Network Analyst – Microsoft, Cisco, Palo Alto - Kelowna Central, British Columbia Canada - 46342


Job #: 46342
Title: Network Analyst – Microsoft, Cisco, Palo Alto
Job Location: Kelowna Central, British Columbia - Canada
Remote Job: No
Employment Type:
Salary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 - Canadian Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: NO


This is a great opportunity to contribute to an I/T department delivering critical services to a rural community in BC. 


Network Analyst – Microsoft, Cisco, Palo Alto

Our Client

Our client is an independent unit of the Provincial Government with an office located in Grand Forks. Grand Forks is situated on the confluence of the Kettle and Granby rivers and is approximately 6 hours from Vancouver and 2.5 hours from Nelson or Kelowna.


The Position

The Network Analyst’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network. This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links. The individual will also analyze and resolve end-user hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end-user training where required.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage security solutions, including firewall, VPN access, web and intrusion detection systems.
  • Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, wireless and firewalls.
  • Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
  • Administer equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Perform security audits, backups and recovery.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to support network procurement and development.
  • Perform network design and capacity planning.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
  • Establish service level agreements with end users.



Education & Experience:

  • Completion of a minimum two (2) year related diploma from an accredited program and /or five (5) years equivalent work experience in a senior technical analytical position.
  • Certification in Cisco (CCNP or equivalent preferred), Apple and Microsoft networks.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Working technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and Mac O/S.
  • Application support experience with Intermapper, Wireshark, DNS, DHCP and other routing protocols.
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols and standards, including Cisco switches and routers and PaloAlto firewalls.
  • Working technical knowledge of Cisco wireless networks and related components.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as analytical and problem-solving abilities with keen attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to attend to emergent issues outside of standard work schedule as required.


Work Conditions:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.


This full-time, permanent position is 40 hours per week, with typical schedule being Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package and on-going opportunities for professional development.  Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.



University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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