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Senior Systems Administrator

Idealogical Systems Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Markham, ON posted December 2, 2022.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ENDED YOUR WORKDAY WITH A SMILE?You spend 80% of your life at work, and you should be doing what you love with people you like doing it with, all while making a difference in your community. How do we ensure that smile?* We are fun people.* We are people who take pride in being themselves and are confident in the help we bring to those around us.* We get genuine joy from making others around us feel heard, helped, and happy.  If you know what we are talking about, then you are in the right place in your job search journey.  It’s a great time to join our team and grow with us.Idealogical has been in business since 1995. We have continuously worked towards giving our employees and clients access to all the tools and benefits of working with a larger firm while maintaining the empathy and nimbleness of a small business. We take pride in what we do, have a few laughs, stay relatively casual, and deliver best-in-class service.  We are looking for a kickass Senior Systems Administrator to join our team. Our company culture is everything to us, so please look at our core values (  and see if they speak to you before applying for this position.  Who are we looking for, you ask? We are looking for someone to join our Technical Service team who can have fun while working independently within a team in a fast-paced, ever-so-challenging work environment. YOUR creativity, energy and attention-to-detail attitude is what we need to augment our growing team of A-list talent. WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING In this role, you will be working under the direct supervision of the Technical Leadership in the service delivery and project team as a 3rd level escalation point or architect of client networks and will be responsible for the following:  * Create procedures related to the identification, prioritization, and resolution of issues.* Assist in monitoring, tracking, and coordinating critical services on both the client site and the data center that are executed effectively.* Report the progress of projects in terms of time and financial performance.* Develop and continually update document best-practice processes for client sites to ensure service standardization, documentation and process are tested and available to the support team. * Ensure the security, reliability, and uptime of the client network by assisting in creating and maintaining weekly and monthly templated checklists and documenting the work completed thoroughly.* Assist in the design, architecture, and deployment of new technologies and/or products at each client site together with the technical and sales teams.* Account for resources invested in the client and Idealogical related tasks. WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE Must-Have Skills & Qualifications* University degree and 5 years of equivalent work experience.* Microsoft MCSA or MCSE, AZ-104, MS-100 & MS-101 or current equivalent certification.* Citrix Certification.* VMware Certification.* Fortinet certification.* In-depth knowledge of computer hardware, including IBM, Lenovo, and Fortinet Firewalls.* Application support experience with ConnectWise Automate & Manage.* Liaise with vendors to oversee installation, and resolve adaptation issues.* On-call duties as defined in the Idealogical after-hours policy. * Valid Driver’s license and reliable method of transportation.* Legally able to work in Canada.  Preferred Skills & Qualifications* Experience with Apple, Datto, and Barracuda.* Experience with desktop and server operating systems, including all Microsoft solutions.* A desire to mentor, guide and motivate other technical staff to help them succeed. Key To Succeed in This Role* Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.* Empathy, compassion, sense of humour.* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.* Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a focus on listening and questioning skills. * Strong documentation skills.* Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.* Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language to non-technical staff and end users.* Ability to take on challenges that require critical thinking and decision-making skills.* Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.* Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.* Stay up-to-date with educational goals to further professional development. * Don’t take yourself too seriously. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT OF USBy joining Idealogical, you will work with some of the industry’s brightest and most experienced people in an environment where you are challenged to be the best in everything you do. Idealogical is where you can grow and develop your career in a meaningful way. We have folks that have been with us for 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 28 years. Our team members rarely leave us. Our team is everything to us and we take care of our people like we expect you to care for our clients. We foster sustainable growth, good health and overall well-being and strive hard to make you feel heard, helped, and happy.  How we make you feel heard? * Anonymous feedback system led by the president to make continuous changes and improvements to solidify our already strong company culture.* Recognition for being a team player reflected in weekly monetary wins in the form of peer praises.* Recognition for being an exceptional employee with opportunities to win 6 different awards at our annual holiday get together. How we make you feel helped? * 1 paid training and education day per month to help you fill your knowledge gap. * Company contributions of 3% of your salary to your personal RRSP/DPSP Plan.* We invest heavily in helping our people acquire skills dictated by the IT industry and pay for your professional certifications.* Carefully curated daily lunch made with freshly sourced ingredients to fit your diet of the season. * Distinct monthly outings infused with competitive team games, good food and great conversations. * In-house Chiropractor services provided by our trusted health practitioner, who uses cutting-edge tools and techniques to maximize your health. * In-house Massage facility where you can take a break during the day and relax. * An organization-wide group of people who looks out for you and goes above and beyond to help each other succeed.  How we make you feel happy? * Competitive base salary.* Competitive performance-based bonus plan.* 3-week vacation to start.* 6 personal days for those uninvited sicknesses, personal commitments (for example, unscheduled school closures), or just ‘I don’t feel like working today’ days.* 3 Covid-19 Recovery days to help you reset and recover from the virus.* Comprehensive health and dental benefits.* State-of-the-art office space carefully designed to help you transition from the fatigue caused by work-from-home settings (currently under construction).  If you have made it this far on the page, it tells us you are interested in working with us, and we would love to hear from you!