System Administrator

System Administrator

Infrastructure Id: 14971 - Permanent

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


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Administer and support hosted and/or collocated production environments for various product groups.
  • Maintain security and monitoring of production, staging, development and QA sites
  • Install configure, maintain operating systems on all production and staging/development/QA environments.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors of server hardware and hosting providers
  • Creation of scripts to enhance efficiency of server maintenance
  • Assist with Database Administration where required
  • Promote new version, upgrades and bug fixes to production environment ensuring the promoted process is followed and documented.
  • Monitor production and corporate server uptime through automated monitoring systems
  • Collect statistical data used in monitoring and evaluating performance of production environments throughout the company, as required
  • Manage and/or maintain network architecture of production environments, both physical and virtual
  • Monitor logs for suspect activity, set-up and maintenance of Intrusion Detection System (IDS), firewalls, etc.
  • Required to be on-call and respond to security events, system failure, system updates, and system maintenance
  • Support of Corporate IT Environments and requests as required
  • Additional duties as required


Top Skills Required

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in related field, with proven history in Web server support in a production web environment
  • Deep understanding of how to configure and set-up robust network operations facilities that are: scalable, enabled for safe failover, load balancing and secure.
  • Linux/Unix Administration with CentOS/Ubuntu based Linux required. Windows 2012 to 2019 Administration of DNS, AD, and DHCP nice to have.
  • Extensive Knowledge of Solarwinds Monitoring
  • Shell Scripting: Bash, Perl
  • Web Server Administration with Apache and understanding of SSL certificates
  • Familiarity of backup systems, including CommVault and Veeam
  • Firewall/Router configuration with IP Tables
  • Web application server administration experience with Jboss
  • Database administration experience with Cassandra, Maria, MSSQL, MySQL and CAS
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and be part of a small group of software developers focused on the transfer of customer driven requests into production code.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact with others in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn in a dynamic environment
  • Great attitude, team player and strives for excellence
  • 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.