Senior Systems Administrator

This is an opportunity to help shape the way CBC works internally and make a contribution towards our “Space for us all” strategic plan.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada

<p>Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, the Media Technology and Infrastructure (MTIS) team is the backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make connections; between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.</p> <p>A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly-regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in Canada, but around the world. Today, we&rsquo;re transforming ourselves from conventional radio and television broadcaster into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force. MTIS is the team making it happen.</p> http://www.cbc.ca/

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Experienced

Overview: <p><strong>Behind the scenes, but ahead of the curve: help us develop the next-generation public broadcaster.</strong></p> <p>Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, Media Technology &amp; Infrastructure Services (MTIS) is the backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make connections; between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.</p> <p>A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly-regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in Canada, but around the world. Today, we&rsquo;re transforming ourselves from conventional radio and television broadcaster into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force. MTIS is the team making it happen.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Reporting to the Senior Manager, Web and Infrastructure, we need a Senior Systems Administrator - VMware and Storage. It&rsquo;s an opportunity to help shape the way the corporation works internally and make a contribution towards our &ldquo;Space for us all&rdquo; strategic plan. As a part of the production solutions team, you will install, monitor and manage critical systems that span multiple platforms across the country.</p> <p><strong>Who are you and where are you now</strong></p> <p>You are a Systems Administrator managing a mid-sized VMware site who wants to step up to the challenges of working with bigger systems, bigger infrastructure, and bigger demands. Or, you are escaping the old way to work and getting ready to learn new tools, work with exciting digital product teams and be part of a public broadcaster.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?</strong></p> <p><strong><em><u>C</u>hallenges.</em></strong>&nbsp;We spend our days solving problems on an unbelievable scale. Media files are highly nuanced and incredibly complicated; moving our broadcasting content from on-prem servers to the cloud is a complex technical feat. And that&rsquo;s just the beginning. In this role, you will continuously be challenged to apply your judgment, knowledge, experience and analytical skills to:</p> <ul> <li>Enhance application functionality. You will plan, coordinate, implement, manage system configuration for new installations or upgrades.</li> <li>Support. You will be responsible for initiating, planning and coordinating the effective client support for the system.</li> <li>Maintain. You will troubleshoot problems and coordinate activities to support the administration of systems.</li> <li>Oversee operational procedures. You will assist in the development and implementation of standards for running new computer system processes and procedures.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em><u>B</u>e part of the change.</em></strong>&nbsp;Right now we are looking for people who can execute our strategy. Innovators who want to be respected by their international broadcasting peers for pushing future-forward thinking. Builders who want to be hands-on, who take pride in knowing they are building the next generation of media technology for Canadians.</p> <p><em><strong><u>C</u>utting-edge tech.</strong></em>&nbsp;CBC/Radio-Canada has a leading-edge tech environment where the team has access to the latest tools and training. This is a rare opportunity to work on a national scale where knowledge acquisition and sharing is part of our culture. It is a versatile, varied and complex infrastructure where you will work with audio, video, French and English languages, corporate infrastructure and internet networking all built into a single ecosystem.</p> <p><strong>Why join us?</strong></p> <p>CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the diverse voices and regions of the country. We support social and economic innovation. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with an excellent benefits package and a pension plan noted as one of the best in the country; we want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office.</p> <p><em>We are a dynamic, in-flux team brimming with potential. We are less than 4&nbsp;years old and learning to be a new organization within CBC.</em>&nbsp;We want to be a language-independent technology team. There&rsquo;s a lot of exciting work ahead of us and while we aren&rsquo;t there yet, we have a plan. We&rsquo;re a large corporation so sometimes there is red tape; we are looking for people to understand the process and suggest improvements. We&rsquo;re also a funded organization, which enables us to take actions that contribute to fulfilling our mandate to exceed audience expectations. We weigh our options, research and explore. We take our time evaluating plans when it comes to replacing systems or building critical infrastructure. When those decisions are made, we follow through with purpose. We don&rsquo;t have one static future ahead of us, but a dynamic, fluid set of options. This means a chance to be part of that change whether you are an idea generator or an executor.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. A Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their programming skills this way.</li> <li>The hands-on experience. You have a balanced blend of system administration, release deployment and development. You can empathize with a developer&rsquo;s needs and tools. You can work with product teams to understand their needs and build infrastructure. You understand the modern aspects of cloud technology - &nbsp;modelling, deployment, storage, optimization, and management - in Google, Azure and AWS.</li> <li>The technical skills. You have experience with: <ul> <li>PHP, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB.</li> <li>Atlassian tools.</li> <li>VMware Virtualization and cloud hosting services.</li> <li>Scripting (intermediate).</li> <li>Technologies and storage systems including vendors such as Dell, EMC, NetApp, and Pure.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The bonus technical skills. You have experience with: <ul> <li>Hosted CMS and microCMS systems, such as WordPress.</li> <li>Working in a broadcast media environment.</li> <li>Content Delivery Networks such as Akamai.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The strategic approach. You are highly aware of the importance of simplicity and scalability. You have the patience to consider all options before jumping into a decision. You are motivated by building robust, reliable processes and solutions that are replicable. You can balance multiple projects simultaneously and execute decisions independently.</li> <li>The relationship building finesse. You can nurture strong two-way relationships with peers, partners, clients, staff, senior managers, and external technological vendors. You have outstanding communication skills. You are comfortable presenting technical concepts and solutions to a nontechnical audience. You know how to listen and you understand perspectives.</li> <li>The flexibility. You are able and willing to work outside of regular working hours. You can travel between Montreal and Toronto when required.</li> </ul> <p><strong>To apply:</strong></p> <p>Think this job is meant for you but worried you don&rsquo;t have it all? At CBC/Radio-Canada we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet 70% of the requirements we are seeking and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.</p> <p>To learn more about the people who lead, build out, support and make up the teams at MTIS, please visit our website&nbsp;<a href="http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/mtis-jobs/">here</a>.</p> <p>As a leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.</p>