Lixar is looking for a
Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator
  • Ottawa
  • Halifax

Lixar is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team. As a key contributor, you will help Lixar support internal and external clients. The ideal candidate will be a committed professional who has a strong sense of self and strives for perfection.

As an experienced Systems Administrator, you will have:

  • Exceptional communication skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively within a development team and with clients
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience writing scripts with Bash, Python, and Perl
  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, Saltstack, Puppet
  • Experience with administrating Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, including: Windows 10, Windows Server, FreeBSD, CentOS, Alpine, Debian, and Ubuntu linux distributions, Mac OS X

  • Experience with IP Network, IPSEC, L2TP, and OpenVPN VPNs, BGP, SIP, QoS, switch and firewall configuration, and related network protocols
  • Experience designing and building server clusters for use with VMWare
  • Proven experience with git and subversion, and their best practices
  • Familiarity with Web Services
  • Familiarity with web application environments (J2EE)
  • Experience with administering application servers
  • Experience with root cause analysis, testing and debugging, network issues
  • Experience with monitoring systems such as Icinga, Grafana, Nagios, Zabbix, Cacti, Observium, Telegraf,and related software
  • Experience with interoperability between Unix and Windows LDAP/Active directory
  • Proven attention to detail and commitment to quality

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience working in a small company where teamwork is paramount
  • Experience in Agile development and/or Continuous Deployment methodologies is a definite asset
  • Experience with cloud based platforms: Azure, AWS, Google App Engine, OpenStack
  • Experience with pfSense firewalls and Ubiquiti hardware
  • Experience with Rancher

What you will be doing:

  • Participate with infrastructure design and deployment
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date infrastructure monitoring, documentation and diagrams
  • Design and deploy solutions to solve problems or implement new services or features
  • Contribute to research and development of technical solutions
  • Perform application troubleshooting
  • Perform general application support activities for multiple testing environments
  • Appropriate utilization of helpdesk systems for purposes of logging, tracking and communication of daily support issues/requests both internally and to external vendor teams
  • Provide desktop and server hardware/software support
  • Coordinate and participate in incident management calls
  • Provide infrastructure support for multiple clients

What you must value:

  • A sense of humour
  • Like knowing that your routine is in fact, not routine
  • Have exceptional communication skills
  • Have “attention to detail” as your middle name
  • Not blaming others for your mistakes
  • Getting things done!

Sound like you?
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Thank you for applying! We look forward to meeting with the selected interview candidates.
Lixar IT welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.