Systems Administrator - Full Time
FlexStaf IT - Waterloo, ON

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A highly motivated and aggressive self-starter with a solid background in information technology applied towards a production environment. This individual will configure, deploy, and maintain server-based components for multiple product groups and production environments within the organization. Additionally, this individual will establish/maintain relationships with all 3rd party vendors related to server-based deployment and provide technical support to Company's 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Education Requirements:

  • 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 equivalent experience
  • Experience in the following:

o Linux/Unix Administration with RedHat/CentOS
o Windows 2003/2008
o Active Directory
o Exchange 2003
o VMWare vSphere 4/5
o Shell Scripting: Bash, Perl
o Web Server Administration with Apache and understanding of SSL certificates
o Web application server administration experience with GlassFish, Tomcat and Jboss
o Database administration experience with MySQL and OpenLDAP
o Managing SANs
o Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
o Strong communication skills and able to interact with others in a team environment
o Willingness to learn
o A telecom background is an asset
o ITIL v3 and CCNA are an asset
o Flexibility to respond to emergencies after hours