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CNO Financial Group Senior Infrastructure Administrator - Ottawa, CAN in Ottawa, Ontario

DirectPath, a CNO Financial Group company, is hiring a Senior Infrastructure Administrator to lead in the deployment, maintenance and on-going management of the server environment. In addition, the Senior Infrastructure Administrator will have primary responsibilities for the deployment, maintenance, and on-going management of the server environments. This will include working with Linux, Windows, VMWare, along with Server and SAN hardware. The Senior Infrastructure Administrator will perform pro-active monitoring of the environment, present and implement pro-active strategies to address trends and perform complex problem determination on various information technologies including: Linux (predominantly CentOS), Windows, VMWare, SAN (Dell EqualLogic), Networking (Cisco), Load Balancer environment and also includes after hours on-call support.

As a Senior Infrastructure Administrator , your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide day-to-day support of all IT infrastructure systems, including all operational procedures such as device patching, backup, and monitoring

  • Perform on-going maintenance and management of the server, SAN and VMWare environments

  • Bring domain expertise in the areas of Virtualization (VMWare), Linux, and Windows

  • Perform complex problem determination to identify and address issues

  • Monitor, manage and plan capacity of the technology stack

  • Participate in on-call rotation

  • Act as a technical expert for other IT teams regarding infrastructure technologies

  • Address architectural, systems performance, capacity, and reliability issues associated with IT projects and initiatives where required

  • Consult on IT technical solution development

  • Participate in the evaluation of proposed systems and applications to determine information security or data integrity implications

  • Develop and maintain distributed automated information technology systems

  • Assist colleagues and staff, company-wide, in troubleshooting and resolving network and network security issues

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science or a related field

  • 7+ years of experience with Linux (RHEL, CentOS, or Ubuntu)

  • 5+ years of experience with VMWare

  • Strong experience with management and implementation of Servers, Cabling, Racks, DNS, QoS, Virtualization, vMotion, SAN Storage (EqualLogic experience is an asset)

  • Proven experience in developing and executing plans, meeting deadlines and operating under tight time constraints

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in IT working in the area of infrastructure implementations

  • Experience with automation tools such as SaltStack, Puppet, Ansible, etc.

  • Candidates must be within a commutable distance of Ottawa (approx. 60 miles or 96.5 km) for end user support and participation in an on-call rotation.

  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to provide guidance to team members on projects and problem analysis

  • Ability to initiate and participate in internal projects in support of strategic and operational goals

  • Must be able to lift heavy data center equipment

  • Hands on experience in managing HA environment

  • Experience with scripting and programming languages (i.e. Bash, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, etc.) is a plus

  • Knowledge of Load Balancer/F5 technologies is a plus

  • Knowledge of Cisco networking is a plus

CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and we will be pursuing a hybrid working model. This role is affiliated with our Ottawa, CAN office. Candidates must be within a commutable distance of Ottawa (approx. 60 miles or 96.5 km) for end us er support and participation in an on-call rotation.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time