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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Administrator

Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Working under general supervision, the System Administrator will be knowledgeable with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and supports Wawanesa’s success by ensuring systems availability and accessibility for business applications.


Job Responsibilities

  • Follows pre-defined processes and procedures in order to support areas of responsibility in a team environment
  • Works with others (both internally and externally) to complete requests in a productive and courteous manner
  • Communicates plans and updates on deliverables to support IS teams, business units and customers
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support systems within area of responsibility
  • Leverages monitoring and reporting for ensuring operational efficiencies
  • Performs system maintenance activities, sometimes outside normal business hours
  • Provides suggestions for operational improvements and customer service
  • Contributes to the planning of application and infrastructure vitality
  • Participates in on-call support rotation
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • 4 years related IT experience or post-secondary education
  • Experience required in the administration, maintenance, and provisioning of:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (including Ansible autmation)
    • VMWare vSphere Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills by expressing clear ideas and asking relevant questions
  • Strong commitment to teamwork to ensure group objectives are met by making quality contributions and supporting fellow team members by sharing information
  • Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations ensuring a high level of service for all requests
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to perform comprehensive reviews of information, service requests and problems
  • Employs a structured approach to problem solving by collecting all relevant information from different sources
  • Related IT certifications or ITIL certification are considered an asset
  • Administration experience in the following is considered an asset:
    • Strorage (Netapp, Nimble, IBM, Data Domain)
    • Fiberchannel SAN
    • Cisco UCS blades
    • Red Hat Satellite & Identity Manager


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.


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