Infrastructure Designer (Systems Administrator III)

Duca - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Purpose & Summary

Reporting to the AVP, IT Operations & Infrastructure, the Systems Administrator III is responsible for researching, designing, and managing the corporate IT infrastructure including security, server, and storage administration. Working with the business, this position will conduct needs analysis to document business requirements, research industry best practices and innovative solutions, prepare the business case and facilitate the decision-making process.

The Systems Administrator III 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. The Systems Administrator III is responsible for the design, administration, 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
DevSecOps methodologies and technologies

Key Accountabilities & Duties

Partner with the business to conduct needs analysis and document requirements
Conduct research, prepare business cases and proof of concept outlining options for new information systems and technologies
Application design using industry best practices
Infrastructure design considering on premise and off premise options such as Google Cloud Platform, Azure, and AWS
Designing Active Directory systems with multiple sites for optimum performance
Designing file storage solutions
Network design and routing protocols
Provide solutions based on Office 365 and Azure subscriptions
Ensure new technologies are implemented with proper planning and documentation; utilize project management methodologies to design effective implementation plans, ensuring projects delivered on time and on budget
Research and recommend innovative and, where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks
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

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
10+ years experience in system administration
Microsoft, VM Ware, Azure, CISCO CCNA, CISSP, and cloud certifications required
Project management experience required; PMP certification an asset
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
Experience with DevSecOps methodologies & technologies

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Independent worker with the ability to prioritize projects and activities
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
Highly developed planning, critical thinking, design and project management skills
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)
Must be proficient in VMware, vSphere, vCenter, ESXi and SRM, knowledge of Hyper-V would be an asset
Solid 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

Working Conditions

This position will require some travel within the GTA. It will also require occasional evening and weekend work, sometimes with little advanced notice.

Department: IT

Primary Location: Corporate Office - 5255 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Employment Status: Full-time

Hours per Week: 38

Job Grade Level: 8

About DUCA

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.