Senior Server Systems Administrator

Since 1912, <strong>BURNCO</strong> has been supplying aggregate construction materials as a successful, family-run business based in Calgary. Over the last 108 years we have embraced innovative technology and new marketplaces while always maintaining the vision and values that were first introduced by our founder, James F. Burns. We look forward to having you join us on that journey.

Calgary, AB


<p>Since 1912, BURNCO has been supplying aggregate construction materials as a successful, family-run business based in Calgary. Over the last 108 years we have embraced innovative technology and new marketplaces while always maintaining the vision and values that were first introduced by our founder, James F. Burns.&nbsp;We look forward to having you join us on that journey.</p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">BURNCO</strong>&nbsp;is looking to immediately hire a talented and experienced&nbsp;<strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Senior Server Systems Administrator</strong>&nbsp;to join our Information Technology team at our Calgary Head Office. The successful candidate will report directly to the Infrastructure Operations Lead. In this key role you will design, install, administer, monitor, and optimize&nbsp;<strong data-redactor-tag="strong">BURNCO</strong>&nbsp;servers and related components to achieve high performance of the various business applications supported by both on premises and Cloud Server environments. This includes ensuring the availability and security of Client/Server applications, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.</p> Join the <strong>BURNCO</strong> team and you will enjoy: <ul> <li>working in an well-run, established and sustainable growing business you'll be proud to call your employer;</li> <li>an industry competitive compensation structure;</li> <li>an extensive employee benefits package including: Health and Dental Care, Vision, Life Insurance and a RRSP.</li> <li>eligibility to participate in <strong>BURNCO's </strong>6%&nbsp;RRSP&nbsp;contribution&nbsp;matching program</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p>In addition to the overall responsibilities, here's:<br /><strong data-redactor-tag="strong"><br />What You Will Be Doing:</strong></p> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Strategy &amp; Planning</strong></p> <ul> <li>Assist IT leadership with strategies for client/server implementations; participate in architecture designs</li> <li>Act as lead in the design, review and coordination of new server systems, applications, and hardware; conduct capacity planning as needed</li> <li>Lead, coordinate and participate in key process improvements as they relate to the client/server environment and cloud migration efforts</li> <li>Coordinate and collaborate with network engineering, business application, and database administration functions to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands</li> <li>Coordinate with cybersecurity teams to establish and implement policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure server security</li> <li>Assist in designing and implementing facility security features as they relate to server workloads, including HVAC control, environmental alarms and access restrictions</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Administration &amp; Deployment</strong></p> <ul> <li>Assist with and conduct research on cloud services, server hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Operational Management</strong></p> <ul> <li>Support Service Desk functions on server and server resource issues; prioritize and respond to support assignments as appropriate</li> <li>Serve as cornerstone for escalating server issues; provide timely response to customer escalations</li> <li>Liaise and coordinate with vendor support and services for project related activity or escalation</li> <li>Liaise and support the security and compliance teams in remediation efforts</li> <li>Perform system configuration and management; support and troubleshoot server backups and recovery procedures</li> <li>Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes and patches</li> <li>Assure logging and metrics gathering are stable</li> <li>Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports</li> <li>Create shell scripts as required</li> <li>Represent the server infrastructure in change planning and advisory board activity</li> <li>Manage enterprise directory services and supporting server infrastructure for access and identity</li> <li>Help define and implement strategies for integrating disparate operating environments</li> <li>Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance</li> <li>Develop and maintain training materials and server documentation</li> <li>Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Reality of the Job:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Standard business hours with flexibility required for project, maintenance and incident activity</li> <li>Sitting for extended periods of time</li> <li>Some travel to site and/or Data centre required</li> <li>Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components</li> <li>Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects such as computers and peripherals</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">You Are Someone Who Is/Has:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Proactive and self-motivated</li> <li>Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment</li> <li>Good written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills</li> <li>Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language</li> <li>Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities</li> <li>Professionally mature with sound judgment and decision-making skills</li> <li>Punctual and dependable</li> <li>Goal and results oriented</li> <li>Highly motivated to succeed</li> <li>Committed to continuous education and personal development</li> <li>Strong customer service orientation</li> <li>Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment</li> <li>Strong understanding of the organization&rsquo;s goals and objectives</li> <li>Ability to conduct research into server issues and products as required</li> <li>Proven track record in designing, implementing and documenting on-premises and/or cloud-based IT solutions</li> <li>Strong planning, organizing and time management skills with excellent attention to detail</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">What We Would Like From You:</strong></p> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Education/Certifications, Qualifications</strong></p> <ul> <li>Technical Diploma or University degree in the field of computer science, management information systems or a related discipline</li> <li>MCSA or MCSE (Server Infrastructure)</li> <li>Cloud Certification &ndash; Microsoft Azure (Azure Administrator), Microsoft 365 - Messaging Administrator Associate</li> <li>VMware certification (VCP - VMware Certified Professional)</li> <li>ITIL</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">Experience &amp; Knowledge</strong></p> <ul> <li>At least five years&rsquo; equivalent work experience in a senior technical analytical position responsible for managing server environments</li> <li>Advanced knowledge and experience in Windows Servers, Active Directory and Group Policy, Virtualization Technologies, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft System Center Suite, Exchange, SQL, IIS, PowerShell, and Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services/Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops)</li> <li>Experience with enterprise IT governance in access and change management</li> <li>Experience with server performance tuning and monitoring tools</li> <li>Experience with AWS, Oracle Cloud Platforms and/or IaaS virtualized cloud servers an asset</li> <li>Experience with load balancing, clustering, and caching procedures and processes</li> <li>Experience with container technologies like Kubernetes or Docker an asset</li> <li>Experience with infrastructure orchestration and automation tools an asset</li> <li>Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of server hardware and associated equipment</li> <li>Experience with hyper-converged infrastructure like Nutanix and storage technologies like SAN an asset</li> <li>Familiarity with TCP/IP, firewall management, and data centre network configuration</li> <li>An understanding of the relationship between processes and policies</li> <li>Experience with Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions</li> </ul> <p><strong data-redactor-tag="strong">IMPORTANT:</strong>&nbsp;This position will require successful candidate to:</p> <ul> <li>have and maintain a valid class 5 Driver's License;</li> <li>provide a clean Driver's Abstract for review, if required;</li> <li>provide a valid Canadian passport - ability to travel to the US may be required</li> <li>successfully pass criminal and background checks</li> </ul>