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FreeBSD Systems Administrator - Vancouver, Canada

HR - Digifonica
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

We are currently seeking a Systems Administrator for our Burnaby office.

POSITION SUMMARY
The System Administrator is responsible for the efficient operation of
the company's large multi-site network of production servers and Cisco
routers/switches.  This responsibility includes the management of
resources related to equipment, information and financial matters.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for:
1.All corporate and operational Unix production servers and Cisco 5300
routers/switches of a large, global, multi-site network using FreeBSD
2.Maintaining, monitoring, and configuring system and network
3.Ensuring documentation, security, and back-up processes are in place
and current
4.Scripting for task automation
5.Ensuring consistency of server configurations
6.Monitoring systems but looking at ways to always improve the current
system
7.Establishing /recommending policies on system use and services
8.Ensuring high quality standards for equipment and network
9.Working under general direction from senior management.
10.Any other duties as assigned.

Human Resource Management
None at this time although potential in the future.

Information Resources
1.System monitoring
2.Documentation preparation
3.Scripting

JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education
Minimum: Formal education an asset.

Previous Experience
2 ? 3 years of senior system administration experience working with 50+
Unix servers in a multi-location environment
Experience with, and a solid understanding of, networking /distributed
computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing,
client/server programming, etc.
Technology:  SNMP, PKI, MySQL and backup management
Experience with global Unix architecture
Extensive experience with FreeBSD
Experience with Cisco i.e. CCNA level preferred
Experience with TCP/IP networking protocols; ability to debug and
program at the network level
Experience installing / configuring DNS/BIND
Experience with network security i.e. building firewalls, deploying
authentication systems,deployment and management of VPN's or applying
cryptography to network operations
Experience with host security
Experience developing / implementing a site disaster recovery plan
Experience using relational databases and using MySQL
Familiar with current releases and patches
Familiar with current best practices.

  Key Competencies
Communication skills: High
Writing: able to write documentation, proposals, etc.
Oral: able to communicate effectively with peers, management
Computer Literacy: High
Programming skills:  Ability to program using Shell scripting
Crisis management: Able to handle crisis in calm effective manner
Organizational ability: High; multi-tasking abilities an asset
Attention to detail: High in reference to quality and documentation
Interpersonal skills: Strong
External interactions: Co-location facilities
Internal interactions:  Operations and R&D personnel
Decision-making skills: High; i.e. able to identify tasks which require
automation and automate them
Problem-solving skills: High; able to solve problems quickly and completely.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits
package (after probationary period).

Interested candidates should forward resumes to [hidden email].

Position closes December 19, 2005.

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