Systems Engineer in Toronto at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  831812

Systems Engineer

Location – Downtown Toronto


Immediate need

Middle of transitioning from traditional platform shop to the cloud

Traditional development to a devops model


  • Sharp, outgoing, easy to get along with
  • Able to work on a team but interested in self-development
  • Eager to learn and grow

Must have technologies

  • Websphere ; lots of IBM products currently maybe transfer later
    • Most other products from JBoss, Redhat
  • Linux** - this goes a long way, CSID
  • Using Ansible, Open Shift, Automation, Docker
  • They’re in their transition stage


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Role Mandate
The Systems Engineer is a technical subject matter expert with a strong software development and systems engineering background. The successful candidate will work closely with a tightly-knit team of software engineers, test engineers to develop and support the operations for leading national payment platforms. The role requires senior-level knowledge of DevOps technologies and experience working in an Agile delivery methodology. The candidate will be hands on developing infrastructure as a software code, the automated CI/CD pipeline, performance, resilience and monitoring scripts.
Professional Experience & Education Requirements
• University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Must be a systems engineer with a strong passion for scripting and coding who is interested in application resiliency and infrastructure operations.
• Must demonstrate outstanding troubleshooting skills
• Minimum 7 years of experience in IT • Experienced with high-throughput, low latency systems, and Web based applications • Good understanding of Operating Systems internals and container technologies • Thorough working knowledge of Configuration Management and Infrastructure automation tools.
• Knowledge and working experience with Public Cloud technologies, DevOps tools, Agile Workflows
Key Accountabilities
• Designs, provisions, and operates various mission critical systems
• Responsible to automate infrastructure workflows to drive up efficiency
• Build Infrastructure solutions on Private and Public Cloud infrastructure (AWS/Bluemix/Azure)
• Implement security requirements for Private/Public Cloud solutions
• Responsible for systems’ resilience, scalability and performance
• Responsible for systems’ monitoring in order to facilitate proactive fault management • Re-engineer and apply continuous improvement principles to automate the delivery process
• Manage infrastructure and applications by scripting and coding
• Evaluate and integrate new technologies and tools
• Participate in the On-Call rotation
Key Working Relationships
• Development group
• QA engineering group
• Operations group
• Data engineering group
• Other IT/Product teams
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Job Dimensions
Number of Direct Reports: N/A
Independence of Action & Decision Authority
• N/A
Problem Solving & Role Complexity
• Analytical and problem-solving skills related to DevOps engineering
• Problem solving, and design skills related to applying appropriate technology to automation.
• Problem solving skills to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve system integration issues.
• Strategic thinking to understand operation requirements and ensure that overall application architecture and solutions meet business requirements with specific attention to future demand and functional growth.
Breadth & Timeframes of Impact
• Role is responsible for translating DevOps requirements into a resilient and automated working system across different environments
Management of Other Resource
• N/A
Skills/Competencies Required
• Experience designing and operating always-up, always-available servicea
• Experience designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications
• Experience working to automate, operationalize and improve the Development/QA using CI/CD tools (Ansible, Git, TeamCity, Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Nexus)
• Working experience with Linux or UNIX systems
• Virtualization experience with KVM, Xen, VMware, Hyper-V
• Broad technical knowledge understanding networking, storage options, high availability and scalability
• Experience with scripting and coding Bash, Phyton, AWS CLI, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift would be an asset
• Experience with monitoring software (App-Dynamics, Nagios, SolarWinds)
• Experience with log management and data-based capacity planning (ELK, Splunk, App-Dynamics, Nagios, SolarWinds)
• Excellent troubleshooting, analysis and problem solving skills.
• Self-motivated and able to learn quickly.
• Able to keep pace with new technologies and to apply them appropriately.
• Good written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact with others in a team environment.
• Experience with performance testing and load testing tools.
Behavioral Competencies Required
These values define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.
• We believe that integrity, candor and respect are foundational.
• We champion innovation solutions that simplify life and business.
• We embrace collaboration.
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• We seek value, weigh stakeholder input and take accountability for our decisions.
• We act with resourcefulness and agility.
• We are genuine and proud.









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