JOB POSTING – Systems Administrator

Join One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies! Medical Pharmacies is dedicated to the implementation of innovative technologies that streamline medication processes, increase accuracy, and improve the efficiency of medication delivery. Our pharmacies also are equipped with new technologies and enhancements.

Our commitment to you:

  • Providing a safe, secure and supportive environment
  • Strategies that stimulate job satisfaction, professional growth and development
  • Work schedules that allow for a healthy and fulfilling work-life balance
  • Providing the tools, training and resources necessary to achieve success
  • Continuous improvement, innovation and investment in technology
  • Sustaining and strengthening partnerships with the entire health care team

Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location: Ottawa, ON

Department: Information Technology (IT)

Reports to: Systems Team Lead

No. of Positions: 1

Type: Full time Permanent

Salary: Salary, commensurate with experience

Benefits: Yes, comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, disability and life insurance as well as opportunity to participate in a group registered savings plan (RSP)

Job Responsibilities

As part of the infrastructure team, the candidate will assist in all areas of network management with the other Systems Administrators. Team responsibilities include:

  • Manage the company infrastructure servers and networking equipment
  • Setup, configure and support Cisco & HP network appliance and WatchGuard firewalls
  • Establish network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Monitor and maintain all servers (Including Windows Servers running on HP hardware in both physical and VM platforms)
  • Setup and administer server virtualization solutions (VMWare ESX 5.5 & 6.0)
  • Configure and administer Windows DFS server, File servers, and Group Policies
  • Experience supporting HP 3PAR Storage, HP Store Once
  • Configure and administer Windows Active Directory, DNS, DHCP,
  • Maintain a Windows Terminal Services Management, Remote Desktop environment
  • Monitor and maintain the Microsoft Exchange 2013 (including Blackberry devices and BES 12 server)
  • Configure and maintain Symantec Anti-Virus, Veeam Backup, Solarwinds NPM, and WatchGuard XCS
  • Create and maintain IT documentations
  • Participate in various IT projects
  • Work on IT tickets as needed
  • Participate in rotating 24/7 on-call support
  • Travel to our various locations will be required

Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is required
  • Experience working with Cisco routers/switches and/or HP network switches, and WatchGuard network firewalls is required
  • Microsoft certification would be an asset
  • VMWare certification would be an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Experience working with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services in a Windows Server 2008/2012 Environment
  • Solid understanding of VMWare virtualization technology
  • Solid understanding of network monitoring tools (including SSH, telnet, Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor)
  • Experience working with a SAN (iSCSI, HP 3PAR, HP Store Once)
  • Understanding of networking topology & protocols, including LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills, technical skills and attention to detail
  • Solid planning and organizational skills including the ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize and monitor a number of responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to positively communicate both verbally and in writing

While we thank you for your interest, only select applicants will be contacted regarding the position. Please cite Job Posting #99-2555 and submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources

Medical Pharmacies Group Limited is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing diversity and accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. All applicants must make their requirements known when contacted.


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