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Bilingual Senior System Administrator Unix/Linux SME

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 28, 2021.

Meet our professionals CGI Insights you can act on Position Description: Join our Global Technology Operations Business Unit At CGI, we offer the opportunity to work with Canada’s largest Information Technology Outsourcing and Management Consulting Company with a true global presence in a fast-paced and energetic atmosphere where your personal and professional growth is accelerated by your desire and commitment.

Due to ongoing growth and success of projects delivery team, CGI is seeking an experienced Unix System Administrator to join our world-class IT solution company to fill a permanent full-time role in our Toronto/Montreal offices.

This role will provide leading information technology services directly to our many clients around North America CGI supports our members’ career aspirations, offering learning initiatives and provides access to our global health and wellness program.

We also offer competitive compensation and benefits such as our share purchase plan, a profit sharing program, flexible schedules that guarantee a good work-life balance We are looking for a self-motivated, career driven, ambitious candidate, experienced in IT systems administrator with good communication skills and strong drive to deliver results.

You are driven to find solutions to problems by taking a big picture perspective and will work across different teams and disciplines in order to get things done.

You have a passion for system reliability and take an automation first approach to routine tasks.

You will be a senior advisor, capable of design level thinking but also willing to be an individual contributor as required.

You should have solid infrastructure support experience and having a passion to deliver innovative projects, preference will be given to candidates who will bring cloud and devops skills and experience.

Your future duties and responsibilities:
• Serve as the subject matter expert for all Unix/Linux systems.

• Participate in design and architecture of new systems and support tools solutions that meet or exceed established business and technical requirements.

•Install, configure and troubleshoot infrastructure UNIX/Linux servers (physical and virtual), applications and software.

•Performance and capacity analysis, planning and reporting.

•Create automated builds for server images.

•Reduce repetitive manual tasks through automation.

•Troubleshooting and resolving technical incidents and complex design and administration problems.

•Exchanging information with solution vendors to coordinate maintenance work and problem resolution.

•Taking ownership and devises effective solutions and a plan of action to ensure system performance, availability and to restore services to the customer satisfaction and to service levels.

•Producing and updating technical documentation.

•Identifying and implementing initiatives that improve or optimize existing infrastructure environments or processes in regards to security, stability and sustainability.

•Evaluate non-functional characteristics including performance, availability, scalability, resilience.

•Review environments for production and non-production (development, test, QA, training) and provide recommendations for on-going improvement and sustainability.

•Ensure changes to existing services are made in a controlled manner: i.e.

include impact assessment in consultation with the business and technical owners, regression testing of any impacted systems, and planned migration into production.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
•Education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.

•Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in similar roles for a large enterprise.

•Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration.

•RHEL, OL, & MS high availability cluster technology.

•Designing and building high availability environments.

•Linux server hardening and performance tuning.

•Advanced experience in Unix architecture and security.

•Advanced UNIX/Linux scripting skills.

Shell scripting and coding in python or similar languages.

•Configuration management using Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.

•Strong troubleshooting, reasoning and problem solving skills.

•Team player, able to be effective in a collaborative team environment; willing to share knowledge and learn from others.

•Track record for effectively participating in projects through solution development and project management lifecycles.

•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English with both clients and internal organizations.

•Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation in English.

• Experience working with deployment automation tools such as Jenkins, Ant, Maven.

• Understanding of LAN/WAN networking, experience switches, firewalls, etc.

•Advanced knowledge and experience of modern virtualization and container technologies and of current best practices.

(VMWare, Hyper-V, docker etc)
• Knowledge of and experience in Super Clusters, centralized storage technologies (SANs), ZFS file systems.

• Highly self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision.

•Experience with public cloud (AWS, Azure, OCI, etc) use, administration and architecture an asset.

Skills: Configuration Management Design (Infrastructure) DevOps Linux Performance Tuning What you can expect from us: Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business.

As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals.

As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.

All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation.

Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.