JOB TITLE: Network Administrator
DEPARTMENT: Corporate Support Services
POSTING NUMBER: 105115
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2
JOB STATUS & DURATION: (1) Permanent Full Time & (1) Contract
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hour workweek
LOCATION: Hybrid Model – when working onsite, you will report to the location of West Tower.
SALARY GRADE: 6
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $95,679.00 - $107,639.00 per annum
MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE:$119,599.00 per annum
JOB TYPE: Management and Administration
POSTING DATE: August 4, 2023
CLOSING DATE: December 31, 2023
Please be advised when applying for this position, this is an Infrastructure position, not a Networking position. It is geared towards working with and managing of backend technologies such as virtualization, storage, compute, backups, AD, DNS, DHCP, cloud Iaas and paas, windows operating systems and scripting of the above for automation.
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Responsible for the smooth operation of the corporations’ data centers, server operating systems, compute and storage systems as well as other data centre technologies both on premises and in the Cloud to enable the City to operate efficiently. The Network Administrator is responsible for all aspects of data center operation including contributing to the selection of new technology as well as participating in upgrades, modifications, and enhancements of existing systems. The Network Administrator will participate in the proactive monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting and make recommendations on improvements to those systems. The Network Administrator will contribute in the patching and updating to keep the systems up to date and supported. The Administrator will author and maintain documentation of these systems including run books, standard operating procedures and pictorial diagrams. The Administrator should be versed in scripting, risk recognition and mitigation, as well as industry standard change management procedures to ensure the City’s server environment remains modern, stable, available and cost effective.
Proactively monitors and tunes corporate data center technologies for optimal performance. Provides high level analysis to troubleshoot infrastructure and integration issues and formulate solutions for corrective measures.
Author and update documentation and standard operating procedures to ensure constant and reliable services are delivered.
Must understand the relationships between infrastructure and individual business unit processes and services. Must be aware of these relationships so as not to perform any change that can negatively affect any business system.
Role requires physical activity, moving and building of datacenter equipment, outside communications and connectivity equipment at numerous locations. Develop configurations, test plans and installation instructions, and organize test user groups to obtain feedback, including those that involve multiple teams and disciplines across the entire organization.
Must excel at managing multiple priorities simultaneously, determined by business impact, deadlines, project timelines.
Provide input to the yearly departmental operational and capital budget process submission.
Responsible to maintain multiple systems and their availability, and is required on short notice to immediately repair critical business systems to make them available. This includes performing after hours support of the technology on a rotating basis.
- Subject matter expert for Project Management Office initiatives to provide research, evaluations, recommendations and implementation of new or updated datacenter software and hardware, These solutions provide services to both the business and citizens.
Regularly presents and explains technical information via presentation formats to a diverse audience. The role translates and breaks down the technological aspects to business users, stakeholders and management of different levels.
Ensures security and configuration compliance of hardware and software to comply with PCI and MFIPPA and other standards.
Leads as well as participates in high level analysis to troubleshoot complex infrastructure issues and outages and formulates quality resolutions and root cause analysis.
- Routinely leads new design phases of projects, working with internal teams, to identify potential solutions to business problems. All possible resources are leveraged, however, most solutions come from within the expertise of the team.
Maintains an awareness of developing technologies, standards, best practices, provide guidance and strategies to ensure technology solutions are current, supported and future ready.
As part of a team, work closely with internal IT staff, business partners, and external companies to ensure new requirements are properly understood, scoped, and implemented as scheduled.
Consult and manage vendors to keep up to date with current and future technologies and extract maximum value from their time and expertise to the Corporation.
Adheres to existing change management methodologies and request for change procedures to make sure changes are documented, communicated, reversible and properly vetted.
Perform asset tracking and life cycle management of data center hardware and software to ensure maximum value is extracted from the assets.
University degree or diploma in Computer Science or equivalent combination of training and work experience
5+ years hands-on experience supporting Microsoft Windows and Linux servers, preference will be given to candidates with an MCSE and/or Linux certification
5-7 years hands-on experience implementing and supporting virtualization technologies such as VMware VSphere & vCloud platforms, Azure cloud Iaas, Paas and Sass solutions. Preference will be given to candidates with a VCP6-Cloud or higher certification
4-6 years hands-on experience supporting blade servers like Cisco UCS, SAN technologies, such as NetApp or IBM and scripting languages like Microsoft PowerShell
OTHER SKILLS AND ASSETS:
Strong troubleshooting skills and able to quickly pin-point issues and make recommendations for resolution
A desire to improve the stability, fault tolerance, and performance of the City’s server infrastructure
Willingness to constantly upgrade knowledge, skill set, and experience through formal training and self-learning
Occasionally required to work variable hours to support a 24x7 environment.
Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license and a car for driving to remote sites
Ability to create detailed system diagrams using tools like Microsoft Visio
Hands-on experience supporting blade & rack-mount servers
Hands-on experience using service management applications like Heat.
**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.
As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above quoting reference #105115 by December 31, 2023 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
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