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Network & Platform Systems Specialist

Location:  Vaughan
Stellen-ID:  17663

When it comes to digital, physical or electronic payments, the whole world trusts Giesecke+Devrient. Now you too can discover your passion for the world of payment systems. G+D Currency Technology is a globally active high-tech company headquartered in Munich, Germany. As a trusted partner of central banks and the entire currency industry, we increase security and efficiency in cash circulation. Our 160 years of experience – combined with new, digital solutions – makes us the world market leader in Advanced Currency Management. As part of the G+D Group, we offer a wide range of development opportunities in an international, family-owned company, with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. We are convinced that the key to success is in the diversity of our employees. That’s why it depends on you personally – let’s shape the future of currencies together!



The Network & Platform Systems Specialist provides all aspects of network and platform support including: installation, maintenance of hardware and software, troubleshoot network problems, set up, configuration and support internal and/or external networks.  The position will so provide implementation and implementation and suppot to G+D R&D software development tools including: TFS, GIT, SAP Business Objects, JEE application servers, cloud environments, relational databases, ClearQuest, ClearCase, Enterprise Architect.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Systems Administration and Project Execution                                                                    
  • Balance dual role as primary internal development and external (SaaS) platform solution administrator
  • Maintain close relationship with development, test and implementation teams and regularly interface with staff to understand and resolve environment challenges
  • Analyze requirements, research and propose solutions for technical aspects of the project
  • Provide deployment architectural assistance to internal and external teams
  • Provide solution troubleshooting during implementation
  • Analyze, propose infrastructure best practices to improve the development and support process
  • Design and develop, development, test, demo, and production environments as needed for both internal and external customers


Internal Infrastructure:                                                                     

  • Analyze requirements, research and implement infrastructure solutions
  • Manage/Maintain and expand Virtual Infrastructure
  • Regularly review systems health to optimize functionality and plan for growth
  • Interface with global IT and align technology with company best practices
  • Propose and work with global IT to implement division specific infrastructure and security requirements
  • Stay up to date with current technology          
  • Develop, and maintain all systems, applications, security, and network configurations
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues
  • Recommend upgrades, patches, new applications and equipment and also provide technical support and guidance to users
  • Procure applicable software and hardware as needed
  • Create and maintain applicable technical documentation
  • Ensure all personnel are cross-trained and experienced in each other’s routine duties
  • Provide guidance and leadership to junior level employees 
  • Install, support and provide general assistance to users of PC applications including word processors, spreadsheets, graphics packages, database management systems, electronic mail and communications
  • Administer adds and changes of users on the network, provide user training (assist HQ as needed)
  • Install and maintain PCs, printers and other network equipment (assist HQ as needed)


Cloud Infrastructure                                            

  • Act as primary technical resource:
  • Create and maintain cloud based platforms and solutions (primarily Azure)
  • Participate in Cloud operations on a day-to-day basis maintaining continuous availability, durability, scale and up time of the platform as well as services/applications.
  • Global internal development, demo and test platforms
  • Customer SaaS platforms
  • Azure DevOps
  • Monitor and manage Cloud based infrastructure including Virtual Machines, virtual Networks, Storage, Backup, etc.
  • Closely work with stakeholders and plan the maintenance activities of the Cloud Platform
  • Responsible for all aspects of deployed Azure cloud system security including: design, infrastructure development, implementation, monitoring, PEN testing, compliance, etc.


Required Education and Experience:

  • 4 year degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 7 years of related experience or a combination of education and experience 
  • 5 years of experience with operating systems and PC LAN and WAN environments including Windows, and UNIX
  • Minimum 3 years of hands on experience in cloud technology including Azure infrastructure Automation
  • 5 years of experience supporting PC based applications
  • Cisco proficiency – Moderate level proficiency with 29xx/38xx series switches, 29xx/43xx series routers
  • VMWare proficiency – Moderate to expert level proficiency with VMWare Center 6.5 & related products
  • Experience in installing Rack mountable servers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Linux proficiency – Moderate level Linux administration proficiency (RHEL)
  • Proficient in JEE Application Servers (preferably Websphere or Jboss) and load balancers
  • Significant experience interfacing with end users


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to plan and coordinate different projects simultaneously and work with minimal supervision
  • A thorough understanding of system administrator tasks
  • Able to understand network concepts and configure servers
  • Evaluate new applications
  • Understand systems and processes in a service environment, e.g. finance, inventory, purchasing and receiving
  • Must be organized, self-motivated and self-disciplined
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must
  • Ability to make recommendations for continuous quality improvements in all areas of accountability
  • Flexibility to work long hours as necessary and fulfill other duties as assigned
  • Should have working knowledge of Public/Hybrid Cloud/Virtualization, Windows/Linux servers, MS SQL/ Oracle Databases and Networking concepts.
  • Hands on experience in deployment of Microservices in Kubernetes based orchestration suites or other open-source container orchestration system for automating software deployment, scaling, and management
  • Solid troubleshooting experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Containers and microservices architecture
  • Demonstrated experience with migrating an Enterprise class infrastructure to Public Cloud Platforms



15% including international as needed



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Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc.
202-3700 Steeles AveW Vaughan ON L4L 8K8
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