Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator

AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. We create value by acquiring, growing and optimizing energy infrastructure, which includes renewable energy sources. Over the past 18 years we have built a portfolio of assets and created dynamic teams to support our future growth.

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Operations , you will be responsible for maintaining the internal corporate VMware ESX server farm and EMC SAN/NAS .   You will also help maintain the production infrastructure like: F5, EMC, database servers, and other projects as needs, skills. Provides third level Helpdesk support.  Day to day management of the AltaGas servers. Your responsibilities will include sharing 24x7 support duties for the production environment.

Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Install/maintain VMware ESX server software
  • Install/maintain EMC SAN/NAS infrastructure
  • Install/maintain Data Domain NAS for Backup infrastructure
  • Install/ configure/ Maintain Brocade Fiber channel switches
  • Install/configure/maintain Cisco UCS servers
  • Respond to/solve Helpdesk tickets. (Third level escalation)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with network , business application, and database administration, desktop function to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands
  • Check help desk database for entries on server and server resource issues; prioritize and respond to help desk tickets as appropriate Define/implement/maintain/monitor security strategies and processes
  • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches
  • Define/implement/maintain/monitor Server/Cluster administration
  • Monitor and test system performance and provide performance statistics and reports
  • Install/maintain Windows server software
  • Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Actively participate in monthly server maintenance windows
  • Windows scripting
  • Engage vendors for technical assistance
  • Monitor/test/implement new patches for servers and infrastructure


  • Post secondary education
  • Microsoft certification (MCSE)
  • VMware certification ( VCP v5 and VCAP – DCAdmin)
  • EMC Storage associate, and Proven Professional Clarrion or VNX)
  • Ability to work with light supervision
  • Experience implementing medium scale projects
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time
  • Well organized with excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to interact with executives, colleagues, business clients and vendors
  • Knowledge of networking
  • At least 5 years working with Windows Server Operating systems with Active Directory and multi domain environments
  • 10 years managing windows servers in VMWare and EMC SAN management

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department;

AltaGas offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.

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