Senior Systems Administrator

September 8 2020
Industries Ecommerce, Multimedia
Categories Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI, Information Technology, System administrator
Montreal, QC

As part of our continued expansion we are on the lookout for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our growing Technical Operations Team. Based in Montreal, the successful individual will join the global operations team currently working across Europe & North America and will be central to the build, operation & support of cloud services for Continent 8 customers.


We are interested in hearing from candidates who would enjoy a challenging role with variety, as you will exposed to a multitude of technologies and expected to research, scope & implement solutions.


The Role

As a Senior Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for:

  • The implementation & deployment of the hardware platforms & software stacks that make up our cloud service offerings.
  • Build, operate & provide senior level support of Public Cloud (AWS & Azure) services & solutions for Continent 8 customers globally.
  • Lead the onboarding & on-going management of cloud \ IaaS & managed services customers.
  • Collaborate with product & architecture teams on the execution of service roadmaps.
  • Maintaining a cloud environment by identifying system requirements, carrying out installations & upgrades while monitoring ongoing system performance.
  • Research, install, configure and maintain new and existing systems, on an assigned project basis.
  • Delivery of value-add services to external customers.
  • Act as an escalation point for internal support teams & management.
  • Help to develop and implement IT & operational standards, procedures & documentation while participating in audits & remediation works.
  • Troubleshooting of complex customer & infrastructure problems, taking corrective action in a timely manner with the assistance of vendors when required.
  • Provider senior level mentorship to less-senior colleagues.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required:


  • Individuals must have acquired a degree level qualification in computer science or equivalent.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a similar role with customer facing experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar customer facing role focused on the delivery, operation & support of AWS and Azure services.
  • Proven track record of working within a team environment and have demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative manner between international regions as well as showing strong individual initiative.
  • Proven experience researching, scoping and implementing IT solutions and infrastructure solutions.
  • Ideally you will have either: AWS/ Azure/ VMware Network related training & certification or Project Management qualifications.
  • Great organisational skills with ability to multi-task is essential.
  • You need to be able to plans and prioritise work effectively to ensure we work as a team.
  • So you can succeed, you need to be able to take responsibility for own work, ensuring it is accurate, meets quality standards, and performed on a timely basis.
  • We are a global team of highly technical people, so you should be able to build good productive relationships to learn off others and develop yourself.

Be recognised as a subject matter expert in many of following:

  • AWS Cloud Services (Build, Operate & Support).
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services (Build, Operate & Support).
  • Automation (Python, PowerShell or similar).
  • VMware Virtualisation, management of Private & Public Clouds (vSphere, vCloud Director, NSX).
  • DevOps & Infrastructure as Code Tools (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation).
  • Networking & Firewalls (Datacentre & Cloud Networking).
  • Linux Fundamentals (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS or SUSE).
  • Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Applications (O365, SharePoint).
  • Cloud Security Fundamentals.
  • SAN & Storage systems (Nutanix, Nimble, HP MSA).
  • Backup & Recovery Solutions (Veeam, Asigra, Storage).
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).


Candidates should be Trained & Certified in the following areas:

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner & SysOps Administrator Associate.
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Administrator (AZ-104), Security (AZ-500).


Training & Certification in the following areas is advantageous:

  • AWS DevOps or Solutions Architect (Min. Associate Level).
  • Microsoft Azure Architect (AZ-303, AZ-304).
  • Microsoft (MCSA, MCSE).
  • Linux (RHCSA or similar).
  • Automation, DevOps, IaaC Training & Certification advantageous.
  • ITIL or Project Management.


Our Company

We’re an independent, international business on a mission to discover and deliver innovative technologies to enhance our market leading connectivity, data centre, cloud and cybersecurity solutions.


Our USP is having a world class global network and reputation to match. Our agility continues to be the key to our success in being a big player in the technology sector, supported by our bespoke, personalised and exceptional customer service. We constantly achieve ambitious goals by delivering cutting-edge solutions that give us, and our clients, a competitive lead. Right now, we have data centres and points of presence in more than 60 locations across the globe, with additional locations being added monthly.


Established over 20 years ago by visionary entrepreneurs with a passion for boutique customer service, these values continue to drive Continent 8 today. We have a solid foundation, a stellar back story, and an even brighter future.

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