6 Month Contract - Systems Administrator - Ting Fiber

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

Today, we’re the second largest domain wholesaler in the world with 25 million domains under management (OpenSRS / Enom). We’re doing all kinds of interesting things, including running an MVNO cell phone service (Ting) and building true fiber to the premises networks in towns and cities across the US (Ting Internet). We offer individual and small business domains and integration with various popular platforms (Hover/Ascio).

We’re a team of over 600 people serving tens of millions of customers around the world. Our growth has been incredible, smart and measured (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC). Our success is built on a solid technical and financial foundation.

About the opportunity:
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. This is a 6 Month Contract with potential to get extended or turned into permanent.

A bit about you:

  • 5+ 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/Bash
    • Ability troubleshoot existing tools written in python
    • Capability to write and diagnose custom and general purpose scripts.
  • 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 knowledge of Haproxy, Nginx, Apache an asset
  • Understanding of Load balancing technologies such as BigIP F5, A10
  • Working with and capability to build images for containerized systems in Docker / Kubernetes
  • Experience with continuous deployment tools, git workflow


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.


We believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches, and diverse points of view that drive us forward every day.

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