Systems Administrator

Further your career in Enterprise-Level Systems Admin with Blue Ocean!

We’re looking for someone with a solid baseline of experience in enterprise-level systems admin who’s ready to put their skill to work maintaining our technical infrastructure and implementing improvements to drive next-level service delivery to our clients.

As Systems Administrator, you’ll work directly with our Senior Manager of Information Technology to recommend, develop, and implement technical solutions in a wide range of systems. As an outsourcer, our clients come to us with diverse suites of technologies to be integrated with our environment, presenting unique challenges and the opportunity to work with a number of cutting-edge tools.

We’re looking for someone who is confident bringing forward solutions and ideas and who isn’t afraid to think outside of the box. You’ll need to be forward-looking and proactive to anticipate challenges with the communication skills to effectively express your recommendations. You’ll need a collaborative attitude and the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders across the business.

If you’re looking for a role that fosters growth, values independence, and provides the opportunity to work with the cutting-edge tech you expect from a large company with all the benefits of working on a small tight-knit team – read on:

Here’s The Deal

  • This is a full-time salaried position with paid vacation, option for RRSP contribution plan, and health benefits package
  • This position can be remote work-from-home or office-based at our headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • We have a free employee and family assistance program for legal, financial, and health support
  • On call rotation is required (2 consecutive weeks on call every 10 weeks)

What You’ll Do

  • Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of system performance
  • Drive innovation in our push to be a Cloud-first company
  • Mentor existing staff on cloud computing best practices and technology to drive cloud adoption.
  • Be a force for continual improvement by developing high level understanding of our tools, systems, and environment and play a leadership role in enhancing service delivery, efficiency, security, etc.
  • Develop, maintain Private cloud infrastructure (Cisco UCS + SAN infrastructure)
  • Perform installation, configuration and maintenance of software including operating system, patches, and 3rd party products.
  • Act as tier-3 level support for tickets escalated by internal IT team

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Experience + Hard Skills

  • Solid practical experience in Office 365 (with an understanding of Hybrid Exchange environments) and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Experience in an system administrator position in an enterprise environment
  • Experience working with server operating systems including Active Directory, Group Policy, DHCP, and DNS
  • Experience in voice platforms and/or contact centre environments – an asset, not required

Soft Skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities
  • Self-starter with a dedication to continual improvement
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills with proactive approach to customer service
  • Strong independent work ethic

Relevant Certifications - have or actively working toward

  • Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
  • Citrix Certification(s)
  • ITIL V3. Foundation

About Us:

  • We’re a Halifax headquartered, Atlantic Canada owned company in business since ‘94
  • We’ve got offices in Halifax, NS and Bathurst, NB – but since March 2020 over 80% of our people are working from home
  • Engagement is our top priority: annual surveys and an employee-led council are key in our decisions
  • Nothing stands in the way of our employee events: we’ve spent the last year perfecting our virtual and socially distanced get togethers – watch parties, trivia, even a drive-in movie night!

Please submit your cover letter and resume to apply and make sure you tell us why you’re the right fit for the role!  We will be accepting applications until Thursday,  May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply to Blue Ocean. We are overwhelmed with many candidates and only those moving forward will be contacted.

Our intention is to be an actively anti-racist organization and our goal is to provide a work environment that creates a sense of belonging for all people no matter their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or family status. If that doesn’t align with who you are, we encourage you to look elsewhere for work.

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