Systems Administrator

St. Catharines
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Created: June 4, 2012


Posting #: AP 40/2012
Posted: Jun 1, 2012
Employment Status: Term Full-Time (one year with possible renewal)
Faculty: Library
Department: James A. Gibson Library
Grade: Job Group L
Start: ASAP

Job Summary

Working as a member of the Library Systems and Technologies team, the Systems Administrator will design, implement and support technical solutions in support of the University’s teaching, research and service mission. Duties include: providing systems support to key Library systems infrastructure; recommending and implementing strategies for securing all aspects of computing resources including servers, operating systems, etc.; analyzing, troubleshooting and solving problems on complex server systems, including hardware and operating systems; providing systems support; installing and maintaining a variety of server systems including hardware and software for SQL servers, application servers, web servers, email servers, terminal servers, virtualization servers, Microsoft clusters, Apple Mac servers, Active Directory servers, etc.; configuring and troubleshooting public and staff workstations and printing systems; cross-training, collaborating, and sharing selected duties with other Systems staff in the Library, in central Information Technology Services and other IT units on campus; and developing and implementing server policies, procedures and standards.


The successful candidate will possess a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma (or the equivalent combination of education and experience), together with extensive background and expertise in server administration in various platforms such as VMware vSphere, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Mac OS X Server, UNIX and Linux. The successful candidate will be well versed in web applications and database design, the Visual Studio .NET environment, with working knowledge of various languages, including C, C#, JAVA, PHP, PERL, Visual Basic, and SQL. In depth knowledge of printing systems, such as Windows printing, LPD, CUPS and IPP, would be beneficial. MCSE, MVP and related certifications would be an asset. The ability to simultaneously support multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines together with excellent problem solving, organizational and analytical skills are also required. Effective communication, including active listening, and interpersonal skills are necessary to work with users to understand their needs in order to interface their needs with system requirements.


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by Monday, June 18, 2012.

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We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.


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