • Extensive Windows experience including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, IIS, SCCM, MS Exchange, MS Skype for Business;
  • Strong knowledge of local area network administration including firewalls and network protocols and standards;
  • Strong knowledge of virtualized environments such as VMware vSphere, Citrix XenApp;
  • Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience;
  • Administration of NAS, SAN, DAS;
  • Scripting in PowerShell, Bash, or other system scripting languages;
  • Knowledge of PCI Compliance;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to be self-directed and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Data Networking and Network security experience
  • Experience working with cloud technologies (Office 365, Azure/AWS/Google Cloud)
  • Programming knowledge/scripting experience for automation (PowerShell/Python)
  • Familiar with agile system administration methodologies (DevOps)
  • Experience in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Expertise in security protection solutions including Firewall, Web Proxy, Anti-Virus etc.
  • Knowledge of information management and data classification
  • Knowledge of L4-L7 protocols such as SSL, HTTP, DNS, SMTP
  • Packet Shaper, Load Balancer and Proxy Server Knowledge
  • Experience working with Encryption techniques and PKI infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery (including DRP planning and testing) experience
  • Certifications in ITIL, MCSA, CCA, VCP, CCNA

About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long-term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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