System Administrator

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | Full-time


System Administrator

When it comes to technical problem solving, you are everyone and anyone’s go-to. Throughout your career, you have built a reputation for providing exceptional client service and can easily jump in and provide support. Detailed, collaborative, and analytical, you balance multiple priorities and deadlines without breaking a sweat.

Reporting to the IT Manager, the System Administrator is responsible for providing hands-on network, server, and technical infrastructure maintenance and support. Maintaining a high level of security and performance controls, the System Administrator ensures high availability of all critical systems and network infrastructure by use of monitoring and support tools and best practices. Work hours are primarily 9-5, Monday-Friday; however, some after-hours work (in person, via telephone or remote) will be required as part of our on-call support services.

What you will do.

  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and upgrade of servers, hardware, operating systems/software, and associated services.
  • Document problem/resolution in the ticketing system (JIRA) and provide user documentation as required.
  • Provide regular monitoring of network environment and respond to critical alerts and security events.
  • Oversee backup infrastructure and perform regular checks to ensure proper operation.
  • Ensure data and logs are collected, network reports are kept, and metrics and statistics are updated.
  • Drive automation around server management lifecycle, including automatic builds, patching and monitoring of servers.
  • Optimize network operating system and related software/hardware to improve performance and productivity.
  • Evaluate users’ current hardware and software implementations and recommend appropriate improvements.
  • Maintain 24x7 Cloud-based AWS services and virtualization.
  • Work to ensure that systems standards are managed and maintained in alignment with security best practices, including vulnerability management, encryption and antivirus.

What we expect.

  • 5 + years of relevant system administrator experience
  • College diploma or relevant post-secondary education
  • Strong working knowledge of AWS and other cloud technologies. AWS SysOps Administrator Certification considered an asset.
  • Linux server experience (Apache, Reddis)
  • Database administrator knowledge (MySQL, PostgreSQL and/or MongoDB)
  • Deployment Management experience (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Experience working with Active Directory, Server 2012+, VMware vSphere and dependent services
  • Knowledge of macOS and Apple Hardware
  • Experience with Basic understanding of disaster recovery and database backup procedures
  • Knowledge of scripting languages
  • Willing to ask for assistance when roadblocks impede progress
  • Able to define requirements and take on tasks with minimal supervision and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Confident handling/coordinating multiple tasks with changing priority levels
  • Naturally analytic, a good team player, strong work ethic
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be available for on-call hours (2-week rotation, 24/7 with 15-minute problem acknowledgment expectation).


  • AWS Certification
  • Microsoft and/or Linux Certification
  • DevOps experience 
  • Knowledge of Drupal language

What you can expect.

One of the big plus sides of working at REDspace is we look out for you.

Your health. From fully company-funded health, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage, to pension plan contribution matching, to access to a free on-site gym and a healthy living allowance, we always want you feeling your best.

Your career. We’re invested in your growth. With annual personal development allowance to trips to the world’s biggest and best tech conferences, we want to give you the chance to hone and learn new skills.

Your happiness. We want you to enjoy coming to work every day and we make sure to create a flexible environment that allows just that. This means free delicious snacks, remote work options, newcomers relocation assistance, saunas, and much more.

So want to be part of the Best Digital Studio to work for in Atlantic Canada? Send us your resume and cover letter. 

Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. We appreciate your interest in REDspace. Please note that only candidates who meet the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Where to find us!

168-1595 Bedford Hwy

Bedford NS, Canada B4A 3Y4