Job Description:Avocette is currently searching for a Senior Systems Administrator for our client. This is an 11 month contract position working out of the Downtown Vancouver area. Position overview The candidate will be required to work independently, under the direction of the Manager, ITS. The incumbent will be required to lead numerous infrastructure and software upgrade initiatives in a hyperconverged Nutanix platform with VMWare-based virtual infrastructure with Microsoft running on Dell hardware environment. This role reports to the IT Manager. Experience and/or AchievementsAt least 8 to 10 years’ experience in a similar role as a tier 2/3 support and systems administration in a medium to large organization (100+ staff),MCITP Enterprise or Server Administrator on Windows Server 2012 certification is required.In-depth experience with the following server technologies – at least 5 years of experience is required:-Windows 2012 Server;Active Directory;Sharepoint 2010 & 2016,SQL Server 2008 & 2014;Exchange 2010 and 2016;Skype for Business;Systems Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012;VMWare vSphere and vCenter 5.5+ experienceSymantec Backup Exec 2014 backup/restore;Hyper convergence SAN storage and replication (Nutanix, Acropolis and Prism);Cisco firewall technologies;WAN, LAN and Wireless technologies;Strong analytical and problem solving skills, critical to troubleshooting networking issues and analysis of system and network performance;In-depth experience with information security technologies including firewalls, VPN, content filtering, encryption, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, etc.In-depth experience in an enterprise setting in the areas of:OS installation and management using automation toolsApplication installations using GPO’s, scripts and system management toolsMicrosoft operating systems implementation, management and supportExpert knowledge in SMTP, DNS, DHCP, and other foundation servicesScripting and automation for systems/service managementDemonstrated experience in directly managing help desk and help desk support staffAbility to work according to and within parameters defined in corporate policies and standard operating procedures.At least 2 years’ experience with the configuration and management of Apple mobile devices. Skills and AbilitiesDisplay a positive attitude towards complex challenges and problems as well as routine maintenance and administration tasks.Strong inter-personal skills with a polished and professional manner.Ability to take existing processes, procedures and checklists and improve on them.Comfortable dealing with all levels of management.Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and work independently or as a member of a team.A self-starter who is able to prioritize project and task based work in a demanding environment.Organized, motivated and self-directed with good time management skills.Proven analytical and problem solving skills.Excellent written and oral communications skills.Ability to work effectively as both a member of a team and independently.Ability to communicate technical issues to business leaders and groups in a clear and concise manner.Promote a collaborative and consultative process when determining the right solution for the company.Excellent attention to detail.Be able to work after hours and on weekends as determined by the project schedule. If you feel that you meet all of the above requirements, please apply to this posting directly in the strictest of confidence. Please note that, due to overwhelming response, only short listed candidates will be contacted. As part of Avocette’s selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer. These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, and criminal offence. About Avocette: Avocette, formerly TP Systems, is a leading provider of IT products and services to public sector clients across Canada and the US. We specialize in providing Managed Services, Product Integration, Consulting and IT Staffing to our clients. By leveraging technical and business skills from employees across Canada and the US and developing key best-of-breed software partnerships, Avocette provides clients with superior solutions.
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