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Advisor - Middleware Infrastructure

January 13 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Consultation, Business analyst, ERP, Packaged Software, SaaS, Project management, Systems architect, Design, System administrator
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


Are you an innovative system administrator with an interest in managing infrastructure in a modern way by automating as many repetitive tasks as possible?
Do you believe that infrastructure and middleware must be managed in a consistent fashion across the entire organization, with the aid of tools inspired by continuous development?
Do you have experience with WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat and MQ administration, and are you familiar with modern development tools? Do you believe that software is ready to take over the world?

If so, this position is for you!

General Information on the Position

Additionnal responsibilities

  • Using the team's preferred tools, help automate infrastructure components to provide and deliver infrastructure services to other groups of expert administrators.

  • Design solutions that reflect the "Infrastructure as Code" philosophy using a set of standardized Ansible/TOWER tools, in a highly virtualized environment on an internal infrastructure.

  • Pursue your growth within the Infrastructure squads responsible for Linux practices at Desjardins Group, with a focus on development, proactivity and middleware services, to meet the group's objectives for stability, innovation and productivity.

  • Work closely as a team with other expert colleagues to tackle challenges together in a spirit of technological exploration.

  • Develop and provide support for automation tools and mechanisms provided by the infrastructure services as part of projects or operational activities.

  • Draft, update and enhance ever-changing documentation on operations or projects.

  • Train and assist co-workers in the development, improvement and advancement of automated functions, be it for new solutions or improvements to existing solutions.

  • Propose and participate in the development of innovative, next-gen solutions.

  • Suggest and participate in improvements to security practices, while overseeing the quality and substance of implemented solutions.

  • Participate in incident resolution while ensuring the stability of critical solutions supported by Desjardins Group's Linux experts.

  • Help develop technologies by offering suggestions, advice and expertise, for both solutions and methods (standards and practices).

Other working condition

  • Number of jobs available : 3


  • Bachelor's degree

  • A minimum of four year of relevant experience

  • Experience working on projects in large organizations

  • Experience administering middleware, such as WebSphere or WebLogic

Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Extensive experience with WebLogic or WebSphere

  • Extensive experience with Java

  • Expertise using Ansible

  • Expertise using Python

  • Knowledge of Ansible TOWER (an asset)

  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools (Jenkins)

  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools (Artifactory)

  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools (Bitbucket/Git)

  • Knowledge of Linux, an asset

  • Knowledge of DBMS (Oracle, PostgreSQL)

  • Familiarity with modern virtual environments (ESX-V, ESX-T)

  • Familiarity with the basic principles of microsegmentation

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Communicates effectively, Decision quality, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

1050, Côte du Beaver Hall Montréal network