IT Systems Architect & Administrator, Applications

  • Job ID: ADMN-22/23-045
  • Location: Kingston
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022 
  • Job Type: Administrative/Management
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Department: Information Technology Services
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Duration: Full-Time


The area of focus for the IT Systems Architect & Administrator, Applications is the IT applications aspects of IT Systems. An expert level knowledge and depth of experience in the field of IT Applications is required.  This role is responsible for the application of their expert knowledge to ensure successful operation of IT systems and services. This position is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of IT Systems Applications architecture, operations, support, and project technical tasks.

The IT Systems Architect & Administrator, Applications is accountable for effectively architecting and managing the technical aspects of the college’s IT Systems Applications systems. Using advanced technical skills in the enterprise IT systems domain, this role takes proactive steps to design and implement improvements to IT systems, applications, and infrastructure in order to improve value delivery and avoid service disruptions or performance degradations. This position is accountable for resolving support issues related to operations of the IT systems and is the primary role responsible for coordinating resolution of the issues. This position is the primary point of contact for technical support with application vendors and IT systems providers and is responsible for managing communication between these providers and the extended ITS team during issue resolution. As part of the ITS team this position is called upon to provide backup coverage for others in the team. Frequently it is necessary to work outside of regular working hours to resolve critical operational and support issues or to perform project tasks as deemed necessary by the Associate Director, IT Systems Applications, Infrastructure & Networks


Education and Experience:

A minimum of a 3-year diploma/degree in a relevant field of study.

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in IT solutions architecture and systems administration, providing leadership in managing projects, gathering requirements, developing and analyzing solutions.

Other Required Qualifications:

Required General:

  • Project Management: PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation
  • IT Service Management: ITIL v4 Foundation Certification
  • Business Analysis: International Institute of Business Analysis Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) Certification

Required Technical:

  • Microsoft: M365 Fundamentals; Azure Fundamentals; M365 Security Administrator Associate; Azure Administrator Associate; Azure Security Engineer Associate; M365 Teams Administrator Associate; M365 Messaging Administrator Associate
  • IT and Information Security: CompTIA Security+; Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCSA); EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • Core Networking: CompTIA Network+
  • Superior research, analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent project management and leadership abilities, including prioritizing, scheduling, time control and anticipatory skills.
  • Ability to prepare and implement project and ancillary plans.
  • Excellent business and technical skills to produce/implement effective solutions that align with ITS strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills for interacting with project stakeholders, project team members, steering committee, colleagues, management team and others.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to develop and follow project plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership for projects and initiatives.
  • Proven reliable problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development, staying current in the field and keeping abreast with trends and developments through continuous learning, training, seminars, reading, exchanging information with peers, etc.
  • Service-oriented, highly focused on client relationships.
  • Flexible, positive, and collaborative.
  • Well organized and highly efficient within a multi-tasking environment.

Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:

The successful incumbent must have the ability to report to the work location or work temporarily from a remote location with reliable internet access, as approved by the College and in accordance with the college’s Telework Policy

Salary & Terms

Admin Group: Pay Band 10: $77,520 - $96,900 per annum, commensurate on education and experience. In addition to the salary, this position is eligible for pay for performance.

Hours per week: 37.5

Posted Date: June 16, 2022

Closing Date: June 30, 2022 (4:00 p.m.)


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