Posted On: February 22, 2018

Systems Developer / Automation Engineer

Internal IT - Montreal, QC / Markham, ON

Syntax is a leader in providing Cloud and Managed Services to businesses across North America. Syntax’s cloud offerings, including their best in class Enterprise Cloud for ERP, continues to grow and accelerate; a unique offering that safely hosts and manages critical business applications. Syntax partners with global IT leaders such as Oracle, IBM and others.


Position Summary

The role of the Systems Developer is to develop and maintain code which automates system management tasks to speed system delivery, ensure consistency and enforce standards.



  • Design and develop scripts to automate system administration activities


The candidate must have a strong understanding of Linux and VMware-based system administration and significant experience using scripting languages such as PERL, PHP and shell scripting to automate system administration tasks.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience as a System Developer and provide examples of previous automation experience as outlined above.



  • Significant Linux and Windows system administration experience in a large heterogeneous environment
  • Strong experience with Development framework tools such as Puppet or Chef.
  • Strong experience in PERL and Shell scripting with code samples provided
  • Strong experience in Python or Ruby language
  • Experience with virtualization technologies; OVM, VMware or Solaris Domains preferred
  • Strong experience with network services such as DNS, LDAP, Print Services, etc.
  • Experience with XML technologies such as XSL, XQuery, XSD, SOAP, WSDL, XPath
  • Experience with FIM tools such as OSSEC or TripWire
  • Experience with security scanners such as Nessus and/or assessment services such as TrustWave
  • Experience with SEIM tools such as Splunk
  • Experience hardening systems using tools such as TCP Wrappers, PAM, SELinux & iptables


Preferred Skills

  • Experience writing SQL code
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Scrum/Agile methodologies
  • System administration within a PCI environment
  • Nagios development
  • Service Now development

Preferred Certifications

  • VMWare Data Center Virtualization Professional (VCP-DCV) or Advanced Professional (VCAP-DCV Deploy)
  • Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator Certification or Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator Certification
  • Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist

Canadian Citizens and U.S Citizens and those authorized to work in Canada or in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Email your resume highlighting your relevant experience to, reference 9106-1S.


NOTE: Unfortunately, we will not be able to reply to applicants who do not meet the above criteria.


Since 1972, Syntax has been providing comprehensive technology solutions to businesses of all sizes throughout North America with thousands of customers trusting Syntax with their IT services and ERP needs.  Syntax’s award-winning Private Cloud Solutions for E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, OBIEE and Siebel deliver what enterprise application stakeholders value the most: superior, reliable performance at competitive, predicable costs.