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Job Description:

Shift is the leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services to the Canadian small and medium business market. Since inception Shift’s focus has been to combine enterprise-class technology with a uniquely customer-oriented approach to service and support. Shift trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SHF". For more information please visit our website at http://www.shiftnetworks.com.


Responsibilities:

Engineers the support and maintenance of large-scale production networks and systems, including the design and development of tools and scripts to assist with such maintenance.

Integrates and/or consolidates servers and services between different business units and technologies, including the design and development of the necessary integration tools.

Designs, integrates, and maintains network services such as DNS, DHCP, SMB, SNMP, Radius, Kerberos, electronic mail, LDAP directories, IPSEC virtual private networks and firewalls applications.

Designs and develops high-performance groups of servers for resource-intensive network applications.

Designs archive and backup systems. Works closely with technical staff to insure that backup and archiving designs and procedures are implemented properly.

Plans and implements system security policy, to include firewalls, host and client access, file permissions, and user accounts.

Develops best practices, operational procedures and design documentation

Plans and coordinates system utilization, and performs growth analysis and capacity planning.

Reviews current systems and makes technical/process recommendations for improving efficiency.

Plans and to manages multiple projects.

Provides on-call support advice and technical support to various users/clients regarding operational/applications issues.

Installs and debugs new and/or upgraded software on server and client platforms.

Troubleshoots networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems.

Stays up to date with relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Evaluates new hardware and software technologies, and presents analysis and purchase recommendations to the administration team and to management.

Function collaboratively as part of a fast-paced, customer oriented team and perform effectively as an independent producer under broad management direction.

Rotational on-call responsibility.

Requirements:

7+ years of network engineering and systems administration experience in a large heterogeneous Windows/UNIX/Linux production environment is required.

Solid understanding of UNIX-based and LINUX operating systems - HP/Solaris and LINUX/Redhat strongly preferred

Experience with service oriented architecture, PHP, J2EE and JSP is essential, e.g., JBOSS, Apache Tomcat, etc.

Significant experience with and understanding of LDAP, TCP/IP, NFS, DHCP, SMB, SNMP, etc.

Superior communication skills in working with technical and non-technical people and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships among all levels of an organization.

Excellent organizational and time/task management skills are required.

Experience with business collaboration tools such as Outlook, Excel, Visio, MS Project essential.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience is required

Technical knowledge and experience in any of the following is highly desirable:

- Kernel
- Network services
- Network-attached storage devices such as Network Appliance Filers.


Response Information:

Please send your resume in word or PDF format to cto@shiftnetworks.com. Only those applicants who qualify will be contacted.

Careers & Quality of Life

July 26, 2006 10:28 AM | 3 Comments

Quality of life is now looking for YOU!

 Do you fit this description?

 Extensive experience developing and supporting medium to large scale web based applications. Past experience should include all aspects of rapid application development in a complex environment.

Responsibilities include:
* Designing scalable web application components
* Leading a team of web developers
* Understanding requirements

Qualifications:
o 7+ years for work experience
o 2-3 years experience developing Web Applications for high volume web site
o Strong LAMP experience (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP)
o Expert with TCP/IP and related web protocols like HTTP
o Expert with HTML, Javascript, and SQL
o Knowledge of AJAX
o Object oriented application development using MVC (Model View Controller)
o Strong experience with profiling and optimizing PHP using tools (like APC, APD, KCacheGrind)
o Exprienced with development tools like CVS, ANT, etc.
o Knowledge of Design Patterns
o Ruby on Rails knowledge is desired

Shift is the leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services to the Canadian small and medium business market. Since inception Shift’s focus has been to combine enterprise-class technology with a uniquely customer-oriented approach to service and support. Shift trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SHF". Please visit our website at www.shiftnetworks.com.

We are now building a talented web applications team in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia and our first order of business is to hire a kick-butt Web Apps Team Lead.

Work for an ultra-cool new era communications company and build some of the coolest web apps on the planet in one of the most beautiful settings on earth - Vancouver! Less than 30 minutes from incredible skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and more, Vancouver is THE place for the outdoors enthusiast. It also has a great music scene!

Interested? Email me: elagerway@gmail.com

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