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Systems Administrator – Senior Consultant

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 12, 2022.

Position Description:

We are looking for a candidate with excellent systems administration, technical skills and willing to develop skills in automation and Dev/Ops. These are exciting times for CGI and are looking for talented individuals to trail blaze with us. If you have a pioneering spirit and thrive on innovative projects where you can influence the direction of technical strategy, now is the time to join this dynamic team.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Knowledge and practical experience in Linux and Window server administration with high level of technical knowledge regarding server builds, deployment, patching and maintenance.
• Experience with working in virtualized platform, such as KVM or VMWare or Hyper-V.
• Well versed with TCP/IP, Active Directory, NTP, DNS, and DHCP, among others
• Experience in handling NFS, CIFS, and SMB permissions, capability to build multiple servers simultaneously
• Review and verify system reports (data integrity, infrastructure health, resource utilization, proactive and pre-emptive alerts/warnings/notifications)
• Conduct system maintenance activities, review error logs and user-reported incidents;
• Monitor performance to reduce interruptions and monitoring traffic logs and reports;
• Analytical skills requiring the interpretation of system, application and error logs, monitoring system performance, and ensuring server reliability;
• Create, maintain and update documentation; back up, retrieve, maintain, and migrate programs and data
• Participate in the development of projects by providing infrastructure and IT operations expertise/input
• Supporting the change and advisory process for all work to be performed and maintaining accurate record of these requests
• Intake, triage and investigating new or active incidents/issues/problems reported from systems, processes and client groups
• Ensuring support requests, incident tickets and tasks are created or responded to, updated or closed in a timely manner
• Participating and supporting incident resolution
• Participate in post-incident analysis, tactical and strategic remediation activities
• Provide support out of regular hours (on-call rotation)
• Actively participate and support incident/problem recovery efforts and investigations for supported systems
• Providing assistance with troubleshooting issues that are service affecting or increase risk to availability or functionality
• Escalate and engage next support level, management or vendor and ensure awareness to the broader group
• Documenting incidents, support engagements and pager events using prescribed IT service management tools
• Participate in disaster recovery rehearsal exercises, contribute to plan updates
• Familiarity with automation and infrastructure tools (Ansible, BladeLogic, Zabbix, Grafana)

Responsibilities may be modified to adjust to changing business requirements, and the development and support of new technology offerings. Responsibilities may be reasonably modified to adjust to changing business requirements, and the growth and change in operations and client base. Availability to work off hours (including evenings, weekends and holidays) as required.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

4 years experience in Linux and Windows System Administrator with a Degree or Diploma in either Computer Science or related technical discipline with relevant certifications
• Windows Server: 2016, 2012, 2008, RedHat versions 6,7,8/Linux
• Ability to collaborate with senior IT specialists in many technologies
• Experience working within a fast paced environment
• Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining good organization
• Windows Infrastructure and Domain Administration: DNS, DHCP, Account Management, Group Policy
• Very good time management and organizational skills with a focus on service delivery and availability
• Very strong analytical, technical aptitude and attention to detail
• Understanding of system architecture: storage solutions, network topologies, security best practice, etc.
• Proficiency with Enterprise level tools: monitoring/alerting, incident/problem/ticket management, content management, knowledge repository/SharePoint


  • Active Directory
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Disaster Rec & ContingencyPlan
  • Incident Management
  • Linux
  • Windows

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.