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Senior Systems Administrator to provide expert Operations Management support for virtual infrastructure and IaC automation tools

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 15, 2022
Job End Date: Aug 18, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 121627
Location: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Toronto, Winnipeg
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Our valued financial client is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator (VMware) to provide expert Operations Management support for virtual infrastructure and IaC automation tools!

Initial 1-year contract (100% remote, with optional extension of an additional 2 year term).

Responsibilities:
  • Configure real-time/continuous health monitoring on supported technologies
  • Resolve incidents and problems related to supported technologies and integrations within SLA specifications
  • Execute configuration management changes on supported technologies, as necessary
  • Execute standardized request fulfilment within SLA specifications while identifying opportunities to promote task automation by recommending design and implementing features, while ensuring proper testing, and maintaining documentation or release notes
  • Apply and maintain adequate cybersecurity controls supported technologies
  • Apply and maintain adequate resiliency controls, including the creation and validation of IT Disaster Recovery plans
  • Perform technology upgrades/updates/patching ensuring compliance with vendor provided compatibility matrices, and to maintain required cybersecurity controls
  • Perform capacity management on IT infrastructure
  • Respond to audit requests (i.e.: ad-hoc reporting)
  • Perform supported technology functional testing and health checks during change, incident and other activities performed by other teams, as required
  • Participate in on-call rotation, as required
  • Other related activities and deliverables, as required
Must-have Skills:
  • 5+ years experience working with VMware vSphere 7.x (VSAN and NSX-T), VMware SRM, EMC RP4VM, VMWare vRealize Orchestration and Automation
  • Demonstrated experience developing and supporting IAC (Infrastructure as Code) with tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Azure DevOps, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience using a scripting language (e.g PowerShell or Python) and in creating automation scripts, deploying orchestration and automation processes and products
  • Demonstrated experience as a System administration (priority given for VxRail, VSAN, Dell PowerEdge support)
  • Demonstrated experience with technical decision-making needed to support a 24/7/365, multi-tiered large-scale production environment
Nice-to-have Skills:
  • ITIL certification
  • TOGAF certification 
  • Agile certifications