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Requisition Number:  8493
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Calgary, AB, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  December 5, 2022 23:59 ET

Diversity and Inclusion
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We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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IT Systems Administrator, Cloud

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.



With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


Information Technology Services (ITS)

The Bank of Canada is at the forefront of technology especially in the areas of cloud enablement and network security.  We are continuously investing to deliver superior services in a world-class organization where automation is combined with best practice to streamline and standardize products as well as improve the speed of delivery for our business partners.


Reporting to the Assistant Director, Cloud Enablement & Network Security, you will join a collaborative and diverse team tasked with ensuring operational stability and performance with our Microsoft Active Directory and Cloud Services (Azure AD, Azure AD content, and ADFS technologies, etc..).


You will also have many opportunities for career development - both inside and outside of the portfolio including support of your leader to enhance your skills, experiment, and drive your career in many ways (certifications, Cyber/Network security, Architecture, etc.).


What you will do

As a Systems Admin you will help provide support for the Bank’s cloud delivery, and more specifically for this role, support the Bank’s enterprise level Microsoft Active Directory and related services, ensuring the stability and performance of the service. This includes a variety of the Active Directory and cloud environments (Active Directory, Azure AD, Azure AD content, and ADFS technologies); along with monitoring, alerting, availability, schema management, and recovery.


More specifically, you will be tasked with:

  • Investigation and diagnosis of incidents and problems relating to On Prem and Azure Active Directory Create and maintain GPOs, OUs, DFS, LDAP, Security Policies and directory replication
  • Setup, configuration, and ongoing monitoring of Active Directory infrastructure (i.e. AD replication/DNS troubleshooting, event log monitoring, OU maintenance, demotion & removal of domain controllers/DNS/DHCP of servers, promote DCs, etc.)
  • Supporting the implementation of business continuity plans, recovery strategies and hardening strategies for Active Directory Domain Services environments
  • Implementing controls to ensure appropriate security, performance, scalability and monitoring guidelines are achieved for the Active Directory instances
  • Integrating solutions with an Active Directory Domain Services environment, including scenarios such as Exchange, Azure AD, Office 365 Hosted solutions, Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Azure AD Connect and smartcard authentication scenarios
  • Implement common preventive maintenance practices for hardware and software
  • Ensure that system improvements and changes are implemented and monitor effects of the modifications
  • Help Identify and manage risks within the Active Directory platform
  • Provide input in the creation and ongoing maintenance of a knowledge base on technical issues including supporting standards, guidelines and documentation
  • Provide on-the-job training to colleagues and clients
  • Work directly on technical matters with third level support and vendors
  • Help liaise with mobile service providers and other service providers and vendors
  • Provide On-Call support as required


Note - The nature of this work will require additional paid on-call as well as paid overtime. The Bank offers flexible work hours to accommodate.


What you need to succeed

We are looking for team members who are curious and critical thinkers, who enjoy digging deeper into problems and always questioning the “why.” You also have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to debug complex-cross systems problems, and document root cause including remediation and detection.


In addition, you have:

  • 2+ years of proven experience as a Systems Admin (or similar role) working with Active Directory and MS Azure technologies
  • Scripting abilities including hands on experience with PowerShell, Python, and/or other relevant scripting tools
  • Experience creating automation scripts and deploying orchestration and automation processes and products
  • Working knowledge of Identity Management, Single Sign On and Federated Identity principles



  • Previous experience working in a major financial/banking enterprise environment
  • Any relevant designations/certifications  (Azure, etc..)
  • Fundamental understanding of network security practices
  • Experience with Process and Workflow Optimization (Lean, etc.) and Quality and Problem Management (SixSigma, ITIL, etc.)
  • Experience establishing Performance Indicators and Dashboards for Operations


Your education and experience

Your combined education and work experience demonstrate that you have the competencies and skills for the position.


What if you don’t meet every requirement?

The Bank of Canada is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in this position, but your experience and skillset do not perfectly align, we highly encourage you to apply. You may be a fit for the position and/or you could be a great candidate for other roles.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  
  • The official title for this position is “Systems Admin, Active Directory and Cloud ” 


Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid

The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will be expected to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person and to build connections with colleagues.  For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role.  You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office. 


Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $81,865 to $96,310 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST