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Senior System Admin

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

The role requires a strong technical background in systems administration including recent experience with modern technology, as well as leadership skills and experience required to lead the System Administrator team and manage IT projects. The role reports to the Director of IT.

Key Responsibilities
Managing the company’s network infrastructure
Responding and resolving escalated support tickets
Designing and Implementing IT policy and plans such as disaster recovery plan, security policy, acceptable use, business continuity
Identifying system weaknesses and propose/evaluate/implement improvements
Negotiating and purchasing of required hardware, software and IT services for the company
Providing assistance and training to the teammates as necessary
Resolving unanticipated issues in real-time
Available to be on On-call 24x7 rotation

Special Perks:

What we offer:

•Regular Friendly/Team Building Events - Paintball, Dodgeball, Boardgames, video games, etc. (Do you have what it takes to topple our Foosball champion?)
•Engagement with the security community by hosting events such as OWASP chapter meetings and other industry events.
•Learning and Professional Growth - Additional funding provided for upgrading professional skills
•Work/Life Balance - Unlimited Vacation and Flexible in-office hours schedule
•Great Benefits Package - Full health and dental insurance
•Employee Engagement in company - When independently interviewed through a 3rd party source 85% of the current employees indicated that they would be EXTREMELY LIKELY to recommend to friends and family to work for our company
•Monetary bonuses - Individual Performance Bonuses
•Hack Days - 10% of your work week is allocated to personal projects employee's are personally passionate about pursuing
•Leadership Development Program - For those looking to advance up the corporate ladder there exists a framework for training and leadership.
•Progressive Research - Innovation and hacking together next generation ideas/products, working with NFC/beacons, Drones and DDoS
•Engagement with the security community - Regular participation in CTF events as well as hosting events such as OWASP chapter meetings and other industry/community events.
•Universal Acceptance - We "PRIDE" ourselves in being an equal opportunity employer
•Free snacks and refreshments.

Must Have Skills:

Knowledge & Skills
Deep knowledge and hands on experience in the following areas:
Linux system administration
Windows system administration
Bash or python scripting
TCP/IP networking - Troubleshooting with wireshark
Web servers and load balancers - Apache, Nginx, pound
Network and infrastructure security - iptables
Hybrid Cloud Environment (On-Premise, Private and Public Cloud - VMWare, AWS, Azure)
Information security
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Flexible, continuous learner, excellent communicator, works well in team environment, appreciates challenge, aspires to work in new areas that require experimentation and quick problem solving
People management

Education & Experience
Completion of Bachelor’s degree in IT, or IT-related major.
Senior-level experience building and leading an IT role in a small to mid-sized and rapidly growing company.
Preference given to experience in an IT role within a technology company.
IT security knowledge and experience is a strong asset.

Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: casual
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