Microsoft Systems Administrator (Windows)
Montreal, Canada
39d ago

Job Description

Ubisoft Montreal, an industry leading developer of video games, located in the heart of Montreal’s Mile-End, offers a unique environment where creativity, teamwork and cutting-

edge technology bring to life critically acclaimed video games and iconic AAA franchises. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, an open learning environment, and contribute to an international team driving innovation.


Ubisoft GNS Production is an innovation catalyst, delivering optimized solutions that offer game production teams a variety of options adapted to their reality.

Through our close relationship with game productions, we deliver quality solutions that help them work better together.

Reporting to a team lead, The Windows Systems Administrator is responsible for the health and operations of our Windows platform and server products, with a main focus on operational activities, proactive capacity management and event monitoring.

He will also contribute to the execution of various projects and will act as a second level support for the Windows systems under his responsibility.


  • The main and routine tasks of the Windows Systems Administrator are to :
  • Responsible for the proper daily operations of the Windows systems under his responsibility.
  • Install, maintain and upgrade Windows servers;
  • Provide windows expertise to Developers building complex in house application;
  • Responsible to Windows security Update on 500+ on a monthly basis;
  • Monitor system events to ensure health, maximum system availability and service quality;
  • Troubleshoot complex Windows application issue;
  • Automatization of simple to complex task with powershell script ;
  • Advanced troubleshooting of emergency situations on the network, must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as required;
  • Perform system & application patching and upgrade of equipment firmware;
  • Maintain documentation regarding configurations, operations and troubleshooting procedures related to the Microsoft platform;
  • Participate to the definition of standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics as directed;
  • Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical design and standards;
  • Answer user’s query and service requests;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.
  • Education

  • Baccalaureate Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Relevant experience

  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft systems administration in a 200+ server’s environment.
  • Skills

  • Good analytical Skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skill;
  • Good documentation skill;
  • Oral and Written Comprehension of English and French
  • Skill in developing techniques and methodologies to resolve unprecedented problems or situations.
  • Must be a self-starter that requires only limited supervision / guidance
  • Honesty, integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
  • Be a team player
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Organization skills;
  • Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of Windows 2008 and 2012 server;
  • Good knowledge of PowerShell scripting;
  • A good knowledge of Internet technologies and concepts such as DNS, routing protocols, TCP and UDP and higher level protocols such as HTTP, SMTP and FTP is important;
  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft IIS is a considerable asset;
  • Knowledgue of Chef is a considerable asset;
  • Knowledge of Network troubleshooting (TCPDump, wireshare, etc.);
  • Knowledge of Linux is a big plus
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, etc.) is an asset;
  • Knowledge of deployment of high-performance and fault-tolerant system is an asset;
  • knowledge with Web Servers (MS IIS, Nginx, Apache, HAproxy) is an asset;
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