Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

Position: Systems Administrator

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Job #: SA-1017

IRD is an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) company and a world leader in the highway traffic management and in-vehicle systems solutions industry, specializing in traffic data collection, weight enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, toll, and safety. Over the past 35 years, IRD has diversified both from a markets and geographical perspective. IRD Systems are designed and built by a multidisciplinary, customer-focused team which fuses core IRD technology with integrated computing and communications technologies.

Under direction of the Software Product Development Manager, you will install, administer, and optimize our cloud-based and onsite system infrastructures and related components.  

The system administration tasking will be focused on improving the stability and performance of the system, maintaining and improving the security posture of the systems, continuous monitoring of system health, and troubleshooting issues that arise.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Install new or rebuild existing servers
  • Configure hardware, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Contribute to and maintain security of the system in accordance with IRD and industry policies and best practices
  • Install and maintain OS and security patches on the operational and development system, which includes but is not limited to; Unix/Linux, Windows 2016, PostgreSQL, OpenAM, Jasper Report Server, Tomcat and Apache web services
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions
  • Perform regular file archival and purge user accounts as requested or necessary
  • Provide Tier III/other support per request from software and engineering team members
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning and resource optimization as required
  • May travel to customer sites as part of integration, test and site acceptance testing


  • University degree or diploma in the field of computer science or engineering; or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years’ equivalent work experience in a senior technical position performing systems analysis, network and servers design; preferably in Linux environments
  • Combination of two or more certifications in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or security related certificates is required 
  • Familiarity with web-based technologies, including Amazon Web Services, at an enterprise level is an asset

Please indicate position SA-1017’ in your cover letter and subject line.

IRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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