Position Summary

Helcim is searching for a full-time Junior Linux System Administrator. We are looking for a very detail-oriented individual with a passion for information security. This is a junior position; we train talented but less-experienced administrators and help further their skill sets. Helcim is a fun, fast-paced, high-demand company and team members must work well under pressure and enjoy having a diverse to-do list.

Typical Duties

  • Preventative maintenance of existing servers
  • Managing backup and recovery solutions
  • Perform system updates and install security patches; stay up-to-date with latest security standards and vulnerabilities
  • Develop and update documentation on various server and network systems
  • Assist in designing new system and network architectures as system loads increase
  • Assist security team with regular security scanning and reporting
  • Assist development team with application testing and deployment
  • Willingness to respond to emergencies during non-regular business hours should they arise


  • Experience with Red Hat/CentOS Linux
  • Experience in web-server configurations (Apache)
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP and DNS
  • Knowledge of information security principles
  • Knowledge of best security practices (OWASP) is an asset
  • Networking experience (VPN/UTM Firewalls/Routers/Load Balancers) is an asset
  • Basic script-language and database knowledge (php/sql) is an asset

Compensation, Benefits & Hours

Salary based on experience and education. Helcim offers paid health benefits and great vacation time. Full-time position in Calgary; 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to careers@helcim.com.