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Requisition Number:  6069
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 years (extension / permanent possible)

Various locations, ON, CA

Closing Date:  June 22, 2021 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. 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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Senior Windows 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!

Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process


What you will do
As a Senior Administrator specializing in Windows servers, 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. 


More specifically, you will also:

  • Provides direct support through a ticketing system to application owners, developers, and related internal and external teams.
  • Simply fixing the problem isn’t enough; using your proactive mindset and initiative, you’ll continually look for ways to improve performance, quality and efficiency.
  • Manage our SaaS (software as a service) applications/services such as SAP, ServiceNow and Office 365.
  • Create thorough and detailed documentation of all changes, upgrades, procedures, user/vendor interactions, and root cause analysis.
  • Mentor and provide direction and guidance to junior analysts.


NOTE: The positions could be filled in either our Ottawa or Calgary offices.


What you need to succeed
You bring an advanced understanding of Windows servers and Active Directory support, taking 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 in:
    • developing and supporting IAC (Infrastructure as Code) with tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Azure, etc.
    • a scripting language, such as PowerShell or Python and in creating automation scripts, deploying orchestration and automation processes and products.
  • Expert knowledge of Windows Server systems with solid abilities in administering Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft SCCM.
  • Strong technical leadership, teamwork, negotiating and technical decision-making skills needed to support a 24/7/365, multi-tiered large-scale highly isolated production environment.
  • Understanding about DevOps culture, methodologies, coding and automation 



  • Experience with or in:
    • Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipeline builds, asset (VM) builds/updates, Azure cloud build/configuration. 
    • enterprise level NetApp and/or storage systems (SAN/NAS/iSCSI/NFS/De-dupe/Compression).
    • Disaster Recovery planning and in system failover testing.


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 Systems Administrator, Infrastructure Windows ” 
  • 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