Windows System Administrator
Davidson Violette & Associates Inc. - Montréal, QC

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Client: Amdocs
1 year contract
Location is: 2351 Alfred Nobel, Flr 2 St Laurent, Quebec H4S 2A9

Role Overview:

Amdocs is seeking a Windows Systems Administrator to be part of the part of the System NT Team.


Works under the general supervision of the System NT Group Leader, as part of the System NT Team
Administer a medium size Windows based network, several hundreds of heterogeneous servers dispersed in two data center locations
Develop, maintain and administer a medium size Citrix farm based on XenApp 5.0/6.5
Develop, maintain and fully administer a virtual infrastructure based on VMware systems
Perform installations and un-installations of data center equipment in highly sensitive production environments
Participate in all data center operations needed
Participate in on-call rotation
Write clear and concise documentation for various procedures

Required Skills and Experience:

Requirements Ability to understand and resolve problems; good analytical skills for troubleshooting process (logic) Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to represent the System NT team in all the required meetings and working sessions that might be required Good skills with most Windows operating system commands/utilities Familiarity with basic system administration tools and processes, and how to locate them (i.e. Computer Management tool, GPMC, etc.) Familiarity with the principles and practice of system configuration management using modern declarative tools Understanding distinctions between system processes/services and user processes, the authentication/authorization processes in use at the site, local and network resources and resource sharing, basic networking concepts and practices One to three years of system administration experience Preferences Familiarity with Windows Server operating systems, Active Directory, DFS-R, Terminal Services/RDS, DNS, SQL Server Knowledge of Citrix XenApp 5.0 / 6.5 system architecture and functionality Knowledge of VMWare vSphere 5.0 and up, plus the related components General Knowledge of networking technologies (Layer 2/3 switching, TCP/IP Subnetting, VLANs, trunking, OSI model) Familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment concepts; for example: ability to add/delete/modify a route using the route command, administering the TS/RDS service, create/modify/administer GPOs Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (PowerShell, Perl, Python, VBScript) A degree in computer science or a related field All Amdocs roles require strong verbal and written communications skills, position-appropriate mentoring/leadership abilities, ability to quickly master new systems and/or processes, capacity to stay organized while managing competing priorities, and a deep customer service orientation, both internally and externally