Senior Systems Administrator

Rent-A-Nerd - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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About Us:
Rent-A-Nerd is seeking a full-time Senior Systems/IT Administrator, also known as a “Nerd”. Rent-A-Nerd was established in 1997 and has a long history of providing excellent services to clients based in the Metro Vancouver region. Our diverse mix of professional and personal experience, certifications and training allow us to meet the needs of any Client ranging from public to private sectors and without regional limitations. In order to provide great service to our Clients, we are continually adding to our depth of knowledge through learning and recruiting those with different experiences.

We have an unmatched drive to ensure that things get done without compromise for the full benefit of our Clients. With decades of transferable knowledge and experience ranging from startups to existing operations, we ensure our standards and efficiencies are second to none. We take pride in having the opportunity to provide amazing service to great Clients and take satisfaction in knowing that we positively contribute to them attaining and surpassing their goals.

About You:
You define yourself as a leader and are motivated to work with and develop junior team members. You are self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic. You would consider yourself to be a “problem solver” and a “tinkerer” - you have a strong desire to always make things better. You have an openness and a willingness to try new things. You are able to multi-task and work with tight deadlines effortlessly, all while maintaining a positive attitude.

About the Role:
You are primarily responsible for supporting our clients, mentoring Junior Nerds, and working towards developing the skills required to become a Site Lead Nerd within 12 months. You are secondarily responsible for (and not limited to) providing solutions to our clients; developing strong relationships both internally and externally; contributing and optimizing proactive maintenance initiatives; performing in-depth technical assessments of clients networks; creating and maintaining excellent client documents; handling support escalations, and providing technical assistance and guidance to the Service Desk Team; performing upgrades to client networks; maintaining and furthering knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

What You Have:
Bachelor’s degree in Technology, or post-secondary technical education
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Systems Administration
Holds at least one relevant industry certification(s) (i.e.: MCSE is a must-have)
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including listening skills
Strong planning and organizing skills
Exceptional client services skills
Experience with the Microsoft stack of technologies
Experience with business continuity & disaster recovery solutions
Experience in networking including routing, VPN’s, VLAN’s and security
Ability to operate effectively in a team environment with both technical and non-technical team members with the ability to work at times with minimal supervision
Effective time management skills and ability to set priorities and deadlines
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under stress
Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend work when necessary

Nice to Have:
Previous experience with a Managed Services Provider
Knowledge of integrating Mac into a Windows environment

Desired Certifications:

What We Offer:
Ongoing training and development
Exposure to business processes
Growth within the organization
An amazing team
All of the tools you need to succeed
Extended health benefits after 3 months

How to Apply:
To be considered for this role please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume. We will be in touch should you meet the qualifications outlined above.