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Senior Systems Administrator

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description


- Performing the day-to-day operating system administrative activities including dealing with Linux servers.
- System monitoring, verifying the availability and integrity of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, application logs and reviewing system, and verifying completion of
scheduled jobs such as backups.
- Perform assigned system administration duties for all network services in support of the Web development and Web delivery environments.


- This will require familiarity in software deployment and integration in a Unix environment, working predominately with Open Source programs and tools.
- UNIX/Linux Server performance tuning, installation, hardening and monitoring.
- Shared Primary SA for our data-center related facilities issues (power, generator, cooling) 
- Shared Primary SA for our production servers, responsible for regular maintenance and application deployments.
- Technical documentation
- Support of desktop OSX machines
- Support and work with Development and QA users
- Server-hardware diagnosis issues and complete all hardware-related maintenance
- Work with and maintain a variety of server-based applications such as Nagios, Jira, Git, Ansible 
- Understand and support other systems and applications as needed
- Maintain and support network switches, routers, and firewalls

Special Perks:

- Great benefits package
- Group RRSP
- Corporate gym membership
- Competitive Salary

Must Have Skills:

Skills Requirements:

- Minimum combination of education and experience totaling 6 years, with a preference for 3 or more years of Unix/Linux MySQL PHP and Apache work experience.  
- Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
- Experienced with Application Layer Protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, DNS
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent system level troubleshooting skills 
- Must be willing to carry a pager/phone and work on a 4-5 week on-call rotation (financial compensation for on-call hours is provided)
- Must have valid drivers license and have access to a vehicle when on call

Starting: ASAP
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