Linux System Administrator


Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for a Linux System Administrator! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Linus Administrator
Term: 12 to 13-month
Location: Hybrid – 1 day per week on-site in downtown Toronto, and as needed basis
Job ID number: C1078


Brief description of duties:

  • This position would be working on the development and operations of the client Research IT facility’s High Performance Computing infrastructure and the High Performance Computing for Health ( platform.
  • Manage petabyte data stores and archives with leading edge data management tools, such as IRODS, Ceph and Dell/EMC Isilon storage.Support the client’ HPC system and the HPC4Health project formed by more than 30,000 compute threads, high speed networking (multi-10 & 40 GigE), and multi-petabytes of high performance and archive storage
  • Provide guidance and support in all aspects of high-end computing research to a large community composed of researchers and clinicians, and HPC4Health partners.
  • Maintain and update technical documentation.
  • Manage a variety of network and server hardware while interacting with vendors support teams.


MUST haves:

  • Experience supporting Linux server systems in a multi-user environment. This includes using UNIX/Linux operating systems (Ubuntu, CentOS ), good understanding of common network protocols (like NFS, CIFS, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, TFTP, and NTP), good understanding of using and maintaining monitoring/alerting systems, and working knowledge of scripting languages (like Bash and Python).
  • Verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with peers.


Nice to haves:

  • Experience supporting large storage devices (SAN/NAS) and good understanding of file systems like such as OneFS and ZFS.
  • Experience configuring and managing HPC workload management and scheduling software suites (Slurm, SGE, Moab/Torque)
  • Experience with routers/switching

Job Features

Job CategoryLinux Admin
Supporting Linux server systems3-5
Configuring and managing HPC workload management and scheduling software suites3-4

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