About Us

Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and award-winning mobile Web services.

Systems Administrator

Main purpose of the position

To configure, support and maintain Afilias’ custom-built software in pre-production and production environments.  Work with members of Operations, Development and Quality Assurance departments to plan, schedule and promote changes to production systems.

Key responsibilities
• perform system administration tasks in a third-party hosted environment with a focus on maintaining Afilias' production software (e.g install software, troubleshoot system problems to effective resolution)
• support of all Afilias' production software, including registry and ancillary systems (e.g. billing, reporting, etc.)
• investigate, evaluate and recommend new technologies which may include interacting with vendors and external clients
• assist in the training of new Application Support Administrators
• act as third level support for customer problems (on call after-hours)
• create software and processes to meet company needs by designing, developing, testing and implementing of utilities or source modifications
• represent the department or company in internal and external projects, providing technical guidance and expertise
• work with the 3rd party hosting provider as it relates to system and application layer changes
• provide disaster recovery planning and execution
• establish and follow procedures for installing software in hosted and co-located environments
• ensure adequate documentation is available for production systems
• receive software from QA group
• configure, deploy and test production software releases
• assist other Operations teams with design, deployment and support of existing and new infrastructure
• assist QA/Dev teams with installation and setup issues

Technical knowledge & skills required
• 2-3 years UNIX System Administration experience
• 1-2 years experience with Linux
• 1-2 years experience with managing DNS, including some experience with BIND
• 1-2 years Java application support/development experience
• Apache Tomcat expertise a benefit
• familiarity with network monitoring tools

To apply for this position with Afilias Canada, please send a cover letter and resume to: careerscanada@afilias.info