• Senior Network Technical Specialist

    Job Location CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5 days ago)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    *Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London, Toronto or Winnipeg*


    Shared Enterprise Services (SES) Network Services designs, engineers and operates a 7 x 24 network and is looking for people interested in improving this network. Looking for specialists for our Engineering area and for our Operations area, who have Network experience working at the enterprise level.


    This network connects a primary data center with multiple Canadian head offices and hundreds of regional offices. Our technology base includes:

    • Cisco Nexus Switching & Routing
    • Cisco ACI
    • Cisco/Checkpoint Firewall and VPN
    • Internet technologies (DNS, SMTP, OSPF, etc)
    • Radware & F5 Load balancers
    • Aruba/Cisco Wireless
    • Solarwinds


    • Design, build, deploy and operate the enterprise wide network following the industry standard design and support best practices
    • Documentation of operational and recovery procedures
    • Provide technology leadership to business partners and IS staff
    • Provide technical expertise to projects and support teams with emphasis on constructing solutions through integration of infrastructure and applications including 3rd party products
    • Support the development of implementation strategies and plans including identification of technical work packages, dependencies, estimates and schedules
    • Support for a 7x24 network environment. May include evening and weekend pager support on a rotational basis.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Degree/diploma in technology related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 5-7 years experience designing, implementing or operating Network technology infrastructure
    • Cisco, Checkpoint, Aruba, f5 and/or Radware training/certification would be an asset
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Proven ability of following ITIL best practices on incident management, break-fix, permanent resolution, problem management and change management
    • Solid communications and interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to write effective documentation that is clear and meaningful
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to script/automate Network tasks would be an asset
    • Effective internal consulting skills with a strong customer service orientation
    • Attention to detail and effective planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex network issues and perform capacity planning

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.



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