DUCA is looking for a Systems Administrator II to join our growing team!
Job Purpose & Summary
Reporting to the AVP, IT Operations & Infrastructure, the Systems Administrator II is responsible for managing and supporting the corporate IT infrastructure including security, server, and storage administration. The position will develop and execute implementation plans for new information systems and technologies.
The Systems Administrator II ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures align with the organization’s strategies and participates in technical research and troubleshooting to implement systems that support business practices. Specifically, this position is responsible for the administration, operations, support, maintenance, and continual innovation of the following systems:
VMWare, EMC and Cisco virtual infrastructure systems
Windows and Linux line of business applications
Windows Active Directory and related systems
Cisco and Palo Alto networking infrastructure
Key Accountabilities & Duties
Build and support storage, servers, databases and other IT managed services
Develop and execute implementation plans for new information systems and technologies
Administer Microsoft Windows servers 2008/2012/2016 in a virtualized environment
Administer Active Directory and related services (DNS, DHCP, WSUS, etc.) and local group policies to enforce security requirements and standards
Administer Office 365 tenant and associated applications
Provision virtual machines as necessary, allocate resources, perform capacity planning, and monitor system usage
Apply and maintain the latest security updates to servers and network devices
Evaluate new technologies and develop scalable infrastructure solutions
Work with IT team members to assess and resolve all company-wide IT issues
Implement and manage the monitoring and alerting of infrastructure devices
Support and maintain system backups, disaster recovery, and VM replication
Install and configure switches, routers and firewalls
Develop and maintain installation and configuration documentation
Research and recommend innovative and, where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks
Perform backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up
Work with internal departments to define data and system requirements to ensure compliance with internal, external, and regulatory requirements
Work with 3rd party vendors to support existing infrastructure
Act as a back-up to the Technical Support Analysts and Systems Administrator II for Helpdesk support as needed
Occupational Experience & Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
7+ years related experience in system administration
Microsoft, VM Ware, Azure, CISCO and CCNA certifications required
Experience with storage administration using SAN & NAS technologies
Experience managing Cisco UCS blade servers
Experience with backup and recovery tools such as Veritas NetBackup and Veeam Backup & Replication
Experience with SolarWinds monitoring software. Linux system administration (Ubuntu/RedHat Enterprise Linux)
Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls
Experience with Mimecast
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines
Must be current with all Microsoft related technologies and training including Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Office 365 (Azure AD, Exchange Online, Security & Compliance)
Proficiency in VMware, vSphere, vCenter, ESXi and SRM, knowledge of Hyper-V would be an asset
Solid understanding of cloud environments including Azure, Amazon
Good understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking
Broad experience in installing and supporting various application servers
Building DevOps pipeline and associated technologies will be an asset.
Experience with financial systems and software an asset
Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
This position will require some travel within the GTA. It will also require occasional evening and weekend work, sometimes with little advanced notice.
Department: Information Technology
Primary Location: Corporate Office - 5255 Yonge Street, North York, ON
Employment Status: Full-time
Hours per Week: 38 hours
Job Grade Level: 7
DUCA exists to help people do more, be more and achieve more with their money and their lives. We’re driven by a co-operative philosophy that puts our Members (and Owners) at the centre of every decision we make, gives them a voice in how we’re run, and rewards them for their loyalty by sharing our profits.
At DUCA, we’re dedicated to creating a positive environment where our employees have growth and development opportunities, a healthy work/life balance, opportunities to give back to the community, and a focus on doing what is right for our Members. DUCA offers a competitive total compensation package including base salary, a short-term incentive (bonus) program, a comprehensive benefits program, pension plan, and employee banking benefits.
DUCA is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Recruitment related accommodations will be provided upon request.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application. Applications must include both a resume and cover letter.
We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.