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Company: VON Canada
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Description Position at VON Canada

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: IT
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
On Call: Yes
Travel: Yes
Location: Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, this position is temporarily remote but does require on-site attendance periodically when required. 

Job Summary: 

The Systems Administrator is responsible for planning and completing complex assignments requiring installation, maintenance and enhancement of designated hardware, operating systems software, systems programming. In addition, the IT Systems Administrator performs capacity analysis, exchange maintenance and management, security administration, and management of data storage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the Manager, Information Technology to plan and implement technical solutions which enhance reliability, scalability, and performance of VON's hardware infrastructure.
  • Supports Microsoft Exchange Server, Active Directory and Windows 2012/2016/2019 Server in a clustered environment.
  • Part of the final step in the escalation framework within the IT support team, possessing the most technical knowledge, regarding all aspects of the hardware, network, and system infrastructure
  • Performs research with vendors and external technical resources for analysis and resolution of complex technical support problems.
  • Provides routine reporting and recommendations to management for performance of hardware systems, capacity constraints, system growth requirements, and progress on project implementations.
  • Performs advanced system administration activities including, backups, application of security policies, enterprise software upgrades, and major infrastructure changes.
  • Performs analysis and testing of new technologies, operating systems, and hardware platforms, prior to adoption and implementation within the infrastructure and network
  • Creates and uses software tools to automate deployment of software and security updates across the VON network

 Education, Designations and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degrees in computer science or systems and network administration
  • Minimum of 7 years' direct experience in a complex network system environment supporting greater than 5000 end users
  • MCP and CCNA Certifications
  • Minimum of 5 years' administration of virtualized environments, including MS Hyper-V, VMware V-Sphere, Citrix or Cisco UCS.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working with computer security (e.g. firewalls and intrusion detection systems).
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with hardware infrastructure design and implementation methodologies as well as with MDM platform administration (AirWatch, or other industry leading systems), and mobile technologies (Android, iOS)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with power shell scripting, to optimize delivery of client system updates and security enhancements
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with SAN, NAS storage including iSCSI and Fiber SAN • Advanced knowledge and experience with networking protocols, security administration, and VPN client/host firewall configurations.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server administration, patch management, and optimization.
  • Expert knowledge of file systems, sharing and security practices.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Active Directory and group policy administration
  • Expert understanding of computer hardware & networking including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, and thin client technologies.
  • Strong understanding of database design, architecture, and file management techniques

Skill Requirements: 

  • Ability to communicate with end users with a high level of customer service skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, time management, organization, decision-making, and influencing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Well-developed team skills with a collaborative work style.
  • Ability to problem solve and adjust to rapidly changing priorities in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment


  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: fast-paced environment; attention to detail; lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs; grip and fine hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.

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