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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 January 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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Chief Technology Officer | ACENET

ACENET seeks a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join its Executive Management Team. The CTO is a key leadership position in the organization, responsible for the development and execution of ACENET’s research support and digital infrastructure services. Reporting to ACENET’s Chief Executive Officer, the CTO manages a technical team of 14 research support, system administration, and cybersecurity staff.

The CTO works closely with ACENET senior management, advisory committees, member institutions in Atlantic Canada, clients, and partner Advanced Research Computing organizations across Canada.

This is a full-time contract position with expectation of renewal in 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. ACENET, in discussion with the successful candidate, will locate this position at one of our partner university campuses in: Antigonish, NS; Halifax, NS; Fredericton, NB; Charlottetown, PE; or St. John’s, NL.

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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.

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.