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Requisition Number:  6101
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 years (extension / permanent possible)

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  June 27, 2021 23:59 EST

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Senior Storage Administrator

Did you know?
The Bank of Canada is at the forefront of technology and cyber security. We are investing to maintain superior services in a world-class organization and automation has been adopted to streamline and standardize products as well as improve the speed of delivery on our business priorities. 


Take a Central Role
By joining the Core Technology Services (CTS) team within the Information Technology Services department, you will become a member of a unified workforce recognized for being diverse and inclusive and for being a dynamic team focused on being digital, ready, and resilient in 2021. 


We offer opportunities for in-house training, and continuous learning by hosting our own IT Academy, which is critical to meet the demands of Canada’s central bank and the post-pandemic economy. Interested? Apply Now!

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What you will do
As a Senior Administrator specializing in storage, you will provide level 2 ongoing technical support, maintenance, and improvement to the Bank’s current environments. You will help us support and evolve our "Software Defined Data Centre", built on highly scalable hyper-converged systems of storage, network, security, compute, all enabled through code. Your mindset is to minimize infrastructure customization while being well versed in the merits of what CTS can already offer.  


More specifically, you will also:

  • Work to analyze diagnostic information and/or resolve uncommon or complex problems in a multi-functional setting, assessing, and communicating technological issues that affect the functional or corporate level, and implement solutions to resolve.
  • Support the technical team through an Agile/DevOps approach.
  • An understanding of Data Warehouse concepts, ETL strategies and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external counterparts (partners, clients and suppliers) to support operational objectives.
  • Mentor and provide direction and guidance to junior analysts.


What you need to succeed
You bring an advanced understanding of virtualization and take ownership of helping resolve technical challenges. You also have experience in performance and capacity monitoring for critical servers. You possess the ability to rank tasks per priority, meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks concurrently with strong relationships skills. 


In addition, you have:

  • Experience managing, administering, troubleshooting and the maintenance of Storage SaaS Offering (Cloud Manager Cloud Insight)

               o    Archive (Multi Cloud & On Premise)

               o    Cloud File Storage Service (Azure NetApp Files and Cloud ONTAP Volume)

               o    Cloud Backup (Commvault)

               o    Cloud Based Replication

  • Experience in a scripting language, such as PowerShell or Python and in creating automation scripts, deploying orchestration and automation processes and products.
  • Strong technical leadership, teamwork, negotiating and technical decision-making skills needed to support a 24/7/365, multi-tiered large-scale production environment.



  • Experience with Veritas Netbackup, Commvault/RP4VM.
  • Knowledgeable of NetApp, Hitachi Virtual Storage (VSP), Unified Storage Solution (HUS), and Storage Area Networks (SAN).
  • Knowledge of Cisco and Brocade Fiber switches
  • Understanding of DevOps culture, methodologies, coding and automation 


Your education and experience
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of five (5) years supporting critical applications in a hybrid environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret 
  • You will work remotely from any location within Canada while the Bank operates under mandatory telework. Flexibility for remote work for the duration of the term may be granted.
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided
  • 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 “Senior Storage Support Specialist ” 
  • The nature of this work will require on-call as well as overtime meanwhile the Bank offers flexible work hours.


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 $85,100 to $106,400 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% 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 and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. #LI-POST