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Compute Canada leads the advancement of research and innovation by positioning state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Together we provide essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in academic and industrial sectors. Our world-class team of more than 200 experts employed by 38 partner universities and research institutions across the country provides direct support to research teams. Compute Canada is a proud ambassador for Canadian excellence in advanced research computing nationally and internationally.

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  • SciNet

Network and Security Administrator

Date Posted: 02/03/2021
Req ID: 2618
Faculty/Division: VP – Research
Department: SciNet
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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About us:

SciNet is the supercomputer centre at the University of Toronto, hosting Niagara, the fastest supercomputer in Canada, plus a range of other systems. SciNet provides Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research on scales not previously possible in Canada. We help power work from the biomedical sciences and aerospace engineering to astrophysics and climate science. Our free education and training program for students and users helps them obtain advanced computing skills and knowledge needed in their research and in the workplace. SciNet which provides resources for Compute/Calcul Canada, a national infrastructure for supercomputing-powered research, and SOSCIP, a Southern Ontario infrastructure for driving innovation is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, NSERC, the Government of Ontario, Fed Dev Ontario, and the University of Toronto.

Your opportunity:

As the Network and Security Administrator you will be responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and securing SciNet’s networking infrastructure. Under the general direction of the CTO, Hardware Operations, and the Manager, Information Systems Security, you will be responsible for ensuring that SciNet’s research computing infrastructure’s connectivity is maintained and operating securely. You will participate in the development and implementation of new network and monitoring solutions, and will be an integral part of the cybersecurity team. Your work will be done in keeping with the wider University of Toronto policies and in collaboration nationally through SciNet’s participation in the Compute Canada federation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and testing highly complex systems
  • Configuring system applications according to needs
  • Developing and updating architectural framework for highly complex high performance computing systems
  • Executing security measures for network devices and introducing variations as required
  • Developing, maintaining, and ensuring the security of University networks
  • Analyzing, recommending and designing internal network solutions to meet client needs
  • Advising on cost, feasibility and impact of different implementation solutions
  • Serving as an expert resource to a group of professionals in the speciality

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum six (6) years’ relevant experience in a network role preferably in an academic or research institution.
  • Experience with networking in a Linux environment
  • Experience in enterprise network and routing systems.
  • Prior hands-on experience and hardware knowledge of 40/100G Ethernet and optics.
  • Experience with enterprise firewalls, IPS, and network monitoring approaches.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of layered security at data, OS and network levels
  • Programming proficiency including shell scripting, Python, C/C ++ for the development of tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn on the job in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage competing tasks and effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate highly technical terms and concepts
  • Excellent planning and time management skills with a strong work ethic.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience working in a High Performance Computing environment.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Problem solver
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Please note: This is a term position ending March 2022

Closing Date: 02/18/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget – Term 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  
USW Pay Band 18 — $99,945 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $127,812. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Yarlesha Anantharajah

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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