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Systems Engineer, Toronto

About OANDA We have come a long way since our first currency feed 23 years ago, we are an award-winning global company offering leading currency solutions for both retail and corporate clients, from a tech start-up to a global corporation. Founded in 1996, we became the first company to share exchange rate information on the internet free of charge and in 2001, we launched a trading platform that helped pioneer the development of online-based trading around the world, enabling forex and CFD investors the ability to trade the financial markets.  Our vision is to transform how our clients can meet all of their currency needs with innovative and award-winning solutions. Under new ownership with significant ambitions to grow the business on the global stage, we are looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals who want to make a mark in a dynamic environment.     DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Day-to-day maintenance of all production infrastructure: servers, storage, and networks • System administration on Solaris, Linux and Windows servers • Contribute to the implementation of software monitoring solutions for all aspects of OANDA’s production servers • Manage, change, and release new system configuration changes with controlled or zero customer impact • Manage both on and off-site backups • Identify areas of system improvement from an operations perspective • Learn new technologies and act as backup to other team members for these technologies as needed • Provide support to operations staff – investigate and troubleshoot system operations and performance issues • Respond to emergency issues, organize expert response, and coordinate final resolution • Collaborate with Legal and Compliance for any security incident or breach containment, assessment, mitigation, and reporting • Occasional after-hours support     QUALIFICATIONS: • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent work experience • 5+ years’ experience in Systems Administration • Deep understanding of UNIX: deployment, maintenance, monitoring, and debugging • Deep understanding of Red Hat • Quick thinking, and problem solving, under pressure • Experience with Solaris, Linux and Windows and virtualization technologies (KVM, VMWare) • Experience with Ansible or similar configuration/orchestration management technologies • Excellent written and oral communication     DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with large scale deployment automation and configuration • Fluency with at least one of Bash, Perl or Python scripting • Deep understanding of client-server architecture and distributed system debugging techniques • Knowledge of compiled languages like C and C++ • Familiarity with ITIL or other recognized change management procedures • Database experience: DB2, MySQL     OANDA Global Corporation is a diverse and global team with offices around the world. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to OANDA. We are committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.
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