Senior Systems Engineer

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a senior system engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Richmond Hill office.

Why we need you: -

Your responsibilities will include analysing, designing and developing both new systems and modifications to existing systems along with supporting, maintaining, and optimizing applications, services, servers, and networks. You’ll be architecting, implementing, diagnosing, troubleshooting and documenting complex IT solutions. Evaluating, prototyping, and recommending new technologies will also be an important element of your role.

Who are we looking for: -

You’ll have extensive working experience in an IT infrastructure role with strong background in system engineering or a degree in Computer Science or the Engineering field. Open source technologies are something you are interested in and you have used wide variety of such tools. You are fluent in the Linux command line. You have experience with virtualized environments such as VMWare. Some of your experience is focused on coding and scripting (mostly Python, Bash, and Java). You are familiar with web servers such as Nginx and Tomcat, as well as caching and message queuing applications such as Redis, RabbitMQ, Kafka. Also, you have some experience in networking and monitoring tools. so it’ll be good if you have used them too.

We try to follow the best methodologies and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service but you’ll be able to suggest any improvements. Our environment is agile so it’ll be good if you have worked in such teams. You are a self-starter with the ability to make progress with minimal supervision. You can work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. As a team, we are results oriented and rely on good communication to achieve success.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

Knowledge of the following:

  • Advanced Linux troubleshooting skills (CentOS, Ubuntu), experience with utilities netstat, telnet, tcpdump, strace
  • Scripting: Bash, Python
  • Automation tools: SaltStack, Jenkins
  • Yaml, JSON data formats
  • Monitoring tools: Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana, PRTG, Prometheus
  • Log processing: Syslog, Filebeat, Logstash, ElasticSearch, Kibana
  • Virtualization: AWS, VMware, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Web-servers: Nginx, Apache
  • SQL in general and PostgreSQL, MySQL specifically
  • TCP/IP, routing, networking and balancing
  • Git, Bitbucket version control systems

What’s in it for you?

You will work as a part of the team that plans and implements a wide variety of complex multi-component projects in IT Infrastructure including, but not limited to design, monitoring, automation and configuration in a highly available production environment.

You will deal with the latest technologies and make architectural decisions

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you can join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.

Lunch is on us and there is free fresh fruit, snacks, drinks in the office.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Richmond Hill, Toronto service office in the IT Infrastructure & DevOps department.

At The Stars Group, we encourage applications from all sections of the communityIf you are an applicant with a disability and you require accommodations at any point in our recruitment process, please let our talent acquisition team know when they contact you to invite for interview.