Linux System Administrator

  • Coinsquare
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Coinsquare is the second largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada. The digital currency and asset market is poised for explosive growth and Coinsquare is dedicated to taking advantage of that by becoming Canada's preferred 21st century financial services provider. In June of 2017 our team was around 25 people as of mid-January 2018 we're at 75 and continuing to grow, with an expectation of having a team of over 250 by June 2018.   We are looking for a Linux Systems Administrator who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring Coinsquare infrastructure. You will collaborate with other team members to develop automated monitoring strategies and deployment processes. You will become an integral part of the team.


Core Responsibilities

    • Linux-based infrastructure installation, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting
    • Assisting with internal and external support of deployed IT and Web services
    • Planning, implementation and monitoring of backups, disaster plans and fault tolerance
    • Support and troubleshoot issues of LAN, WAN, Intranet, Internet, servers, firewalls and services
    • Deploy, maintain and configure IT assets (OS, desktops, servers, VPN gateways, internet gateways, PBX, access points, etc.)
    • Monitor systems performance and ensures compliance with security standards to guard against security breaches
    • Work on improving the availability and efficiency of the infrastructure


    • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in DevOps
    • Strong Linux knowledge and/or experience including 3+ years maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing performance analysis and tuning
    • Experience with Linux servers in a virtualized environment
    • Familiarity with the fundamentals of Linux scripting languages
    • Strong analysis and problem solving skills


More About Coinsquare

Our mission is to revolutionize and simplify the buying/selling experience of digital assets, while focusing on top-of-the-line security and user experience. We’ve built our system using the same software as the NYSE as proof of our commitment to security. We are the only platform offering a QuickTrade feature (instant, direct coin-to-coin exchange) as well as continuous innovative developments, all in an effort to make our platform more intuitive for our traders. Employees have equal opportunities to contribute to company success within a startup culture that encourages self-starters, transparency and team connectivity.   Our office is located a few minutes southeast of Queen and Bathurst in the heart of Toronto's startup hub.   In order to promote and enhance the security of Coinsquare's company and platform, any candidates that receive an offer of employment will be required to complete a background check.   Coinsquare is a Canadian digital currency exchange, full of bright and diverse thinkers - and as we grow we’ll continue to build out a reputable company that encourages applicants from all categories of gender, race, ethnicity, and ability to come join us. We know diverse teams make strong teams. Any candidate that requires accommodation during the interview process simply needs to let us know, and we’ll ensure it’s a positive experience for all.