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Job Title:  Systems Administrator



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Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  15083
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 15083  
Business Function: Engineering  
Primary City: MISSISSAUGA 
Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02 
Number of Vacancies: 3  
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 24/01/2019

Job Description

The System Administrator is responsible for supporting and ensuring the high availability of national mail processing equipment infrastructure. This entails the tight management and configuration of numerous servers, workstations, security appliances and network equipment.


Responsibilities also include: supporting and advising various internal teams with: system, network and security requirements, sorting equipment design reviews, and implementation/integration and testing activities.


These responsibilities are underpinned by the continuous development and commitment to our precise standards, practices, requirements and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the System Administrator.


  • Investigates and analyses the feasibility of system requirements for national mail processing systems.
  • Prepares technical documentation including control systems and process designs to develop system, network and security specifications within the Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) network and security architecture and framework. 
  • Provides system expertise and guidance to internal customers.  Applies conceptual thinking to complex problems and implements practical solutions to help achieve departmental objectives.
  • Implements and maintains plant server infrastructure; this includes: hardware configurations, operating systems, network infrastructure such as security appliance hardware, network switches, routers and virtualization infrastructure.
  • Performs proactive system monitoring, integrity checks and ensures continuous availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Assists with MPE infrastructure administration tasks, with system troubleshooting, configuration, standards compliance in a mixed Windows / Linux environment; Backup/Restore solutions and equipment Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • Maintains and contributes to various control documents such as MPE network security practice, computer room standards, and other standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitors and removes viruses, spyware and other non-authorized software or access attempts; as well, assists with intrusion prevention system and anti-virus client and server configuration and maintenance; identifies, evaluates and applies patches and upgrades on a regular basis.
  • Reviews project team or contractor change proposals. Participates in software acceptance testing and factory acceptance testing for Mail Processing Equipment and Systems.
  • Works with other functional teams (i.e. HO Engineering Design Authorities, Engineering Field Services, Process Engineering, Operations) to resolve system and operational issues and to implement system improvements.
  • Performs technical reviews and evaluations of vendor solutions to ensure feasibility and fit with Canada Post standards and practices.



  • 3-year computer Systems Technology Diploma, or degree program in math/science/engineering



  • Work Experience:

    •             Minimum 5 years related system administration experience combined with proven network and security skills

    •             Server virtualization, Active directory, backup/restore technologies, server management, monitoring and notification expertise

    •             Experience working in a manufacturing environment, using real-time systems, and have a good understanding of plant floor operational requirements

    •             General skills in maintaining network infrastructure such as switches and routers, and diagnosing problems

    •             Experience with administration of security devices such as firewalls, as well as consulting on general security measures

    •             Proficient in analyzing data, evaluating system proposals, and testing.

    •             Ability to communicate ideas and generate consensus

    •             Capable of managing multiple demands on time and competing resources, yet still delivering projects on plan

    •             Above average skills with MS suite of tools (Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)

    •             Able to use additional analytical tools to evaluate large quantities of data

    •             Proficient at software acceptance testing and factory acceptance testing for computer systems

    •             Thorough knowledge of the preparation of technical documentation including control system and process design

    •             Proven ability to apply conceptual thinking to complex problems and implement practical solutions to help achieve the objectives of the department and the Corporation



•   Professional Certifications (OSCP, MCSE, RHCE, CCNP, PCNSE).

Other Information


- Windows and Linux systems administration and maintenance

- Windows 2003 through 2016 Administrative capabilities

- Linux systems administration- PANOS

- Proficient in Cisco IOS and HP NOS, Open vSwitch, Palo Alto

- Proficiency with a scripting language Python/bash, Powershell

- Exposure and knowledge of Industrial Control Systems (ICS / SCADA)

- General administrative knowledge of KVM, ESXi and Hyper-V

- Understanding of SANs / hyper-convergence / private cloud infrastructure

- Experience with SQL Server administration

- Deployment and Testing methodologies

- Project management


Skills and Abilities

- Ability to quickly diagnose issues and determine root cause

- Professional presentation and oral communication skills

- Network and Systems diagramming proficiency

- Analyze, summarize data for management use

- Evaluate system proposals

- Identify technology solutions to meet client needs

- Write detailed technical and end-user business documents

- Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel

- Manage time and resources to meet required deadlines


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.

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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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