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LINUX Senior Systems Administrator


Go Recruitment

Date Posted: 

April 2, 2014



Job Description

Our client, QTrade Financial Group, has built a reputation on being the best customer-centric online broker in Canada administering $8 Billion of investment assets. They are commited to offering comprehensive, market-leading wealth management solutions to both the retail public as well as the customers of over 180 financial institutions including credit unions, banks, trust companies and financial planning companies 
across Canada. 

We would summarize the culture at Qtrade as an organization with high integrity, unbelieveably smart and passionable about being the best.  Join thier team of other world-class individuals who are relentlessly driving to develop the best products to help their customers achieve their financial goals.  

With the growth of their organization, they have a newly created position on their IT Team for a Senior Systems Administrator who is an expert in Red Hat Linux. 


  • Administer enterprise-level Red Hat Linux systems for development, test, and production environments using VMWare, VSphere, and VCloud in Highly-Available 24/7 production environment.
  • Install new and/or rebuild and maintain existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards, policies, project and operational requirements, and licensing agreements.
  • Contributes to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, incident response, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.
  • Coordinate and perform annual security audits.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure or add new services as necessary.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as needed.  Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.  Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up. Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.
  • Provide Tier III and other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues. Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted users/groups.
  • Maintain and update installation and configuration procedures and documentation. Research and recommend innovative approaches for improving system administration tasks.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of and experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x/6.x required, along with Apache and Java application servers.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certifications desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, MIS, or other related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Strong and well rounded background in network, host (RedHat/CentOS) and application security.
  • Windows OS administration.
  • Experience with Oracle RDBMS, WebLogic, ODA appliance
  • Virtualization experience, VMWare 5.x, VSphere and VCloud strongly preferred.
  • Developing and maintaining shell scripts to perform administrative tasks.
  • Storage technologies & networks (SAN, NAS, RAID, iSCSI, fibere channel, infiniband).
  • Networking protocols, including HTTPS, TCP/IP, UDP, SSL, SSH, SMTP.
  • Load balancing of web and application servers.
  • Cisco ASA Firewall configuration and management, IPS/IDS systems management, enterprise security management
  • Knowledge of monitoring, log management, IT automation and notification tools (Nagios, Cacti, Puppet, Splunk).
  • Knowledge of software development processes including revision control and source code management (Git, Mercurial, CVS).
  • Understanding of OWASP web app security principals.
  • Knowledge and experience with CSAE 3416 / SSAE16 and SOX compliance processes.











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