Linux Systems Administrator
Montreal, Canada
26d ago

Job Description

Ubisoft Montreal, an industry leading developer of video games, located in the heart of Montreal’s Mile-End, offers a unique environment where creativity, teamwork and cutting-

edge technology bring to life critically acclaimed video games and iconic AAA franchises.

When you join Ubi Montreal, you enter a community of passionate, extraordinary people connected by their need to innovate, to be creative and to work with the latest technology.

You’ll discover a world where employees enjoy constant career advancement, a supportive learning environment, and competitive compensation packages.


The Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for the health and operations of our Linux servers, with a main focus on operational activities, proactive capacity management and event monitoring.

He will also contribute to the execution of various projects and will act as a second level support for the Linux systems under his responsibility (including 7 / 24 pager support).


The main and routine tasks of the Linux Systems Administrator are to :

  • Responsible for the proper daily operations of the Linux systems under his responsibility, such as Perforce, Jira, File tunnel, gaming servers;
  • Install, maintain and upgrade Linux server hardware and software;
  • Monitor system events to ensure health, maximum system availability and service quality;
  • Participate to the backups and restoration of Linux systems;
  • Advanced troubleshooting of emergency situations on the network, must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as required;
  • Perform system & application patching and upgrade of equipment firmware;
  • Maintain documentation regarding configurations, operations and troubleshooting procedures related to the Linux platform;
  • Participate to the definition of standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics as directed;
  • Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical design and standards;
  • Answer user’s query and service requests;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.
  • Education

    A Baccalaureate Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field.

    Relevant experience

    4+ years of experience in Linux systems administration in a 300+ servers environment


  • Oral and Written Comprehension of English
  • Skill in developing techniques and methodologies to resolve unprecedented problems or situations.
  • Must be a self-starter that requires only limited supervision / guidance
  • Honesty, integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
  • Be a team player
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Knowledge

  • Expertise in Linux operating systems;
  • Excellent knowledge of scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of CFEngine
  • Good knowledge of Internet technologies and concepts such as DNS, routing protocols, TCP and UDP and higher level protocols such as HTTP, SMTP and FTP is important
  • General knowledge of Cisco network equipment, routers and switches, and Cisco / Brocade FC switch
  • Good Knowledge of Veritas Netbackup
  • Good knowledge of SAN, NAS
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