Systems Administrator

  • Company:
    Westland Insurance
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:

Westland Insurance Group Ltd is growing and has a new opportunity for a Systems Administrator situated either remotely or in our Surrey, BC, Head Office. This is a great opportunity to join our IT Operations team in a rapidly growing organization heavily investing in new technology. What we offer: High-growth organization. Locally founded and rapidly expanding nationally. A leadership team who places high importance on investing in technology Competitive compensation package Comprehensive medical and dental benefits Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance Career growth opportunities and company paid certifications and continuing education programs The Opportunity: As a Systems Administrator you will support Westland’s legacy and future state environments. This advanced position may also include integration of new technology and oversight of systems developers and other IT personnel. Overall infrastructure operational effectiveness and optimization Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability Plan and implement systems automation as required for better efficiency Manage, monitor and evaluate all installed systems and infrastructure Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools. Manage, configure and maintain security systems Manage, monitor and optimize highly scalable virtual storage environments, including multiple SAN’s, NAS’s and other storage devices Manage, monitor and optimize local and offsite backups to maintain data integrity Performing disaster recovery operations when required. Proactive and reactive problem management Anticipate potential issues or bottlenecks and identify possible solutions. Tier 3 issue resolution and occasional tier 2 issue resolution Microsoft server administration and support Optimizing AD and group policies for performance, usability and security Office 365 system configuration and overall management Image, patch and application deployments Supporting the deployment of new technologies Creating, maintaining and updating the Infrastructure knowledge base including but not limited to runbooks, standard operating procedures and technical information Here’s what you bring: BS in computer and related certification including MS Network Engineer, MCSE, MCSD 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role Experience installing, configuring, and managing components of a VMware virtualized environment, including but not limited to VSphere, ESX, VRM Strong Cloud infrastructure and Office 365 experience Experience with MS Azure is an asset Strong Microsoft technical knowledge including but not limited to AD and GPO Exceptional knowledge of networking technologies (OSI network layers, TCP/IP). Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices Understanding of security and related standards within the industry Security certification is an asset Strong Infrastructure performance monitoring and tuning experience Strong experience with Image, patching and application automated deployment tools Experience with SCCM is an asset Strong experience creating and managing scripts for software and process automation Power Shell experience is an asset Familiarity with SQL and database operations Excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills Excellent English written and verbal communication skills Well organized and self-motivated to learn ITSM experience and/or ITIL certification is an asset Ability to work off hours as required to minimize disruption of services during business operational hours About Westland: Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 150 locations and over 1,600 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland’s brokers provide expert advice to home, business, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities. For more information, please visit Department: ITThis is a non-management positionThis is a full time position