Linux System Administrator (intermediate level)
Dean Group - Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

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Our client, a high tech company and leader in its technology, is seeking an intermediate level System Administrator to join their team!

The successful candidate will configure, deploy, and maintain server-based components for multiple product groups and production environments. In addition, this individual will establish/maintain relationships with all 3rd party vendors related to server-based deployment and provide technical support to our clients’ product management in developing server-based infrastructure solutions as required meeting customer demands.


  • Administer and support hosted and/or co-located production environments for various product groups
  • Monitoring and security of production, staging, development and QA sites
  • Install configure, maintain operating systems on all production and staging/development/QA environments
  • Maintain relationships with vendors of server hardware and hosting providers
  • Creation of scripts to enhance efficiency of server maintenance, promotion environment
  • Assist with Database Administration where required
  • Promote new versions, upgrades and bug fixes to the production environment ensuring the promote process is followed and documented
  • Monitoring of production and corporate server uptime with our network monitoring tools
  • Collection of statistical data used in monitoring and evaluating performance of production environments throughout the company as required
  • Ensuring backup-up procedures are followed
  • Support production environment on an on-call basis in case of emergencies

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in related field, with proven history in systems administration in a production environment
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science Degree or other related program
  • Linux/Unix Administration with RedHat/CentOS
  • Windows 2003/2008
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange 2003
  • VMWare vSphere 4/5
  • Shell Scripting: Bash, Perl
  • Web Server Administration with Apache and understanding of SSL certificates
  • Web application server administration experience with GlassFish, Tomcat and Jboss
  • Database administration experience with MySQL and OpenLDAP
  • Managing SANs
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • A telecom background
  • ITIL v3 and CCNA

Please note: Must have flexibility to respond to emergencies after hours. There will be a rotation of evening and weekends that can be handled off-site.