Kinectrics takes pride in being consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the energy and utility industry, where purpose and people mean as much as innovation and growth. That’s why we choose only the best and brightest to join us. To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, Kinectrics has grown from a company of 300 to over 1,000 in only the last few years - and we aren’t looking to slow down. Join our diverse, supportive workplace for a rewarding career in the electricity industry.


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The Opportunity


Position: Systems Administrator

Employment Type: Permanent

Employment Level: Intermediate

Location: 800 Kipling Avenue / 393 University Avenue, Toronto, ON

Department: Information Technology (IT)

Reports to: Director IT

Hours per week: 37.5

Number Required: 1


What We Offer


At Kinectrics, employees are recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contributions while working in a highly technical and challenging environment. Kinectrics puts you in the driver’s seat of your own career, setting you up alongside industry experts who will help you develop the skills essential to your professional growth in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and rewarding work culture.

  • Purpose: The work we do each day helps communities around the world. Find satisfaction in work that really matters, working alongside and as part of the best and brightest in the industry.
  • Growth: To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, we are growing more each day, which means more opportunities for you. We encourage our employees to grow alongside our company thanks to a number of significant training and personal development opportunities.
  • Innovation: Our staff proudly develop innovations that push the industry forward.
  • Diversity: The company is dedicated to promoting diversity in its workforce, up to and including the senior management level. Our diversity committee ensures we stay up to date on leading trends and best practices, creating a desirable workspace for each and every one of our employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive total compensation package unmatched by most industries throughout North America.



Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact


  • Provision of infrastructure solutions from initial architecture and design through development, testing, and deployment ensuring resilient, secure, and efficient infrastructure operations.
  • Install, configure, and maintain servers and applications in physical, virtual and cloud environments across multiple locations.
  • Manage, configure, and support Windows Server operating systems, Microsoft Office 365 applications, IIS, MS SQL and Active Directory.
  • Assist other team administrators in deployment and management of VMWare solutions and storage infrastructure
  • Automate tasks and activities by scripting and programming (e.g., PowerShell, Visual Basic, C#, etc.)
  • Maintain infrastructure information security, data integrity and access procedures as per corporate security policy
  • Work with other administrators to deploy and apply OS/applications patches and updates for workstations and servers using automated process.
  • Proactively monitor, identify and manage systems and services resources; respond to system/service failures and issues.
  • Analyze incidents and issues, identify risks, provide recommendations, and implement solutions to reduce user impact and ensure business continuity.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed technical documentation, standards and policies and assist in the training of other resources as required. Provide technical guidance and leadership for any change management activities.
  • Assist in development and implementation of backup and disaster recovery strategy for all systems. Maintain a DR plan and participate in periodic testing of that plan.
  • Assists team members and other departments with testing new technologies and solutions. Lead and/or participate in the projects with other teams to design and deploy technical solutions to improve business operations.
  • Provide technical support (Level 2 & 3), acting as an escalation point for first level support staff. Troubleshoot user issues related to servers, data and applications, etc. Take ownership of all assigned tickets, researching and escalating to vendors as necessary.
  • The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.


What You Need to Succeed


  • University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related disciplines.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in designing and implementing infrastructure systems in physical and virtual environments such as VM Ware for medium and large enterprises.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with Windows Server, Microsoft SQL databases and IIS.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical hands-on experience working with Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, Windows Security, deployment services, DFS and other Microsoft infrastructure services
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with implementing solutions Azure and Office 365 environments,
  • In-depth practical knowledge of VMWare virtualization technology and virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience working with PowerShell, Bash or other scripting languages.
  • Practical hands-on experience with IAM/SSO, integration to AD, SAML, MFA, centralized authentication, authorization, access management, password management.
  • Strong understanding of backup and recovery processes and applications. Experience with Veeam in a multi-site environment.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of IT security best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to diagnose and resolve complex technology problems.
  • Superior documentation and organization skills, strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and work effectively with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.


Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.