Linux Administrator

Our client is looking for an expert Linux Administrator for a permanent opportunity in Ottawa.

Your new company
The Linux Administrator will have primary responsibilities for the deployment, maintenance and on-going management of the server environments. This will include working with Linux, Windows, VMWare, along with Server and SAN hardware. The Linux Administrator will perform pro-active monitoring of the environment, present and implement pro-active strategies to address trends and perform complex problem determination on various information technologies including: Linux (predominantly CentOS), Windows, VMWare, SAN (Dell EqualLogic), Networking (Cisco), Load Balancer environment and also includes after hours on-call support on a rotating schedule

Your new role
  • Provide day-to-day support of all IT infrastructure systems, including all operational procedures such as device patching, backup, and monitoring
  • Perform on-going maintenance and management of the server, SAN and VMWare environments
  • Bring domain expertise in the areas of Virtualization (VMWare), Linux, and Windows
  • Perform complex problem determination to identify and address issues
  • Monitor, manage and plan capacity of the responsible technology stack
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Act as a technical expert for other IT teams regarding infrastructure technologies
  • Address architectural, systems performance, capacity, and reliability issues associated with IT projects and initiatives where required
  • Consult on IT technical solution development
  • Participate in the evaluation of proposed systems and applications to determine information security or data integrity implications
  • Develop and maintain distributed automated information technology security monitoring and reporting mechanisms
  • Assist colleagues and staff, company-wide, in troubleshooting and resolving network and network security issues

What you'll need to succeed
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience with management and implementation of Servers, Cabling, Racks, DNS, QoS, Virtualization, vMotion, SAN Storage (EqualLogic experience is an asset)
  • Proven experience in developing and executing plans, meeting deadlines and operating under tight time constraints
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in IT working in the area of infrastructure implementations
  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Pro-active mindset
  • Ability to provide guidance to team members on projects and problem analysis
  • Ability to initiate and participate in internal projects in support of strategic and operational goals
  • Hands on experience in managing HA environment
  • Some travel to the US may be required upon lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

  • Experience with scripting and programming languages (i.e. Bash, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, etc.) is an asset
  • Knowledge of Load Balancer/F5 technologies is an asset
  • Knowledge of Cisco networking is an asset

What you'll get in return
The client is offering a permanent engagement to join an international organization at a very competitive rate with inclusive benefits and vacation time.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
Salary based on level of experience

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Tori Ellis, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Ottawa (EN)
Suite 600,, 220 Laurier Ave W

Telephone: 6132881320

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