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System and Application Administrator, Digital Media

Req Id: 256932 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell is making unmatched investments in our world-leading broadband fibre and wireless networks because we know they’re the backbone of the products and services our customers love. If you’re excited about transforming the way people connect, our Network team is the right place for you.  


  • Manage, maintain and monitor all web servers for the production, quality assurance and development environments, consisting primarily of Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat) and other systems (Windows), all of which operate on VMware and OpenStack platforms.
  • Participate in the automated deployment of operating system and application migrations.
  • Configure new servers and maintain existing ones. Configure equipment, services, parameters and storage in accordance with operational requirements.
  • Install, configure and optimize all related web applications such as Apache, Tomcat, NGINX and Varnish.
  • Install, configure, administer and secure database servers or their entities (MySQL, MongoDB, CouchDB). Analyze their performance. Provide optimization services for SQL queries from web development teams.
  • Assist web development teams in performing load tests for web applications and databases.
  • Manage and maintain security policies for systems and applications.
  • Manage and monitor appropriate system and database backup strategies in order to minimize downtime and reduce recovery times.
  • Carry out continuous performance tuning, operating system and application upgrades, and resource optimization, as required.
  • Occasionally provide technical support on-call, to help maintain 24/7 service.
  • Adequately document operations.


Competencies required:

  • At least five years of experience in a similar position 
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding service quality
  • Firm command of cache systems and CDNs (Akamai, Varnish)
  • Solid understanding of web hosting and high-availability techniques (load balancers [LB] and web application firewalls [WAF] such as F5, FortiGate, DNS and HTTP)
  • Firm command of the Linux operating system, primarily CentOS, RHEL and Ubuntu Server
  • Experience in database administration and design with MySQL and MongoDB, as well as solid optimization skills
  • Extensive knowledge of server management and monitoring tools such as Nagios, Icinga, Ganglia and New Relic
  • Experience with configuration management software such as Ansible, Satellite and GLPI
  • Experience using management tools such as Red Hat Satellite and Ansible Tower
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good general knowledge of web technologies and tools (PHP, JavaScript, XML, JSON, CSS, HTML, etc.)
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to discover new technologies
  • Extensive knowledge of virtualization software (VMware vCenter, VSphere, OpenStack)
  • Knowledge of script languages such as Bash or Python
  • Inciga/ganlia by Centreon
  • Experience in high-traffic web environments (load balancing, web cache)
  • Knowledge of CMSs (AEM, Drupal, Polopoly, Adobe) an asset
  • Bilingual (English and French)





Bilingualism is required (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 09/11/2020 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at


Created: Canada, QC, Montreal


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Salary Range
$87,000.00 - 105,000.00
per Year
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Montreal, QC, CA