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Systems Administrator with Security Experience

We are Systematix and we are looking for aSystems Administratorwith strong security and Microsoft server/systems admin experience (especially Managing Active Directory)to filla six-month contract position with one of our key clientele in Toronto.


The Systems Administratorwill be a member of a team of highly skilled hands-on individuals tasked with supporting IT Infrastructure hosted in co-located datacenters as well as in public cloud (Azure, AWS) and private cloud (SalesForce), while assisting with technical infrastructure and security implementation projects to support corporate initiatives.

You will assist in developing and designing IT infrastructure components aligned to client's Business and technical requirements. Supported systems may include compute (physical, virtual and cloud), storage, network, and cabling infrastructure. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze complex processes and recommend opportunities to optimize cost and efficiency. As an expert troubleshooter, you will lead investigation and resolution of infrastructure related incidents andproactively recommend enhancements for improved security and availability. Focused on continuous improvement, you will develop engineering standards, performance metrics and procedures for repeatable, error free design, implement and operate processes and make use of process automation where applicable.


    Gather security requirements from the team and work with developers to get security fixes into production.

    Work on group policy deployments and security implementations.

    Work on internal server hardening and demonstrate best practises for Windows Security 2012, 2016, and 2019.

    Demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze complex processes and recommend opportunities to optimize cost and efficiency

    Participates in technical infrastructure projects to support corporate initiatives.

    Coordinate efforts with other teams and external vendors to deliver quality solutions to the business

    Ability to maintain public cloud (Azure, AWS) IaaS and PaaS Infrastructure and recommend improvements to reduce cost and boost performance would be considered a strong asset

    Install and Maintain Datacenter infrastructure hosted in colocation facilities, this includes occasional hands-on work with physical servers, storage arrays and network devices.

    Some after business hours and weekend work is required in this role. Participation in on-call rotation expected.

    Streamline operations by building appropriate automations. Build runbooks for new and existing solutions.


  • 5+ years MS server and system admin experience.
  • 5+ years relevant security experience
  • 5+ years experience managing Active Directory
  • IIS experience is a must
  • Experience with load balancer and internet protocols (A10 would be a plus)
  • Palo Alto firewall experience would be an asset but not required
  • AWS/Azure experience would be a strong asset
  • Experienceproviding technical assistance and support for infrastructure systems and in the installation and maintenance of Datacenter equipment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with team members
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred
  • Certifications in Server Administration. (VCP /MCSA or MCSE, Azure/AWS) will be considered a plus

Knowledge and current experience preferred:

o Active Directory, Azure AD, Office 365, System Center Operations Manager

o Administration and management of Server Operating systems, RHEL enterprise Linux, Windows Server

o Focus on managing and creating Active directory GPO’s

o Proficient in using Microsoft SCCM, Auto Pilot creating images and software deployment for desktops.

o Datacenter hardware specifically HPE Synergy, HPE 3Par/ Primera and Nimble Storage, NetApp

o VMware vSphere Virtualization. Experience with Horizon View VDI.

o Public cloud Infrastructure management and design (Azure and AWS). Experience with Infrastructure as code and Azure ARM templates.

· Comfortable with occasional racking/un-racking equipment and connecting physical cables


This is a six (6) month hybrid (remote and onsite) contract position at client's Mississauga offices with strong opportunity to extend, or turn into fulltime work based on performance.


If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us or submit your resume to Or, if you know someone who meets these qualifications, please forward this assignment opportunity to them.


Systematix is one of Canada’s largest privately-owned National Consulting and Resourcing firms. With offices across North America we provide the highest caliber consulting solutions to a diverse client base that includes all levels of Government and private industry sectors.

Systematix is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be anequal opportunity employer.

At Systematix, we bring people and projects together!


Job: Systems Administrator with Security Experience

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