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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6738

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jun 15, 2022

Systems Administrator


Job Profile:


Position Title: Systems Administrator
Department: Corporate IT
Reports To: Manager, Enterprise Architect/Admin

Job Summary:


The Global IT department is responsible for the delivery of critical enterprise-wide IT systems and services. As a member of the IT Infrastructure 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, SharePoint, PKI infrastructure, Storage Area Network (SAN), backup systems, virtualized server (VMware, Hyper-V), database (MS SQL), MDM, certificates, and Automation software. The role requires some project management skills as the incumbent will need to plan and execute a number of different projects. The role is also involved in Data Centre infrastructure operations such as the UPS, power distribution, cooling systems and physical security devices at our different data centers.


• 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
• Regularly visit ATS Data Centers to perform site checks/audits, infrastructure operations, rack and cable equipment, or replace failed drives
• Implement platform level security in accordance with corporate security policies and processes and participate in scheduled security compliance audits
• Lead 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 and projects are needed (Travel may be required)
• 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 IT Systems Administration and IT Operations field
• Certification such as Microsoft, VMware or other similar certifications relating to the job functions are desirable


Knowledge & Experience
• Knowledge of server platforms, virtualization, storage, certificates, and Microsoft operating systems.
• Experience with Cloud Technologies such as Azure, Office 365, etc
• Experience with PowerShell scripting
• Experience supporting mobile device management systems
• Knowledge of technical management processes (change control, disaster recovery planning, security administration and best practices)
• 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


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
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

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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