Linux Systems Administrator

Job No: TANTALUS27
Location: Burnaby, BC

  • Join a growing, innovative smart grid technology organization 
  • Improve and maintain our corporate IT systems
  • Be rewarded with a competitive salary, flexible benefits and a unique company culture 

About our company

In a world where global warming, rolling blackouts, rising energy prices and an aging, frequently malfunctioning distribution system are front page news, Tantalus works with electric, water and gas energy providers to improve resource efficiency, deliver reliable service, and streamline operations. We give utilities the tools and information they need to engage consumers in ongoing conservation efforts, and also provide the backbone technology that makes these programs successful.

The Tantalus Utility Network, TUNet®, is an award-winning end-to-end communications and applications system that enables utilities to automate processes, improve business operations and deliver top-tier customer service. Our real-time, self-healing, two-way communications network, combines WAN / LAN / Grid Edge components to create a platform that is fast, reliable, scalable, and easy to deploy. TUNet® enables utilities to automatically collect interval consumption data, precisely monitor power quality, as well as instantly detect outages and verify restorations. Furthermore, TUNet® is a platform designed to support emerging applications such as IoT-based edge computing, which will ultimately contribute to the Smart Grid of the future.

For more information about Tantalus and TUNet®, please visit our website.

About our culture

Tantalus culture is built on hard work, respect and cooperation. Throughout the development process, our team enjoys iterating, collaborating and learning. We are developers, engineers, testers, technicians, and inventors. We are a group of critical thinkers with a proven track record in delivering great products and applications.

Our modern office, centrally located in the heart of Burnaby, provides our team with a collaborative, social and engaging work environment. With a games room, fitness facility and various social activities, we encourage our team to interact, learn and grow with each other on a daily basis.

We are looking for people who share: our commitment to getting the job done, and our belief that perfection should never get in the way of progress.

About the opportunity

The Systems Administrator is a member of the information systems team and works to maintain and improve our IT systems, and provides Tier I support services for all internal users. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants increased responsibility and a chance to spread their wings.

This resource-constrained environment requires that you are driven, analytical and persistent. Your high level of initiative is balanced by your willingness to ask questions to confirm you’re heading in the right direction. You can demonstrate previous experience in:

  • Building, configuring & maintaining Linux systems and virtualization platforms
  • Configuring and maintaining file sharing systems, databases, networking services, backup tools, collaboration tools and help desk ticketing systems
  • Managing HP and Intel server hardware and HP switches

Success in this role requires 4+ years’ experience in a comparable role (systems, network or server administrator) with strong troubleshooting skills in an open source environment. While there is some flexibility for the technical experience of the successful candidate, those with intermediate or advanced Linux command-line, strong scripting skills in Bash, and working knowledge of Python will be preferred.

As our Systems Administrator, it is important that you are exceedingly curious. You are never satisfied with simply fixing the problem but want to understand why it happened and how to prevent future occurrences. You are an expert Googler, seeking out the best tools and solutions for the problems we face. You are self-driven to take accountability for deliverables while supporting the IS manager in achieving our long-term IT strategy.

About the benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also receive: 

  • Comprehensive extended health and dental coverage, plus a health spending account;
  • Life and disability insurance; 
  • Travel insurance;
  • MSP coverage;
  • Stock options;
  • Your choice of paid parking space or transit reimbursement;
  • 3 weeks' annual vacation; and
  • Opportunities for paid professional development and training.

Best of all, you will receive these benefits upon commencement of employment!

If this sounds like a good next step for your career, apply now!

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