Server Administrator

July 11 2019
Industries Retail
Categories Information Technology, System administrator
Burnaby, BC

Server Administrator
Information Systems R24
Burnaby, Temporary, Full Time up to 7 months

There are two (2) vacancies

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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of Government responsible for the wholesale distribution and retail sale of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis. In 2018/19 the LDB recorded gross sales of $3.6 billion, generating a net income of $1.104 billion that supported vital public services including health care and education. It has a workforce of approximately 4600 full- and part-time employees working across 197 BC Liquor Stores, two BC Cannabis Stores (online and stand alone), a Head Office, three Wholesale Customer Centres and three Distribution Centres. The LDB is led by a General Manager and CEO who is responsible for administering the Liquor Distribution Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act, subject to direction from the Minister. As part of BC’s mixed-model retail system for liquor and non-medical cannabis, the LDB is committed to providing customers with an enhanced shopping environment, an expansive product selection and a high level of service.

LDB’s Information Technology Division (IT) provides reliable, responsive and secure systems and services to support LDB in operational excellence and delivering superior customer service.

The LDB’s Information Technology Division consists of six departments and 23 distinctive units, with 200+ FTEs. IT has adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages a combination of internal and external expertise, including outsourced services, contracted services and shared services, to deliver the IT mandate of supporting current operations and future business needs. Strategic plans, governance of standards and risk management are all developed internally to support Divisional and Corporate goals.

Reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Computing, this position is responsible for providing systems and server support to the Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) Intel-based Windows and Linux servers and associated Virtualization Technologies and Storage Technologies, including investigating, trouble-shooting, performing root-cause analysis and resolutions; installing, testing, maintaining and upgrading system/server software/hardware/firmware; monitoring systems server activity and usage and performing data analysis to ensure operational health of systems/servers are able to meet business demands, engage in performance tuning to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiencies for all environments including the PCI-compliant environments. Provide technical expertise, direction and service essential to the planning, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the LDB Servers and Storage area network environments used at all LDB Head Office, Distribution and retail locations.

The Server Administrator works in a highly dynamic, challenging and results-oriented environment with constant technology changes.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Please note that a cover letter is a requirement of this competition.

An eligibility list for temporary or permanent future opportunities may be established. A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Pierre De Levo, A/ Manager, Enterprise Computing by Email at . For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


Education and Experience

  • Degree in Information Technology or related field with a minimum of 3 years recent experience as a Server Administrator in a comparable environment OR Diploma in Information Technology or related field with a minimum of 5 years recent experience as a Server Administrator in a comparable environment
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Experience as a Server Administrator must include:

  • Experience in working in a large corporate environment supporting Windows/Unix (Redhat Enterprise Linux and/or HPUX) servers, Virtualization Technology and SAN
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot and resolve technical issues
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, judgment and consensus building abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and produce results within deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team, where productive relationships are developed and maintained


  • In depth knowledge of Server administration/System Engineer in Unix and Microsoft Windows
  • Working knowledge of VMWare products and experience with virtualization design and support
  • Working knowledge of SAN technology such as IBM/HP 3PAR/NetAPP
  • Knowledge of computer networking and communications protocols
  • Knowledge of system services such as E-mail/SMTP, web services, SNMP, Active Directory/LDAP, Group Policy, etc.

Preference may be given to those candidates with:

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Retail and Payment System
  • MS Windows certification
  • VMWare certification
  • Citrix VDI certification
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux certification
  • HP-UX experience (PA-RISC., Itanium)
  • SAN product experience (IBM, HP 3PAR)


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