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TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science.  We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business. TRIUMF is as diverse in our areas of expertise, people, and cultures, as we are in our career opportunities, and we are constantly seeking dynamic team players who thrive on creativity, excellence in service, and a busy environment.

The Information Systems & Technology (IST) Department at TRIUMF has the responsibility for providing computing resources to the entire TRIUMF community, and  Linux servers  form a core component of these resources.  They run a mix of open-source, commercial and in-house-developed applications.    At present we are currently looking for a System Administrator whose primary focus will be on automating all aspects of their life cycle.  A key component of the role is the operation of the server-virtualization system, including the server and storage hardware on which it runs.   You will:

·         Manage the configuration and operation of Linux servers, containers, virtualisation, storage and backup systems

·         Continuously improve and automate the testing and deployment procedures

·         Configure proactive health monitoring of infrastructure and software

·         Create and maintain accurate documentation, and review documentation of other group members

·         Identify security requirements for new applications, software products and other information-technology infrastructure

·         Monitor vulnerability announcements, evaluate potential risk to TRIUMF, and apply security patches as needed

·         Debug and solve complex problems related to Information systems

·         Keep knowledge of IT best-practices up to date, particularly of Linux servers and devops tools

If you are enthused by the prospect of being involved with our busy IST team and doing what you do best, we encourage you to apply.  As our ideal candidate you will also have:

·         a broad background in information technology with experience in Linux system-administration, storage-system management, virtualization and automation

·         a thorough understanding of network concepts, with some exposure to system administration of network equipment, and have a sound working knowledge of best-practices in network security

·         the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical users and to be empathetic to their needs

·         the ability to work effectively in a team environment and to provide accurate documentation and record keeping

·         a bachelor's degree or diploma in computer science, electrical engineering or other relevant discipline with at least five years of relevant experience

·         knowledge or experience with some aspect of computing in scientific research will be considered an asset. 

We offer:        

·         a comprehensive benefit package

·         a competitive hiring salary commensurate with your experience level as it relates to the scope of position responsibilities

·         an excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high profile national research facility

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to and will include the following in one complete PDF file:

Applications will be accepted until 2017-10-16

Job Title Systems Administrator - Linux / DevOps
Date Posted 2017-Sep-22
Expiry Date 2017-Oct-16
Ad ID:10711
Post Details
Posted By TRIUMF
City or Province Vancouver, British Columbia
Location British Columbia
Job Type Full-time
Classification Computer and Information Technologies