System Administrator - Team Lead

Full-time | Waterloo, ON

We’re currently seeking a system administrator with experience in upkeeping and managing large-scale systems. In this position, you will be required to lead a small team of system administrators, ensuring upkeep and improvement of digital curated Backpacker College content within our systems.

What is Backpacker College?

Dedicated to college and university communities, Backpacker College® is the go to marketplace for trusted affordable accommodation in college and university communities around the world. We make it simple for students, guests and travelers to find and book furnished rooms on every major platform.

Your responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with your team of system admins
  • Become a market expert in using our systems and software
  • Set key performance indicators for your team
  • Use social media and other websites to research and liaise with room providers
  • With your team, identify the best destinations and use market information to ensure supply and demand meets market need
  • Communicate effectively with regional teams of system administrators and marketing communications associate


  • Post-secondary diploma
  • Degree in marketing, communications, business, software engineering or another related field
  • Minimum 1 year experience co-op or internship
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work and manage a team remotely
  • You take initiative and work well within teams
  • You have superb listening, communication, and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Expertise in the following areas: SaaS software, database and data modeling, spreadsheets