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Requisition Number:  2807
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  Three years with the possibility of extension or b

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  August 25, 2019 11:59 EST

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Windows System Administrator

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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.


Did you know?
We recently engaged leaders from across the Bank to gather their input for a new Cyber Security Strategy. A key part of this role will be to monitor the execution of the strategy and refine the strategy based on the real-world experience of Bank staff.

About the position
As a Windows System Administrator, you are responsible for the ongoing support, maintenance and improvement of the Bank’s Windows server platform. You will provide technical support, planning, coordination and administration, including associated storage systems. You also assist in performance monitoring, tuning and capacity planning of the operating system, storage hardware and software, and the range of products that support the development and testing of the production environments. You are responsible for the coordination and implementation of changes to the production and test environments systems and products.  You work closely with the other server, storage and network infrastructure groups to ensure the highest level of systems support to the Bank.

Your future responsibilities

  • participate in all phases of the development methodology cycle to implement the required information technology solutions to meet business requirements
  • participate in the planning, design and implementation of relevant architecture, hardware, software and customized software changes
  • provide support for systems within your area of expertise; monitor performance of systems and service agreements to ensure that ongoing service-delivery standards, service levels and IT policies are met
  • analyze system needs; perform process re-engineering, operation management and research
  • work autonomously 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 recommend solutions to more senior colleagues or management
  • provide IT advice to management and colleagues on the appropriate direction, evolution and usage of technology (architectures, systems, issues, opportunities, policies and standards) related to your field of expertise
  • develop IT standards and guidelines for technology support and administration
  • develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external counterparts (partners, clients and suppliers) to support operational objectives
  • provide on-the-job training to colleagues and clients

Your education and experience

  • undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline or a post-secondary education in information technology or an industry certification



  • a minimum of three years of recent experience as a System Administrator 
  • a minimum of three years of experience with Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 infrastructure (Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), file and print servers)



  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • ability to communicate effectively in both official languages
  • industry certification (e.g., CCNA, MCSE, RHCE)
  • experience with SCOM
  • experience with HP server hardware support
  • Azure and/or Cloud training/experience
  • Experience with scripting language (PowerShell, VBScript)

Your knowledge and skills 

  • demonstrated technical understanding of Storage platforms, inter-networking architectures and web computing architectures
  • experience in performance and capacity planning
  • working knowledge of:
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)Multi-tiered application support (web, application, database)
    • MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)/WSUS and Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • Linux Platform
    • VMware vCenter Server


Language requirement
English or French essential


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.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $77,800 to $91,426 (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 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


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret  
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required

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

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