Big Data Systems Administrator
The Economical Insurance Group
Toronto, ON

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petsecure, the first and largest insurer of its kind in the country. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — and its customers — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

Supporting Big Data system environments, specifically Cloudera where you will be responsible for the implementation and ongoing administration of Hadoop Infrastructure

Aligning with the systems engineering team to propose and deploy new hardware and software environments to ensure our technology solution is stable and scalable to meet existing and future business needs

Working collaboratively with stakeholders across business and technology teams

Adding and removing users within the Hadoop Infrastucture

Screening Hadoop cluster job performances and capacity planning

Monitoring Hadoop cluster connectivity and security

Exposure to RStudio

What do you bring to the role?

Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline

7+ years of Linux/Unix system administration experience and shell scripting

Demonstrated experience in system performance management techniques and performance-related system level tuning

2-3 years of experience working on Big Data Platforms, specifically Cloudera and proficient knowledge of the Hadoop Infrastructure

Proficient in Python and Perl

Knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, group policy administration, role-based access security management

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.
Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.

We offer:
Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus

Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions

Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days

Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations

Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams

Two annual wellness campaigns — participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)

An unlimited employee referral bonus program

Flexible work schedule

Discounts on products and services


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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