System and Application Administrator, Digital Media

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Date: Nov 8, 2017

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 181409 


Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 136 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.

Our Network team plans, designs, builds and operates Bell’s multi-billion dollar networks, including the continued expansion of our fibre optic network, HSPA+ and LTE —  Canada’s largest and fastest wireless network.

The service we provide is the foundation of Bell’s competitive advantage and a critical step towards achieving Bell’s goal to be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading communications company.


Job summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall management, administration and support to Bell Media web serving and live streaming infrastructures, including systems, application software, services, databases and security.



  • Manage, maintain and monitor all web servers for production, QA and development environments. Environment mainly consists of Linux (CentOS / Redhat) running on VMware platform
  • Setup new servers (VMs), configure hardware, services, settings and storage in accordance with operational requirements.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain automated systems that enable to creating, patching and configuration management of large pool of VMs and Physical servers
  • Install, configure and optimize all web application such as Tomcat, Apache, Nginx, Varnish
  • Setup, configure, administer and secure database servers and clusters (MySQL/MongoDB/CouchDB) Perform required performance tuning. Provide SQL optimization support to web development teams.
  • Provide primary technical support to achieve departmental objectives and initiatives relating to live and on-demand audio and video streaming.
  • Manage, maintain live audio encoders (Windows) for Bell Media’s 106 radio stations.
  • Assist web development teams with web applications and databases load testing
  • Manage and maintain security policies relating to systems and applications
  • Ensure that appropriate backup strategies of all systems and databases are properly managed, monitored and tested in order to minimize downtime and to reduce retrieval times to a minimum
  • Work with hardware and software suppliers regarding support contracts and technical issues.
  • Monitor application performance, carry out hardware upgrades and resources optimization, when needed
  • Configure and manage Load Balancers.
  • Maintain proper documentation on systems and procedures.
  • Ensure proper use of project/ticked management tools.
  • This position also requires sharing on-call duties for technical support in order to ensure site availability 24/7



  • 3+ years of experience in a similar position
  • Very solid experience with Linux operating system, mainly CentOS and Redhat Server
  • Extensive knowledge of Java, Tomcat, Nginx, Squid, Varnish and JBOSS software applications.
  • Experience with database creation and administration with MySQL/MongoDB/CouchDB and strong skills in optimization
  • Experience with VMware vCenter / VSphere / ESXi / Vrealize environment and applications
  • TCP/IP and network fundamentals
  • Extensive knowledge of server management tools and monitoring tools (e.g. Satellite/Puppet/Ansible, Nagios, Centreon, LDAP, Elasticsearch, logstash)
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good general knowledge of technologies and web tools (PHP, JavaScript, XML, JSON, CSS, HTML…)
  • Working knowledge of media streaming protocols (i.e. HLS, HDS, RTMP, Shoutcast, MPEG-DASH, etc.)
  • Good problem-solving skills, open-mindedness, willing to explore new technologies
  • Good experience with Storage Area Networks
  • Scripting language literacy (e.g. BASH/PERL/PYTHON)
  • Proficient in high traffic web environment (Load Balancing/Caching) and troubleshooting website delivery issues.
  • Experience in working with content delivery networks (CDNs), Akamai or Limelight preferred
  • Experience with audio and video streaming technology is an asset
  • Experience with CMS platforms an asset (Polopoly)
  • Strong Team player


Bilingualism is required (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management
Job Location: Canada : Quebec : Montreal
Application Deadline: 12/08/2017

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


Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


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