Cloud System Administrator

REDspace - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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As a Cloud System Administrator, you have built a reputation for providing stable, secure and scalable environments to host web applications and content management systems. Detailed, collaborative, and analytical, you balance multiple priorities and deadlines without breaking a sweat.

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Cloud System Administrator is responsible for providing hands-on network, server, and technical infrastructure maintenance and support. Maintaining security and performance controls, the Cloud System Administrator ensures high availability of all critical systems and network infrastructure by use of monitoring and support tools and best practices. Work hours are primarily 9-5, Monday-Friday; however some after hours work (in person, via telephone or remote) will be required as part of our on-call support services.

What you will do.

Responsible for the support, maintenance, and upgrade of Linux servers and containers running in virtual or cloud environments
Assist team in deploying secure and scalable infrastructure
Help REDspace achieve cloud-migration goals
Assist with security hardening initiatives as result of audits or InfoSec evaluations
Document problem/resolution in the ticketing system (JIRA) and provide user documentation as required
Maintain regular monitoring of the network environment and respond to critical alerts and security events
Ensure data and logs are collected, network reports are kept, and metrics and statistics are updated
Drive automation around server management lifecycle, including automatic builds, patching and monitoring of servers.
Maintain 24x7 Cloud-based hosting for both REDspace resources and Clients of REDspace
Work to ensure that systems standards are managed and maintained in alignment with security best practices, including vulnerability management and encryption
Assist with other IT Department tasks as required

What we expect.

5+ years of relevant server administrator experience
College diploma or relevant post secondary education
Linux server administration experience
Deployed and maintained containers in production environments (Docker, Kubernetes)
Working knowledge of the cloud (AWS)
Have experience using Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, Terraform)
Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, Bash, Powershell)
Database administrator knowledge (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Aurora)
Worked with Identity Providers to provide SSO with 2FA
Have solid understanding of network services and interoperability including Windows DNS & DHCP
Willing to ask for assistance when roadblocks impede progress
Able to define requirements and take on tasks with minimal supervision and juggle multiple deadlines
Confident handling/coordinating multiple tasks with changing priority levels
Able to mentor junior team members on administering systems on cloud platforms
Naturally analytic, a good team player, strong work ethic
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Ability to be available for on call hours (weekly rotation, 24/7 with 15 minute problem acknowledgement expectation)

Bonus:
AWS or Linux Certifications
Knowledge of Windows Active Directory, Server 2016+ and VMware vSphere

Working at REDspace.

One of the big plus sides of working at REDspace is we look out for you.

Your well-being. We offer:
Fully company-funded health, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage with access to an online doctor
Pension plan contribution matching
Healthy living allowance

Your career. We’re invested in your growth. We offer:
Annual professional development allowance
Bi-weekly and monthly Project and Tech shares
Annual salary and performance reviews

Your happiness. You’ll enjoy coming to work every day. We offer:

A flexible work environment with remote work options, in office opportunities or a mixed approach
Financial relocation assistance
Social and team building events
Charitable donation matching

Want to work for one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers? Send us your cover letter, resume, and portfolio!

This position is based out of our Bedford office. We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. We appreciate your interest in REDspace. Please note, only candidates who meet the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Where to find us!

168-1595 Bedford Hwy

Bedford NS, Canada B4A 3Y4