Cloud Systems Administrator: Architecture - REMOTE (Within Canada)

Within Canada
VP Information Technology and CIO
10/08/2021
Remote
105,328.00  Annual
79,569.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Information Technology and CIO FTE 1.0
Location Name Remote Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location , Within Canada Job ID 2170
Posted 10/08/2021 Wage Min 79569.0000
Closing Date 11/09/2021 Wage Max 105328.0000
 

 

Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Online University, serves more than 43,000 learners across Canada and in 87 countries. An early mover to the cloud with a focus on a holistic digital transformation strategy, AU was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to shift its entire digital operations infrastructure into its own secure cloud environment. Now, AU is creating an integrated learning environment that will bring together all aspects of online learning and student services into a seamless whole to engage students deeply in interactive learning experiences of online learning for their lifetime.

If you have a passion for contributing your technical expertise or leadership in cross-functional IT DevSecOps squads with a relentless focus on the needs of our online students, please consider joining our AU IT division. For more on our IT strategy, please refer to "RISE: Athabasca University's Digital Transformation, Our 5-Year IT Strategy" https://www.athabascau.ca/vice-president-information-technology/rise/index.html

Under general direction of the Manager, Cloud Operations Architecture, this position is responsible for the system administration of AU's AWS cloud infrastructure for all its operations including the implementation, configuration and deployment of cloud architecture, along with problem resolution of infrastructure issues.

This role provides technical administration capabilities in the analysis, design, development, implementation, security, testing of technical enhancements in AU cloud infrastructure in support of strategic, operational, or project-based objectives. The Cloud Systems Administrator ensures these activities are executed in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the IT Platform Engineering squad and in compliance with all IT policies and procedures to facilitate a secure DevSecOps approach and environment for all Athabasca University IT.

This position is accountable for participating in Cloud Engineering monitoring and reporting capabilities to gauge the effectiveness of solutions and implements actions to address shortcomings with the guidance of the Manager, Cloud Operations Architecture or Manager, Cloud Research Architecture as needed in the technical squads in which the Cloud Systems Administrator participates.

The Cloud Systems Administrator participates in optimizing the interdependencies between DevSecOps and Cloud Engineering functions through a collaborative approach to continuous improvement. The Cloud Systems Administrator participates to improve the Cloud Engineering team productivity and delivery speed by helping all team members be self-sufficient and automating processes.

This position also provides level 2 and 3 technical support of cloud infrastructure on an as needed basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years' progressive experience in Cloud Systems Administration, with an emphasis on cloud architecture implementation projects or related technology implementations.
  • AWS Associate-level Solutions Architect certification required, or the commitment to complete certification within 2 years of date of hire.
  • Diploma or degree in computer science, management, or engineering, recognized in Canada. In lieu of a degree or diploma, additional experience over and above the minimum requirement may be considered.
  • AWS Advanced Networking specialty certification preferred.
  • Understanding of current cloud best practices, design principles, market trends and emerging technologies
  • Solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts and understands principles of routing, client/server programming and managing network services
  • Experience in applying cloud security rules, network security and securing web transactions, applications and forms
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and the DevSecOps model
  • Minimum three (3) years of practical Linux-based systems administration experience
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation and Terraform
  • Experience with process automation using scripting languages and tools such as Python, NodeJS, Golang, PowerShell and Bash
  • Experience with container platforms such as Docker, Hyper-V, and rkt and container management services such as Kubernetes, Amazon ECS/Fargate and Docker Swarm
  • Additional AWS certifications desired

 

The full job description can be viewed at: Cloud Systems Administrator: Architecture

For further information regarding this position, please contact Geoffrey Pagel, Manager, Cloud Operations Architecture, by email at: gpagel@athabascau.ca

 

AU shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. AU's Strategic Plan IMAGINE: Transforming Lives. Transforming Communities (http://imagine.athabascau.ca/) has as one of its strategic themes "Moving Beyond Place." We are embracing this theme and will be transitioning to a near-virtual work environment by December 2021. At that time this role may become permanently home-based.