Systems Engineer - Linux

West Fraser Timber - Quesnel, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Details
West Fraser is a growing, diversified wood products company with locations in western Canada and the southern United States. North America’s largest lumber producer, West Fraser has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers six times. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Our Information Technology group, with locations in Vancouver & Quesnel, BC has an opportunity for a highly skilled:

System Engineer – Linux

The role of the System Engineer is to provide direct Tier-3 technical implementation and support for West Frasers IT infrastructure and major IT projects and initiatives relating to Linux system. This position will report directly to the Infrastructure Software Supervisor.


Production systems implementation and administration of West Fraser systems, including: CentOS, Oracle Linux, HPUX, NFS, Java, CUPS, Centrify
Implementation of Linux server patch management
Standardization/consolidation of Linux server platforms
Collaborate with the Data Centre team with the management of Virtual Infrastructure: Performance monitoring, VM lifecycles, creation and maintenance of VM templates, VM and ESXi server host patching
Backup system administration
Implementation of Disaster Recovery configuration, documentation and testing
Implement and use tools for performance monitoring, space management and reorganization, patching and quality assurance, etc.
Work with team members to develop a Standard Operating Environment (SOE), ensuring compliance with the SOE of all hardware and software changes, and accurately creating and maintaining all system documentation
Design and implement on site IT infrastructure installations
Use IT Service Management (ServiceNow), Change Management (Jira) and other tools to manage issue resolution and changes to production systems
Implement technical solutions, troubleshooting and optimization as directed
Provide ‘out of business hours’ support to ensure security and integrity, continuity and availability of infrastructure and systems
Actively work with fellow team members to increase infrastructure team knowledge and skills
As required, work with IT vendors on approved activities
Other duties as directed by the IT Manager
Position Requirements

Expert experience with Linux Server technologies
Experience with Unix Server and OpenVMS technologies an asset
Experience creating and maintaining shell scripts
Experience with Windows Server technologies
Experience with Active Directory and Domain environments
Experience with Azure cloud environments
Knowledge of storage, network, communications and other technologies
Well-rounded understanding of backup technologies
Linux system administration experience an asset
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards
Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience

Education & Experience:
Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Information Technology or MIS from a recognized public or private program and/or 5+ years of relevant experience

Certifications/ Skills:
Demonstrated success in alignment with West Fraser Values
Microsoft infrastructure certifications an asset
This position may require occasional travel within Canada and the United States of America. Work coverage includes West Fraser business operations and participation in on-call rotation schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work to perform scheduled maintenance, respond to service interruptions, and to meet deadlines.

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