Senior Systems Administrator - Storage

Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority)

December 09, 2013

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Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority) is one of British Columbia’s six health authorities and the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 18,000 employees. For four years running, we have been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan as well as competitive wages. Learn more at:

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We are looking for an experienced Senior Systems Administrator – Storage for this full-time position in our Technology Services Department in Victoria, BC. In this role, you act as a senior resource primarily providing operational and technical delivery of Storage Area Network services, as well as Unix Administration duties. 

You provide support to the Enterprise Services Team with day-to-day operational and technical delivery and support of all of Island Health's data storage requirements including the overall responsibility for backup and restore services and the occasional Unix backfill responsibilities. Additionally, you will provide analysis, development, implementation, and maintenance of all storage sub systems as well as related layered product software and hardware. This effort includes responding to Project Requests, Service Desk incidents as well as strict adherence to our ITIL-based Change Management policy and processes. Provides work direction to other staff including Programmer Analysts.

Along with your degree or diploma in Computer Sciences, you have 2 years experience in such areas as project management, storage administration, system analysis, design programming, and the use of a formal systems delivery methodology. Your background demonstrates strong problem solving and mature decision making skills as well as good communication and organizational abilities.
Minimum 2 years experience in the following specific areas:

  • Storage Area Network (SAN) administration
  • Brocade switching infrastructure
  • Hewlett Packard and EMC storage sub systems administration
  • Fibre channel, SATA and SSD drive technologies
  • Disk based backups and data duplication technologies
  • SAN and Storage management and monitoring utilities such as Solarwinds
  • ITIL based change management
  • Certifications in SAN or other storage based technologies would be considered an asset.
  • Write in a variety of programming languages such as Perl, Shell Script, C, VMS DCL.

(A combination of education, training and experience may be considered)

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