Intermediate Systems Administrator, Cloud + Data Center Transformation (CDCT)
Stratiform was founded in 2012 and has quickly grown to prominence with a hand-picked team and our commitment to Do What’s Right. Our expertise in Microsoft and Cloud has led to our rapid growth and market-leading reputation with customers. At Stratiform, we have become one of Microsoft’s go-to cloud partners in Canada.
Stratiform is now a Division of Insight. Our Managed Services business continues to grow, and as it does, we need to bring on new talent eager to learn. Being a born in the cloud company we’re to grow talent and maintain a sustainable growth model.
Insight’s Managed Services are primarily delivered from teams based in Calgary and Edmonton, consisting of Tier 1 Services Technicians who make up the CWF (Connected Workforce) division, as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 Systems Administrators making up the CDCT (Cloud + Data Center Transformation) division.
As an Intermediate Systems Administrator (Tier 2), you will be responsible for providing second line, quality support to our customers with the support and guidance of our tier 3 technicians. This position is unlike other tier 2 positions because you will be given the opportunity to take on more advanced tasks in addition to typical tier 2 work. You will be working with both on-premise and cloud customer environments with exposure to more than just the typical tier 1 escalations and basic server NOC support tasks. With the support of our Senior Systems Administrators, you will also assist with the onboarding of new customers into managed services.
Key Responsibilities include:
Be responsive and ensure SLO/SLA’s are met with any tickets you handle
Adhere to outlined SOPs
Be prudent when it comes to escalating tickets
Own incidents from inception to resolution
Be responsive and respectful to end-user’s concerns, questions, and problems
Deal with issues related to
General software troubleshooting
Work with contacts at customer organizations, whether they are IT Staff, or Managers
Deal with issues related to corporate infrastructure
General software troubleshooting
Assist with process discovery
Assist with technical discovery
You will be part of the team that is responsible for dealing with alerts from our monitoring systems, helping investigate and triage problems detected by our monitoring systems, working with other teams to deliver services to our customers
You will be part of the tier 2 and 3 on-call rotation. This will potentially mean additional after-hours work, and additional compensation.
Ensure that you are cognizant of the coverage you provide, if you are not available ensure your manager and the team are aware, additionally there may be times you are required to work outside business hours too (this is a staple of IT)
Cross training and training as a team is a part of this role, if you possess skills other team members do not you may be expected to provide training, and if you require training other team members will provide you with training and mentorship as well
Respect and professionalism
We like to promote a flexible working environment, but you will be expected to be communicative if you are unable to come in during your normal schedule
You are expected to work with your team, be respectful of your teammates, and conduct yourself with the utmost in professionalism
You will be respectful, and use appropriate language when dealing with customers and colleagues, we’re all adults and we expect you will understand what language is appropriate given your audience
Stratiform is a professional working environment, and we expect your attire, grooming, and hygiene reflect this, dress appropriately, and expect you may be expected to adhere to the dress standards of customers if you are required to go on site
Required Skills & Experience:
Knowledge of ITIL best practices as they pertain to requests, incidents, problems, and change management
Customer Service Experience via phone, and in person
Knowledge of customer support operations, preferably in a managed services environment
Post-secondary training or education in an applicable technology related program, or equivalent work experience
4 years work experience in IT
Experience working with, and understanding of Microsoft Operating Systems
Experience working with, and understanding of Microsoft Office Products
Foundational knowledge of Microsoft technologies, networking, backup and other infrastructure platforms
Experience with and understanding of virtualization technologies
Excellent people skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Willingness to support and mentor junior staff
Able to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility including out of hours working
Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
Self-motivation and able to take responsibility
Able to manage and prioritize and tasks and time efficiently
Experience with troubleshooting and using computers and software
Passion for technology and learning
Easygoing, hardworking, team focused attitude
This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the post holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organizational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with the post holder.
Desired Skills & Experience:
Technical consulting experience
Service Desk experience
ITIL certification or formal training, knowledge of best practices as they pertain to requests, incidents, problems, and change management
Experience with Microsoft Azure services is a highly differentiating asset
Programming and or scripting knowledge an asset (PowerShell and C# in particular)
Customer service experience
Prior work in an IT environment
Experience with other Microsoft Software
Experience with SAN and NAS appliances
Linux Administration Experience
Extensive Networking experience
Candidates must be able to work independently. Characteristics of importance include but are not limited to customer service, problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to read/interpret the needs/wants of customers.
Handling maximum of 21-50 lbs.
20- 50 lbs. (occasional) – low level lifting
20- 50 lbs. (frequent) - waist level lifting
20-50 lbs. (rare) – above shoulder lifting
20- 50 lbs. (occasional) – front carry
5-20 lbs. (rare) – side carry
Pushing/Pulling (hand carts and dollies)
60-100 lbs. (occasional)
Trunk rotation (rare)
Walking and standing (frequent)
Climbing stairs (occasional)
Hand use (frequent).