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Global Village Consulting is growing and it is time to expand and renew our network and service infrastructure. We want you to take control of our infrastructure and plan, design and implement the next generation.

For this position, you are going to need to live or be able to relocate to someplace within one hour's travel to downtown Vancouver where our server park is located. Canadian citizens are ideal, but for the right person, we will help to arrange a working visa that can be the first step to becoming a Permanent Resident


- Plan, design and implement improvements to our network and service infrastructure
- Ensure 24x7 operation of application and network services
- Hardware installation and upgrades
- Ensure proper implementation of backups
- Support internal and client applications (not end user support!)
- Support company staff desktops and laptops

General Requirements

- Able to work independently
- Good communication skills in spoken and written English
- Able to be on call 24x7
- Able to lift ~30 lbs
- Able to travel to downtown Vancouver in 1 hour

Required Technical skills

- Knowledge of Mac OS X Server and client
- Unix command line usage and scripting (rsync, cron, etc.)
- Networking (IP, DNS, NAT, ARP, etc.)
- Security (firewalls, access control, etc.)
- Database administration (backup, tuning)
- Apache configuration
- SSL cert creation and management
- Postfix configuration
- Mac OS X Server RAID technologies, inc. XRAID

Desired Technical Experience and General skills

- Some experience with WebObjects deployment
- Mac OS X Server sys admin tools
- FrontBase
- iptables and/or other firewall technologies
- Retrospect and/or other backup technologies
- subversion and/or other source code control technologies
- Summary and/or other web log analysis tools
- Able to lift ~50 lbs


Global Village Consulting is a progressive software development and health informatics consulting. We are headquartered in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a great place to live with ocean, mountains, forest and a vibrant city. We have an open corporate culture, love the entrepreneurial spirit, love to work hard, but still have time to have fun. Everyone at Global Village Consulting makes a difference. We’re preparing for rapid growth. Our team is small, diverse, and experienced. Members of our development team have been with the company for nine or more years and have up to 16 years of professional development experience.

Global Village Consulting is a leading WebObjects consulting and information technology service provider with a growing involvement in Health information consulting including government eHealth projects across Canada. Serving clients in a variety of industries, Global Village Consulting delivers custom-built systems, and Architectural, Business Analysis, Policy, and Project Management consulting services.

- Our health benefits are very competitive, including medical, vision, dental and a suite of additional coverage
- Our offices are virtual and our hours of work are flexible
- Career progression is based on merit, not tenure
- Compensation based on relevant experience

If you are an extraordinary and flexible person who strives for excellence, we want to hear from you! Please apply at with a resume and salary expectation.

Global Village Consulting is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.

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