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BCNET: Network Administrator


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted February 22, 2021.

ABOUT BCNET: (www.Bc.Net)BCNET is one of the leading shared services organizations in research and education networks.

We offer technology services and solutions enabling world class research and education anywhere in British Columbia by harnessing the collaborative spirit of our members.

As a not-for-profit shared services organization, we continuously engage with our stakeholders to explore, develop and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our members.

We offer an excellent compensation package including competitive salary, and a complete range of benefits including defined benefit pension plan, healthcare coverage and wellness allowance.Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial.PRIMARY FUNCTION: Reporting to the Network Manager, the Network Administrator’s primary responsibility is to work with the Network Services team in the operation of and development of network services used by all BCNET members across the province.

The position collaborates with IT & Cybersecurity Services,Shared Systems & Technology, and Client Services.JOB DUTIES AND TASKS: Monitors network activity and connectivity, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves network problems.Advise and recommend on the automation of monitoring and alerting of network systems.Plan, design, code, implement, and maintain network applications, tools, and scripts.

These applications, tools, and scripts streamline network operations such as bulk configuration changes, system health checks, and reporting.Assess network system problems and develop solutions & implementation plans inconsultation with other team members.Perform in-depth troubleshooting using knowledge of network & server administration, internet protocols, database architecture, application configuration, details analysis of statistics, logs, and tools.Coordinate problem resolution with vendors.Generate reports on usage metrics and overall systems & applications performance indices using industry-standard methodologies to ensure compliance with service level commitments.Maintains appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current information technology techniques and tools.Participates in the development of best practices, standards, procedures and quality objectives across the infrastructure and platforms.Stay abreast of new technologies and practices.Required to provide after hours on-call support on a rotational basis and work off-hours to support maintenance activities, project activities, and resolve emergency problems.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a relevant discipline.Professional, Associate, or technical certification such as CCNA, JNCIA, JNCIS, or other demonstrated equivalent in routing, switching, or network security.Working knowledge of ITIL and/or COBIT frameworks.2 years of experience working with WAN and LAN technologies including BGP, ISIS, JunOS.Experience working in a network services environment and in network support applications for enterprise IP LAN/WAN networks, large campus enterprise, or service provider networks.Service oriented with exceptional customer relations skills.Ability to think at scale and automate processes.COVID-19 Considerations:Staff work remotely temporarily due to COVID; individual staffers mayoccasionally go to the office as required.

Worker health check is required before entering the workplace; while onsite, social distancing / mask wearing rules are enforced.

No visitors.HOW TO APPLY:Please submit your resume a cover letter clearly documenting your suitability for this role and also outlining examples of how you have previously demonstrated BCNET’s core values to by 4PM Vancouver time, February 22, 2021.Thank you to all applicants, but only those shortlisted will be contacted.