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Job Ref:  3944f2d7
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  British Columbia
City:  Victoria
18/10/2016 23:15
Job Description:

Please be aware that this position is located in Victoria, BC and that relocation assistance may be available to the right candidate.
We are a leading international non-bank financial services company serving under-banked consumers for over 30 years. We serve our customers from over 1,000 retail storefront locations, and digitally through our websites and mobile phone and other remote platforms. We provide consumer financial products and services across 3 divisions; North America, UK and Rest of World.

Competitive Salary + % Bonus
Full Health Benefits Including Extended health and dental, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long term disability, cover half of MSP (premiums for BC)
Company RSP Plan
Pension Plan

The senior level system administrator is responsible for the day to day support, maintenance, operation and monitoring of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure. This individual also actively participates in systems and infrastructure design and related projects. Ensuring a high level of system performance and availability is key factor in their daily responsibilities.


Troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise
Evaluate and provide recommendations on software, hardware and systems ensuring a strategic fit
Monitor systems for performance and take remedial actions as necessary to ensure ongoing system availability
Contribute in the design and implementation of systems and infrastructure topologies
Participate in the design and maintenance of Active Directory
Maintain data security through user access controls and permissions
Operate in compliance with procedures to support and comply with privacy laws and other such regulatory acts
Partner with and contribute ideas in support of the DFG IT Security
Support and maintain an enterprise level backup strategy
Work with other IT professionals and team members to provide solutions and expertise to DFG staff
Implement and support the corporate Disaster Recovery Plan and make recommendations regarding system and data recovery policies and procedures
Install and support various departmental server applications for the user community
Proactively monitor and respond to system critical alerts and performance issues
Maintain general system health and software updates in a proactive and timely manner
Flexibility to work out-of-hours accordingly and in response to emergency situations.


Two-year technical certificate or Associates' Degree in computer studies. Microsoft Certification (MCSE) is required.


The ideal candidate would have roughly 5 years of senior system administration experience.
Good working knowledge of the following:
HP Blade and 3par Storage
MS Server 2008/12
MS Office 365
VMWare/MS Hyper-V
Exchange 2010
2008/2012 Domain Schema


Excellent verbal and hand written skills
Self-motivated and effective team player is a must.
Good documentation skills
Organized and good at time management
Results driven



Works under general direction. Uses discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments. Usually receives specific instructions and has work reviewed at frequent milestones. Determines when issues should be escalated to a higher level.


Interacts with and influences colleagues. Has working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners. May supervise others or make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects.


Performs a range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine, in a variety of environments. Applies methodical approach to issue definition and resolution.

Business skills

Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution. Takes the initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Contributes fully to the work of teams. Plans, schedules and monitors own work (and that of others where applicable) competently within limited deadlines and according to relevant legislation, standards and procedures. Appreciates the wider business context, and how own role relates to other roles and to the business of the employer or client.

Please send us your resume ASAP!

Company Description:

About Regis and Smith

While we primarily specialize in permanent placements of great people with great companies we also provide our business clients temporary staff to fill in for vacation and sick days as well to supplement their permanent workforce to meet high demand production times.

We serve both our business and job seeker clients with honesty and respect to fulfil each parties expectations and needs.
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