Systems Analyst

Winnipeg, MB

Systems Analyst

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure Development, the incumbent is primarily responsible for the analysis, design, development and implementation of Linux operating systems, middleware and web infrastructure platforms that support the University’s enterprise systems. The incumbent also provides maintenance and support to existing systems, conducts quality assurance/quality improvement activities, and acts as a consultant/resource to clients and other IST staff. The areas of focus for this position are Linux, middleware and web infrastructure.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

·A Bachelor's degree or college diploma in Computer Science or a related field required.

·An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

·Must have a minimum 10 years of work experience as a system administrator with a minimum of 4 years of experience with analysis, design, deployment, maintenance and support of enterprise level Linux platform systems in higher education or large business environment.

·Must have experience with the deployment, configuration and support of enterprise level web infrastructure and middleware platforms.

·Experience with operating system / middleware platform support and administration of an enterprise level ERP, CRM or HRIS system is desirable. Experience with Ellucian Banner is considered an asset.

·Must have experience with Linux platform configuration management and automation tools.

·Must have experience in planning and estimating work related to deployment, upgrade of Linux platform systems and middleware.

·Must have experience collaborating with diverse project teams including technology users, infrastructure and application specialists, vendor sales and technical support staff, project managers and project sponsors.

·Experience with public cloud platforms in considered an asset.

·Experience with High Performance Computing systems is considered an asset.

·Comprehensive knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform is required. RHCSA certification is considered an asset.

·Demonstrated knowledge of configuration management and automation tools (Puppet / Ansible / Chef / Octopus / Terraform).

·Demonstrated knowledge of web and middleware infrastructure including (Tomcat / Wordpress / Drupal / Varnish / NGINX).

·Demonstrated knowledge of database platform deployment and configuration of MySQL and PostGRES.

·Demonstrated knowledge of programming and scripting using Python, Bash and Git.

·Strong working knowledge of common networking technologies including IPV4, DNS, and DHCP.

·Working knowledge of Windows Server and Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services and integration technologies (SAML, LDAP, Azure AD Connect, and ADFS) is considered an asset.

·Working knowledge of VMware server virtualization, Network Attached Storage and Data Protection in an asset.

·Working knowledge of cloud platforms (Azure, AWS) is considered an asset.

·Working knowledge of containerization technologies (Kubernetes, Docker) is considered an asset.

·Must be self-motivated and possess excellent problem solving skills.

·Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with users of varying levels of technical expertise is required.

·Demonstrated strong analytical skills to diagnose and resolve complex systems issues is required.

·Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and schedule complex projects and tasks is essential.

·Ability to act as a consultant to clients and other staff members is essential.

·Demonstrated teamwork/collaboration skills.

·Ability to develop strong interpersonal working relationships.

·Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:

  • Comprehensive group benefits and pension plan.
  • Competitive vacation time.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A full spectrum of professional development opportunities.

Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s recruitment site, UM Careers:

Closing Date: May 16, 2022

Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.



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