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 Systems Administrator to join our growing technical operations team. The successful individual will join the global team currently spread across Europe & North America in the delivery of quality services & support to both internal & external customers.


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


The Role

As a Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintain, develop & support the Continent 8 Technologies corporate environment globally.
  • Operate & provide support of Public Cloud (AWS & Azure) services & solutions for Continent 8 customers globally.
  • Support the onboarding & on-going management of Cloud \ IaaS \ managed service customers.
  • Contribute to the IT Strategy through the completion of assigned Projects.
  • Maintain the Continent 8 cloud environment by performing new installations and upgrades while monitoring ongoing system performance.
  • Research, Implement & Support multiple Technologies.
  • Escalation Point on 24/7 rota for other technical support teams on customer issues.
  • Build against best practice IT standards, procedures & documentation while participating in Audits & remediation works.
  • Troubleshooting of Complex problems, taking corrective action in a timely manner with the assistance of Vendors when required.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Degree level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3 years + experience in a similar role with customer facing exposure, preferably with a Service Provider background.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar Customer facing role focused on the Delivery, Operation & Support of AWS and Azure services.
  • Strong knowledge of VMware Cloud Deployments (Private & Public Clouds, vCloud Director, VMware Stack).
  • Practical Admin experience of Microsoft Server Environments & Applications.
  • Strong Linux Fundamentals (Deploy & Initial Config)
  • Solid Networking & Firewalls (Cisco Switches, ASA Firewalls, Checkpoint Firewalls)
  • Practical experience with SAN & Storage systems (EMC, Nimble, HPE)
  • Experience in the following areas is advantageous:
    • Cisco UCS, Nutanix HCI, Nimble Storage
    • Asigra, Veeam Backup & Replication
    • IT Security (Best Practices & Hands-On Experience)
    • Load Balancing (A10, Citrix, F5)
  • Proven track record of working in a team environment and have demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative manner between international groups as well as showing strong individual initiative.
  • Ideally you will have either: AWS/ MS Azure Training & Certification/ VMware Training & Certification / Cisco Training & Certification / ITIL or Project Management qualifications.

Individuals will ideally be certified in the following areas:

  • VMware Certified Professional
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner.
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Security (AZ-500).
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • Linux Fundamentals

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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