ICC Data Center Infrastructure Leader

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Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:244341 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide


Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada's busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope: new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.


The Integrated Control Center (ICC) team’s Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) leader, working closely and reporting to the Alstom project manager, realizes configurations and deployment of the integrated control system platforms. The ICC DCI Leader is responsible for a team of IT Infrastructure experts and interacts directly with other team leaders, developers, design engineers, QA team, project managers, etc.



  • Prepare and deliver the platforms for Integrated Control Center systems.
    • Deploy cybersecurity products according to the project requirements.
    • Manage a team of system administrators / ICC Engineers
    • Priority management for the DCI team


  • Integration & Development
    • Participate to the software integration activities and provide technical assistance during the integration phase.
    • Participate to the problem analysis and designing IT solutions
    • Provide Level 3 support for internal System Administrators and other team members
    • Provide quick support for any emergency IT related issues.


  • Network & Cybersecurity
    • Manage IT Security (Assessment, Monitoring, Deployment, etc.)
    • Provide solution to use latest, industry accepted, CyberSecurity solutions on the project
    • Managing firewalls, switch, router, IDS, etc… (FortiNet, Cisco Asa)
    • Managing configuration and policies for all endpoint systems, anti-virus, etc.) (McAfee EPo)


  • Support Hardware
    • Install, configure, and maintain IT infrastructure (Dell VxRail, VBlock, or hyperconverged environment)
    • Manage storage equipment (SAN, NAS, NFS, etc.) (Dell DataDomain)
    • System Monitoring Tools (Zabbix)
    • Participate to the decision taking process on new hardware purchases
    • Participate to “Tender” activities for new projects


  • Team Management
    • Provide support for other teams internally and Alstom’s customers directly.
    • Manage the communication between the DCI team members and other teams (PrEM, Verification & Validation, management etc.)
    • Manage priorities and provide reports on on-going activities.
    • Manage the PMC (People Management Cycle) for performance reviews, objective settings and other “people management” related tasks for all DCI team members.


Education & Experience

  • BA degree in Computer Engineering/Science
  • 8 years of experience with IT Systems Manager / Administrator


Competencies & Skills

  • Strong IT Hardware knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of VMWare products (VCenter, ESXi, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, Shell, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Technologies (ActiveDirectory, GPO, SQL, PowerShell, Server 2012 R2, Windows 10)
  • Good knowledge of Linux technologies (CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • Good understanding of DevOps concepts
  • Good understanding of software development pipeline concepts
  • Knowledge for Configuration Management Tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform etc.
  • Experience with highly available environments / applications. (Windows High Availability Clusters)
  • Knowledge of Load Balancing technologies
  • Good understanding of networking concepts (VLANs, Routing, MPLS, LTE, OSPF, etc.)
  • Knowledge of ATCS railway protocols. Good to have
  • Knowledge of railway signalisation (ATS, IXL).
  • Knowledge of S2K (ICONIS) products
  • NIST SP 800-53 certification, Optional
  • Quick problem troubleshooting abilities
  • Experience managing other IT specialists
  • Good communication skills
  • Discretions and confidentiality
  • Fluent in English


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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