Senior IT Network Administrator

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Job Description
Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the world’s largest solar modular producers. Our mission is to power the world with solar energy and create a better and cleaner Earth for future generations. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and specialized solar products, Canadian Solar delivers uncompromising value to its customers across the globe.

Position Title: Senior IT Network Administrator

Department: Corporate Information Technology Department

Reports To: Manager, IT Infrastructure and Architecture

Location: Guelph, ON (Hybrid)

Position Summary:
The Corporate IT department at Canadian Solar Inc. is responsible for the delivery of critical enterprise-wide IT systems and services.
As a member of the Corporate IT Infrastructure team, the incumbent is responsible for managing day-to-day operations to ensure the ongoing availability, reliability, and security of Canadian Solar information and assets. The Senior IT Network Administrator will support IT network infrastructure and major projects for a growing Global company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, deployment, and administration of Global network infrastructure.
  • This role will provide technical expertise, leadership, and guidance on complex technical projects.
  • Identify and assess industry trends in Infrastructure solutions, architecture, and information security.
  • Oversee the deployment, configuration, and management of wired and wireless office network infrastructure.
  • Provide support and technical guidance on level 2 and level 3 support ticket and issue escalation.
  • Take ownership of risks ensuring they are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Follow standard change control, ticketing, project methodology and incident management processes.
  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences and transfer knowledge with other team members.
  • Ensure all problems are logged and tracked in the IT ticketing system in accordance with agreed upon service levels.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A three-year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Computer Sciences or equivalent.
  • Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.
  • Microsoft Azure or AWS certifications are desirable assets.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive Network Administration experience, preferably in a Global manufacturing environment.
  • Managing lifecycle of network infrastructure, hardware, software, security, compliance, and maintenance.
  • Direct experience with layer 2 and 3 switching, routing, wireless networking, zero trust networking solutions and monitoring tools.
  • Managing on-premises and cloud connectivity with multiple offices, factories, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and other cloud providers.
  • Deep understanding of IT processes including ticketing systems, change control, security administration & best practices.
  • Experience working in a Global company with multiple divisions, teams, and stakeholders.
  • Strong documentation skills and ability to provide knowledge transfer to other IT team members.
  • Project management best practices and working with project stakeholders.
  • Developing IT standards, documentation, and ensuring compliance.
  • Experience migrating on-premises infrastructure to cloud, acquisitions and divestitures is an asset.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Provide occasional after-hours or weekend project work or support.
  • Potential travel to other Canadian Solar Inc. sites Globally or training conferences.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Inc. Code of Business Conduct or corporate policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons. We encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, gender diverse people, people with diverse abilities, members of ethnic minorities and faith groups, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected group.
Studies have shown that women and people of diverse backgrounds are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the posting. We are committed to creating an
environment where we eliminate barriers and promote inclusion of equity groups. We strongly encourage applications even if you don’t believe you meet all the requirements outlined. We will do
our best to respond.
The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion.
Upon individual request, Canadian Solar will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.
Interviews will be conducted only with qualified applicants.