Senior Network Administrator
St Marys Cement Canada
Toronto, ON, CAN
4d ago

Role: Senior Network Administrator

The Senior Network Administrator is responsible for planning, designing and implementing network solutions (including but not limited to WAN, LAN, voice, data, video, and wireless network services) and managing all network components, regarding capacity, configuration, problems, changes, performance, availability and security. As this role is responsible for designing and implementation of network solutions, experience with all aspects of a project is an important requirement for this position.

What will you do:

  • Design, configure, deploy and manage company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including routers, switches, access points, and other network related solutions to ensure their smooth, reliable and secure operation for fulfilling business needs.
  • Implement network security and encryption, and control access permissions and privileges within the network environment.
  • Analyze and resolve network problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and document resolutions for future reference.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrades, and troubleshooting of network hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Investigate, recommend, and install enhancements and operating procedures that optimize network availability, performance and security.
  • Monitor, analyze and optimize network performance and availability, by performing proactive tuning and corrective actions to provide the service levels agreed.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to improve network products and services and ensure SLAs are met.
  • Performs research and analysis in network technologies to identify, propose and implement innovative, cost effective solutions to improve systems operations and support business growth.
  • Analyze existing network solutions, recommend improvements, upgrades, repairs and implement processes and solutions to improve the service level provided to the business.
  • Manage projects and project portfolio for the network area.
  • Provide technical guidance, advice and recommendations to assist in network technology directions, decisions and roadmap.
  • Define indicators (KPIs) and measurement tools for monitoring the availability and performance of network environment.
  • Analyze network statistics and indicators (KPIs), in order to anticipate communication and networking problems, capacity and performance requirements, and implement preventive measures.
  • Develop and manage network disaster recovery plans and ensure that recovery procedures are working correctly and are regularly tested.
  • Develop and maintain network documentation, including network architecture, network mapping, IP addressing, configurations, throughputs, parameters, standards, procedures and definitions.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Collaborate with executive management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term network capacity needs.
  • Conducts audits and review network infrastructure to ensure compliance with established IT standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

Who you are:

  • Proven experience and success with design and implementation of network solutions (including but not limited to WAN, LAN, voice, data, video, and wireless network services).
  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
  • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge of network, including IP addressing and routing protocols, algorithms, and techniques
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including routers, switches, TCP/IP, OSI model, MPLS and QoS techniques.
  • Excellent network hardware and software troubleshooting experience.
  • Good knowledge of telephony systems, including VoIP technologies and implementations.
  • Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
  • Project management skill, including the development of budgets, schedules and communication plans, as well as understanding of Project Management methodologies.
  • Act as an in-house expert on networking as required by the organization
  • Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives, and main business processes.
  • University degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or equivalent work experience.
  • CCNA or CCNP desirable. CTNS will be an asset.

About us:

Are you interested in working for a company with a long heritage of excellence and commitment? St Marys Cement celebrates its 52nd year of operation with a legacy of participating in such landmark projects as the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Roy Thompson Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens and the Darlington Nuclear Station, as well as countless other engineering, civic and residential projects that significantly contributed to the growth and prosperity of the region.

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