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Linux Desktop Specialist


Montreal, Quebec City


EXFO provides intelligent network testing, monitoring and analysis solutions to the world's largest telecommunications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web service providers. We are passionate about this mission! With nearly 1900 employees in more than 25 countries, EXFO is the world's No.1 fiber optic testing company and has the largest active service assurance deployment. Our broad range of hardware and software solutions enables our customers to keep pace with technology transformations related to fiber optics, 5G, virtualization, the Internet of Things and megadata analytics. Always on the lookout for top talent, join us and help advance a rapidly growing industry.


Position Summary:

As a Linux Desktop Specialist, you will be responsible for implementing the entire Linux desktop deployment strategy. This includes zero-touch provisioning, security, software deployment, performance management and integration with existing tools. We will have to work with other teams to find solutions to the different needs. EXFO is a high-tech company with significant challenges. As such, our staff must be prepared for complex challenges.


Your role:


  • Automating the installation of Linux stations
  • Securing Linux stations
  • Automate the installation of enterprise software on Linux stations
  • Troubleshooting all Linux systems, including performance issues
  • Train other IT employees on Linux, how it works, troubleshooting, ...
  • Suggest improvements to processes and procedures


What we are looking for


Technical skills : 

  • Very good knowledge in Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Fedora and others
  • Very good knowledge in Linux package distribution systems, including repository management such as Red Hat Satellite, Foreman
  • Very good knowledge in system security (CIS Benchmark, FIPS)
  • Knowledge of at least one configuration tool: Ansible, Chef, Puppet or Saltstack
  • Knowledge of operating system installation tools: Maas, Kickstart or other
  • Knowledge of Git
  • Knowledge of containerization tools such as Podman or Docker an asset
  • Knowledge of scripting language such as Bash, Python or powershell, an asset


 Required skills:

  • Able to work with little supervision
  • Experience in a software development environment
  • Assembler
  • Ability to train others
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Autonomous and motivated.


  • Relevant experience: 3 years experience on Linux systems
  • Language requirement: Bilingual (French and English)
  • Education: AEC or DEC in computer science at least

Any combination of relevant education/experience will be considered.


Linux Desktop Specialist Montreal, Quebec City, Canada | Posted 2022年5月19日




Thank you.