IT Systems Administrator

WHO WE ARE

Namaste Technologies began as an international cannabis eCommerce company operating 32 sites in 20 countries. We have years of data collected on legal cannabis users and by combining machine learning technology with telemedicine apps, we’re monetizing this information. We have recently acquired our sales license for our Licensed Producer CannMart which now allows us to operate our marketplace for all brands’ legal cannabis products.

WHO YOU ARE

We are currently in the process of consolidating our business-critical applications, services, tools, and more so that we can significantly increase our systems security and monitoring capacity, automate major IT workflows, and overall provide better end-user support. We’re also scaling up our staff and creating a major center of gravity for our organization in Toronto. 

We are searching for an  IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (ON-SITE) to join our currently distributed Information Technology team to be our team’s eyes and ears on the ground in Toronto. This role will be based at our Etobicoke location but will need to travel around the Toronto metropolitan area as necessary to support systems, infrastructure, and users at our Toronto HQ Office, CannMart facility in Etobicoke and our NamasteMD office also based in Toronto.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a  first line of support for all application, hardware, and network problems for our employees in the Toronto area.
  • Provide exceptional IT support in person, via phone, via email, and via ticketing on requests, problems, and incidents covering a broad range of functional areas.
  • Communicate with internal employees to provide meaningful analysis of issues, providing articulate and meaningful insights for any on-going problems.
  • Design and implement solutions for employee assistance requests concerning computer, network, applications and related IT issues.
  • Work alongside developers and product managers in removing technical roadblocks that prevent engineers from iterating on products.
  • Perform user administration duties, process user permissions changes, manage licenses. and installation of hardware and software.
  • Endpoint monitoring including patch management, advanced printer / peripheral device troubleshooting, and advanced network configuration and maintenance.
  • Approximately 25% of time will be spent at our primary location in downtown Toronto.
  • Approximately 75% of time will be spent at our CannMart facility in Etobicoke (Toronto metropolitan area) and our Toronto-based NamasteMD office.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 - 5 years minimum of combined experience as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, IT Support Specialist, Application Support or similar role.
  • 3 years of experience working in an end-user deskside support role and/or Help Desk support role.
  • BSc/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • Strongly proficient working with various operating systems and platforms including Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, and iOs.
  • Extremely resourceful, high aptitude for solving problems, great troubleshooting skills with a wide variety of computer hardware, software, peripherals, network infrastructure, mobile devices, etc.
  • Extensive experience configuring and supporting SaaS applications and cloud-based IT solutions.
  • Zero Trust Security methodology and emphasis on data loss prevention.
  • Experience with directory information services like Active Directory & LDAP, Azure, and/or Identity Management is a plus.
  • Experience with managing and supporting SaaS applications.
  • Knowledge of SaaS applications such as:  Jira, Slack, GSuite (Gmail, Gdrive), O365, Ample Organics, Zoom, ZenDesk, Adobe, Notion and Security tools such as Okta, Moblileiron, Jumpcloud, Netscope
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies such as Azure, AWS, and GPC.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with vendors, suppliers, and contractors
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, technical design and documentation skills and willingness to share information as well as keep up-to-date with emerging technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) and strong ability to assist end-users.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification preferred.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification preferred.

We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Namaste Technologies. Please note, only the candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Namaste Technologies welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

At Namaste Technologies, you get to work with amazing, passionate colleagues on innovative technology. In an international work environment, we offer you the chance to be challenged, make an impact, work flexibly, and be part of a team.

  • Challenge

    Working with advanced technology means there is always a chance to learn problem-solving skills. We have developed strong solutions to help medical patients get access to cannabis, and we love to think creatively on ways to make it even better.

  • Impact

    Although we are constantly growing, we still act like a small company where everyone’s voice is heard and you have the opportunity to implement new ideas. Whether you’re working in a product, marketing, or information technology role, you have a chance to make an impact, starting from day one.

  • Flexibility

    Whether you’re a parent or a professional hockey player (we have both on our team), we believe that work should fit into your life and leave energy for the things you love. We offer flexible work arrangements to help you manage your workload.

  • Team Feeling

    We are a diverse team with a variety of nationalities, perspectives, and skills. We truly like working with each other and having fun together. We try to meet each other at least twice a year for international, off-site team building.

We are a team of passionate individuals working together for the same goal - to bring medical cannabis to the world. Even though we’re no longer a start-up, it’s important to us that we preserve that part of our culture - the part where everyone’s contribution makes an impact on the final result, and where we are all accountable and work creatively and collaboratively to problem-solve. Most importantly, as we grow, it’s important to us to maintain high levels of energy, passion, and drive.

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