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Senior Linux Administrator

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with subsidized onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Kamloops office rocks


The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities


Job Summary:
The Senior Linux Administrator role delivers professional/technical solutions and services to our internal customers and ensures the security, availability, scalability and manageability of our IT systems. This role ensures the value and quality of service through application of the ITIL framework, effective design, development, support, and project execution, and continual evolution of the broad IT infrastructure at BCLC. The Senior Linux Administrator proactively develops, manages and maintains strong working relationships with various internal stakeholders, vendors, suppliers, service providers and regulatory bodies. 


•    Ensures infrastructure solutions meet the business strategic and operational objectives and are compliant with the BCLC technical architecture plan
•    Manages and leads departmental projects and brings significant value and technical expertise to large cross-functional projects
•    Liaises with multiple client stakeholders and conducts requirements analysis activities for project initiation
•    Proactively mitigates risk, resolves complex technical issues and demonstrates innovative thinking by regularly making recommendations for new approaches based on best practices, continual environment monitoring, route cause analysis, tuning and capacity planning
•    Develops and supports processes to maintain high levels of security and integrity through controlled and tested application of security patches and software updates.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

•    Degree or a diploma in computer science or related area; 
•    Relevant certifications for systems, network and security management (e.g. ITIL, RHCA, RHCE, CCNA, CISSP); 
•    3-5 years recent related experience;
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Requirements
•    Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting ability;
•    Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills;
•    Strong understanding of the ITIL framework and principles;
•    Proven technical leader with solid operating system administration skills;
•    Demonstrated experience and understanding of: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7, including clustering / fencing, Satellite, IDM; Developing / building rpm packages; Deployment and management of cluster and standalone servers, peripherals, layered products and system management utilities; TCP/IP network and service configuration, problem identification and resolution; Automated installs (Ansible), managing software packages and compiling software from source; Implementation of network and server security controls to industry best practice; Various SAN technologies; Server blade technologies; VMware ESXi 6.x; Enterprise-class backup/recovery tools; Apache, Java, Tomcat; Web server security; Performance Analysis;
•    Fluency in scripting Perl, Bash;
•    Excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups or activities;
•    Understanding of B.C. gaming industry is an asset.

Working Conditions:
•    Must be able to work flexible hours and provide after-hours support as needed.


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada



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