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  • Payment Processing, Inc. - Vancouver, BC; In 1995, PPI was the first to bridge information technology and payment services, and remains the industry leader for feature-rich, reliable and secure electronic payment solutions for businesses; DBMS: Oracle, MySQL; Past job postings: System Administrator ; Current Career Opportunities .

  • Title: System Administrator
    Reports To: Vice President of IT Infrastructure
    Department: IT Infrastructure
    Status: Exempt
    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Job Summary:
    The System Administrator is responsible for ensuring effective daily operations of the IT environment through monitoring and maintaining all networks, systems and related infrastructure. The System Administrator has a contributing role in the development and design of PPI's IT infrastructure as we progress forward.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
     Help monitor, manage and maintain our infrastructure to ensure 24/7 operations
     Assist in the deployment, documentation and maintenance of a variety of different software systems for both external and internal customers
     Review peers' work for security and optimization shortcomings
     Investigate and troubleshoot complex production issues, manage issues in a defect management system
     Coordinate with various teams and external contacts to ensure project deadlines are met
     Available for on-call schedule

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     Strong Knowledge of network topologies and protocols (Ethernet, Loadbalancing, Redundant Networking, etc.) (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, VPN, HTTP, SSL, TLS)
     Knowledge of Oracle, MySQL, Apache/Tomcat or IBM WebSphere
     Solid understanding of system virtualization VMWare, ESX server.
     Significant experience with storage protocols including NFS, FCP SAN and iSCSI
     Solid understanding of clustered configurations including Veritas Cluster Server
     Significant experience with PERL and shell scripting
     Understanding of disaster recovery implementations
     A good understanding of information security concepts
     Ability to lead technical discussions and projects in an organized manner
     Ability to drive problem resolution to root cause
     Ability to document strategies and designs and then present these ideas to management with cost/benefit analysis
     Must be able to manage time effectively and to deliver on commitments
     Strong interpersonal skills
     Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
     Must be able to operate well in a team environment and when under pressure

    Credentials and Experience:
     7+ years of UNIX system administration including at least 4 years of Red Hat Linux administration
     Significant experience sys logging, UNIX account management and file permissions
     Experience with Dell, IBM, HP and Sun hardware
     Experience with NetApp technologies
     Experience with Veritas Netbackup or other enterprise backup software and disk based backup technologies
     Significant experience managing systems that support mission critical business applications and Oracle databases

    Special Requirements:
     Travel between Vancouver, Canada, Newark, CA and Cary, NC facilities
     This position may require proof of a valid drivers license and insurance
     Valid passport

    What We Offer Our Employees:
     The Opportunity to Work with a Great Team!
     The Chance to have an Impact and Make a Difference in Our Company
     The Opportunity to Work in a Competitive and Collaborative Environment
     A Highly Competitive Salary
     Full Benefits Packages: Medical (HMO & PPO), Dental and Vision
     Paid Vacation Time

    Last updated on June 25, 2011