Systems Administrator – Infrastructure UNIX/LINUX

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Requisition #:  J1212-0058

Position Title:  Systems Administrator – Infrastructure UNIX/LINUX

Department:  Information Technology Services

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, one year with possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Information Technology

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  December 4, 2012

Closing Date:  December 16, 2012

Salary Range:

(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $69,359 and $81,599* (job grade 16).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

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Job Summary

The Systems Administrator – Infrastructure UNIX/LINUX is responsible for the leading, planning, coordination and administration of all systems. This position supports the performance monitoring, tuning, capacity planning and prediction in the coordination and implementation of release or system changes, storage hardware/software and the range of products that support the development, testing and production environments. This position develops and leads significant enhancements, and ensures that change management procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed.

Central Responsibilities:

• lead or participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology, adding technical know-how, creativity and a seasoned perspective to initiatives and teams
• research and monitor technology developments and industry trends, assess their applicability, functionality and reliability for the Bank and recommend technologies that will enhance productivity and the achievement of the client’s business objectives
• resolve complex problems related to systems within area of expertise; apply existing criteria in new ways and may develop new approaches; act as a key contributor to the resolution of issues that cross business environments and functional areas; identify causes and implement solutions to the most complex/uncommon business problems in a multi-functional setting (a variety of new computing architectures and platforms), assessing and communicating issues of technology impact on the functional/corporate level
• monitor performance of systems and service agreements and provide support, including on-call, shift and/or weekend work as required, to ensure that ongoing service delivery standards are met
• provide expert advice on IT concepts, architectures, policies and standards to ITS management, colleagues and clients
• research and evaluate products and potential solutions to support the evolution of the environment
• provide leadership in the development, evolution and promotion of best practices, techniques, methods and tools
• provide input into service line budgeting and planning (yearly ententes and medium-term direction)
• build long-term relationships or partnerships with internal/external clients and suppliers to support evolving business needs and may be called on to represent the Bank’s interests with stakeholders

Key Requirements:

• a completed degree in computer science (or related discipline)
• a minimum of five years of server administration experience, with four or more years of experience supporting critical server and storage (SAN/NAS technology) environments
• proven technical understanding of UNIX and storage platforms and inter-networking architectures, as well as web computing architectures
• English and French essential
• linguistic requirement (minimum starting level): functional in second official language (training may be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level of fully functional)
• experience with Solaris, SUN hardware partitioning and containers (Solaris 10)
• experience in performance and capacity planning


• industry certification an asset, e.g., Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
• fully functional in both official languages


• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for secret status clearance.
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be available for on-call, overtime or variable work schedule based on operational requirements.
• There will be no relocation assistance provided for this recruitment action.
• The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 16 December 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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