MERIDIAN (https://meridian.cs.dal.ca/) is a multidisciplinary research group striving to increase the availability and utility of marine data through the creation of open-source web tools, software, and machine-learning models.
Reporting to the Senior Software Developer, the System Administrator will support the research activities of MERIDIAN and our partners by managing computational resources in local servers provided by Dalhousie University and in Compute Canada’s cloud ecosystem. The System Administrator will assist in the deployment and maintenance of web applications, command line tools, and data stores.
Build and configure Virtual Machines (VMs) to meet project requirements, including managing software dependencies and maintaining databases in VMs.
Deploy and manage web applications, balancing loads and scaling VMs, as needed.
Monitor and proactively address security threats, certificates, system updates and downtime, etc.
Perform periodic backups.
Manage access to VMs and databases, including creation of accounts and passwords.
Maintain and improve documentation of system architecture.
The successful applicant will work remotely through the period of COVID restrictions. After restrictions are lifted, the successful applicant may work on campus or continue to work remotely, as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements.
Diploma in a relevant Computer Science field, with approximately 1-2 years of related experience installing, configuring, and maintaining software for web servers (Nginx, Apache), containers (Docker), container orchestration (Kubernetes), and data storage (Postgres, MongoDB) is required. Experience deploying web applications (including managing ports, obtaining security certificates, configuring DNS, etc.) is also required. Familiarity with microservices and experience with research support are considered assets.
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.