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Linux Systems Analyst
IT Infrastructure Engineering

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


MacEwan is seeking a Linux Systems Analyst, accountable to the Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure and Engineering for all activities related to Linux Systems Administration. As a senior technical role within MacEwan's technology team, this position coordinates the development and support of Linux-based computing, and identifies and implements enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of Linux-based systems.


Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of web administration (Apache or other commercial HTTP Server, any J2EE Application Server), network services (such as SAMBA, NFS, DNS, LDAP and Kerberos), layered software installation, OSS installation/compilation (GNU tools, etc.), and experience with DNS support and firewall configuration. An ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of university staff, clients, technical teams and external vendors is required.

Position Requirements

The Linux Systems Analyst is responsible to install, maintain, configure and secure hardware (including virtualization, clustering and disk subsystem management) and operating systems software (Linux, IBM/AIX, Sun/Solaris, etc), as well as supported network services (file and print, web and application servers, directory services, security services, etc). This position is accountable for the integrity and performance of Linux systems that support critical infrastructure and mission critical applications at MacEwan, and requires the ability to monitor, anticipate, evaluate and resolve problems of a complex nature.


A bachelor degree in computer science or related discipline, or a suitable combination of education and experience is required. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of progressive experience in advanced Linux administration for SUSE and/or Red Hat; programming and scripting skills using Linux Shell, Perl, C, C++ or other object oriented language; advanced IP and Ethernet networking and data communications skills; and familiarity with security utilities such as nmap, openssl, ssh, tcpdump.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. 

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $67,540 - $98,244
Closing Date April 20, 2018
Competition No. 18.03.059

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