[Jobposts] Systems Administrator - Toronto, Ontario

Jaspal Singh jsingh at tucows.com
Wed Jan 10 19:19:07 UTC 2007

Tucows is a wholesale Internet services provider offering domains, blogware,
managed DNS, email and digital certificates to thousands of ISPs and web
hosting companies around the world.

At Tucows, we have given serious thought to who we are as a company, what
our goals are and how we are going to get there. We have made a commitment
to the principles that guide our everyday decisions. We work as a team. Our
success is the sum of all our efforts. We strive to exceed our customers'
expectations. We enhance Tucows' reputation by delivering the highest
quality standards in every aspect of our business. We know it is our people
that make this happen. We have great people, with different skills and work

To find out if Tucows is the right place for you, visit our website at
www.tucowsinc.com or send your resume to hrdept at tucows.com.

As a "System Administrator" you will be responsible for maintaining three
production 24/7 remote data centers across two continents. This entails,
performing capacity management, version management, server deployment, O/S
and application installation and maintenance, performing hardware and
software upgrades, backup infrastructure management, ensuring high
availability, incident/problem investigation/resolution, and architecting
new and existing systems. You will be working as part of a dynamic team of
system administrator’s and network engineers within the department and will
be required to be part of cross functional project teams.

The successful incumbent will report to the Operations Manager and be
responsible for the following:
·  Capacity management
·  Incident management
·  Project / Release management (meetings, planning, deploying)
·  Change management
·  Infrastructure design

Qualified applicants must possess the following:
·  Successful completion of post-secondary education in computer science or
engineering a must
·  ITIL foundations certification a plus
·  A minimum 5 years of supporting a production UNIX environment as a system
administrator. The experience should be supporting the following operating
systems: Solaris 8 and 9, HPUX 11-11i, Red Hat Enterprise class, Debian
·  A minimum 5 years in version management for production, development, QA
and lab servers
·  A minimum 5 years performing capacity management for production servers
and services
·  A minimum 5 years maintaining and supporting an enterprise class back up
infrastructure, including capacity and version management. Veritas Netbackup
Datacenter and Legato experience a plus
·  A minimum 5 years support an enterprise class email, DNS, LDAP services
·  A minimum 5 years supporting large web server environments
·  A minimum 5 years experience for server level security and practical
experience defending against DOS and DDOS attacks
·  3 plus years supporting and maintaining a storage area network, network
attached storage.
·  3 plus years experience scripting using Bash and Perl
·  A very good understanding of IP based protocols and services
·  Good verbal and written skills
·  Ability to work in a faced paced production environment
·  Excellent time management skills
·  Ability to work as part of cross functional teams

Special Requirements:
·  After hours on-call coverage
·  Holiday coverage
·  Over time
·  All candidates must have a car
·  Occasional travel required

Interested applicants should email a Word-formatted resume, referencing
"Systems Administrator" in the email subject line, to hrdept at tucows.com,
please do not apply online.

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

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