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System Administrator


Type of Position: Permanent, full-time

We are hiring a System Administrator in the IT department to perform day-to-day administration of SGL’s infrastructure through maintaining, upgrading, managing and troubleshooting our software, hardware and networks.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Installs and administers software and hardware while providing monitoring and maintenance of physical server infrastructure;
  • Recommends, implements, and administers networking technologies to support and enhance internal/external electronic communication (internet access, firewalls, routers, system switches, and wireless access points);
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, and maintenance of procedures and security controls;
  • Ensures network performance through testing, monitoring, and statistics reporting;
  • Performs installation, configuration, support and monitoring of security systems, network security appliances;
  • Contributes to system security administration on designated technology platforms, including operating systems, applications and network security devices;
  • Administers network security for perimeter and end-points, as well as the interoperability of information security systems;
  • Mentors and guides IT staff and acts as backup in the absence of the IT Manager; and
  • Provides timely technical support to office staff and field crews as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in computer science, related field or combined education and experience;
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role;
  • Experience with databases such as MySQL, mail transfer agents, Cyrus and Dovecot, and networks (LAN, WAN);
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery;
  • Knowledge of Active Directory as it applies to SAMBA;
  • Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl or other language;
  • Familiarity with various operating system: LINUX, Windows, MacOS;
  • Knowledge of virtualization environments;
  • Solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts;
  • Familiarity with server migration process, security and hardening of servers;
  • Ability to produce thorough and effective technical documentation;
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communications skills; and
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.