System Administrator - Virtualization & Cloud

CGI Group   •  

Montreal, QC

5 - 7 years

Posted 279 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Roles and Responsibilities

• The System Administrator is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and administration of the IT virtual infrastructure.

• Experience with designing, building, and maintaining a high-available virtual environments

• Strong understanding of ESXi, vCenter, OVM, hyper-v and similar hypervisors

• Strong understanding of shared storage technologies including SAN,NAS, fiber channel, iSCSI, and NFS as it relates to the hypervisor.

• Strong understanding of network technologies as it relates to the hypervisor

• Certification in virtual infrastructure technology an asset (vmware, OVM, Hyper-v)

• Strong understanding of x86 based hardware

• Strong understanding of ESXi host security

• Ability to perform root cause analysis and act on results

• Ability to perform performance analysis to determine bottlenecks

• Ability to automate day-to-day tasks/activities using scripting technologies (PowerCLI and Powershell)

• Knowledge in deploying and configuring Dell/Cisco UCS server hardware (rackmount and blade technologies)

• Experience installing, configuring and managing VMWare virtual server environments and Storage Area Networking devices.

• Knowledgeable administering Enterprise backup solution management and recovery strategies.

• Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate in a team environment

• Effective planning and organizational skills; ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines and work independently and in a team environment.

• Ability to create and write clear, complete documentation including policies/procedures and diagrams

• Demonstrated listening, verbal and written communication skills; accurately prepare all types of business correspondence, design and produce reports; ability to analyze and interpret job related business periodicals and technical manuals and assist in the preparation of training manuals.

• Ability to maintain highly confidential information; ability to multi-task and effectively manage stress and pressure through changing priorities calmly in all situations.

• Excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills for effective interaction with managers, employees, vendors, consultants and others; ability to exercise good judgment, sound reasoning skills and discretion in making independent decisions commensurate with responsibilities

• Sound understanding of datacenter operational processes coupled with proven business and analytical skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects, while ensuring that commitments and timetables are met

• Professional and diplomatic communication, verbal and written

• Ability to partner with internal stakeholders to design operational solutions

• Goal oriented, forward thinker that can provide solutions for complex technical problems


• Technology related bachelor's degree (Computer Science preferred.)

• 5 years of senior level server administration experience in a large-scale production environment.

• 3 years cloud administration experience in development and production environments

• Strong understanding of agile development workflow and process.

• Strong understanding of quality assurance methodologies, workflow, and process.

• Deep understanding of centralized (n-tier) and decentralized (microservices) application models.

• Experience with deployment of configuration management and automation solutions

• Expertise in building scalable, high performance development and production infrastructure systems

• Ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and resolve complicated issues with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.

• Proficient in scripting and programming languages.(asset)

Position ID: J0318-2376