Linux System Engineer - SME

Category: Infrastructure
City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position ID: J0820-1811
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description

We are looking for a self-motivated, career driven, ambitious candidate, experienced in IT systems engineering with good communication skills and strong drive to deliver results. You are driven to find solutions to problems by taking a big picture perspective and will work across different teams and disciplines in order to get things done. You have a passion for system reliability and take an automation first approach to routine tasks.

Your future duties and responsibilities

• Serve as the subject matter expert for all Linux systems
• Build and maintain a holistic understanding of services in the environment and how they interact with each other
• Escalation point for complex production-impacting incidents and problems
• Assist architects with design and implementation of new systems
• Performance and capacity analysis, planning and reporting
• Create automated builds for server images
• Reduce repetitive manual tasks through automation
• Create and maintain operational documentation as related to Linux server administration
• Participate in and lead post incident reviews when required

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

Experience and Education:
• University degree or college diploma in a relevant field and/or work experience and related certifications
• Experience with some or all of the following:
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration
o Oracle Enterprise Linux system administration
o RHEL, OL, & MS high availability cluster technology
o Oracle Exadata Engineered Systems
o Designing and building high availability environments
o Shell scripting and coding in python or similar languages
o Configuration management using Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.
o Storage technologies including SAN and NAS
o Netbackup Enterprise backup administration
o Linux server hardening and performance tunning
o Multiple vendor x86 hardware (particularly of interest Cisco UCS-B)
o Sound understanding of datacenter operational processes
o Understanding of network switches, firewalls, and load balancers an asset.
o Understanding of virtualization systems (hypervisors) such as VMware vSphere, Oracle Virtual Systems, KVM, etc.
o Windows 2016 and up system administration an asset
o Experience running containerized workloads in production
o Experience with public cloud (AWS, Azure, OCI, etc) use, administration and architecture an asset.

Other qualities:
• Able to work well independently and within a small team.
• Able to investigate and resolve complex technical problems.
• Able to perform performance and capacity analysis, planning and document recommendations based on the results
• Able to communicate with team leads, vendors, customer application developers.
• Experience providing IT Administration support in a Production environment.
• Good judgment and innovative problem-solving skills.
• Ability to deal with aggressive timelines and the associated pressure.
• Experience using a ticket management system such as Service Now.
• Able to write clear and concise documentation for operational processes


  • Linux

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