Junior Systems Administrator

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Company Name Scribendi (view profile)
Location Ontario, Canada
Date Posted December 7, 2017
Category Information Technology, Communications and Entertainment
Job Type Contractor


Scribendi, a leading online language services company, seeks an ambitious System Administrator to join our expanding IT team. At Scribendi, you will participate in mission-critical projects and join a small group of forward-thinking administrators and developers working in an agile environment. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting our infrastructure and computer systems, and you must ensure high availability of all critical systems and network infrastructure using the latest best practices.

You will work with cutting-edge technologies, learn how they are applied in the ecommerce sector, and collaborate extensively with stakeholders and the development team to achieve ambitious goals. This role is for a self-starter with strong hardware/software troubleshooting abilities, good communication skills, a good work ethic, and the desire to ensure that our infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently.

If you have a desire to start your career in an ambitious online company, this job is for you!

Who you are (Required):
- BSc/BAInformation Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator [MCSA]) is a plus
- Experience working with Windows Server 2012 r2, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), Active Directory, Exchange, and VMware
- Experience with core server infrastructure (DNS, DHCP, AD, SNMP, IIS, etc.)
- Good understanding of security functions (proxies, firewalls, encryption, and certificates)
- Working knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery concepts
- Strong shell scripting skills
- Can work independently and in a group to manage a full scope of responsibilities with minimal supervision
- Possess resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
- Be able to respond to system events after hours, on a limited basis, if required
- Have a good sense of humor

Preferred Requirements:
- Can provide technical guidance and support to other members of the software development team
- Experience working with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
- Experience working with IT automation technologies such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Vagrant

What you will do:
- Collaborate with development, operations, and support teams to optimize the operation and availability of internal and external systems
- Collaborate with team members to determine the root cause of problems and best practices for efficient resolution
- Monitor systems to ensure they are performing as expected and maintain performance metrics
- Monitor networks to ensure security and availability to specific users
- Maintain and troubleshoot network performance issues and, when necessary, escalate to vendors
- Set up user accounts and workstations
- Provide IT support to local staff and systems
- Build technical documentation, manuals, and IT policies

Technologies we use:
Windows Server 2012 r2
Linux Servers (CentOS, Ubuntu)
Microsoft Active Directory
Microsoft Exchange 2013
Microsoft Windows 7, 10
Sophos Security
Dell Data Security
Quest Rapid Recovery
Prometheus, Zabbix, PagerDuty
MySQL, MongoDB, Redis
Apache, Nginx Web Servers
Containerization, Docker, Kubernetes

Who we are:
- Are a small team of developers working in a profitable and rapidly growing company
- Are always striving to be innovative and fast moving and are passionate about getting work done right
- Work collaboratively to grow and learn together
- Are not afraid of difficult problems but carefully choose what we spend time on

Employment type: Full-time

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to scribendi (dot) hr (at) scribendi (dot) com detailing your experience in relation to the above-stated job requirements as well as your salary expectations.

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