McGill University is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to contribute to operations, support, project delivery, and future initiatives planning. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Faculty of Science IT Services, the position will support server and workstation environments in the Physics department. The chosen candidate will maintain systems and network services used in support of teaching and research functions, and over time will join a larger team supporting other departments.
Provides technical support for multiple Linux distributions, including Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu.
Oversees and executes system and user account provisioning for the designated groups.
Plans and performs operating systems and software updates to maintain stability.
Manages network services including CIFS/NFS, DNS, DHCP, Mail, and Web.
Manages system backups and performs operational recoveries as required.
Maintains current and accurate documentation including network diagrams, hardware and software inventory, operational runbooks, and knowledgebase articles.
Actively manages host, data and network security. Ensures security configurations align with University policies.
Monitors system availability and performance. Identifies infrastructure deficiencies and propose mitigation strategies.
Advises department members in the selection of equipment and technologies for new projects.
Acts as a backup to the principal High Performing Computer (HPC) Systems Administrator for the upkeep of Beowulf clusters.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Three (3) years' related experience
Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:
REQUIREMENTS - Advanced Linux system administration particularly in the following: automated provisioning; patch and software package management; performance tuning (OS, storage, network); service monitoring and alerting; operating system security and hardening; configuration and troubleshooting of network services (DNS, DHCP, SMTP, CIFS, NFS, etc.); centralized user account provisioning and authentication. System Administration programming experience in Shell and other languages (ex: Python, PERL). Fluent oral and written communication in French and English. Demonstrated soft skills in the following: problem-solving, initiative, creative thinking, teamwork, customer service, time management. Available to work outside business hours for scheduled maintenance and on-call support. ASSETS - Experience in systems automation with Puppet; experience with virtualization and containers; installation and administration of Beowulf clusters and parallel file systems; experience working in a scientific academic environment, particularly in Physics; experience administering version control software packages such as GIT, Subversion, Artifactory, etc.
Senior Manager IT Systems
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500
Faculty of Science
Hours Per Week:
How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the Faculty of Science by email at apo.science [at] mcgill.ca.
The deadline to apply for this position is January 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
- Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
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