linux systems administrator dev ops in toronto

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We are presently recruiting for a Linux Systems Administrator DevOps. This is a full time role and is located in the heart of the downtown Toronto core - close to subway and GO Train.

The Senior Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance and administration of a high availability environment as well as providing leadership in transitioning technical operations from traditional administration and deployment management to infrastructure as application leveraging automation/configuration management technologies.

Specific Responsibilities :
Administration of Redhat Linux systems
Explore and integrate new technologies, transitioning operations from traditional administration and deployment to infrastructure as application leveraging automation/configuration management technologies.
Daily maintenance/administration of multiple Unix systems
Prepare for new product related releases and assists with new initiatives and upgrades
Work with our product development team to implement and support client offerings
Installation, set up, configuration and maintenance of Java Application Servers, Apache Web Servers, Cisco Firewalls, and Database Servers
Assists with Veritas Back-ups and recovery
Configuration and maintenance of the monitoring system
Occasional work after hours or weekends at our co-location facility
Rotational after-hours support with 24/7 pager duty
Respond to alerts issued by our monitoring systems

Capability Requirements ¡V Education, Skills & Experience:
Minimum 5-7 years¡¦ experience in a small to mid-size software company in a Systems Administrator role.
Post-secondary education in computer science or technology support services or equivalent capability from relevant work experience
Strong background in Linux/Unix administration and understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
Strong technical problem solving skills and experience in IP networking and static routing FTP, SSH, SMTP, DNS, HTTP/S, DHCP, Syslog logging facility
Experience in a high-availability and mission critical environment
Experience with automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef or an equivalent.
Competency in administrating the OS for very large database systems (TB+)
Experience with Firewalls (IPTABLES/IPCHAINS)
Experience with Oracle, PostgreSQL and Mongo database.
Experience with SNMP/Nagios based Monitoring
Experience in visualization and network attached storage
Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
Solid verbal and written communication skills
Communicate effectively with others both on a technical level and on a business level
Team player and ability to work independently and effectively under pressure in a high paced and energetic environment
Independent problem solver and self-starter. Strong documentation abilities necessary to ensure timely problem resolution
Timely decision making and organizational skills
Ability to set priorities and drive for results

Randstad Professionals Canada
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