Senior IT / Network Specialist

Netskrt Systems Inc. - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job description

Netskrt is looking for a Senior IT / Network Specialist to oversee our hardware, software, networks and systems.

We are a highly motivated team, dedicated to delivering products and services that improve the customer experience when accessing internet video at the edges of the network. We are developing a set of inter-related technologies targeting businesses that offer Wifi to their customers but which have limited bandwidth.

Netskrt offers the opportunity to obtain hands on experience with storage, networking, security, and cloud technologies. As part of the Netskrt team you will have the opportunity to design and implement solutions to solve challenging problems in a startup environment; working with accomplished engineers and a leadership team with a proven track history of success.

You are somebody who enjoys solving problems and has a customer-centric mindset. You should be passionate not only about learning new technologies, but also about running systems and software in the real world. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility, be a team player and a self-starter.

You have exceptional technical skills, and enjoy solving challenging problems. You are a quick learner, you adapt easily and you have great interpersonal and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the deployment, monitoring and maintenance of our hardware, software and network infrastructure, and for resolving system issues. You need to have deep experience with IT performance management, network administration and architecture, and be passionate about system security and data protection. Ultimately, ensure our systems are secure, consistent and reliable. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Configure, install and maintain software, servers, routers and other network devices
  • Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN); monitor system performance and integrity, capacity and scalability
  • Oversee data backup and system security operations (e.g. user authorization, firewalls, password protection, etc.)
  • Design and implement safety measures and data recovery plans (e.g. access authentication, system redundancy and disaster recovery)
  • Inspect/monitor hardware and network activity to identify vulnerable points of access; act on privacy breaches and malware threat
  • Develop IT / security policies and practices

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with system installation, configuration and analysis
  • Thorough knowledge of networks and network protocols such as DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, VLAN
  • Solid background in network administration and architecture; firewalls, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols and switching / routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
  • Proven experience with access control models and network security
  • Solid experience with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL/ TLS)
  • Experience with tiered storage solutions; redundancy
  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools
  • Analytical mind with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications:

Proven experience in deploying and managing large scale operations, including:

  • Knowledge of coding / scripting languages (e.g., C++, PHP, Python, Perl)
  • Knowledge of data protection operations and legislation (e.g. GDPR)
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and risk management methodologies
  • Knowledge of patch management, intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Cloud technologies (AWS, OpenStack)
  • Configuration/container management (Chef, Puppet, Mesos, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with caching and CDN (content delivery network) technologies (Netflix, Amazon, Google, Limelight, Akamai, Fastly)
  • Experience with securing IoT and/or autonomous remote devices

If the above describes you and your skillset, please email us and include your resume and any other relevant links. (e.g. Github)

Industry: Internet and Software


  • Stock Options
  • Extended Health Benefits
  • Flexible Hours
  • Casual Dress
  • Good location

Job Type: Full-time


  • Casual Dress
  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Stock Options
  • Vision Care


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19