Linux Administrator

Express Scripts - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you passionate about working for a company on a mission to make medicine safer, more affordable, and accessible for Canadians? Express Scripts is looking for high-energy, positive individuals to join our infrastructure team. Members of this team are responsible for creating and maintaining critical platforms for the organization, from data centers to servers. The solutions you’ll deliver, combined with your ability to keep our systems running, will have a major impact on patients’ health and their ability to access the medications they need to get and keep them healthy. Join us in our mission to change lives!


As a member of our infrastructure team, you’ll be responsible for making sure our systems work seamlessly and finding ways to improve functionality. We are always on the lookout for innovative people who will bring fresh thinking and perspectives the team.

Work with Linux Architect to assist with new design and implementation projects, including design, testing, troubleshooting, installation, and implementation of upgrades or configurations, capacity planning and performance analysis
Provide technical installation, implementation, and support of Linux and OpenShift private cloud environments
Ability to analyze and uncover opportunities for maturing the ecosystem
Thorough understanding and experience working in a secure, segmented environment, including Linux hardening procedures and other security best practices
Attend daily/weekly stand-up meetings and interact regularly with peers to constantly improve Linux platforms and optimize delivery
Automate, monitor & maintain Linux patching and backups for ~600 servers on multiple virtualization platforms
Communicate status, provide quality documentation, and generate reports as requested
Conduct studies analyzing users’ requirements, perform cost analysis, and identify alternative designs and solutions to ensure the client requirements are met
Ability to write automation scripts for daily tasks to reduce administrative overhead
Ability to provide off-hours Linux support on rotation as required

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field
5 – 8 strong years of experience in Linux engineering, troubleshooting and design
5+ yrs experience with Linux in a 24x7 high volume transaction processing environment using segmented network architecture
Ability to work in an Agile team, with Agile methodologies (i.e. Scrum, KanBan)
General PC knowledge (i.e. Microsoft Office, Project, Visio, Internet, and Email)
Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with RedHat Linux and OpenShift products
RedHat certifications an asset
About Express Scripts Canada

Express Scripts Canada, a registered business name of ESI Canada, an Ontario partnership indirectly controlled by Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), is one of Canada’s leading providers of health benefits management services. From its corporate headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto, Express Scripts Canada provides a full range of integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services to insurers, third-party administrators, plan sponsors and the public sector, including health-claims adjudication and processing services, Home Delivery Pharmacy Services, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug-data analysis services, to better facilitate the best possible health outcomes at the lowest possible cost.

It will be a condition of employment that the successful candidate receives the Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Federal Government. The candidate will be required to provide supporting documentation in order to receive Clearance if required.

We offer a competitive salary, along with a positive work environment built on solid corporate values, integrity, mutual respect, collaboration, passion, service and alignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we build a more effective organization that empowers our employees to be the best that they can be.

We are committed to creating a working environment that is barrier-free and we are prepared to provide accommodation for people with disabilities. Thank you for your interest in this position, however only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No telephone calls please.

For more information about Express Scripts Canada, visit its Web site at


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