Virtualization Analyst

Division: Information Services (IT)
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Job ID: 18820
Job Status: Full Time Regular

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Job Description

Job Status
Full Time Regular

Job Summary
As a Virtualization Analyst you will be responsible for supporting and maintaining the virtualization systems for the Ledcor Group of Companies.

If you are looking to develop and share your knowledge - join the Ledcor IS team in Edmonton or Vancouver today!

Responsibilities
  • Planning, designing and implementing virtualization systems to ensure the availability and reliability of the both host and guest systems
  • Maintaining up-to-date and detailed knowledge of the IT virtualization industry including: awareness of new or revised solutions, improved processes and monitoring
  • Ensure all systems are kept up to date with regular patching processes
  • Audit deployed virtualization systems to ensure compliance with policies as well as appropriate usage of the systems
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies
  • Review performance and log data on virtualization platforms to ensure proactive responses to issues
  • Perform capacity planning exercises to ensure that systems have an appropriate amount of capacity for future growth
  • Ensure that all processes relating to virtualization are documented and followed
  • Work with, manage and participate in the review and selection of external vendors
  • Work closely with other members of the IS teams to ensure that their needs are met by the virtualization systems
  • Maintain and develop Linux based solutions as appropriate
  • Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours including being on the on-call rotation
  • Perform proactive monitoring and reporting on all virtualized infrastructure to ensure optimal performance
  • May perform other related duties as assigned


Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent IT certifications including one or more of the following: MCSE - Virtualization, VCAP5 or higher
  • 5+ years' proven experience in IT operations role
  • Proven experience in managing, designing and implementing virtual environments
  • In-depth understanding of the virtualization platforms in use at Ledcor, including VMWare, Hyper-V and Citrix
  • Knowledge of storage, network and other underlying infrastructure involved with the virtualization platforms
  • Knowledge of the guest systems and applications running on the virtual environments
  • Demonstrated ability through analysis or monitoring and use of log data to ensure system performance and stability
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including automation tools
  • Scripting abilities in PowerShell, Python and other languages
  • Proven ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete tasks
  • Results oriented and self-motivated
  • Effective relationship management and communication skills, with demonstrated success dealing effectively with customers, vendors, peers and senior management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, accompanied by proven presentation skills in a corporate setting
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to embrace change
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes
  • Responsible to write technical procedures and documentation for solutions including operations, user guide, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven self-starter, able to work independently


Work Conditions
  • Office-based (Edmonton AB or Vancouver BC)
  • Scheduled on call support will be required
  • Travel to Ledcor remote offices/sites will be required
  • May be required to work outside of regular office hours

Our Information Services (IS) team ensures our teams stay connected to each other and have access to technology that supports the growing demands of our business. With services ranging from technical support to software development and enterprise systems management, our IS team supports all of Ledcor's technology needs. We are a diverse team equipped to support the growth of our company.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

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Date Posted
6/5/2019
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