Applications Administrator (Linux)

Ubisoft - Montréal, QC (20 days ago)

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Job Description


Ubisoft GNS Production is an innovation catalyst, delivering optimized solutions that offer game production teams a variety of options adapted to their reality. Through our close relationship with game productions, we deliver quality solutions that help them work better together.

Reporting to a team lead, The Application Administrator is responsible for maintaining the good health of our servers and systems in a mixed Windows & Linux environment, with a main focus on operational activities, proactive capacity management and event monitoring. He/she will also contribute to the execution of various projects and will act as a second level applicative support for the systems under his responsibility.


The main tasks of the Systems Administrator are to:
Be responsible for the proper daily operations of Windows and Linux systems under his/her, such as distributed storage nodes, file transfer servers, web and database hosting, as well as various other proprietary and open-source software;
Provide applicative support on tools and applications used by the partner base;
Install and maintain physical/virtual servers and related software;
Coordinate with various internal teams when tasks need to be delegated (ex: firewall configuration);
Monitor system events to ensure health, maximum system availability and service quality;
Provide advanced troubleshooting in emergency situations;
Perform system and application patching, as well as keeping the operating systems and software up to date;
Maintain documentation regarding installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting procedures related to the systems;
Participate in the definition of standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics as directed;
Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical designs and standards;
Resolve all incidents and tasks. Answer internal client questions;
Must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as required (including on-call rotations);
Carry out all other related tasks



Baccalaureate Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field.
Relevant experience

4+ years of experience in systems administration in a 300+ servers environment.

Oral and Written Comprehension of French and English;
Skill in developing techniques and methodologies to resolve unprecedented problems or situations; being able to resolve problems with outside the box thinking;
Must be a self-starter that requires minimal supervision and hand holding;
Honesty, integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times;
Be a team player; ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a world team;
Have good interpersonal communication skills; maintain a good relationship with our clients;
Ability to handle stress and work effectively in a fast paced changing environment;
Ability to work in a DevOps environment;
Willingness to learn new concepts and technologies.

Excellent knowledge of Linux operating systems; CentOS 6/7 or related distributions;
Working knowledge of Windows operating systems; Windows 10, Server 2012/2016;
Working knowledge of system configuration management concepts and tools
Good knowledge of automation scripting using Powershell, Python, Bash, Perl, etc;
Good knowledge of internet technologies and concepts such as TCP, UDP and higher level protocols such as DNS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SSH and Rest/Soap web APIs is important;
Good knowledge of general networking concepts; routing, switching, security and IP addressing;
Good knowledge of MySQL, MSSQL, and PostgreSQL database usage and administration;
Good knowledge of storage concepts like SAN, NAS, etc;
Good knowledge of monitoring solutions like SCOM, Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix;
(Optional) Knowledge Kubernetes and Docker is a considerable asset;
(Optional) Working with external cloud (AWS);
(Optional) Working C# programming knowledge;
(Optional) Working ESXi Virtualization knowledge;
(Optional) Have a certification in MCSA, CCNA, RHCSA or similar.

Additional Information

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.