Network and Security Administrator

Toronto, Ontario, ca
Company: University of Toronto
Published on 2021-04-22 22:47:08


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.

The University is committed to enhancing employee experiences and to ensuring an inclusive environment that engages our talented and diverse workforce. At U of T, we all play an important role in furthering the University’s mission to foster an academic community in which learning and scholarship flourish. More information about working at the UofT is available at .

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 and systems are maintained and operating securely. You will develop and implement new security solutions (including but not limited to open-source technologies such as ElasticSearch, HashiCorp Vault, Zeek and Wazuh), 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.

As an employee at University of Toronto you are eligible for a wide range of benefits that are unique to the USW Staff-Appointed employee group including Health and Dental and other benefits that are designed to support your well-being in and outside of the workplace.

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. 
  • Applied experience with networking in a Linux environment 
  • Direct experience managing Linux systems
  • 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
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