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System Administrator

System Administrator

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Our customers have ideas- lots of them. Turning those ideas into a competitive advantage is what we do. NovAtel's integrated global positioning solutions deliver success on land, sea and in the air. We help many of the world's top companies stay in the lead by consistently delivering OEM global satellite positioning products that are recognized for their technical innovation, unsurpassed quality, fast delivery and industry-leading customer support. We empower skilled people to expand the boundaries of what is possible.


NovAtel is growing and we are currently in need of a permanent, full-time System Administrator to join our team. As an advanced system administrator you will use your expert knowledge in working with Active Directory, Group Policy and Powershell. NovAtel is running multiple vSphere environments and applicants are required to be very experienced with vSphere 5.5 or newer.


NovAtel’s environment includes vSphere running in traditional block storage (Hitachi), a growing vSphere environment in Simplivity hyper-converged infrastructure. It doesn’t get much more interesting than our environment. Multiple domains, multi-tenant networks, multi-tenant storage and NAS. In addition, we have to be compliant with cybersecurity framework NIST-800-171 and so, knowledge of administrating Active Directory in this context would be valuable.


As System Administrator, you will be responsible for:

  • Advanced administration of Windows Server based Active Directory in a NIST-800-171 environment
  • Administration of vSphere including vSphere replication and Site Recovery Manager in a multi-tenant environment
  • Administering Hitachi storage arrays and NAS clusters
  • Administration of Exchange Online (Office 365)
  • Administration of Mimecast mail hygiene service
  • Respond to Incidents and Service Requests from ServiceNow
  • Provide support and guidance to the Desktop Support Team



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with all aspects of a Windows Server/Windows Domain environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field
  • Expert knowledge of Active Directory including Group Policy, DHCP, DNS
  • Strong experience working with and administering vSphere, vCenter, vSphere replication and SRM
  • Strong experience of Powershell scripting

Key Success Factors:

  • Must be a capable team player that delivers reliable results
  • Possess strong documentation abilities
  • Good with customer communications


  • Any storage knowledge – Hitachi Data Systems block and NAS preferred but others considered
  • F5 load balancer/APM experience
  • ITIL training
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, administering Active Directory in a NIST-800-171 environment