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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8934

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Senior Systems Administrator

Job Profile:


Position:           Senior IT Systems Administrator
Department:     Corporate Information Technology 
Reports To:       Manager, Enterprise Architect/Admin

Job Summary:


The ATS Corporate IT department is responsible for the delivery of critical enterprise-wide IT systems and services. As a member of the IT Systems Administration and Operations team the incumbent is responsible for managing day-to-day operations to ensure the ongoing availability, reliability and security of the ATS information assets in a cost-effective manner.


Seeking a Senior IT specialist to support Authentication and Application enablement for global company growth, major projects and Merger and Acquisitions.

About ATS Corporation:


ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, transportation, consumer products, and energy. Founded in 1978, ATS employs over 6,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATS. 

IT at ATS is fast paced and focused on continuous improvement. We leverage leading technologies to drive innovation and diversification from our competitors. Our solutions are rooted in automation and our technology capability is focused to elevate digital connectivity, collaboration, analytics, and self-service enablement. Our strategy is to drive global operational excellence and rethink how we deliver services while enabling growth of the organization through technology partnerships with our business segments and customers. ATS IT fosters professional development, digital impacting opportunities, and creative thinking. If you are searching for a career where you can make a digital impact, we want to hear from you!

What You Will Do:

• Seeking an individual who is skilled in Authentication, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Identity Access solutions. In this role, the Senior Systems Administrator will have a strong technical background in Cloud/Azure Active Directory Services, Cybersecurity best practices
• The role purpose provides technical expertise, leadership, and guidance over complex identity and Merger & Acquisition projects. This role will support M&A integration projects directly
• Identify and assess industry trends in identity products and information security
• Provides highly skilled technical input to tactical and strategic planning and serves as a highest-level point of escalation during major service incidents
• Takes ownership of risks associated with business activities, ensures they are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled
• Follows security, risk, and compliance corporate policies and best practice procedures for business activities
• Follows ATS’ standard change control, trouble ticketing, project methodology and incident management processes
• Responsible to seek out all information and fully understand all aspects of each device’s technology configuration and uses all approved engineering tools available to implement conforming change
• Able to communicate complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences and transfer knowledge to other teams or more junior staff
• Able to manage work across multiple areas with sometimes competing priorities
• Ensure all system problems are logged and tracked in accordance with problem management procedures
• Participate in trend / root cause analysis and correction
• Ensure all support tickets are assigned and completed within agreed upon service levels
• Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct or corporate policies and procedures.
• Provide occasional after-hour and weekend support as required, and travel to other ATS sites and training conferences as deemed necessary
• Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures

What We Will Need:


• A post-secondary degree or diploma in Information Technology or related discipline
• MCSE, Identity and Access Administrator Associate, or similar certification is a desirable asset.


• 5+ years of systems (on-prem and cloud) administration experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
• Expert knowledge of technical management processes (change control, disaster recovery planning, security administration & best practice)
• Knowledge of IT Architectural design, definition, and implementation strategies
• At least 6 years hands on experience with Active Directory Domain Services, SAML, ADFS, Kerberos, LDAP, GPOs, group and role mapping, DNS, VMware and other virtualization technologies, middleware applications, and monitoring/alerting systems
• Experience with the following systems and applications: PowerShell, SCCM, and Intune
• Ability to design and implement process automation
• Experience with systems audits and vulnerability management 
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Extensive experience generating technical and user documentation
• Working knowledge of project management best practices
• Experience in a global information technology environment
• Exceptional customer service orientation




Join our Corporate ATS Team because: 


We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people.


We have GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our flexible work schedules (where applicable), employee events, free coffee beverages, and employee referral program. 


We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, paid vacation, comprehensive health and dental benefits, RRSP matching program, Employee Incentive Bonus program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 


We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Corporation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.



ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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