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Sr. Server Analyst
Summary
Title:Sr. Server Analyst
ID:122222
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Corporate IT
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801
Description

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

THIS ROLE CAN BE BASED IN OAKVILLE, ON, CA OR JOPLIN, MO, USA

Purpose

The Senior Server Analyst’s role will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for server architecture. This includes securing, configuring and optimizing all virtual systems and services. Development and implementation of standards/processes including VMware vSphere, SRM, Windows Server and public Clouds. Acts as a domain specialist for infrastructure teams in the design, delivery and support of IT solutions. The Senior Server Analyst’s obligation will be to develop and maintain SLAs for all organizational server solutions.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as a domain specialist for VMware vSphere and cloud platforms.

  • Collaborate with business and IT leadership to assess short and long-term server capacity requirements associated with the organization's infrastructure

  • Work with vendors, business users and other resources to assess and understand technologies and develop proposed beneficial technical solutions

  • Ability to analyze partner requirements and convert into secure solutions

  • Work within established configuration and organizational change policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the server infrastructure

  • Support high availability and ensure uptime consistent with the organization's business requirements

  • Participates in configuration of monitoring tools and alert mechanisms

  • Assist and/or Lead IT Infrastructure Capital Projects

  • Assist in improving and maintaining security posture across the infrastructure services and equipment in line with security and regulatory policies

  • Identify technology gaps and work to evaluate and select appropriate value-add solutions and innovations

  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to server configuration, processes, and service records

  • Ensures appropriate compliance and audit requirements are met

  • Support day-to-day operation of server infrastructure and services

  • Participate in a 24x7 on call rotation and respond to outages related to server infrastructure and services

  • Assist with managing relationship with data center and service providers

Required Experience

  • Experience designing, developing and deploying on premise and cloud server infrastructure in an enterprise environment.

  • Expert level knowledge in Virtualization technologies, VMware and Azure or other clouds

  • Expert level knowledge in security designs and standards for VMware and Cloud platforms

  • Expert level knowledge of Windows Server 2016/2019 and active directory

  • Experience with datacenter technologies

  • Self-motivated with an ability to multi-task and prioritize across competing initiatives

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and adapt to changing technical landscapes

  • Ability to communicate with business partners from many different backgrounds and technical abilities

Desired Experience (not required)

  • Developing and maintaining infrastructure processes

  • Vulnerability management systems and processes (Qualys)

  • Industry security frameworks

  • Mission critical and/or life safety facilities

  • VMWare vRealize Operations Advanced Technology

  • Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server and Application Monitor (SAM)

  • Microsoft DFSR

  • Dell/EMC Avamar and Data domain Backup/Recovery technologies

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Defined Contribution savings plan

  • Free refreshments

  • Top Talent Program

  • Volunteer paid days off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Achievement fund

  • Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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