System Administrator (Position Filled)

Who we are:

TemboSocial is a growing employee engagement software company headquartered in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. As an industry leader in integrated Intranet solutions, TemboSocial serves enterprises that are looking to leverage their Intranet investment and inspire employee performance. TemboSocial has been serving global brands like Royal Bank, BMW, TD Bank, and DTE Energy for over 15 years and reach more than 1,000,000 users each day.

What you'll be doing:

You will work in a small team building high performance, highly redundant systems with 100% availability spanning multiple years.

We are a Linux (RHEL) shop and have several core technologies under the hood, including:

  • Apache
  • MySQL (MariaDB)
  • MySQL Cluster
  • Galera Cluster
  • PHP
  • RabbitMQ

You're fit for this role if:

You understand that everything can be automated and actively pursue this goal. You always look at the long term maintainability of a change, not just the up front cost. Your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. You carry large projects from initial concept to across the finish line with minimal supervision.


You must be comfortable automating things using the following tools:
  • Puppet
  • Bash
  • Linux (RHEL)
  • Git
  • PXE
  • Kickstart
  • screen
  • sudo
You will be responsible for managing multiple networks, both physical and virtual. You must be familiar with all of the following, and how they fit together:
  • routing
  • iptables
  • Linux bridge devices
  • Linux tap devices
  • tcpdump
  • netcat
  • curl
  • rsync
  • ssh
  • OpenVPN
100% availability does not happen by accident. You should be familiar with building redundant and highly available systems at scale, including the following aspects:
  • load balancing
  • MySQL replication
  • scale up vs scale out
  • identifying and removing SPoF
We run hundreds of VMs using KVM on company owned hardware. You should be familiar with hardware selection, configuration, deployment, and monitoring. Additionally, you should understand how to evaluate system and network performance, both physical and virtual, including all of the following:
  • IOPS
  • memory usage
  • cpu usage
  • memory overcommit
  • CPU overcommit
  • bandwidth usage
  • network latency
We primarly service large enterprise customers, and have matching security requirements. You should be familiar with security best practices and implementation, including:
  • TLS
  • Disk encryption (LUKS)
  • network hardening
  • service hardening
  • web application hardening

Once you are up to speed, you will particpate in a rotating 24x7 production support role.


More great stuff!

  • Excellent compensation plan.
  • We’ve assembled a great, friendly, group of people
  • Flat organization where ideas are sought and accepted from everyone
  • Top tier comprehensive benefits plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Birthday lunches – of course!
  • Everybody has a window seat
  • Funky loft environment
  • Our clients are some of the largest companies in the world and they love us

Thank you for your interest, however only those are qualified and being considered for this role will be contacted. If you are not local to Toronto and not able to work out of the office Monday – Friday, please do not apply.

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TemboSocial Inc.

An Equal Opportunity Employer