Linux Systems Administrator

Location: Toronto


Linux Systems Administrator


Are you looking for a position where you can seed innovation and creativity? Is it important for you to be a part of a dynamic, fast paced, successful and stable company?


The successful candidate will contribute to the design, development and engineering of the technology infrastructure for Tucows/OpenSRS. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package with invested growth opportunity. If you meet the below qualifications and are ready to be part of a fast growing ecommerce company where you determine your future, we want to hear from you.


Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with other members of the system administration team to manage a massive state-of-the-art Linux environment

• Contribute to and maintain system deployment standards for infrastructure supporting thousands of transactions per second across millions of users

• Research, innovative, and where possible automate approaches for system administration tasks

• Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.  Coordinate and communicate with impacted internal stakeholders.



• Minimum of 4 years full time production experience in a Linux Sys. Admin capacity

• Expert level familiarity with Linux.

• Expert knowledge and experience at one of the following infrastructures:

    LAMP / Django / Catalyst / Rails

• High level of proficiency with any of the following:

    MySQL / PostgreSQL / Memcache / Solr

• Excellent familiarity with shell scripting

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Good familiarity with email services highly desirable

• Familiarity with service-oriented architecture an asset

• Familiarity with DDOS mitigation strategies an asset

• Ability to learn quickly and comprehend new technologies

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build relationships.

• Work effectively within a team environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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