Linux System Administrator

Linux System Administrator

Infrastructure Id: 15593 - Permanent

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Linux System Administrator to join our client in Markham, ON.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Design, deploy, maintain, administer and improve IT infrastructure and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, and configurations in on-premises deployments.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
  • Deploy, configure, maintain and decommission Linux servers and networking technology.
  • Install, upgrade, configure and test application software. Forward application logs to a SIEM event collector.
  • Write and maintain system documentation, including change management proposals, (what else?).
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of data stored on the platform and people working on the platform.
  • Respond immediately to security or usability concerns.
  • Anticipate potential problems and take action to solve them before they impact users when possible.
  • Perform disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.
  • Monitor networks and servers for performance, resource utilization, system security and alignment with established internal standards; correct, validate, optimize, and secure as required.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Protect data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning and implementing best practices.
  • Work with security team to perform tests, uncover network vulnerabilities and develop company-wide best practices for privacy and security.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.


Top Skills Required

  • Strong expertise in Linux system configuration and maintenance
  • Experience with virtualization technologies and hypervisor management
  • Strong scripting skills, i.e., Bash, Python and practical Linux system administration skills.
  • Understanding of firewalls, reverse proxies, load balancing, security incident management, antivirus, and intrusion protection concepts.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them.
  • Understanding of patch management and custom software upgrades with the ability to deploy patches and upgrades in a timely manner while understanding business impact.
  • Experienced working with network-based storage including NFS, possibly clustered file systems such as GPFS.
  • Comfortable with software installation and upgrading within Linux and Windows environment.
  • Passionate about protecting the privacy of data stored in your care.
  • Must be willing to undergo a criminal record check.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment and meet required schedules and timelines.
  • Outstanding skills in communicating complex technical issues and in providing comprehensive written, oral and/or digital products (including document organization and technical writing).
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to apply these skills in a multi-tasking environment where multiple projects are worked on simultaneously.
  • Able to deal graciously and effectively with ambiguity and requests for change.
  • Willingness to research and learn new approaches and technologies.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


Why work with us?

  • Build a long-term relationship with an experienced recruitment expert
  • Access to the ‘hidden’ job market – opportunities across Canada that aren’t posted on job boards
  • Get a high-level understanding of market dynamics affecting your industry
  • Gain insight into the culture of the company you’re applying for before submitting your profile


About Us

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters provides contract and permanent IT recruitment services to employers across Canada. We have a specialized approach to recruiting, segmenting our recruitment teams into specialty practice areas focusing on Development, PMO, Infrastructure and BI/CRM/ERP skill sets.

This approach enables our recruiters to become specialists; they know the market and work hard to understand each candidates’ capabilities, goals, career ambitions and quickly present them with the best possible opportunities.  We are committed to helping candidates develop their careers and to helping our clients grow their business and complete important projects successfully.


We create opportunities for IT Professionals to empower business.