Senior Infrastructure Analyst

Reference Number: 9075
Department: Information Technology
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: 
Regular, FT
Date Posted: 1st Nov, 2021
Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Senior Infrastructure Analyst to supplement our dynamic team.
Under the direction of the IT Technical Support Manager, the Infrastructure Analyst will be responsible for ensuring server network and storage operations for Nova Scotia Power’s business and operational systems.
This position will work closely with projects and the NSP IT Operations teams to ensure smooth operation of the technical environments that include compute, storage and network. Hands on experience with VMWare, Cisco compute and networking technologies, and IBM Storage is an asset. Both hands on work and coordinating with other providers will be part of this role.
The Infrastructure Analyst must have a strong technical background with multiple years’ experience, a passion for technology and finding better ways to work. A desire for learning is key to the success of this role.
The analyst will:

  • Have significant experience with VMWare building large and small environments, (Host build/configuration, deploying VM’s)
  • Have administrator level expertise managing and patching Windows and Unix/ Linux Server environments,
  • Have significant experience with Active Directory
  • Have experience working with and provisioning SAN, and Backup technologies.(Fibre channel, LUN’s/volumes)
  • Have a networking background (Understand L2/L3 networking, requesting firewall rules, network segmentation and segregation)
  • Knowledge of Cisco networking and Source Fire a plus.
  • Have experience working with Public Cloud Technologies (Microsoft Azure, AWS)
  • Experience working with Cisco UCS and hyperconverged systems a bonus
  • Have strong collaboration skills.
  • Experience and knowledge with private and public clouds
  • Have a foundation of IT Security in everyday work
  • Have experience in IT hardware/software procurement and licensing.
  • Have the ability to learn new technologies, open to developing new processes that will increase operational efficiencies, and be passionate about solving complex problems or making technology breakthroughs
  • Has a want to transform how the data centre operates
  • Manage and execute infrastructure changes using standard change management methodologies;
  • Test, manage and provide input on hardware and software standards and facilitate non-standard requests
  • Interact with vendors to resolve problems and research information;
  • Work in collaboration with external partners and desktop support to optimize support and deployment processes
  • Preferably have the ITIL foundations certification
  • Have experience working with a CMDB
  • Provide afterhours support as necessary

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.
Skills, Capabilities and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a University degree or diploma in a computer related discipline and five years’ experience working with the technologies stated above. A solid understanding of expertise across the IT disciplines in order to deliver effective business solutions is also required.
At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position you speak up on health, safety and environment issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. A Senior Infrastructure Analyst builds strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well informed decisions.
In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.
Reporting To: Manager, IT Technical Support.
Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.
Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than 15th November, 2021. Late applications may not receive consideration.
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.
We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.