Linux Systems Administrator Full-time Job

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Job Details

Benefits: After successful completion of probation benefits package (health, dental, vision) will apply

Department: Operations and IT Infrastructure

Reports to: Manager, IT Infrastructure

Hours: Full-time: 40 hours per week

Language of work: English

Location of work: 9 - 8980 Fraserwood Court, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5J 5H7

Role Summary:

The Linux Systems Administrator at Oneworld Accuracy is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation and day-to-day maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure. As a key member of the iOPS (Infrastructure Operations) team, you help support a multi-domain environment that collectively has thousands of worldwide users spread across two data centres. You participate in technical research to develop and improve the existing infrastructure, generate policies and procedures for IT use within the organization and support the transition from Windows to GNU-Linux (CentOS).

You will be expected to portray a professional image of the company at all times.

Main Duties:

Planning / AGILE Methodology

• Ensuring the stories for iOPS are logged into the JIRA software, grooming them as necessary to ensure clarity of its aims and objectives

• Plan and organize your work based on assigned tasks from JIRA

• Participate in sprint reviews and daily stand-ups within the team to ensure all road blocks are removed in a timely manner

• Work with vendors and external teams to ensure iOPS Infrastructure issues are not blocking other stories

IT Development

• Research and recommend, deploy and support software and hardware for sustainability and growth

• Maintain and add content of the iOPS Knowledge Base on Confluence

IT Support

• Manage and support the server environment (physical servers and virtual machines based on VMware)

• Be responsible for patching servers and desktops

• Deploy software to servers and desktops

• Manage and support the network (subnets/VLANs), network equipment (switches, wireless), DNS

• Manage and support the firewalls and load balancers

• Manage and support the Veeam backup infrastructure

• Manage and support the Nimble storage environment

• Maintain Active Directory and LDAP

• Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, network connections, printer, operating system and software issues reported through JIRA

• Update, install and support network applications and OS, mainly Linux and Windows

• Source and set-up systems for new users

• Perform routine server and network monitoring to ensure functionality

• Support and maintain collaboration infrastructure (Office 365, open-source collaboration tools, Calendar, Skype etc.)

• Monitor and remove virus, spyware and other non-authorized software

• SAN Management and support (Nimble and EMC)

• Provide support to both on-site and remote users

• Provide support of Cisco VoIP telephone system


• Create, change and delete user accounts in the IT system

• Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary

• Create and maintenance of IT policies, procedures and technical specifications, creating demos for training and communication of the updates as they occur.

• Maintenance of the IT asset list

• Provide accurate record-keeping and documentation of Infrastructure assets, licensing and deployment

Additional Duties:

• occasional travel to other sites/suppliers may be required

• carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading

Personal Attributes:

The post-holder will have:

• a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Linux systems

• an ability to prioritize in a challenging, fast-paced work environment

• great analytical and problem-solving skills

• great focus and attention to detail, with an ability to learn quickly and troubleshoot complex situations

• strong written, and verbal skills in English

• hard working, enthusiastic and driven to succeed. Must be self-assured and energetic; a self-starter

• very good quality IT skills

• an ability to work independently, but is also a strong team player; working well in a highly collaborative environment

• an impeccable character and high ethical and quality standards

Skills and education:

• required associate bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 3.75) in computer science or a related field, with a certification such as MTCNA or CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + or Linux System Administrator

• minimum of two years of experience with providing workstation, server, hardware and software support

• Have a minimum of two years of knowledge and experience in the following key technologies at Oneworld Accuracy

o Veeam backup and recovery

o VMware vSphere

o Nimble SAN

o Cisco and Dell networking (wireless and wired) equipment

o Networking technologies and protocols (VLANs, IP subnetting, routing, DNS, DHCP, VPN protocols)

o Voice-over-IP (Cisco)

o Microsoft Office 365

o Cisco and pfSense firewalls

o Load balancers (KEMP), SSL

o Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016; Linux CentOS

o Server Applications: Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Apache, Apache Tomcat

o Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP

o JIRA and Confluence

o Nagios

The post-holder will be expected to:

• act with honesty and integrity at all times

• demonstrate high standards of personal conduct

• value and respect colleagues and other members of staff

• work with others to develop and improve our services

• have a commitment to professional development to ensure they keep up with the latest technologies, and be willing to take courses to learn these skills through both formal and non-formal means

• take personal responsibility for their words and actions and the quality of service they deliver

Please note that

• Preference will be given to permanent residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.

• Candidates will be requested to pass a cognitive ability test and a technical test

Company Description
Oneworld Accuracy Collaboration is the largest and most successful External Quality Assessment (EQA) collaboration of its kind in the world.
Our mission is to achieve universal testing accuracy for improved healthcare for all people.
We offer a turnkey solution through our OASYS software platform for national and professional groups worldwide to become Collaboration Members and run their own National EQA scheme.