Intermediate Linux Administrator

Location: Vancouver
Date Posted: May 17, 2017
Job ID: 9246
Employment Type: Direct Hire

On behalf of our Vancouver based client Ignite Technical Resources are searching for an Intermediate Linux Administrator to join their team on a full time basis.


Reporting to a Supervisor, Infrastructure Services, the Intermediate Linux Administrator is responsible for the day to day administration, tuning, performance and support of central server and storage architecture components and operating systems for enterprise-wide mission critical applications and services. An incumbent monitors system performance; maintains high service availability; and provides advanced support and troubleshooting for complex technical problems associated with business systems, public safety computer aided dispatch (CAD), and records management system (RMS) environments.



    • Meaningful Work: strong sense of purpose in support of the public and first- responders across B.C.
    • Earned Time Off: eligibility to participate in our Accumulated Time-Off Program.
    • Pension: We are members of the Municipal Pension Plan – A Defined Benefits Fund.
    • Career Development: a work environment committed to supporting your continued professional development while pursuing your career at E-Comm.



    • Configuration management tools experience - Puppet
    • Unified Computing System (UCS) experience..
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat Satellite experience.
    • Distributed version control systems experience - Git / GitLab.
    • Scripting - Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, Korn Shell (ksh) strongly preferred.
    • Priority Management.
    • Data Centre Experience.
    • Completion of a degree or diploma program in computer science or a related discipline and ITIL Foundation v3 or later certification, plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


    • Key contributor to technology team delivering public safety to the province.
    • Focussed on modernizing a legacy datacenter.
    • Finding solutions to complex issues while maintaining critical infrastructure availability.
    • Dynamic environment modernizing hardware and software systems/Key delivery responsibilities moving from legacy AIX/Linux environments to LINUX on CISCO UCS.


    • Moving to new datacenters with new CISCO UCS hardware whose commissioning offers both challenges and the opportunity to learn.
    • Considerable thought and effort to migrate legacy applications into the new environments.  Applied DEVOPS skills


    • Previous experience with systemd in Linux distributions.
    • Knowledge of Linux Containers.
    • Setup and management of monitoring tools like Nagios, Sensu, Icinga and Splunk.
    • Experience managing NetApp storage infrastructure.
    • An ITIL V3 Foundation accreditation or strong knowledge of IT Service Management process.
    • Familiarity with Cherwell Service Management software.

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