Intermediate Linux System Administrator - Technical Services

Employment type: Full-time
City: Edmonton
Last visit: 2014-10-18
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-18


As Alberta's largest supplementary health benefits provider, Alberta Blue Cross serves more than 1.6 million Albertans with coverage through over 5,000 employer group plans, individual health plans and government-sponsored programs.

Alberta based and Alberta grown, we are committed to meeting the evolving supplementary health needs of Albertans and have a significant economic presence in the province. In 2011 Alberta Blue Cross processed 42 million claim lines with a value exceeding $2 billion.

As a best practices organization, Alberta Blue Cross is a multiple recipient of the Premier's Award of Distinction for Healthy Workplaces, and is ranked as one of Alberta's Top 50 Employers as well as one of Canada's Top Employers For Young People. Alberta Blue Cross is also the recipient of the 2012 Premier’s Award of Distinction awarded at the 2012 Alberta Chambers of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction.

With our head office in Edmonton, Alberta, and branch offices across the province, we specialize in serving the Alberta market as well as Alberta-based employers with employees outside the province.

To meet the needs of our customers, we employ a wide range of professionals including benefits experts, information technology specialists, customer service representatives, administrative professionals, claims analysts and more. We are currently hiring—and we'd like you to consider joining us. Please visit the Careers section of our web site to view current postings.


The role of the Linux System Administrator is to provide the System Support Services department with the skills and expertise required to effectively manage the operation and implementation of Linux server computing, Storage Management and VMWare environments. This position will also play a key role in the execution and continual development of operational processes that deliver high quality I.T. services.


Provide Level Three technical expertise in support of Service Desk, Technical Services, and customers to resolve technical issues.

Maintain documentation and procedures used by team members.

Provides technical support for Linux / VMware servers.

Manages Storage Area Network.

Writes and debugs scripts to automate tasks for Operations, developers and end users

Installs/configures/supports operating systems and third party software on the Linux platforms.

Supports backup and recovery processes and technology.

Provides on-call support (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) to Operations staff (e.g. file systems failures, script failures, daemons corrupt) on a rotational basis.

Participates in new and ongoing projects as a representative of the Linux team.

Assists the Service Desk with end user account maintenance and resolving end user related problems.


Must have 1-4 years of related experience.

Post secondary degree or diploma in Computer Science or equivalent is required.

Linux Systems Administration training courses (e.g. Red Hat Linux) would be considered an asset.

Must work well in a team-oriented environment.

Must have excellent problem solving abilities.

Must be able to work effectively under pressure.

Must be self-motivated.

Must be customer oriented.

The Technical Services Department offers a wide variety of growth. Within the position an individual has the opportunity for cross training; Storage Administration, Virtualization Technologies, Back Up and Recovery. As well there are opportunities for individuals to further their knowledge with internal training and external courses.

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at

Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Industry: Insurance

Job Function: Technology and Digital Media