Island Health

Are you looking for a demanding, yet rewarding career in Information Management & Technology? Join our Team and enjoy a rewarding career in Enterprise Technical Services on Vancouver Island.

At Island Health the IM/IT UNIX Hosting Services Specialist diverse role that includes championing and implementing technology upgrades and improvements. The role also includes overseeing the day to day operational tasks of the UNIX Hosting Services team:

  • Defining UNIX solutions and aligning with the IM/IT Architecture strategy.
  • Working with internal teams and vendors to formulate technology deployment plans.
  • Research and analyze technology trends and prepare briefing materials.
  • Participate in steering committees that review technology solutions at Island Health.
  • Lead technology procurement processes for technology solutions.

At Island Health, you will work in a collaborative team setting, guiding other team members through day to day operational ta sks, joining other technology groups on planning activities, and work with both leadership and vendors on a regular basis to keep our technology solutions moving forward. Island Health has technology in multiple data centers throughout British Columbia, and the UNIX hosting services team is responsible for supporting key underpinning technology services that are used for delivering care to patients.

Work environments are well-balanced and the work volume is fairly predictable. We have many supported educational opportunities and employees are supported in career progression. This position is also available to work remotely.


level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and at least ten (10) years of recent, related experience including experience in technology deployment and management in a large Clinical organization.

Reporting to the Manager Technical Services, the Specialist, UNIX Hosting Services supports VIHA s strategic and clinical objectives by developing and championing the implementation and adoption of new and improved UNIX-based hosting infrastructure and solutions that align with IM/IT standards, as well as VIHA s clinical and business requirements.

The Specialist provides expert vision, direction and leadership to advise management and senior IM/IT staff of all technical requirements and future planning relating to the UNIX server hosting environment. This includes guidance and leadership to project teams, staff, contractors and vendors to ensure technical solutions deliver desired business outcomes.

This position will also stay current, research and analyze industry, market and technology trends and standards to determine the suitability of approaches in solving VIHA business challenges .

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Contact our Island Health recruiters at regarding Requisition #138886 to learn more.

Island Health is one of British Columbia’s regional health authorities. With more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers, Island Health Is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, providing a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities. We create work environments that support and attract workers with passion and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care. Some of our positions are eligible for an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

Join the Island Health team and make a difference!

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UNIX Hosting Services Specialist