Sr. Systems Administrator - Vipre

Operations Vancouver, British Columbia


Position at j2 Cloud Services

Job Summary:

The Sr. Systems Administrator reports to the Manager of Systems Operations as a key member of a dynamic technical team. This position will have a direct impact on production operations for a large multi-site Linux infrastructure providing internet security solutions for domestic and international markets. 


As a Sr. Systems Administrator you will work closely with members of the Systems Operations team to build, manage and maintain a suite of online security products.


This is a high-profile opportunity within a highly profitable and very dynamic high-tech company. We've established a strong foundation to make us the undisputed leader in our space. Now we need to add an experienced, collaborative, and passionate DevOps professional to help us support, maintain and grow our services for our customers.

Job Duties:

          Execute project work including; server and network upgrades; software deployments and system upgrades; and other business initiatives.

          Troubleshoot, manage and resolve problem tickets for application errors and emerging security threats.

         Systems automation, monitoring, and performance tuning.

          Maintain and enhance custom internet and email security solutions.

          Be part of the on-call rotation.

Job or Project Requirements and Experience:


         At least 5 years of experience working in a high traffic, managed, scalable and fault-tolerant Linux environment.

         Proficient with Bash, Python or Golang

         Experience with systems automation and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.

         Experience with change management policies and procedures.

         Experience with container-based virtualization (Docker/LXC).

         In depth experience with MySQL, including replication and high availability.

          Solid understanding of networking fundamentals and protocols.

         Experience working with email infrastructure including SMTP and IMAP servers.

         Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

         You are service-oriented and enjoy working with engineers to manage, deploy and tune high volume applications in a cloud environment.

         You are motivated and keep on top of current technical trends along with deep knowledge of your tools of choice.

          You are reliable, and we can count on you in times of need.

         Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving methodology and the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as external vendors.


          Experience with metrics and monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, InfluxDB, and Nagios.

          Experience with the Hashicorp stack including Nomad, Consul, Vault, and Terraform.

          Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Google Compute, or Azure.