Job Description
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Senior Windows System Administrator

We’re looking for a Senior Windows System Administrator to join our Information Technology Infrastructure department within our Winnipeg Head Office located at 140 Otter Street.

The Senior Windows System Administrator will provide direct technical and administrative support to high-availability production systems in a medium enterprise-level manufacturing environment.

You will play a key role in  provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure, including participation in technical research and development to enable continuous improvements and innovation to our infrastructure.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Profit sharing program – every role plays a part in our success!
  • Company pension
  • Health & Extended Benefits
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • On-Site Cafeteria & Outdoor Patio
  • On Site Gym
  • A variety of committee driven employee engagement activities
  • Free Parking
  • We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2023

What You’ll Do

System Administration and Provisioning
  • Engineering of Microsoft Windows systems solutions for various project and operational needs.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
Operations and Support
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, repair and recover from hardware or software failures.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Deploy software packages to workstations using Microsoft SCCM.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting and ongoing performance tuning.
  • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.

Who You Are

  • A self-starter who takes the initiative to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.
  • Detailed oriented with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines, goals and targets in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Someone who is comfortable collaborating with other functional teams and building relationships internally and externally.
  • Committed to teamwork with the ability to make quality contributions toward team goals.

What You’ll Bring

  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 5+ years of system administration experience with Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016 operating systems.
  • 5+ years of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and Group Policy in medium to large-scale environments.
  • Expert in maintaining server environments, including security patches, hotfixes, service packs, intermediate versions / full version upgrades/
  • High proficiency with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and practical knowledge of SCOM/
  • Experience in server and desktop virtualization platforms such as VMWare, Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp Server and XenDesktop preferred.
  • Successfully delivered Office 365 implementations covering AD Federation Services, Directory Synchronization, as well as management and configuration of O365.
  • Strong scripting experience with Powershell is preferred.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to recommend best fit technical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make well-informed strategic decisions.
  • Flexibility to particiate on on-call rotation and respond to calls after-hours.

Apply now by submitting a cover letter and resume outlining fit and salary to  

Pollard Banknote Limited is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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We thank all candidates that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.