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Lead Systems Administrator - Linux RedHat

Req id:  11363

Waterloo, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



Life At Opentext:

At OpenText and in IT, we believe in every employee having meaningful, purposeful work. By joining our team, you will join a community of supportive and collaborative peers focused on innovation, teamwork, and driving successful outcomes.  You’ll be expected to bring with you an ideation and “Yes, if” mindset.  And, as you build your network and demonstrate your professional excellence, you will have the opportunity to forge your own career path and professional growth.


The Opportunity:

This position has the responsibility of reviewing, planning and evaluating systems and custom deployments to the organization’s global production infrastructure. This level III position within the department has the added responsibility of being a subject matter expert in multiple platforms/systems that are administered. The position requires detailed technical knowledge of specific systems and network elements and ability to troubleshoot those elements completely, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If needed, recommend and/or design new solutions to faulty or outdated components within the given production elements.


What You Are Great At:

  • Working with other departments and outside vendors to design and seamlessly implement any production change required.
  • Ensuring changes have no customer impact, or the smallest impact possible given the constraints of the implementation, to the overall production system.
  • Creating and maintaining preventative maintenance schedules for any given system element.
  • Providing 24/7 ‘tier3’ on-call support of systems and services for which you are the Subject Matter Expert.
  • Deploying new production servers/devices fully configured and completely production ready into the production network.
  • Providing documentation for all new design implementations engineered from within the group or assist in documentation for projects jointly engineered with other departments.
  • Managing support-request tickets to meet or exceed metrics.
  • Develop and maintain production server and service documentation.
  • Cross-Train production support & engineering personnel to ensure knowledge sharing.
  • Contributing to projects by creating, supporting, and growing the tools and automation to support IT Operations.


What It Takes To Excel:

  • 5+ years experience as a Senior Linux Administrator in a medium to large scale environment
  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Experienced at Red Hat Satellite Server administration
  • Experienced with using centralized configuration and management tools (eg. Ansible, or Puppet)
  • Proficient at scripting for automation or user management in Python (preferred) or Powershell
  • Expert knowledge at disk virtualization and management via LVM
  • Strong background in troubleshooting server load, bandwidth, and server-side networking issues
  • Experienced at using Active Directory for Linux authentication and identity validation
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English
  • Well-developed interpersonal, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Strong team player, working in a globally dispersed team
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work load and tasks to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to creatively resolve problems and/or design new solutions, and describe these in clear and detailed documentation
  • Ability to run cross functional meetings
  • Beneficial/preferred qualifications
    • Knowledgeable about Linux Mail Transport Agent configuration (eg. Sendmail)
    • Experienced with advanced filesystems such as btrfs or zfs
    • Familiar with managing Linux servers directly attached to a Storage Area Network
    • Experience with configuring and managing servers in a cloud computing environment
    • Knowledge of server and system security
    • Familiarity with the configuration and management of containers
    • Strong background in x509 certificate lifecycles and management



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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