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Network and Cloud Administrator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

  • This position will remain open until filled; however the first review of applications will begin on January 27, 2023.
  • This position has the ability to work in a hybrid environment with scheduled days on-campus.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Network and Cloud Administrator
Position Summary
Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking a permanent full-time Network and Cloud Administrator to join the team. The Information Technology Services (ITS) team is a small and mighty team that delivers services across the campus. You will report to the IT Operations and Development Manager and collaborate with members of the larger ITS Team. This position has the ability to work in a hybrid environment with scheduled days on-campus.

You will be a key member of the infrastructure team, working closely with ITS Architect to ensure the stability of RDP core services. The Network and Cloud Administrator is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and support of on-campus and virtual networks and cloud infrastructure.
Position Responsibilities
What Your Role Will Be Responsible For:

Network Operations
  • Collaborate on network design, development, testing and implementation.
  • Forecasts future network enhancements and upgrades by staying abreast of emerging technologies.
  • Collaborate with ITS Security to implement and support Network Security Controls and industry best practices.
  • Monitor and reconfigure network for performance where required.
  • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve network outages, input/output fleet, and escalate incidents as necessary.

Cloud Administration
  • Provide operational support and maintenance of Azure cloud environments.
  • Manage Microsoft Windows and Linux servers and systems in the Azure cloud environment.
  • Maintain Azure cloud compute and cloud storage environments.
  • Monitor published outage windows and service performance.
  • Manage cloud infrastructure capacity and performance and make recommendations as needed.

Infrastructure and Systems Support
  • Support other team members with knowledge sharing, brainstorming, coaching, collaboration, etc. as requested or required.
  • Demonstrate the principles of exceptional client service with a focus on critical thinking and effective communication that supports anticipating client needs.
  • Participate in change management strategies and plans used to promote adoption of solutions.
  • Respond to alerts and resolve incidents, prioritizes outstanding issues, and manages user expectations.
  • Follow and update established service desk and ticket procedures for Level 2 and 3 support.

Other duties as listed on the job description will apply.
Required Qualifications
  • Computer Science Diploma and /or Microsoft Certified: Azure Associate Certification(s), Microsoft Certified: Systems Engineer (MCSE), CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate) or other similar certifications or equivalents
  • Day to day experience troubleshooting Enterprise LAN/MAN/WAN technologies, this includes but is not limited to switching, firewalls, VPN technologies, application load balancers, wireless technologies, Intrusion Prevention/Intrusion Detection threat assessment tools and video conferencing and Public/Private Domain Naming Services (DNS)
  • Experience managing Layer 2 & 3 switch networks and routing protocols OSPF and BGP
  • Experience with operational support and maintenance of Azure cloud environments and managing Microsoft Windows and Linux servers and systems in the Azure cloud environment
  • Five (5) years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary $71,590 - $83,748 annually
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.

*Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits dependent upon the AUPE Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.

About Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities with diverse programs, as well as impressive learning spaces and facilities.
In the spring of 2021, our institution was officially granted status as a polytechnic, and our new name and brand were announced soon after. As Red Deer Polytechnic, we will continue to offer the same breadth of credentials and mix of programs in a variety of subject areas that we currently offer. This means we will continue to offer apprenticeships, certificates, degrees, micro-credentials, and collaborative degrees, in addition to our own applied and baccalaureate degrees.
We welcome you to further your career with Red Deer Polytechnic. We also welcome you to join us as a vibrant gathering place creating connections our community. With two campuses and impressive facilities, Red Deer Polytechnic is an ideal place to learn, work, conduct research and enjoy events.
Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-A-009
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 03/01/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Open Date 01/16/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • This position will remain open until filled; however the first review of applications will begin on January 27, 2023.
  • This position has the ability to work in a hybrid environment with scheduled days on-campus.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. References Names and Contact Information
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