The Architect Administrator’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network. This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links. The person will also analyze and resolve end user hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end user training where required. Among other things, the tasks consist of:
Strategy & Planning
- Perform network design and capacity planning.
- Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
- Establish service level agreements with end users.
Acquisition & Deployment
- Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
- Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
- Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
- Manage network security solutions, including firewall, and intrusion detection systems.
- Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and access point.
- Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
- Administer all network equipment hardware and software upgrades.
- Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
- Perform network security audits.
- Perform network backups and recovery.
- Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
- Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
- Manage and provide guidance to members of the network team.
Formal Education & Certification
- College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or 10 years equivalent work experience.
- Strong ability to communicate in both English and French.
Knowledge & Experience
- Working technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
- Extensive application support experience with Fortinet.
- Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards with Fortinet environment.
- Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
- Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
- Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
- Highly self motivated and directed.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in environment.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Valid driver license
- Valid passport and allowed to travel in Canada, USA, France.
- Potential travel time required.
- Due to time zone difference and appropriate meeting times, extended work hours may be required.
- On-call availability.
- Occasional working in a production environment for network project.
- Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects.
- Competitive salary;
- RRSP 5%;
- Long-term disability insurance;
- Health insurance;
- Employee assistance program and telehealth platform;
- Remote work;
- Flexible work hours;
- Employee experience program;
- Social activities.
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NOTE: Any experience deemed equivalent will be considered. Please note that Polycor Inc. is committed to employment equity and all applications will be treated confidentially. We will only communicate with candidates who have been selected for an interview.
ABOUT POLYCOR: Polycor Inc. is the world’s leading natural stone quarrier and our core mission is to make people fall in love with natural stone. Our world-class reputation comes from a great legacy of stone work on historical landmarks, institutional, commercial and residential projects. Founded in Quebec City (Canada) in 1987, the company now employs nearly 1,300 people and owns over 50 quarries and 20 manufacturing plants across North America and Europe. For more information, please visit our website or our social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
76 rue Saint-Paul, Suite 100
Quebec City (Quebec)
Canada G1K 3V9