Systems Administrator

posted July 18th, 2012, KEV Group

Job Description

KEV Group is looking to hire another Systems Administrator for our Mississauga office. As part of our team you would be responsible for the uptime and performance of our high traffic websites as well as running IT for the office.

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of training users in applications and operating system fundamentals and writing basic documentation
  • High skill level with most Windows operating system commands/utilities
  • Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes; for example, can boot/shut down a machine, add and remove user accounts, use backup programs, manage file/folder permissions and group access
  • Fundamental understanding of an operating system; for example, understands scheduling, memory management techniques, performance tuning concepts, security concepts

Required Background

  • Experience with system administration specializing in web hosting environments
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2003/2005/2008, Windows 7
  • Knowledge of Active Directory, GPO, IIS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008

Desirable Background and Skills

  • A degree (or working toward one) in computer science or a related field
  • Familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment concepts
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (PowerShell, Perl, VBScript, UNIX shell)
  • Programming experience in any applicable language
  • Knowledge of UNIX / Linux
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft web stack, including IIS 7 / 7.5
  • Understanding of HTTP and TCP/IP
  • Understanding of load balancing concepts and some experience with either load balancing software or load balancing appliance hardware


  • Install and manage computers and virtual machines for workstation or server use
  • Active Directory management (account creation/deletion, group memberships, GPO, etc.)
  • Manage anti-virus scheduling
  • IIS web site management, software installation
  • Under supervision of senior staff, manage remote production web and assist in the administration of the organization’s SQL databases and their corresponding systems
  • Executes daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks, monitoring application performance, backups to disk, replication and data restore, creating and granting logins and support procedures of supported SQL-based infrastructure systems
  • Creates standard periodic and ad hoc reports/queries for clients & internal staff as requested
  • Assist with examination and performance-tuning of existing SQL databases

About KEV Group

KEV Group is an international company that specializes in the management and security of school funds.  KEV Group has continued to grow and address new client needs since our founding almost two decades ago as a pioneer  in managing school funds.  Our flagship product, School Cash Accounting, has consistently set the industry standard for school cash management.

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