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Careers at Avant

Junior Systems Administrator

Please note: this position is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

About Us

Avant Systems Group is an innovative Information Technology integration and workflow solutions company. Our expertise stems from over 25 years of experience in software consulting and development. Our team is passionate about software, development tools, development processes, methodologies and most importantly we are passionate about sharing our expertise with our clients and being a part of their growth and evolution.

In addition to our consulting services and solutions, Avant Systems Group is an Atlassian Solution Partner, providing a full range of professional services supporting the full Atlassian stack (Jira, Confluence, etc.) including sales, configuration and setup, managed hosting, data migration and custom plugin development.

The Job:

We are seeking an energetic and motivated Junior Systems Administrator with an entrepreneurial mindset to join our team at Avant. The candidate must love to work in a fast-paced, client facing environment and be passionate about creativity and learning new technology. The candidate will be responsible for contributing expertise in the following areas:

  • Work with our Managed Hosting and Managed Services customers in order to support, upgrade and migrate their Atlassian applications (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.) and infrastructure.
  • Participate in customer Atlassian Projects with a focus on:
    • migrations (platform migrations; Server Cloud, migrations from other tools to Atlassian, etc.),
    • application version upgrades
    • application mergers (Jira + Jira)

As part of a small cross functional team, the candidate will play a key role in the end to end design, implementation, and delivery of solutions that satisfyour client’s business needs.

This position will have a progression of responsibilities based on demonstrated expertise.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Exhibits our Values
  • Thrives in a fast paced and ever changing environment with other talented individuals
  • Is confident in their skills and enjoys being on customer facing engagements
  • Is motivated to deliver high quality services & solutions Wants to develop deep and broad technical expertise and isn’t afraid to take on new challenges
  • Enjoys contributing technical expertise during the sales cycle
  • Excels working both collaboratively and independently

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Customer facing experience and ability to directly support clients would be an asset.
  • Experiencing working with Java applications desired.
  • Previous experience with Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo) would be an asset.
  • Experience supporting and maintaining Windows and Linux servers.
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies such as VMware, Proxmox, etc.
  • Understanding of creating and integrating public cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, OVH, etc.
  • Experience working with relational databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, and/or Oracle would be an asset.
  • Experience working with various forms of user authentication, Two/Multi Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA) and Single Sign-On (SSO) would be an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable, responsible and motivated. Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • 1-2 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems support specialist, infrastructure specialist or similar
  • Experience in providing IT consulting services to clients would be an asset.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Flexible start time and work life balance
  • Paid educational advancement opportunities
  • Retirement savings plan contributions
  • Variable compensation bonus plan
  • A challenging and fun work environment

Ready to apply?

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