DevOps Administrator

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 09-06-2018
On behalf of our enterprise level retail client, Affinity Staffing is seeking a DevOps Administrator on a full-time permanent basis. Reporting to the Network Services Manager, the DevOps Administrator will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Automate routine processes for efficiency and standardization
  • Automate deployment, 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
  • Highly skilled in Exchange Server configuration, management, replication and backup strategies.
  • 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. knowledge of MS Exchange 2013 architecture, high availability, configuration, and disaster recovery; guidance for Exchange migration, OWA, ActiveSync, smartphones and tablets, Outlook for PC and IOS platforms, and Office 365
  • Solid knowledge of building/supporting VMWare virtualized environments
  • Implement and maintain fail resilient 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
  • Research, evaluate and recommend IT architecture, network and system architecture to meet IT and Business Unit needs
  • 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
  • Post-secondary education in information systems or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience/certifications
  • 7+ years of Network and Systems Administration experience
  • Experienced in Microsoft Active Directory, GPO, package design and remote installation procedures. 
  • 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 managing Voice, Telephony and Video Conference platforms
  • Knowledge of common information management frameworks: ITIL, COBIT, NIST
  • Disaster recovery (including DRP planning and testing) experience
  • Deep understanding of systems and network architecture in a Windows environment
  • Competency in managing a complex environment including Windows Server 2012/2016, SANs, VMWare, Citrix, Windows 10, SQL 2012/2016+, Exchange 2013+, VLANs, Skype for Business, SCCM
  • Programming/scripting experience for automation (PowerShell/Python)
  • Familiar with agile system administration methodologies (DevOps)
  • Experience with automation tools like Puppet or Microsoft Orchestrator
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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