Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
$70,943 To $84,719 Annually
SFU Department Descr:
School of Computing Science
# of openings:
Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. Our programs are in demand, our researchers are phenomenal and our School is growing. We need a Linux systems administrator to help us maintain a growing infrastructure. We have hundreds of deployed Ubuntu workstations that need ongoing care. We have a large variety of Linux servers, a growing Xen cloud and a GPU cluster that are used for both research and teaching. If you love Linux and want to work in an agile and exciting environment check us out.
The Computer Systems Administrator manages the acquisition and implementation of hardware and software systems, and multiple servers and workstations for instructional, research, and administration use. The incumbent of the position installs, configures and troubleshoots network, system, and application software and hardware. The Computer Systems Administrator responds to problems related to complex computer applications and systems; diagnoses failures and provides emergency and permanent repairs; maintains software for networked systems; and monitors and manages databases, backups, logs, and journals.
At this time most of the staff are working from home during the Covid-19 workplace restrictions. The successful applicant will be expected to have a functional, safe home office space and Internet access. It is expected that initially most work will be done from home, but with some work on campus. As the Covid-19 situation progresses this may shift to mostly on campus work. Primarily on campus work will be at our Burnaby campus, but some may occur on the Surrey campus.
Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or a related Applied Science field and five years of related experience which includes network and systems administration in an environment using Linux and Windows Server and Desktop, Mac OS, Virtualization hypervisors, and clients, storage and processor clusters, job schedulers, firewall and router configuration, network management tools, OS and software deployment and configuration tools, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Excellent knowledge of PC based servers, PC's and peripherals, network routing and design, cloud based computing, virtualization and system security.
Good knowledge of current operating system deployment and configuration methods (i.e., Puppet, Foreman, Munki, WPKG, WDS, etc.) or equivalent.
Good working knowledge of and ability to use cloudStack, FreeNAS, slurm, VMWare, EqualLogic SANs or equivalent.
Ability to specify, deploy, and maintain Linux and Windows Servers, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS workstations, virtualization hypervisors and virtual machines.
Experience of analyzing and troubleshooting hardware and network malfunctions.
Excellent organizational, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills.
Assignment end date: July 31, 2021
Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.