DevOps Specialist , Web Hosting

Canada

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Web Hosting Canada (WHC) empowers tens of thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs and  small businesses to thrive with its powerful yet affordable online solutions.

Join us and be part of a collaborative and passionate team dedicated to building Canada’s ultimate growth ecosystem.

You are a Linux guru, passionate about the optimization, automation and deployment of web services and online infrastructure using the latest technology and trends. As an integral part of the Systems team, you will help build and maintain the tools and platforms needed to support our clients and our operations.

Responsibilities

  • Build, test and maintain the infrastructure and tools to allow for the speedy development and release of software.
  • Spearhead or partake in our continuous improvement projects dealing with automation, security, performance, and redundancy
  • Help ensure optimal operations and standardized configurations of our server fleet, including shared, virtualized and dedicated servers
  • Optimize LAMP stacks using existing tools and best practices, and research/implement new optimizations based on emerging trends and technologies
  • Automate security and performance audits of Web servers (Apache/Litespeed), Database servers (MySQL/MariaDB), Mail servers (Exim/Postfix), and DNS (BIND/PowerDNS)
  • Coordinate efforts with the SysAdmin team to ensure rapid problem resolution and stable system operations.
  • Assist with level 3 support escalations from clients and support agents
  • Document, review and manage internal procedures and infrastructure configurations 
  • Help coach SysAdmins with issues and participate in their ongoing training
  • Configure, optimize and deploy new solutions or clusters based on specific client needs.
  • Support and maintain the L4 Critical Infrastructure

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience with Bash or similar command-line scripting languages
  • Experience with Ansible/Rundeck or similar automation/orchestration tools
  • Experience as a LAMP System Administrator (Apache or nginx) including in-depth understanding of DNS, IPv4/6, system performance and email reputation
  • Experience with cPanel/WHM control panel (Plesk an asset)
  • Excellent understanding of email protocols (POP/IMAP/SMTP)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as OpenVZ, KVM, Xen, VMWare, or OpenStack.
  • Good communicator in French or English, capable of clearly communicating complex concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Experience managing and optimizing database systems such as MySQL and MariaDB
  • Good understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Working knowledge of common website scripting languages such as PHP, Perl, and Python

What we offer:

  1. A growing tech company, with driven, passionate people and a shared purpose
  2. A modern new office in Montreal (with ping pong and foosball) with a hybrid work arrangement
  3. Group insurance, personal days & other perks
  4. Highly collaborative work environment with a proactive leadership team

Inclusion and diversity are at the core of what we stand for at WHC. We strongly believe everyone has the right to be their authentic self in the workplace and therefore should feel comfortable doing so. That’s why we celebrate our differences in race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and religion. We've witnessed firsthand how a diverse workforce fosters unique perspectives, increased innovation, better problem-solving, engagement and an overall happier work environment.

 


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