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Systems/Database Administrator

by Western University

Reference #: 22672
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 07, 2021
Experience: 5 Years
Compensation range: $64,070 ~ $91,420 Per Year
Western University

Job Description

Join the team providing a solid foundation for the use of technology at Western University!

WTS is seeking an experienced Systems/Database Administrator. In this role you will be a key member of a skilled team responsible for deploying and supporting the infrastructure used to support technology across campus. You will build and manage hardware infrastructure, virtualization software, multiple database platforms and storage hardware. You will also join the WTS team responsible for research, planning, designing, modifying, integrating and evaluating technologies for use within Western’s central technology infrastructure.   
As the ideal candidate, you will have a College Diploma in an information technology field or a University Degree with at least a minor in Computer Science. You will have five (5) years’ of experience supporting enterprise level servers, storage, and databases; experience with virtualization software and advanced understanding of, network concepts, systems security and administrative procedures in a large production environment; experience using and managing backup software.  Specific technology experience that we are looking for include:
  • Databases (Oracle, MicroSoft SQL Server, MySql);
  • Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, Virtual Desktops (VMware Horizon view))
  • Storage (NetApp, Pure, Nexsan, Quantum libraries etc.)
  • Server platforms (UCS, Dell, Oracle)
  • Backup software (Veeam, Networker)

Western University’s vision is to be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best student experience at a leading Canadian research university. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Department of Western Technology Services (WTS) is a central source committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective technology solutions and services to the campus community in support of the teaching and research missions of the University. WTS works collaboratively with other IT groups within Western’s faculties and support units to leverage central supported technology solutions and services where appropriate. The Infrastructure Services division of WTS is responsible for providing Western faculty, staff, and students with the best possible hardware and software support infrastructure to enable the use of technology in teaching, learning and administration.

This position is a regular full-time, permanent position within the Professional & Managerial Association at Western University. The salary range for this position is $64,070 - $91,420, depending on the level of experience. Western offers a comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to extended health, dental, vision and pension. For more information regarding the benefit package please visit:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #22672,  by midnight on May 24, 2021.

The university campus is in London, a thriving city of 400,000 people located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.