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DevOps Systems Administrator (Big Data) in Montreal at Volt

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description

DevOps System Administrator (Big Data)

Volt is looking to hire a DevOps System Administrator for a Client in the Gaming industry in Montreal, QC. This is a permanent role offering full-time hours and benefits, as well as a dynamic and social work environment.

The ideal candidate for this position is comfortable administering all technical aspects of the client’s web and online gaming cloud infrastructure with on service delivery and big data processing. Passion for video games and the gaming industry is an asset.


•               Design, install and maintain big data analytics platform;

•               Manage public and private cloud infrastructure;

•               Support the analytics team requests for specialized solutions;

•               Troubleshooting and performance tuning of analytics;

•               Maintain and improve system automation and management tools;

•               Administer and manage the web and online gaming server environment globally;

•               Work alongside the system administrators located at other sites;

•               Monitor online services and take necessary actions to ensure SLAs are met or exceeded;

•               Monitor system health and security;

•               Create system, process and workflow documentations;

•               Provide technical support towards all aspect of the infrastructure and help developers in debugging, troubleshooting and optimizing online software components and tools;

•               Work with agile delivery teams to ensure build management, automated testing and software deployment;

•               Work closely with hosting companies and datacenters to improve the service delivery throughout the business;

•               Take proactive approach in identifying and alleviating capacity planning issues and bottlenecks, forecast resource requirements;

•               Provide high quality support of the infrastructure and liaise with the other 3rd level support teams regarding networking, server and storage issues;

•               Script, manage, configure and tailor monitoring solutions and respond to incidents.

Experience and qualifications

•      Working in production public cloud environment;

•      Experience in building and managing big data processing pipelines in a production environment;

•      Experience with managing both SQL and noSQL systems;

•      in-depth knowledge and management experience with AWS and GCP automation pipelines and serverless architectures;

•      Strong Linux system administration background;

•      System automization experience regarding deployment and configuration management.

•      Experience in writing, debugging and troubleshooting analytics jobs, map/reduce jobs, spark jobs in python/scala/java;

•      Hands-on experience with more of the following components: hadoop, elesticsearch, impala, spark, hue, apache, nginx, mysql, redis, postgres, mongodb, haproxy;

•      Experience in designing/managing highly available systems, distributed systems, clustering;

•      In-depth knowledge of big data processing solutions, architectures, system components;

•      Competent programming or scripting background in one or more of the following languages: python, java, scala, r, bash, javascript;

•      Solid network troubleshooting experience;

•      Interest in working towards a high quality, finding the right solutions, following best practices;

•      Strong focus on business outcomes and a service provider attitude;

•      Interest in video games, online gaming.