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Linux Online Administrator
Information Systems
Canada - Montreal
Ubisoft, producer, editor and distributor of video games, interactive software, and multimedia applications situated in a loft in Old Montreal, offers a stimulating work environment where creativity, friendliness and leading edge technology are how what we pride ourselves in. You will benefit from a competitive salary and a range of social advantages, packaged with the strong possibility of advancement, as well as profit from a learning environment allowing you to get hands on experience with the latest innovations of your field.

Ubisoft is seeking an experienced Online Linux Administrator to join our Global Network Services (GNS) team. The GNS team is composed of Network professionals, Systems Administrators specialized in Microsoft, Linux products, and Network Architects. They apply their expertise to service Ubisoft game development to support business activities in North America, Europe and Asia with the highest degree of quality.

At Ubisoft, we offer you the opportunity for limitless growth and expansion.   With a unique grass-roots company culture, Ubisoft offers you the freedom to deliver quality solutions to interesting problems.   The GNS team is looking for an Online Linux Administrator who wants to join a worldwide team of like-minded professionals who know how to work hard and have fun at the same time.
The candidate should be a dynamic problem solver who can commit to resolve problems with impeccable service to our users. The candidate must be able to manage a range of projects while ensuring daily tasks are completed.


The selected Online Linux Administrator will ensure proper functioning of various Linux servers and tools. Additionally, the qualified candidate will work with a range of network and telecommunications tools, develop automation scripts, and participate in the development and implementation of Ubisoft’s systems and network projects. 

  • 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.

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

Relevent Experience

3-5 years of experience in Linux systems administration in a 300+ servers environment.


  • 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

  • Bilingualism (French-English; oral and written)
  • 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
  • General knowledge of network data storage technologies (FC switching architecture)
  • Good knowledge of Veritas Netbackup
  • Good knowledge of SAN, NAS Working knowledge of Tomcat RHCE Certification is an asset

Please note that the masculine gender is only employed to simplify the text.