Lightspeed is seeking an experienced System Administrator - Cloud with strong troubleshooting skills and Linux technical knowledge to provide systems and application administration within a cloud environment. Reporting to the IT and Systems Manager, the System Administrator - Cloud has excellent verbal and written communication skills, works well both independently and as a member of a team, and has a keen attention to detail.

Now we get to brag about us: Lightspeed provides retailers andrestaurateurs the simplest way to build, manage, and grow their business while crafting a better customer experience. Lightspeed empowers small business owners with a complete overview of their business in one place -more than 50,000 businesses processing over $15 billion in transactions annually use Lightspeed’s mobile Point of Sale software and eCommerce platform to manage inventory, customer preferences, sales, and analytics to get a complete overview of their business in one place. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed has received one of the largest funding for a Canadian tech company which has us well positioned to become Canada's next great technology success story. We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists the IT and Systems Manager in the planning for IT, security and backup needs for company growth across remote offices
  • Implements and monitors status, performance, reports and capacity trends of the maintained infrastructure
  • Acts as top escalation ("level 3") systems support within a cloud environment
  • Provides technical insight and documentation for the rest of the IT team
  • Maintains company server infrastructure : OS, services and hardware
  • Works closely within the team to maintain and/or administer a cloud infrastructure for hosting mission critical SaaS applications
  • Develops an automation process for systems within the AWS EC2 environment
  • Performs ongoing monitoring and tuning, upgrades, backups and resource optimization as required
  • Ensures redundancy and stability for all critical systems
  • Ensures data protection and recovery for all supported systems
  • Researches and evaluates 3rd party software products
  • Be proactive in striving to improve yourself and things around you


  • 5+ years of experience administering Linux
  • Experience within an AWS environment
  • Knowledge of Mac OS X deployment and automation
  • 2+ years of experience with LAMP stacks
  • Experience in troubleshooting issues with Python and PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge using an API and scripting in JSON
  • Self-starter who also works well with minimal supervision
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience within an Agile environment
  • Experience with networks within an enterprise environment
  • Experience with SSO/IAM/MDM
  • Fluency in French

And what about the perks?

In addition to the perks you see on the Careers page, you’ll get access to:

  • A beautifully renovated office space in a castle; one of the best development centres in Montreal;
  • An environment that encourages initiatives and leadership;
  • Happy hour every Friday afternoon;
  • Birthday treats every month to celebrate our employees;
  • Social events throughout the year including the legendary annual holiday party;
  • Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family;
  • Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their craft as you are!