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Senior Applications Server Administrator

Université McGill

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted March 24, 2022.


Analyze and evaluates existing and/or proposed systems and devices to process data. Prepares detailed program specifications and coordinates the system’s installation with the delivery teams to ensure satisfactory results.


  • Provide expertise in the discipline of system analysis, design, testing and deployment and mentor analysts in applying related processes, procedures and best practices
  • Provide guidance to and support the Portfolio Manager and Technical Leader in the evaluation of business requests and the evolution of the systems within his/her own domain
  • Lead the development and improvement of procedures to solve complex problems related to computer equipment capacity, limitations, and operating time that promote the desired results.
  • Ensure stability, integrity and efficient operation of information systems that support core organizational functions and monitors, maintains, supports and optimizes all application and system components for one or more applications/services.
  • Gauge effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems, develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging systems/services.
  • Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide operational requirements.
  • Assist with server and security audits, operational procedures and recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster and business continuity strategies.
  • Monitor and maintain system security, availability and integrity.
  • Work with executive team members, decision makers and stakeholders to define operational business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve operational issues
  • Monitor and test system performance
  • Prepare and present system performance statistics and reporting
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced application server administrators on an ongoing and often formal basis.

· Part of the on-call rotation
· Schedule may include work outside of usual business hours

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities related to Production, integration and automation management :

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of principles, concepts, and theories in own discipline, and has knowledge of principles and concepts in other functions:
    • Version control
    • Continuous integration/continuous deployment
    • Configuration management
    • Deployment automation
    • Business process automation and scheduling
  • Experience with technology stacks in use at McGill will be considered an asset:
    • Production management: Workday Studio and Object Transporter, GitLab, GitHub, Azure DevOps Server, Ansible
    • Automation management: Automic Application Manager, GitLab, Ansible playbooks
    • Integration management: IBM API Connect, Workday Enterprise Integration Builder, Containers and Kubernetes/OpenShift 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills – ability to perform root/cause analysis
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication, writing, planning and coordination skills. Self-motivated, autonomous and ability to work well with multiple teams in cross functional set-up.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives and to manage deadlines.
  • English spoken and written. French spoken and read.

Four (4) year degree (Undergraduate degree) in Management Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent experience


Salary: 80550.00-95000.00