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IT Manager

Posted: October 15, 2020

Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. is a fast-growing, Canadian employee-owned investment boutique managing over $3.5 billion in Canadian, U.S. and Global equities for institutional and private wealth investors. We offer a unique, stimulating, and entrepreneurial work environment with an exceptional opportunity for professional development, learning and success. We have an opportunity for an IT Manager working in the Technology & Operations Department.

The IT Manager will work cross-functionally and be involved in the definition, prioritization and support of key IT initiatives while ensuring the day-to-day integrity of our IT operations. The successful candidate will be interested in being technically hands on while engaging regularly with fairly sophisticated users. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Operations, the main responsibilities will include:


• Managing and administering essential IT operations and systems including servers, networked storage, networking equipment, connections to outside services, server room infrastructure, laptops, desktops, software and hardware
• Managing and selecting vendor and partner relationships, including providers of IT and network support services
• Supporting staff with home offices to ensure optimal user experience
• First line IT troubleshooting and technical support
• Enhancing, maintaining and testing business continuity preparedness and disaster recovery infrastructure, including managing backups of data and virtual machines
• Overseeing and determining timeframes and cost benefit analyses for IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages
• Developing and maintaining IT and Information Security governance, compliance programs, frameworks, policies and audit control
• Testing server and network performance and providing statistics and reports; developing strategies for maintaining server infrastructure
• Tracking and analyzing current systems, assets, licenses and warranties for vendor audits and internal planning
• Developing training materials and procedures, and/or training users in the proper use of hardware and software
• Maintaining professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning (workshop attendance, networking, professional associations) and researching and evaluating emerging technologies


• Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience
• 8+ years of experience in IT management in a secure, remote and/or distributed environment
• Excellent English verbal and written communications skills
• Excellent working and technical knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, data storage systems and telecommunication systems
• Superb soft skills with the ability to communicate and establish trust with staff at all levels
• Expertise in Microsoft Networking (AD/DHCP), Windows and Office
Knowledge and practical experience managing IT/Cyber security including firewalls, intruder detection systems, anti-malware, Internet access controls, e-mail filters and other security related tools
• Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
• Experience managing IT contractors and suppliers
• Extremely curious, enjoys asking questions, and has a proven ability to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems

Assets (preferred but not required):

• VMWare Experience including ESXi and vCenter management
• Experience with the management of hybrid IT infrastructure (i.e. combination of on premise, private cloud and public cloud solutions)
• Experience in successfully transitioning on premise IT infrastructure to hybrid or cloud (Public and Private) based solutions
• Cloud Certification with a major public cloud provider such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and/or Google Cloud Platform
• HP Systems experience including iLO and Smart Storage Administrator
• Experience working in the financial investment industry
• SQL Experience

Qualified individuals are asked to forward their resume to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to advance in the hiring process will be contacted. This position is a full-time role and would require working onsite at our office in downtown Toronto; however, given the ongoing restrictions brought on by COVID-19, this is currently a hybrid remote/onsite position.

About the Company:

Hillsdale is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We encourage applications from people with disabilities and will make accommodations upon request.

Hillsdale focuses on producing high quality investment strategies and delivering client service excellence. Since 2011 Hillsdale has sponsored the prestigious CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award, for which a winning research paper is selected annually to receive a cash prize. In 2018, Hillsdale was named the fastest growing money manager in its category by Benefits Canada.

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