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System Administrator

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Thornhill, ON, CA, L3T 7P9

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

This role requires a high degree of independence to problem solve and troubleshoot in a fast-paced environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important assets in this role to work with both technical and non-technical audience.  We are looking for a candidate with excellent systems administration technical skills and willing to develop skills in automation and Dev/Ops. You will be part of a dynamic and motivated Data Center Operations team of 14, that are experienced and work interactively with each other and across IT.

Who we are

As Canada's largest automobile association, we are passionate about keeping our Members safe-- whether they are on the road, at home, or travelling abroad. Meeting the diverse needs of our two-million Members requires high performing, forward thinking, and innovative people who work collaboratively to keep propelling our business forward. Life at CAA Club Group is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development-- and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. CAA Club Group (CCG) is known for providing stellar emergency roadside assistance to our motoring Members and non-Members. We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

Role and Responsibilities:
Systems Administration – Responsible for providing a stable and reliable systems infrastructure for business process and services. 
Provide 24 x7 infrastructure and systems support across data centers, and remote sites on a shared schedule across the team
Leverage PowerShell, Bash, Perl, Python, or other scripting skills as needed to provide systems-level automation for recurring tasks and functions.  Create playbooks and deploy them via tools such as Ansible.
Manage and monitor all production-related systems and respond quickly and decisively as issues arise to bring about a quick resolution
Review system performance and reports to analyze and make recommendations to alleviate bottlenecks and performance issue (vRealize, VeeamOne, Solarwinds, SCOM)
Expert skill administering Microsoft Windows Active Directory environment including domain services, sites and services, users and computers, and group policy administration.
Proven experience with VMware and high understanding of hyper converged technology (built on physical Dell servers and Cisco UCS blades)
Storage Administration including provisioning, upgrading, and managing snapshots (Dell PowerStore, NetApp, Pure, Infinidat)
Advanced engineering experience with tiered storage, DR, and replication technologies.
Backup Administration including managing backup software and media/proxy servers, maintaining backup jobs, respond to failures, and optimize the environment (Veeam, Data Domain)
Expert knowledge around Linux systems and integrated converged stack infrastructure & hyper convergence stacks. 
Patching – Works with Information Security team to maintain patch schedule and implements patches according to schedule.  Works towards automating patches. 
Maintains security standards, applications, logging as per standards on all system

Post-Secondary education or Diploma in computer science or Information Technology or equivalent experience
3 plus years’ experience working at a Systems Administrator or related position

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). CAA CCG will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.