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System Administrator – AI based Pharmaceutical Company

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Montreal, Quebec

System Administrator – AI based Pharmaceutical Company

Systems Administrator - AI based Pharmaceutical Company

This is a leading company in artificial intelligence for drug discovery that has launched multiple software products, including target identification platform, and automated drug discovery platform. They focuses on AI-assisted systems that can identify novel drug targets for untreated diseases, assist in the development of new treatments and eventually predict how well those treatments may perform in clinical trials. It was ranked Top 5 AI companies in its potential for social impact according to NVIDIA and in 2018, the company was named one of the global top 100 AI companies by CB Insights. They are growing their team in Canada and are looking for people who want to be part of this journey.

More about role: We are looking for a systems administrator to join the AI R&D team. You will work with product teams as well as top AI scientists in this field. Currently they share responsibilities of DevOps engineers and IT, which they want to avoid. The infrastructure team consists of 2 people. The new person will have to take over IT management (software, endpoints, computational servers, and IT support). The DevOps team will be able to help with infrastructure, but IT support, accounts management, etc. will be fully on the Systems administrator.

Title: Systems Administrator
Address: Hybrid situation, Office located in downtown Montreal, 1215 Boulevard René-Lévesque
Type: Full time and permanent
Salary: Competitive and open + bonus + Benefits + 3-4 week’s vacation


1) Infrastructure:

a. Provision and maintain internal computational servers (cloud and on-premise) and network b. Manage endpoints
c. Work with vendors on hardware purchases (servers, corporate laptops)
d. Monitor resources, detect

2) Corporate IT

a. Standardize software management procedures
b. Help new employees onboard
c. Lead IT helpdesk and support requests (access, troubleshooting)
d. Improve IT workflow: improve requests flow, transparency, and speed e. Define and follow helpdesk objectives and follow SLA

· Associate or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required
· 3-5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience
· Deep knowledge of Linux OS (Ubuntu/Debian)
· Working knowledge of virtualization and container orchestration (Kubernetes experience is a plus)
· Strong knowledge of systems and networking software (Firewall, Routing, Tunnels, DNS, NAT), hardware, and networking protocols
· Experience with bash and/or python
· Experience with Jira or Jira Service Management
· Ability to develop and implement an IT strategy, discover and mitigate issues
· Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including expert knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols
· Good communication skills and desire to help the teams

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