Cloud Systems Administrator: Devsecops - REMOTE (Within Canada)

Within Canada
VP Information Technology and CIO
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 2417
Posted 06/13/2022 Wage Min 79569.0000
Closing Date 07/11/2022 Wage Max 105328.0000


Athabasca University's Cloud Business Office is currently recruiting for the position of Cloud Systems Administrator: DevSecOps.

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"

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 systems administration for AU's applications and systems, 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 related to AU's DevSecOps applications and systems on an as needed basis.


  • 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.
  • 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 or SysOps Administrator certification required, or the commitment to complete certification within 2 years of date of hire.
  • AWS Machine Learning 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, DevSecOps

For further information regarding this position, please contact Geoffrey Pagel, Manager, Cloud Operations Architecture, at: