Technical Lead, Research It Infrastructure

  • 12-15 Year
  • Toronto
  •   Posted On: March 13, 2018
  •   Skills:  Collaborate, Database, DNS, LDAP, Leadership, Linux servers, Linux System Administrator, VMware

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

A Technical Lead is needed for our Research & Development client within the Healthcare industry. This is an exciting PERMANENT opportunity in the heart of the Discovery District, University & College in Downtown Toronto. The successful candidate will be working in an exciting and innovative environment with an organization that invests in emerging technologies as it pertains to healthcare research. They are looking for someone forward thinking, agile and resilient to a fast paced environment.

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Senior Manager, Research IT Infrastructure. The Technical Lead will perform hands on Linux system administration tasks up to an expert level, and will provide technical leadership to a team of Systems Administrators supporting a large onsite server, storage and network infrastructure. The Technical Lead will ensure that services meet the service level needs of the client and meet the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability requirements. The Technical Lead will also assist the Senior Manager with the implementation of new technologies, the continuous refresh and improvement of existing infrastructure, and will deliver on the strategies as set by the Director and client's management team.

Roles and Responsibilities

Current, hands-on, expert level Linux System Administrator, supporting more than 50 production Linux servers providing web/application/database services;
Expert level knowledge of Debian and/or Ubuntu;
Can troubleshoot all types of server OS issues, can tune Linux servers for performance, can harden Linux servers for security, can build servers for high availability, actively participates in various Linux dev communities and does not require commercial Linux support services;
More than 12 years total hands on experience as a Linux Sys Admin;
Expert level knowledge of infrastructure services like DNS, Mail, LDAP/AD, data backup and restore, and logging;
Ability to work well with other and to provide technical leadership; collaborate with others; make technical recommendations; communicate technical decisions; mentor technical staff; assign technical tasks to System Administrators; monitor quality of work being performed by System Administrators;
Expert level experience in selecting, configuring, and using modern, leading edge automation (e.g. Ansible) and monitoring tools;
Expert level knowledge configuring and operating a large number of, secure, scalable, highly available servers on a server virtualization platform based on technology like OpenStack, VMWare or KVM;
Large (500+TB) NAS storage, and network experience;
Ability to implement and support container and orchestration technologies – specifically Docker and Kubernetes;
Data backup and archiving to cloud services like Amazon S3 and Glacier;
Experience using and administering a Grid based HPC (e.g. Sun Grid Engine, Open Grid Scheduler, Moab, Torque, Univa Grid Engine) environment;
Academic, Research or Health Care sector experience;
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline;
Related technical certifications and professional memberships would be considered an asset.

About Altis Professional Recruitment

Altis Professional Recruitment is the leading provider of mid- to senior-level resources for contract and permanent positions within the areas of Accounting and Finance, Strategic Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Communications, Medical/Health Professionals, Procurement and Scientific fields, among others. We recruit and fill staffing requirements within all levels of government and a wide variety of private-sector industries in the Ottawa region and Greater Toronto Area. As a seven-time winner and Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, we're proud to be 100% Canadian-owned.

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