Careers

Our Careers

Explore an Exciting Career With HighVail

I truly believe you should enjoy what you do, as you will be more successful and happier in all aspects of your life.

Bradley Brodkin, Founder & CEO

Equal Opportunity Statement

At HighVail, we understand that our differences help make us stronger. We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity for the benefit of each other, our customers, and our community. HighVail is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin/ancestry, religion, sex/gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital/family status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What We Offer

Why Work for HighVail?

Perks & Benefits

Flexibility & Balance

Opportunity for Growth

Positions Currently Available

TECHNOLOGY ROLE

Platform & DevOps Specialist / Sr. Platform & DevOps Specialist

Location

Yonge St. & St. Clair Avenue, mid-town Toronto (fully remote enabled workforce)

Position Type

  • Full Time, Permanent OR Contract 
  • Immediate (1-2) position(s)
  • Additional openings for a similar role in Summer-Fall ’22  
Full time requirement: Canadian Permanent Resident (min 2-years) / Canadian Citizen 
Contract requirement: Flexible / TBD 

Required Hours

Primarily during Eastern Standard Time (9AM – 5PM); Toronto (EST: UTC-05:00) 
After hours as needed – occasional (< 25%) 

What You Will Do

In joining our team, your primary responsibilities will involve client-facing activities, both in pre- and post-sales capacities.  Your secondary responsibilities will be to support internal functions related to both the operational infrastructure at HighVail as well as research, training, and personal development efforts.   
Primary duties will include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Be a SME around Dev/Ops, Automation and Open-Source Technologies; Provide consulting around DevOps Tools commonly found in the CNCF landscape, Containers Platforms, Automation Solutions, Software Development Strategies, and Cloud.   
  • Deliver Project-Based Professional Services; Architect, Implement and Support a wide-range of proprietary and open-source technologies.  
  • Work as a member of our Managed Services Team; Support multiple Managed Service customers’ on-going modernization initiative and needs.  Contribute as part of our DevOps Team, delivering consulting and professional services to customer subscribed to HighVail’s DevOps-as-a-Service Backup-as-a-Service managed service offering.   

What We're Looking For

  • Someone who is technologist at heart, loves solving problems, enjoys working in a dynamic environment and is comfortable in a client-facing capacity, delivering services and interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong Unix/Linux system administration skills (minimum 3 years).
  • Experience with automation and configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, +others) to identify repeatable patterns that can automated to streamline our customer needs, to manage deployments at scale and reduce overall effort.
  • Working knowledge of containers and related technologies
  • Strong understanding of application development and GitOps; Version Control Systems, Configuration Management, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment
  • Working Knowledge with Application modernization; lift and shift, re-factoring, re-platforming, re-hosting, and migration
  • Experience with at least one programming language: BASH, Python, Perl, Ruby, GO, JavaScript, Swift, C#, C++, Scala, etc. (minimum 1 year).
  • Experience leading infrastructure and application modernization initiatives.
  • A versatilist with experience designing and deploying solutions in the cloud
  • Someone who is willing to learn, grow and challenge themselves for personal development
  • Has flexibility to occasionally travel and work with customers on-site; primarily in the GTA

Other Great Skills to Have

  • Knowledge and working experience of various cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Open Shift, Rancher working experience
  • Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE certification or equivalent with SUSE
  • Veritas NetBackup and/or Backup Exec experience and VSE
  • CISCO CCIE
    • Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
    • Implementing Cisco DC Infrastructure (DCII)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate / Azure Solutions Architect

What You'll Get From Us

  • Freedom to get your work done
  • A Linux Academy account for personal growth and development
  • Career and skill development opportunities
  • The ability to work with the operating system that you prefer
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • A fully functioning lab environment to work in
  • A fun corporate culture with colleagues who care
  • Opportunities to work with a variety of partners and tech
  • An entrepreneurial environment in which you can make a real difference

Who We Are

HighVail is a services-led organization that takes a modern approach to how applications are deployed and to the infrastructure they run on. Founded in 2003 and with roots in IT infrastructure, HighVail supports our clients as they navigate through complexities of modernizing traditional data center infrastructure and capitalizing on the value created by transformation.
We architect, integrate, and automate hybrid infrastructures – enhancing the utility of existing technology and delivering advice for modern solutions. With roots in infrastructure, DevOps, and Open Source, we support our clients as they navigate through the complexities of modernization, capitalizing on the value captured by transformation.
Our culture is built on entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to excellence, caring for people, and dependability. More than just a team, we are a closely-knit family of professionals that are passionate about technology.

Interested?

E-mail your resumé and cover letter to Krys (karmatys@highvail.com), and please indicate the position applied for in the email subject line. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.