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Title:  Cloud Systems Administrator




Requisition ID: 117328

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The team:

Global Technology Services (GTS) Cloud Operations & DevOps (CODO) provides operational support for our cloud offerings (Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Scotiabank’s Private Cloud). GTS is accountable for planning, engineering and 24x7 operations of all global infrastructure supporting Scotiabank. We deliver the full range of IT infrastructure services inclusive of the public and private cloud, traditional data centers and our branch locations. Our services include architecture, engineering and operational support of our networks, systems and databases as well as end-user support for over 90,000 Scotiabank employees. GTS is a team of over 1,800 people located in 15 countries, with our primary locations in Toronto and Mexico City.


The role:

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Scotiabank Cloud Operations, you will combine your technical abilities, judicious thinking and detail-oriented execution in a fast-paced, dynamic 24x7x365 environment.


Is this role right for you?

  • You want to be a part of a team that strives to constantly improve on the reliability of our systems through continuous improvements on how we run infrastructure (e.g., performance management, disaster recovery, monitoring & access management), tools and processes.
  • You relish working with application teams to deliver continuous improvements to applications and support the transformation of our approach to both operations and development (e.g., code testing automation and deployment tools and processes).
  • You thrive on becoming a believed advisor to customers via your enthusiastic social engagements and technical depth, while balancing internal resources to meet internal demands.
  • You excel at developing test cases and confirm software deficiencies; as well as working closely with Cloud Administrators and Engineers on timely workarounds and fixes to the product, verifying fixes and coordinating delivery.
  • You can be counted on for responsive and proactive communications, at the highest level of customer satisfaction in every interaction; portraying an accurate sense of urgency and professionalism when interacting with customers.
  • Proactive issue tracking is a part of your DNA; documenting as you go, and able to provide reporting at appropriate intervals and relevant levels to the team and management.
  • You relish learning and propagating that knowledge through written and verbal technical training.  That documentation comes in the form of incident notes, technical articles, and contributing to knowledge base and forums with specific areas of expertise.


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?

  • You have solid communication (verbal/written) skills in English. 
  • You have at least 2+ years of hands-on technical working experience in the following:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v.6/7 system operations & administration;
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v.6/7 Logical Volume Manager (LVM) & user management; and
    • Microsoft Windows 2012/2016/2019 server operations & administration
  • You can demonstrate at least 6+ months of hands-on technical working experience with Scripting tools, such as:
    • Perl, PowerShell, VMware PowerCLI, Python/Jython
    • Windows administrative scripting: VBScript techniques, Active Directory® Service Interfaces (ADSI)
  • You have at least 6+ months of hands-on technical working experience in the use of automation tools (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible or SaltStack)
  • You also have at least 6+ months of hands-on technical working experience in the systems analysis & monitoring of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) & Microsoft Azure hosted infrastructure & systems.
  • Hands on practical experience with vulnerability and configuration management.
  • You can demonstrate a high level of technical working knowledge of network operations (e.g., DNS, TCP/IP, Load balancing, DMZ, routing protocols, etc.).
  • You have hands on practical experience in the use of backup and archiving tools (e.g., Cohesity would be an asset).
  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering or in a related field of study.


What's in it for you?

  • You will stay on the noted edge of cloud technology and adoption as Scotiabank continues its inflexible digital transformation.  The Bank will provide a dynamic, fast-paced, flexible and very progressive working environment that will allow your creativity and energy to prosper and thrive.
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world.
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning.
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We are technology partners who help the business transform how our employees around the world work.
  • We offer a driven total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (pension & Employee Share Ownership), generous vacation; health/medical/wellness benefits; employee banking privileges.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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