Technical Specialist, DevOps & Automation


Location: Yonge and St. Clair, mid-town Toronto
Position Type: Full Time, Permanent / Contract
Travel Required: Mostly GTA

Job Title/Position: Technical Specialist, DevOps and Automation

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Who We Are

Founded in 2003 and with roots in IT infrastructure, HighVail Systems Inc. supports our clients as they navigate through complexities of modernizing traditional data center infrastructure and capitalizing on the value created by transformation. Modernizing platforms, application and data management solutions are our specialty.  

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.

What You’ll Do

In joining our team, your responsibilities will involve client-facing activities, both in pre- and post- sales capacities, as well as internal functions related to both the operational infrastructure at HighVail as well as research, training and development efforts. Your primary duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Be a SME around Dev/Ops, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Version control and Configuration Management (CM), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Deployment (CD) using technologies such as Ansible, Puppet, Git, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.

Design, Architect, Deploy, Migrate and Maintain:

  • Linux-based solutions using Open Source technologies, primarily under the Red Hat portfolio but also with other Linux and Open Source distributions, including but not limited to RHEL, RHV, Satellite.
  • Virtualization solutions including but not limited to VMware and Red Hat in the areas of Infrastructure Virtualization, Business Continuity, Operations Management, and Cloud Computing.
  • Multi-vendor server, storage and networking technologies.

Help to expand our offerings in areas outside of our current strengths, Support sales and customer opportunities in following areas:

  • Dev/Ops
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Infrastructure and Service Automation, Orchestration

Programming and Automating Multivendor solutions, using open and closed source technologies.

Programming and Automating Cloud Infrastructure and Containers environment (OpenStack, OpenShift, Docker, etc.)

Support sales and customer opportunities in IT Strategy, Transition, IT Modernization, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Cloud initiatives.

Perform Consultative Services such as, Discovery/Assessments, Health Checks, Infrastructure Audits and IT Roadmaps.

Create and maintain documentation for projects, internal procedures, workshops, RFP/RFI, Business Cases, Solution Whitepapers, Methodologies and Internal Collateral.

Help to expand our offerings in areas outside of our current strengths and specifically in the areas of Cloud Computing, Automation and DevOps.

Help to manage internal HighVail business-critical and lab environments.

Achieve and/or maintain industry standard technical vendor certifications, which may include some of the following:

  • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation
  • Docker Certified Associate
  • Various Cloud Vendors Certifications (AWS, Azure, GCP)

What We Are Looking For

Technically sound but social people who are looking to collaborate with others

People who like a challenge – We are here to help you grow and challenge you!

Self-starters who are motivated to get the job done

Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in areas such as computer science or engineering, electronics engineering, math or a STEM field

Proven experience and success in Linux/Unix Administration, SQL and MySQL are important as well as a working understanding of code and script

IT professionals from a variety of backgrounds who can evolve into the role of a DevOps Engineer

A master’s degree is a plus

What You Get

Freedom to get your work done

An unlimited LinkedIn Learning account for your own personal growth and development

Career and skill development opportunities

To work with the operating system that you prefer

Competitive salary and benefits

Chances for fully paid trip

A fully functioning lab environment to work in

Colleagues who care

Opportunities to work with a variety of partners and tech

An entrepreneurial environment in which you can make a real difference

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.