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Sr. DNS Administrator


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted August 14, 2019.

Help us build a better online Canada We are best known for managing over 2.8 million .CA domains.

We’re committed to keeping Canada’s domain safe, stable and secure, and Canadians experience that every time they see, hear or use a .CA.

CIRA is a foundation for Canada’s internet and our goal is to make it better for all Canadians.

Our cybersecurity products and services keep Canadian organizations safe and our community investment program and involvement in global internet governance help us build connections with partners who share our passion for Canada’s internet.

Seen as an integral part of the international DNS community, joining CIRA in the DNS space, you have the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

Our DNS infrastructure circles the world and severs some of the top DNS registries.

You are passionate about innovative ways to market and harness the latest technology and trends and are keen to share with the DNS community at home and abroad.

In this role you will Continue to grow as a DNS expert through conferences, training and collaboration with other experts worldwide Help build and maintain Canada’s vital internet infrastructure Provide ICT operations functions for CIRA’s DNS infrastructure including incident management, change management, problem management, inventory management, IT continuity and other ITIL disciplines as adopted by CIRA Maintain accurate and up to date infrastructure monitoring, documentation and diagrams Be an active participant in an agile based workflow Participate in a rotating 24/7 on call schedule.

Joining the CIRA team you will bring 8 years experience in the DNS space Experience with high availability Linux systems in a mission critical environment Experience with high availability DNS (BIND, KNOT, NSD) systems in a mission critical environment Experience with the following systems and applications: Red Hat operating systems (or CentOS) DNS software (BIND, KNOT, NSD, etc) DNSSEC (signing and troubleshooting) Scripting (Perl, Shell, Python, Ruby, etc.) Networking (ipv4 and ipv6 networking fundamentals) Puppet, Ansible, Chef or other modern automation tools.

Monitoring tools (Nagios, Icinga, Splunk) A natural curiosity and desire to continue expanding on your knowledge Proficiency in English is essential, French language skills are an asset.

Government of Canada Secret Clearance or eligibility to obtain.

Who we are We are a purpose driven organization with a dynamic team that helps shape the internet.

Our employees are high-performers, seeking innovation and new ideas by asking, “What more can we do?”.

It is for these reasons and many more, that we have been named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers five years in a row.

At CIRA we foster relationships and build communities-online and off.

We strive to be a place where talented people come, stay and do their best work.

We are committed to employment equity and encourage anyone who can contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives to apply.

If you require a reasonable accommodation during any part of the CIRA candidate experience process, please contact us at