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Systems Administrator (BC or AB Remote)

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Surrey, BC
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Full Time
5 days ago
Systems Administrator (BC or AB Remote)
Alberta, Canada • Surrey (Head Office), BC, 2121 160th St #200, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada • Virtual Req #546

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Westland Insurance Group has an exciting new opportunity for a Systems Administrator in our Surrey, BC corporate office. We are open to remote options where appropriate for candidates living in BC or AB. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to join an IT Operations team in a rapidly growing organization that is heavily investing in technology.

What we offer:
  • Competitive Base salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Continued development and education program


The opportunity:

The Systems Administrator will support Westland's legacy and future state environments. This advanced position may also include integration of new technology and oversight of systems developers and other IT personnel.

In this role you will:

  • Overall infrastructure operational effectiveness and optimization
  • Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Plan and implement systems automation as required for better efficiency
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Manage, configure and maintain security systems
  • Manage, monitor and optimize highly scalable virtual storage environments, including multiple SAN's, NAS's and other storage devices
  • Manage, monitor and optimize local and offsite backups to maintain data integrity
  • Performing disaster recovery operations when required.
  • Proactive and reactive problem management
  • Anticipate potential issues or bottlenecks and identify possible solutions.
  • Tier 3 issue resolution and occasional tier 2 issue resolution
  • Microsoft server administration and support
  • Optimizing AD and group policies for performance, usability and security
  • Office 365 system configuration and overall management
  • Image, patch and application deployments
  • Supporting the deployment of new technologies
  • Creating, maintaining and updating the Infrastructure knowledge base including but not limited to runbooks, standard operating procedures and technical information


Here's what you bring:

  • Microsoft Azure Administrator experience (Minimum 3 years)
  • Intune configurations
  • Cloud network and back-up administration
  • BS in computer and related certification including MS Network Engineer, MCSE, MCSD
  • 5-10 years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing components of a VMware virtualized environment, including but not limited to VSphere, ESX, VRM
  • Strong Cloud infrastructure and Office 365 experience
  • Experience with MS Azure is an asset
  • Strong Microsoft technical knowledge including but not limited to AD and GPO
  • Exceptional knowledge of networking technologies (OSI network layers, TCP/IP).
  • Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices
  • Understanding of security and related standards within the industry
  • Security certification is an asset
  • Strong Infrastructure performance monitoring and tuning experience
  • Strong experience with Image, patching and application automated deployment tools
  • Experience with SCCM is an asset
  • Strong experience creating and managing scripts for software and process automation
  • Power Shell experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with SQL and database operations
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organized and self-motivated to learn
  • ITSM experience and/or ITIL certification is an asset
  • Ability to work off hours as required to minimize disruption of services during business operational hours


Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent property and casualty insurance brokers in Canada. With a national network of 195 locations and over 2,100 employees, the company continues to expand coast to coast. Westland's brokers provide expert advice to home, business, farm, life, and auto insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its local communities.

Westland Insurance Ltd. is an inclusive organization that values diversity in its workforce. We listen, champion equality and diversity, and create safe welcoming spaces where everyone has a voice and is free to be themselves. Westland Insurance Ltd. encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at careers@westlandinsurance.ca
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  • Alberta, Canada
  • Surrey (Head Office), BC, 2121 160th St #200, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Virtual
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Administrative