Senior System Administrator

Toronto or Remote Canada /
Technology – Engineering /
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re deliberate in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

We are hiring a Systems Administrator with a software development background for the Canadian-based portion of our Systems Team. This team is a group of automation-minded Linux Systems Administrators who run our production infrastructure.  

As a System Administrator at Kira Systems you will be managing our customer-facing production and monitoring environments around the globe across our expanding product line. We believe in exposing our team to all aspects of our platforms. As a team member you will help design, test, stage and implement platform changes throughout our internal and public systems as your comfort and expertise grows. In return, you will have the opportunity to learn and work with both AWS and Azure and leverage your knowledge of Linux, Kubernetes, and various automation tools; also, where there aren’t appropriate tools already, there is the opportunity to extend existing tools or write new ones, . If you are creative, driven and curious, Kira Systems is the place to be. 

Our Systems Team is dedicated to building and automating our infrastructure using Bash, Python,  Go, and Ansible while running and maintaining our core technology. The core of this is teamwork, however, so collaboration and attention to detail are a must. 

This role is assigned to our Headquarters in Toronto. We are currently all working from home due to COVID-19. After the pandemic, the candidate who fills this role will have the option of remaining 100% from-home, or switching to an office-based work pattern.

What You Will Be Doing:

    • Design and deployment of automation scripts
    • Improve and maintain site availability, scalability, service and system performance
    • Architect and develop infrastructure with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Design and provision infrastructure components (e.g., Kubernetes, Autoscaling)
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across our entire engineering organization
    • Troubleshoot and solve problems within our production environment

What You Bring:

    • Advanced knowledge of AWS
    • 5+ years of Systems Administration background in Linux environments
    • Advanced Automation scripting skills in Bash, Python, or Go
    • Sound knowledge of cloud-native design patterns and DevOps principles
    • Working familiarity with Kubernetes, Docker, and Helm
    • Working familiarity with SQL
    • Experience with both SaaS and On-Premise hosting models
    • Excellent communication skills, team work, curiosity, ability to work in a diverse and ambiguous environment
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Why join Kira Systems? 
We’ve got a dream team. Kira Systems is filled with smart, curious, independent, and self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
There is room to grow. We work on challenging problems. It’s hard (in a good way) and it gives ample opportunities for growth. We also believe in the power of learning. We provide an annual learning budget to all Kirans, as well as regular learning sessions hosted by internal and external experts. 
The future is flexible. While we’re all remote right now, we have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Covid-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being come before anything, which means you have flexibility when it comes to designing your work day. It also means that we have a flexible vacation policy that allows you to take time off when you need it. 
We’ve always got your back. Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family, as well as access to Employee Assistance Programs. We’ve also implemented “Kira Days” in the past year, otherwise known as “company shut-down days.” These provide an opportunity for everyone to step back and recharge at the same time. 
We are award-winning! For two years in a row, we’ve been named one of Canada's Top 10 Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada. We’ve also been named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.