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Vector Institute

Junior Systems Administrator

Computer Engineering & Technology – Toronto, Ontario
Department Computer Engineering & Technology
Employment Type Full Time - Professional Staff
Minimum Experience Experienced

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

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 THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 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 to Kailyn Burke, Assistant Talent Specialist. 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 Kailyn Burke at kailyn.burke@vectorinstitute.ai and we will happily work with you to meet your needs. 

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Computer Engineering & Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - Professional Staff
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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