Senior System Administrator

  • Location

    Toronto, Canada

  • Sector:

    IT Support & Tech

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  • Contact:

    Archana Namasivayam

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Job Title: Senior System Administrator
Duration: Contract - 3 month
Toronto, ON

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations, the Senior System Administrator will be responsible for building, maintaining and supporting IT infrastructure and systems

Key Responsibility Areas:

  1. Provide technical support to IT infrastructure and systems;
  2. Perform day to day operational activities, including server building and administration, system patching and upgrade, backup, DR replication, recovery, MS Exchange/Office 365, clusters and high-availability environments, and data center management;
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft Azure and AWS
  4. Experience with management and maintenance of Citrix environment.
  5. Take ownership of backup and recovery solution and ensures all necessary systems and data are backed up and can be reliably restored
  6. Proactively monitor system logs and performance, respond to issues, troubleshoot and identify root causes, develop and implement technical resolutions;
  7. Assess, research, and analyze business and system requirements, explorer alternative options to recommend and design technology solutions to meet those needs;
  8. Participate in and provide input to system architecture design, planning, and implementation of new systems;
  9. Work collaboration with other internal teams, external partners and vendors to ensure all aspects of IT projects and support requests are met;
  10. Work as an escalation point for Help Desk desktop support;
  11. Create and maintain technical documentation;
  12. Upgrade knowledge of emerging technologies by reading professional publications, and participating in educational and training opportunities;
  13. Flexible in availability with regards to working hours and days scheduled required;

Other duties as may be assigned within the scope of this position.

Education: University Degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent; IT industry certification required such as MCSE/MCSM, SCSA, RHCE, ITIL.

Experience: Eight (8) years progressive system administration experience in Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and VMware environment; Strong working experience with Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Active Directory, Exchange, O365, VMware, Citrix, Storage, DR replication, SharePoint, SQL Server, SCCM, SAN, Blade infrastructure, clustered file system, backup system, Disaster Recovery and LAN/WAN network,

Technical Skills:

Ability to provide guidance to Help Desk resources; Ability to manage multiple projects and to set priorities; Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills; Strong communication and customer service skills.