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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3806

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 29, 2021

Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator


Position: Systems Administrator
Department: Corporate Information Technology Department
Reports To: Manager, Enterprise Architecture 



The Global IT department is responsible for the delivery of critical enterprise-wide IT systems and services. As a member of the IT Technical Services team, the incumbent is responsible for implementing a wide-variety of technical solutions and managing day-to-day operations to ensure the ongoing availability, reliability and security of the ATS information assets in a cost-effective manner.

The Systems Administrator role is responsible for a wide-variety of information technologies, including Active Directory, Office 365, Azure, Cloud Services, Share Point, PKI infrastructure, Storage Area Network (SAN), backup systems, virtualized server (VMWare), database (MS SQL), MDM, JIRA, and Automation software. The role is also involved in Data Centre infrastructure operations such as the UPS, power distribution, cooling systems and physical security devices.


  • Maintain all hardware and software services supported by the IT Technical Services team including but not limited to: Enterprise servers, Active Directory including Domain Controllers, PKI, Certificates, Virtualization, Azure, Office 365, Database Servers, SAN, SharePoint, SFTP, anti-virus, MDM, JIRA, Cloud Services and core applications such as ERP.
  • Implement platform level security in accordance with corporate security policies and processes and participate in scheduled security compliance audits.  
  • Participate in or provide input to projects as assigned. Activities include developing project proposals, preparing detailed project plans, developing budget estimates, funding requests, preparing status reporting, assisting other team members, etc.
  • Participate in M&A activity.
  • Hardware and software planning and selection, including upgrades and replacements.
  • Deploy On-premise (physical and Virtual) or IaaS servers as required.
  • Provide database support for core applications.
  • Ensure proper registration of devices and licensing compliance.
  • Maintain documentation covering systems that the IT Technical Services team supports, including but not limited to servers / system software, System Standards, Operations procedures, etc. 
  • Participate in regular tests (i.e. yearly) of our Data Centre disaster recovery plan (DRP) that meets applicable business and regulatory requirements. 
  • Adhere to all corporate IT policies, practices and procedures as required.  This includes information security, change control and other related policies.
  • 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 support to other IT Corporate Systems and regional teams as needed by acting as level 2 support for all assigned problems. Collaborate with other IT and business teams in troubleshooting critical incidents.
  • 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.



Education & Certification

  • University degree or college diploma in a related discipline or relevant work experience in the systems administration and operations field.
  • Certification such as Microsoft, VMware or other similar certifications relating to the job functions are desirable.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of server platforms, server virtualization, SANS, SharePoint Administration, Microsoft PKI and Certificate Authentication and Microsoft operating systems.
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies such as Azure, Office 365, etc.
  • Experience with Dev-ops and automation software (Jenkins, GitHub).
  • Knowledge of security and encryption disciplines.
  • Experience supporting mobile device management systems.
  • Knowledge of technical management processes (change control, disaster recovery planning, security administration and best practices)
  • Extensive knowledge of related Windows Server, network, and operations disciplines
  • Knowledge of current and emerging IT technologies across a broad range of IT disciplines, including, hardware, software, networking, operating systems, applications development and database management.
  • Working knowledge of project management best practices.
  • Knowledge of key business processes and a strong understanding of the technical requirements for those key processes.
  • Domain migration experience would be an asset.


Personal Attributes

  • Excellent analytical, mathematical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experienced working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.


Work Conditions

  • Must be able to provide after-hour and weekend support as required
  • Must be able to travel to other ATS sites (Valid Passport) and training conferences as deemed necessary.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects (50lbs), such as servers and peripherals.

Why Join ATS?

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. 
  • Offering BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

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