Infrastructure Analyst



  • Information Technology
  • Job Code: 9D93334228
  • Posted: February 28, 2019
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for an Infrastructure Analyst.

The Role:

  • Support the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and administration of infrastructure technologies including physical servers and storage infrastructure, and virtualization infrastructure technology.
  • Perform research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement efforts.
  • Evaluate and direct implementation of enterprise solutions to suit corporate needs.
  • Adhere to Disaster Recovery requirements.
  • Perform Research and identification of new standards and policies.
  • Ensure that the Infrastructure service standards, procedures, and policies are strictly adhered to including but not limited to software and hardware installation, new server builds, infrastructure design and security controls. 
  • Troubleshoot all aspects of Infrastructure Operations.
  • Implement an infrastructure software version management strategy on all solutions.
  • Provide monitoring of infrastructure systems and applications including but not limited to VMware Infrastructure, Insight Manager, and the DMZ network.
  • Perform continuous improvements to infrastructure through monitoring, reporting, analyzing, and enhancing.
  • Ensure high availability of domain infrastructure.
  • Maintain Infrastructure Applications including but not limited to HP Insight Manager, VMware infrastructure, and Operations Manager.
  • Maintain Server firmware to enhance performance and reliability.
  • Maintain replacement hardware for infrastructure components as appropriate.
  • Manage storage capacity using best practice design to maintain free space and ensure expected performance.
  • Track and forecast storage usage corporate wide.
  • Ensure that capacity planning is conducted within adequate time to implement enhancements for all Server and Storage Infrastructure elements.
  • Have a solid understanding of the architecture, design, implementation and management of all aspects of VMware Virtual Infrastructure technology.
  • Ensure operation and high availability of the Virtual Server Infrastructure through monitoring of datastores, virtual guests, maintaining network port groups and implementing accepted solutions.
  • Utilize best practices to design and implement VMWare solutions.
  • Ensure availability and continuity of systems through fault tolerance, High Availability and Distributed Resource Scheduler.
  • Ensure that capacity planning is conducted with adequate time to implement enhancements for all Virtual Infrastructure elements.
  • Support the Network team as needed to maintain security boundaries between production banking, DMZ, development and test environments.
  • Maintain enabling technologies that support Platform Services.
  • Maintain security and integrity of all systems.
  • Research, maintain and coordinate system upgrades and service packs.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of industry changes and direction through research, literature, seminars and knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate architecture standards.
  • Develop and maintain process automation using the tools available.
  • Deploy scripting or group policy to ensure security and automated maintenance processes.
  • Monitor systems for adherence to corporate security policies.
  • Ensure communications between 3rd parties is encrypted and secure.
The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 10 years of proven experience working with Information Technology in a corporate multi-platform, multi-vendor environment.
  • Knowledgeable of Windows OS Products.
  • Solid understanding of the architecture, design, implementation and management of all aspects of VMware Virtual Infrastructure technology.
  • Familiar with vCenter Operations Manager an asset.
  • A thorough understanding of SAN technology.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of IS security, and security hardening practices.
  • Solid understanding of basic networking and vlan designs and topologies.
  • HP 3PAR SAN Management and Administration.
  • Familiarity with HP products including Data Protector and Remote Copy an asset.
  • Knowledge of networking, hardware, software, desktop, Microsoft Office, and excellent knowledge of information systems and security.
  • Grade twelve education and a minimum 2 year technical diploma or business degree in Computer Systems / Information Technology.
  • ITIL Foundations 3.0 is required.
  • At least two CompTIA Certifications from A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+.
  • VMware Certified Professional: VCP5-DV, VCAP-CID, VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD.
  • HP Certified Professional: at least one certificate in an applicable Server technology and at least one certificate in an applicable Storage technology.
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, CCENT would be an asset.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP an asset.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Deborah Dodd, Partner - Aplin Information Technology. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-EDM


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