Scientific Systems Administrator

Vector Institute - Toronto, ON (12 months ago)

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Vector Institute is seeking a Scientific Systems Administrator to join our growing team in Toronto as we continue the work of making Canada a centre of expertise for AI in the world. 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. This role will primarily support scientific computing needs such as library support, compiling, hardware and software installation etc.

The Systems Administrator will also 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, backups, cloud computing, virtualization, and scripting.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support Linux-based scientific workstations, servers, and storage for research computing;
Develop and maintain solutions for automatic installation and configuration of OS;
Assemble and/or install new parts in servers and workstations;
Perform hardware and software system upgrades and maintenance;
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);
Support researchers in all their computing needs;
Maintain network infrastructure and assist users;
Maintain system security: firewall, IPS, system logs; and
General enterprise IT operations.

SUCCESS MEASURES

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.

PROFILE OF IDEAL CANDIDATE

Degree or diploma in computer science or engineering or more than 3 years systems administration in a UNIX/Linux environment or complex computing environment
More than 3 years of proven, hands-on experience: Linux/UNIX systems administration preferably in a research environment
Proven programming/scripting skills as it pertains to systems administration
Managing and troubleshooting environments using mostly open-source software
Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
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
Strong attention to detail
Problem-solving outlook
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Kailyn Burke, HR Generalist. 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.

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.