Lightspeed is seeking an experienced Systems Administrator – Cloud & Integrations who will play a key role in a modern, ever growing environment. The candidate should be a dynamic, experienced IT professional with extensive hands-on skills in a wide array of technologies and platforms. The Systems Administrator – Cloud & Integration will work in close collaboration with the IT and Systems Manager to design and deploy leading edge solutions that maximizes the integration and automation capabilities of existing and new systems on a multi-cloud environment (IaaS, Saas).

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 thanks to 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

  • Participate actively in designing and maintaining a leading edge IT strategy and roadmap that will support the phenomenal growth of our company while ensuring stability, scalability, security and availability of our production systems
  • Design and develop automation and integration of systems in a multi-cloud environment (AWS EC2, Google, Multi-SaaS)
  • Design and implement industry best practices in cloud federation, active directory, identity and access management as well as MDM
  • Participate in the implementation and execution of a capacity and release management strategy for the systems and infrastructure team
  • Ensure infrastructure compliance with latest security standards and practices
  • Collaborate closely with other IT discipline experts in order to plan project delivery and avoid cross-platform impact
  • Acts as top escalation ("level 3") systems support within a cloud environment
  • Provides technical insight and documentation for the rest of the IT team
  • Works closely within the team to maintain and/or administer a cloud infrastructure hosting mission critical SaaS applications
  • 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!