System and Networks Administrator

System and Networks Administrator

Apply before: 2018-01-31
Type: Permanent

BUF Compagnie, French pioneer in special effects for cinema and advertising, is now looking for a System and Networks Administrator for its Montreal facility.


  • Install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot all Infrastructure, including networking, servers, storage, etc.
  • Ensure the timely and successful completion of all data imports and backups
  • Responsible for the overall health and operations of local network, storage and systems
  • Provide technical support to all Users
  • Communicate effectively with operations staff surrounding technology issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues through excellent understanding of distributed systems

Technical Knowledge/Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience working with IT infrastructure in a media or high performance computing environment, administering, deploying and supporting various storage technologies and network file systems
  • Extensive experience of Linux (Debian) & in a lesser extent MacOsX and Windows (all of our servers (+500) and user stations (+100) are running Debian)
  • Strong command line skills: knowledge of Perl, shell scripts, Python, Debian packaging
  • Excellent understanding of technologies: DNS, LDAP, NFS, TCP/IP, VLAN, Firewalling, RAID storage
  • Required knowledge on these software: Dovecot, Postfix, Apache, Bind, Openldap, Nagios, Autofs, Spamassassin, Xen, Postgres
  • Basic knowledge of automation: Puppet, continuous integration
  • Nice to have knowledge on specific hardware: Fortinet, Brocade/Foundry, IPSec


  • Strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with creative ability and flair
  • Capable to design simple and effective solutions
  • High ability to work autonomously and remotely from half the team
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Capability to learn, adapt quickly and work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including effective written, verbal and listening skills in both French and English
  • Flexible and positive attitude

Full-time position located in Montreal. Salary to be discussed according to profile and experience. Canadian residents will be considered first.

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