Systems Administrator, Research It Infrastructure

  • 4-6 Year
  • Toronto
  •   Posted On: March 13, 2018
  •   Skills:  Apache Tomcat, Dhcp, DNS, JIRA, LAN, LDAP, MySQL, PostgresSQL, WAN, WordPress

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

A System Administrator is needed for our Research and Development client within the Healthcare industry. This is an exciting PERMANENT opportunity in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District in Downtown Toronto. The successful candidates will be working in an exciting and innovative environment with an organization that invests in emerging technologies as it pertains to Healthcare research. Candidates interested should be forward thinking, agile and resilient to fast paced environment.

The System Administrator will be part of the Technical Team responsible for administering and maintaining services and solutions in any of the following areas:

1. High Performance Computing and Advanced Research Computing systems (10,000 compute cores, 6+ Peta Bytes of NAS storage, 10G network); job scheduling; resource queues; application installation and configuration;
2. Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. OpenStack, Ceph, Docker);
3. Core infrastructure services and applications (e.g. DNS, LDAP, NTP, DHCP, MySQL, PostgresSQL, load balancing, backup/restore, Nagios, Confluence, JIRA, Service Desk, CROWD, Email routing, monitoring tools, automation tools, Tomcat, Apache, WordPress);
4. General purpose Linux servers (web, database, application) with the majority virtualized under OpenStack;
5. Data Centre operations;
6. Network (LAN and WAN); all aspects of OICR’s network including data centre, campus, ISP management, IP space management, firewalls, routing, switching, SIEM, logging, auditing, wired and wireless.

The Systems Administrator will ensure that solutions in the assigned areas meet the service level needs of the Institute and meet the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability requirements as defined by the client. They will also assist with the implementation of new technologies, the continuous refresh and improvement of existing infrastructure and will deliver on the tasks assigned by the Team Lead and Senior Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

Install and maintain hardware in on-site data centres
Configure, build and maintain servers, storage and network infrastructure
Support and maintain Linux operating systems and system applications
Support and maintain the High Performance Compute cluster and its associated file systems to ensure it performs to expectations and meets the needs of Researchers
Implement automation and configuration management tasks
Monitor, respond and ensure that day to day user requests related to server, storage, network and HPC issues; and system maintenance tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner
Enforce security of all systems by monitoring for vulnerabilities, installing security patches, and following best practices for hardening
Work with monitoring tools and log files to pro-actively identify problems, and take action in order to avoid service interruptions, and to reduce down time when service disruptions occur
Follow best practice procedures and methodologies associated with supporting and operating complex Information Technology infrastructures including Change Management and Problem Management
Maintain and update documentation
Assist project teams with technical solutions and deployments
Assist the IT Help Desk team with Linux user level support issues which they cannot resolve on their own
Perform server backup and restore tasks
Performs cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested
Prevent, identify, assess, and mitigate security vulnerabilities and threats
Identify, report, and escalate Information Security and Information Privacy risks, incidents and breaches
Remain current with technology infrastructure

About Altis Professional Recruitment

Altis Professional Recruitment is the leading provider of mid- to senior-level resources for contract and permanent positions within the areas of Accounting and Finance, Strategic Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Communications, Medical/Health Professionals, Procurement and Scientific fields, among others. We recruit and fill staffing requirements within all levels of government and a wide variety of private-sector industries in the Ottawa region and Greater Toronto Area. As a seven-time winner and Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, we're proud to be 100% Canadian-owned.

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