Junior Systems Administrator

Vector Institute - Toronto, ON (14 months ago)

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The Vector Institute is seeking a Junior Systems Administrator to join our growing team in Toronto. The incumbent in this role will participate in the building and future maintenance of a High-Performance Computing environment for world class research in Machine Learning.

The Junior Systems Administrator will build and maintain tools that facilitate the automated or direct administration of network and computing infrastructure, including switches, firewall, network security, printing, servers and workstations, cloud computing, virtualization, scripting, etc.

The Junior Systems Administrator will also support Vector’s public cloud-computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

The position is expected to have a hands-on, problem-solving approach to managing and troubleshooting environments.


Support Linux-based scientific workstations, servers, and storage for computing;
Develop and maintain solutions for automatic installation and configuration of OS;
Troubleshoot and repair hardware and software installation;
Install new scientific software, libraries, on servers, workstations, or laptops, in a variety of operating systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows);
Maintain network infrastructure and assist users;
Maintain system security: firewall, IPS, system logs; and
Configure and administer cloud instances, including introducing best practices.


Ensures the smooth functioning of the research systems, by undertaking troubleshooting, maintenance and installation tasks.
Researchers and the enterprise operations feel supported in all other computing needs.
Builds and maintains tools that facilitate the automated or direct administration of network and computing infrastructure, both locally and on the cloud.


Degree or Diploma in computer science or engineering or system administration
Minimum of 2 years experience working in a UNIX/Linux environment or complex computing environment
Proven programming/scripting skills as it pertains to systems administration
Managing and troubleshooting environments using mostly open-source software
Demonstrated record in learning new skills and technologies quickly
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and resolve problems in a timely manner
Ability to work autonomously, multi-task and work in a fast-paced and stressful environment
Be proactive, addressing potential problems before they occur
Be data-driven: collect and analyze data to support decision making
Strong attention to detail

Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Kailyn Burke, HR Generalist. For your application to be considered, please submit your application through our website at - https://vectorinstitute.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=51. We thank all applicants for their interest in this exciting opportunity and will be in touch with those whose qualifications most closely match with our needs.

The Vector Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Further, we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and accessibility. If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact hr@vectorinstitute.ai and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.