Job: Unix/Linux Specialist

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Job Title Unix/Linux Specialist
Type Contract

Matrix Staffing Group is a SAP Recruiting firm with clients across North America. Our Client is a Government Institution, they have asked us to provide them with a Unix/Linux Specialist to join their team in Ottawa. For more information please contact a resource manager at 403-313-8994 or email


Our Client has a requirement for one Unix/Linux Specialist to participate in all phases of the project cycle in implementing the required information technologies, providing technical knowledge, creativity and a seasoned perspective to the projects and to the teams.


This will require an estimated five (5) days of on-site effort weekly throughout the duration of the engagement and may include requirements to be on-call on a rotation basis.

Position Responsibilities:

The Resource will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

  • Migrate RHEL 6 server to RHEL7
  • Install, configure and tune Solaris 11 servers using OVM
  • Install, configure and tune RHEL 7 servers using Satellite/Ansible server
  • Apply patch to Unix and Linux servers
  • Produce build books and Ansible Playbooks
  • Provide input to operation guides
  • Assist in debugging issues during the project cycle
  • Participate in client’s Disaster Recovery (DR) Exercise
  • Participate in the Unix teams on-call rotation
  • Knowledge transfer
Position Qualifications:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience with System administration
  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience with 10 Solaris 10/11
  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience with Red Hat Linux 7
  • Demonstrated experience with build automation (Scripting, Packaging, Ansible, OpsCenter)
  • Demonstrated experience with storage and networking
  • Demonstrated experience with Sun/Oracle Server hardware support
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RHEL Satellite servers and Ansible
  • Demonstrated knowledge of VMWare imaged deployments
  • Ability to meet Enhanced Reliability Clearance requirements
Location: Ottawa, ON
Available: Dec 2019
Salary: Hourly – All-Inclusive
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