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Job Opportunity: University of Saskatchewan seeking an HPC System Administrator

In support of Research Computing in ICT, the University of Saskatchewan is seeking an Advanced Computing System Administrator to perform system administration on University of Saskatchewan and WestGrid / Compute Canada systems, including large storage systems, backup servers, tape libraries, and High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, 2019.

This position will handle a wide variety of tasks: responding to requests from users; performing urgent maintenance on failed infrastructure; implementing advanced computing systems and clusters; and performing long-term analysis on future directions for software and hardware for supported systems.

The role requires expertise in the use of research technologies, a client-focused and collaborative approach to service, and an understanding of the research process and the IT environment of the university. Other tasks include hardware installation and maintenance, HPC cluster support, and software installation and configuration. The position requires keen attention to detail and careful, measured action; as a primary administrator on a multiple-petabyte data storage system there is considerable impact associated with errors that compromise data. The successful candidate requires the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team, and to appropriately prioritize response to a wide variety of time-sensitive tasks.

Participation in local, WestGrid, and Compute Canada meetings and working groups is expected and occasional travel, both within Canada and internationally, may be required. Occasional work outside of core business hours is required, balanced by flex-time consideration. 

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