Lixar is looking for a
Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator
  • Ottawa

Lixar is looking for a Systems Administrator to join our Ottawa 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.

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, desktop and server troubleshooting / support

  • Assist in application configuration and troubleshooting of production issues for multiple vendor teams
  • Coordination and participation on incident management calls
  • Proficient with the managing systems and applications: JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, Bamboo, TeamCity
  • Cisco, Juniper, HP and pfSense products
  • Web server installation and support
  • Scripting (Perl, Bash, PHP, Groovy, etc)
  • Database support (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle)
  • Working with virtualization technologies: VMWare, Hyper-V, Kubernetes, Docker, Vagrant
  • Working with automation tools: Ansible, Chef, Puppet
  • Google Apps for Business

As an experienced Systems Administrator, you must have:

  • Exceptional communication skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively within a development team and with clients
  • Experience with building and administrating Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, including: Windows 7/10, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD, Ubuntu and Mac OS
  • Windows Server Experience
  • Experience with a medium sized fast moving software development company
  • Experience with administering application servers including: Tomcat, Glassfish, jBoss, and .Net
  • Experience using and understanding of TCP/IP networks, servers, VPNs, firewalls
  • Experience with root cause analysis, testing and debugging, network issues
  • Experience with monitoring systems: Zabbix, Cacti, Observium
  • Experience with interoperability between Unix and Windows LDAP/Active directory
  • Experience with planning and installing office network cabling
  • 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 with Code Versioning, Code Management
  • Proven experience with XML
  • Familiarity with Web Services
  • Experience in Agile development and / or Continuous Deployment methodologies
  • Experience with cloud based platforms: Azure, AWS, Google App Engine, OpenStack

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?
Send your résumé and salary expectations to Lixar today!

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.