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Category: Administration
City: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Position ID: J0317-0376
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

• Server administration and engineering. Providing 3rd level support case handling in a large 24x7 distributed server environment operating within the realms of ITIL processes

• Development of documentation and procedures for near-shore and off-shore support teams

• Development of tools (python/perl) and puppet modules for automation

• Work closely with both IT and business partners to design and implement solutions supporting business needs

• Experience in high frequency trading environments and a deep understanding of low latency and HPC systems

• This role is responsible for diagnosing and troubleshooting complex technical environments on distributed applications and infrastructure and ensuring secure solutions following industry best practices

• Able to contribute to Market-watch initiatives and able to recommend solutions to improve the environment and provide value to the business

• Candidates must be client focused, able to work independently while interacting across different teams to accomplish projects. Candidates must have the ability to complete detailed quality documentation, project plans using Wekan, Visio, etc.

• Knowledge of multicast and market data technologies is a must. The candidate will also be responsible for analyzing performance issues, configuring new deployments, and providing day-to-day support.

• Ensure procedures are followed and mechanisms are in place to ensure compliance to technical designs, best practices and are well supported

• Provide mentoring to colleagues and training for solutions. Serve as a subject matter expert and escalation point when needed.

• Regularly communicate with internal clients from different departments and project stakeholders

Candidate Profile

Experience Needed:

• Minimum 5 years experience in Systems Administration, Architecture, and Engineering

• Ability to learn and adopt to new environment quickly

• Management / ITIL process

• Experience working in large (500+ servers), 24x7 environments

Educational Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Engineering

Desired / Plus:

• RedHat certifications

• Agile certifications

Languages: Fully bilingual English and French

Technical Skills

Excellent technical skills on the following technologies:

• Linux Server Operating Systems RHEL 5+ years

• Dev (Python/Perl/Git/Bash) 5+ years

• Puppet 3+ years

• Cloud based technologies 2+ years

Proficient in:

• Methodology : Kanban or Scrum

• Active Directory

• HP / DELL / Nutanix x86 Hardware

• Low latency networking and troubleshooting (10GB / Multicast)

• TCP/IP protocol suite and its utilities (LDAP, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, and NFS, etc.)

• NetBackup or other enterprise backup platforms

• SAN and FC Storage

• NetApp and NFS

Desired / Plus:

• Cisco knowledge

• ElasticSearch / Kibana / Logstach

• Software Factory (e.g. Jenkins) and Continous Delivery

• Contribution on Open Source Github project


• Client focused, must have a strong customer service mentality and ability to work with developers, users, and other staff

• Able to work independently and in a team environment while interacting across different group to accomplish projects.

• Ability to interact with other business lines managers, technical staff and senior managers

• Must have both hands-on design and implementation experience as well as expert level knowledge of server technologies and operating systems

• Experience in systems convergence and integration for disparate systems

• Expert in High Availability environments and DR scenario design, implementation and testing

• Security focused individual skilled in server hardening, audit response and remediation

• Knowledgeable in VMware cloud tools (VCAC, VROPS, ITBM, VMTurbo)

• Strong focus on automation and orchestration (Scripting Perl or Python / Puppet )

• Understanding of backup technologies

• Strong experience with logical volume management including LVM and ZFS

• Provide coverage for 7-7pm production hours as well as availability for weeknight and weekend on-call support.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

• Must be detail and goal oriented dedicated to accomplishing tasks.

What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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