14 Month Maternity Leave Contract - Systems Administrator

Tucows has been on the Internet since people unironically called it the Information Superhighway.

Today, we’re the second largest domain wholesaler in the world with Millions of domains under management (OpenSRS / Enom). We’re doing all kinds of interesting things including running an MVNO cell phone service (Ting) and building fiber to the premises networks in towns and cities across the US (Ting Internet). We offer individual and small business domains and integration with Shopify, Squarespace and many others (Hover).

We’re a team of over 600 serving tens of millions of customers around the world.

Our growth has been incredible (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC). It has also been smart and measured. Our success is built on a solid technology foundation thanks to a culture of DevOps excellence.

That’s where you come in. As a Systems Administrator, you’ll seed innovation and creativity in a dynamic, fast-paced successful and yet stable company.


The Systems Administrator will be responsible for day to day operations including migrating production systems into a new architecture, taking advantage of the latest DevOps methodologies and tools. You will be working in a dynamic environment and proposing creative and effective solutions to operational challenges.

Key skills & experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • 1+ years of experience with Linux
    • We are using Debian. Ubuntu, Mint, and other derivatives are accepted
    • Installing packages, configuring, and maintaining services.
    • troubleshooting and correcting basic and intermediate problems
  • Python
    • Ability troubleshoot existing tools written in python
  • Experience with config management tools
    • Preferably SaltStack; Chef or Puppet is acceptable
    • Ability to read and understand existing tasks in config management
    • Troubleshoot tasks that fail to run

Nice to have skills & experience

  • Standard internet services like DNS/HTTP
  • Working with containerized systems
  • Experience with continuous deployment

You might remember Tucows as the place to download software before software download sites got gross... not to mention almost entirely irrelevant. That was indeed us. That was also a long time ago on a server far, far away.