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Systems Administrator

August 13 2020
Industries Education, Training
Categories Information Technology, Networking, Security, Continuity, Risk, System administrator
London, ON

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Our mission is to implement secure, cost effective computing technology solutions for our business partners.  To provide attentive, friendly, high quality technical support to our customers, solving their issues in a timely fashion.

The Systems Administrator, will work under the guidance of the Systems Operations Analyst, and be accountable for assigned tasks that contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Housing & Ancillary Services network and server systems.  The incumbent will be responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining computer hardware, operating systems and applications as they pertain to the network and server infrastructure, and will provide Tier 3 support to Client Support and RezNet staff.  The incumbent will provide assistance in response, investigation and mitigation of Security incidents, and will work in collaboration with the Computing Services team to provide a safe, reliable and secure computing and mobile environment for administrative staff. 


-   3 year Community College Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field

-   Undergraduate Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science is preferred

-   Industry Certifications (e.g. A+, Security+, Network +, CCNA, MCSE, etc.) would be an asset


-   1 year of experience in a networking technology environment

-   Technical work experience in a higher educational Institution is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-   Knowledge of the concepts and application of network, server and workstation security

-   Demonstrated ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments and adapt efficiently to emerging priorities

-   Ability to write clear, concise procedural and technical documentation

-   Demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve results

-   Ability to handle frequent interruptions

-   Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems

-   Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

-   Ability to establish and maintain relationships with peers, contacts with access to information, and key business partners

-   Ability to carry out work off hours as required with appropriate guidance and training

-   Ability to support change initiatives by following new directions as directed.

-   Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy

-   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

-   Proven ability to interact with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner

-   Must have a valid driver's license

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #20466, by midnight on August 26, 2020.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194. network