Senior System Administrator Wintel

Category: Infrastructure/Cloud
Main location: Canada, Remote (Canada)
Position ID: J0822-0603
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

If you have a pioneering spirit and thrive on innovative projects, where you can influence the direction of technical strategy now is the time to join this dynamic team. We need to double our capacity to satisfy growing client demand globally and are looking for top talent. Combine the challenges offered by complex technical initiatives with the potential for international travel and gain experience and demonstrate your creativity. These are exciting times for CGI and are looking for dedicated individuals to trail blaze with us!

We are looking for a Senior System Administrator Wintel to join our Global Technology Operations team!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Work on products as a subject expert in support of the Windows Server ecosystem, including Windows 2012R2 & 2016.
• Work on products as a Windows Server ecosystem support expert, including Windows 2012R2 and 2016, including operational support via Group Policy, System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operations Manager.
• Microsoft Active Directory expertise is an asset.
• Provide support for systems within area of expertise; monitor performance of systems and service agreements to ensure that ongoing service-delivery standards, service levels and IT policies are met
• Analyze diagnostic information about uncommon cross-functional problems or issues, and provide recommendations for resolution to more senior colleagues or management; work autonomously to resolve complex problems in a multi-functional setting, assessing and communicating issues of technological impact on the functional/corporate level
• Perform inventory and audit of Windows server configurations and topologies
• Provide IT advice to management and colleagues on the appropriate direction, evolution and usage of technology (architectures, systems, issues, opportunities, policies and standards) related to their field of expertise
• Develop and document IT standards and guidelines for technology support and administration
• Develop and maintain collaborative relations with internal and external counterparts (partners, clients and suppliers) to support operational objectives
• Responsible for any problems or issues which arise during the day-to-day operations of the server systems
• Responsible for implementing new servers (includes monitoring);
• Onsite Technical team responsibilities
• Responsible for ESX patching and virtual server build and management
• Responsible for APC/HP UPS Configuration/management
• Good understanding of server hardware management and replacement of components
• Coordinate the daily workload
• Investigate tickets escalations
• Prepare, review, submit monthly report
• Review client support processes
• Review current workload and take action to improve deficiencies
• One on one meeting with technicians to review performance or issues
• Ensure tools are provided to the team member so efficient support is provided
• Monitoring issues and taking action to resolve or escalating to proper group

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• University degree in computer science or equivalent experience
• Minimum of eight years of server administration experience, with four or more years supporting critical high availability and disaster recovery server environments
• Advanced knowledge of Windows 2012/2016 Server infrastructure components (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, File and Print)
• Microsoft Active Directory expertise is an asset
• Patch management experience using Microsoft SCCM 2012 and WSUS
• Working knowledge of Windows tiered application support (IIS, ASP, SQL), public key infrastructure (PKI) and scripting language (PowerShell, VBScript)
• Experience in performance and capacity planning



  • Server - Wintel
  • Virtual Server Management
  • Windows
  • Wintel/Windows Server

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.