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SENIOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (P1720)


Posted on: February 1, 2021
Deadline: February 12, 2021
Grade: 14
Campus: SGW

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Infrastructure Services, the incumbent acts as a technical expert that is responsible for the design, administration and support of IT authentication and collaboration services. He/she serves as a technical expert in his or her field and a reference in terms of expertise for other team members.

Primary responsibilities

  • Coordinate operational and project activities as assigned by the Manager, Infrastructure Services
  • Maintain awareness of server and other infrastructure technology and software; recommend assimilation of potentially useful products or services into supported product line.
  • Implement firmware, operating system and application updates and upgrades, including applying patches.
  • Design and implement new server and infrastructure hardware and software which: have been optimized with regards to system reliability, availability and maintainability (e.g. maintenance windows, backup schedules, monitoring software).
  • Ensure smooth system(s) operation which includes systems monitoring and performance tuning activities.
  • Maintain and support in-house systems; follow institutional and industry standards for proper DRP and IT security practices
  • Define IT asset management and lifecycle management practices; define ITSM practices and that processes are followed, for optimal service quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Evaluate clients’ current hardware and software implementations and recommend appropriate improvements.
  • Assist in the selection and purchase of infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Assist in producing documentation.
  • Undertake other tasks as required by the Manager.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field with four to seven years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience installing, configuring, optimizing and securing server systems such as Linux (RHEL), Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft IIS, Apache Web Server.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience working with authentication, communications and collaboration systems such as Microsoft Exchange (email), Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Experience working within ITIL (or equivalent) framework (Incident Management Change Management, Release & Deploy Management, Problem Management).
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience working with network protocols (e.g. DHCP, DNS)
  • Excellent knowledge of and working experience with VMware or other server virtualization platforms.
  • Excellent knowledge of and working experience with SAN/NAS storage infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience working with network devices as well as server and PC hardware (e.g. RAM memory, disks).
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English, able to give and understand detailed explanations and descriptions and able to prepare detailed documentation and correspondence; knowledge of written French is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and as a technical lead in multifunctional teams involved in large scale IT Projects
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Dedicated to providing exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Highly disciplined in managing multiple projects and is able to prioritize activities and give guidance to intermediate level personnel.

Salary

$86,364.71- $103,170.44 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by February 12, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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