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Systems Administrator

Toronto,Ontario -Permanent

Job Description

Our client is in the midst of an exciting transformation from on-premise to cloud-based infrastructure. The objective is not simply the implementation of cloud infrastructure, but a full shift to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Automated Infrastructure Management.

To achieve our goals we are looking for a Cloud DevOps System Administrator that will manage, operate and support our legacy infrastructure for both our corporate systems and our customer-facing systems while also working with our team to transform our infrastructure and our practices to modern cloud based infrastructure and automation. Reporting to the Director of Technology Success, the Cloud DevOps System Administrator role is ideal for candidates with strong on-premise infrastructure management and support skills, with a strong desire to shift their career towards cloud infrastructure and automated infrastructure management.

Major Responsibilities:
Common Infrastructure Responsibilities
◦ Implement short- and long-term strategic plans to ensure infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements
◦ Develop and implement strategies for monitoring, maintaining and continuously improving network, server and storage infrastructure performance
◦ Manage hosts and databases in XenServer and AWS environments, including monitoring, backup, upgrades and disaster recovery preparation
◦ Manage deployments of our Enterprise Wealth Management System, and suggest and develop process improvements
◦ Support and resolve high severity production incidents and respond to requests for assistance on technical questions, including regularly scheduled 24/7 on-call support for client facing infrastructure
◦ Automate and improve processes
◦ Evaluate, develop and implement effective tooling, alerts, and automated responses to identify and address SLA risks
On-Premise Infrastructure
◦ Manages computing facilities, provide and oversee second and third level support of infrastructure issues, diagnosing and troubleshooting systems to determine problem areas
◦ Maintains and organizes the computer room; maintain and configure communications equipment such as concentrators, routers, and data transmission by modem, access to external database, Internet software and hardware
Cloud Based Infrastructure
◦ Automate the creation of public cloud resources in AWS: EC2, EBS, RDS, Load Balancers, etc. by developing our Terraform/Packer/SaltStack deployment infrastructure
◦ Develop reusable code for infrastructure automation
End-User Computing for Corporate
◦ Install and configure employee computing devices
◦ Supports employees for hardware, software and network problems
◦ Identify, define and implement end-user computing tracking solutions

Must Have Skills:

Possess a university degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent practical experience
Minimum of 8 years progressive experience including 2+ years experience in providing network support
Track record of installing, monitoring and maintaining complex, business critical applications
Demonstrated proficiency in the maintenance of hardware and software
Working knowledge of Cloud Computing, particularly AWS
Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code and Automated Infrastructure Management
Working knowledge of issues related to system installations & trouble shooting methods
Operating systems: Linux, Windows Server
Virtual Machine Management: Xen Hypervisor
Databases: PostgreSQL, MS SQL, standalone and in RDS
AWS: EC2, EBS, Route 53, Load Balancers, S3
Networking: Routers, VPN and Firewalls (particularly Fortinet)
Tooling: Terraform (Other HashiCorp tools such as Packer, Consul, or Vault beneficial), SaltStack
Source Code Control: SVN, Bitbucket/Git
Scripting in bash, Python
PowerShell, Java, Maven, Ant all beneficial

Starting: ASAP
Travel: 0%
Dress Code: Business Casual
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