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Project Manager | Calcul Québec

McGill University is seeking a Project Manager, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to support the expansion of the McGill High Performance Computing Centre, a platform that is part of the national ARC infrastructure network. Reporting to the Director, Information Technology Development and Operations (designated Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Calcul Quebec), the incumbent will oversee all aspects of the ARC development project – from planning to execution and closure. The incumbent will work within the Calcul Québec organization and join a vibrant team of HPC systems administrators and analysts across several Quebec institutions. It is an opportunity to be working on a large-scale leading-edge technology project and with a team that has installed and operated supercomputers in the Top 500 for more than 20 years.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the ARC development project;
  • Provides regular status reports to the Director, IT Development and Operations and escalates issues as required.
  • Provides advice and support to staff members in other sections at McGill, i.e. Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovating, Procurement, Scientific Director, and the Project Leads at the other host institutions across Canada;
  • Follows appropriate project management methodology to gather and define project requirements; develop project charters, project plans, budgets and schedules; identify staffing requirements; form project teams; and communicate within the organization;
  • Liaises with various project teams to ensure the effective planning, procurement, and implementation of the new systems at each institution;
  • Stewards the management of project scope, schedule, and budget, across the project lifecycle. Selects and follows project management methods, procedures, and quality objectives, and tracks metrics for assessing progress;
  • Assist in development of procurement documentation such as systems descriptions and technical details in the Call for Tender, etc.;
  • Manages and oversees cross-functional project teams and manages inter-project dependencies and communications. Balances workload between project teams and provides technical and analytical guidance and work direction to project teams by: scheduling; assigning work; reviewing of project efforts; and removing roadblocks inhibiting project success;
  • Assesses variances from the project plans, budgets, and schedules; develops, implements, and documents changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost, and quality objectives; and keeps management aware of the situation;
  • Oversees third party vendor management across a set of related projects within the new ARC systems procurement project.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Read the full job description on McGill University’s Career website.

Systems administrator | Calcul Québec

McGill University is seeking a Systems Administrator, Storage Systems to take a significant role in the operations, maintenance of present and planning for future initiatives in the area of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and specifically the large-scale, multi-PetaByte data storage platform. Reporting to the Associate Director, Operations of the McGill High Performance Computing Centre (“HPC Centre”), the incumbent will work within the Calcul Québec organization and join a vibrant team of HPC systems administrators and analysts across several Quebec institutions. It is an opportunity to be working with leading edge technology and a team that has installed and operated supercomputers in the Top 500.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The systems administrator will be responsible for the core operations, maintenance and growth planning for the HPC Centre’s storage systems and servers based upon Lustre, and specifically the multi-PetaByte tape backup and archive environment.

Specific tasks:

  • Perform daily routine maintenance such as reviewing activity logs, performing TSM database and storage pool maintenance, and on-site and off-site tape management.
  • Installation and maintenance of TSM server and client environments.
  • Server client troubleshooting and issue resolution.
  • Manage future software upgrades of the TSM environment.
  • Perform proactive maintenance and tuning to all elements of the TSM environment including libraries and host operating systems.
  • Provide operational statistics, performance metrics and forecasting data to management.
  • Establish clear and thorough documentation regarding the TSM and storage environments.
  • Deliver reliable and high performance access to storage in a high availability environment for storage operations including multipath and automated failover.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Read the full job description on McGill University’s Career website.

Associate Director, Operations | Calcul Québec

McGill University is seeking an Associate Director, Operations to take a significant role in the system administration and operations, maintenance of present and planning for future initiatives in the area of Advanced Research Computing (ARC). Reporting to the Director, IT Development and Operations, the positon is integrated within the Calcul Québec organization and the incumbent will join a vibrant team of HPC systems administrators and analysts across several Quebec institutions. The team collectively maintains systems that are essential to the success of Canada’s research community, works with leading edge technology and operates supercomputers that consistently reached the Top 500.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will be responsible for the operation of the centre’s research servers, storage systems, networks, and support systems. This ARC environment includes an HPC cluster consisting of over one thousand nodes with a mixture of CPU and GPU processors, a cloud environment, as well as a multi-PetaByte disk storage environment with backup and archive capabilities.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

More details here.

Senior analyst AI | Calcul Québec

McGill University is seeking a senior analyst specializing in fields related to artificial intelligence (AI), including deep learning, reinforcement learning, and decision support or transfer learning, to assist researchers from different disciplines in using automatic learning techniques in their field of research. Reporting to the Scientific Director of the McGill High Performance Computing Centre (“HPC Centre”), the incumbent will work within the Calcul Québec organization and join a vibrant team of HPC analysts and scientists across several Quebec institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support researchers in their use of state-of-the-art advanced computing resources, in a general sense. In particular, support researchers in fields related to artificial intelligence and data analytics
  • Enable researchers from different disciplines in using automatic learning techniques appropriate to their research field.
  • Develop and deliver technical documentation and training materials adapted to the needs of specific users
  • Advise researchers about available resources, software and hardware, tools, and techniques and provide guidance and training to users as needed.
  • Install and maintain relevant software packages.
  • Liaise closely with the scientific community in order to fully grasp the evolving needs of researchers, especially as related to AI.

The deadline to apply for this position is October 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Read the full job description for more details.

Chief Executive Officer | WestGrid

Anywhere in Western Canada
Are you a skilled operator and leader able to build consensus across the public, private and not-for-profit (NFP) domain? Are you interested in a unique opportunity to lead a critical organization providing high performance computing services to world class research institutions and researchers in Western Canada? Reporting to the Board, the CEO will lead a very talented team to build and execute on a strategy that will continue to position WestGrid as an indispensable participant in game-changing research and innovation in Western Canada.

Full posting.

Research consultant in HSS | ACENET

ACENET seeks a Research Consultant specializing in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS.

This is a research support position, reporting to ACENET’s Chief Technology Officer. It is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) contract position with expectation for renewal in 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position requires a motivated self-starter and relationship-builder who will work with social scientists and humanists in Atlantic Canada and nationally to provide training, computing expertise, resource navigation, and connection with computing subject matter experts to address their research computing needs.

This position requires extensive contact with faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public. This position works closely with other Research Consultants and Systems Administrators at ACENET and Compute Canada. It will work closely with the Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and New Media at StFX to develop the digital HSS training and support network in Atlantic Canada. It will also play a leadership role with the Compute Canada Humanities & Social Sciences national team to design and establish programs that will ensure coordination of support to the HSS community.

Apply before October 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Atlantic time).

Read the full job description here.