Windows System Administrator

Bank of Canada - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

Did you know?
We recently engaged leaders from across the Bank to gather their input for a new Cyber Security Strategy. A key part of this role will be to monitor the execution of the strategy and refine the strategy based on the real-world experience of Bank staff.

About the position
As a Windows System Administrator, you are responsible for the ongoing support, maintenance and improvement of the Bank’s Windows Enterprise server platform. You will provide technical support, planning, coordination and administration, including associated storage systems. You also assist in performance monitoring, tuning and capacity planning of the operating system, storage hardware and software, and the range of products that support the development and testing of the production environments. You are responsible for the coordination and implementation of changes to the production and test environments systems and products. You work closely with the other server, storage and network infrastructure groups to ensure the highest level of systems support to the Bank.

Your future responsibilities

participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology solutions to meet business requirements
participate in the planning, design and implementation of relevant architecture, hardware, software and customized software changes
provide support for systems within your area of expertise; monitor performance of systems and service agreements to ensure that ongoing service-delivery standards, service levels and IT policies are met
analyze system needs; perform process re-engineering, operation management and research
work autonomously to analyze diagnostic information and/or resolve uncommon or complex problems in a multi-functional setting, assessing and communicating technological issues that affect the functional or corporate level, and recommend solutions to more senior colleagues or management
provide IT advice to management and colleagues on the appropriate direction, evolution and usage of technology (architectures, systems, issues, opportunities, policies and standards) related to your field of expertise
develop IT standards and guidelines for technology support and administration
develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external counterparts (partners, clients and suppliers) to support operational objectives
provide on-the-job training to colleagues and clients

Your education and experience

undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline or a post-secondary education in information technology or an industry certification


a minimum of three years of recent experience as an Enterprise System Administrator
a minimum of three years of experience with Windows Server 2012/2016 infrastructure
a minimum of three years of experience with Active Directory
a minimum of three years of experience with large scale environments (500+ servers)


an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


ability to communicate effectively in both official languages
industry certification (e.g., CCNA, MCSE, RHCE)
experience with SCOM
experience with HP server hardware support
Azure and/or Cloud training/experience
Experience with scripting language (PowerShell, VBScript)

Your knowledge and skills

demonstrated technical understanding of Storage platforms, inter-networking architectures and web computing architectures
experience in performance and capacity planning

working knowledge of:
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Multi-tiered application support (web, application, database)
MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)/WSUS and Operations Manager (SCOM)
Linux Platform
VMware vCenter Server

Language requirement
English or French essential

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $79,100 to $93,000 (job grade 16)
Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service

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Additional information

Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Reliability
Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
The official title for this position is “Systems Admin, Infrastructure Windows ”

We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.