Technical Staff

Systems Administrator (Student Co-op position)

SHARCNET has a 4-month student co-op position available for the Summer 2023 term to work within our team of system administrators at the Graham supercomputing site at the University of Waterloo. The site includes over 1,000 servers and storage supporting the advanced computing needs of researchers from across Canada.

System Operators provide support and administration of SHARCNET computer systems, storage, networking and scheduling software consistent with the requirements of the integrated SHARCNET infrastructure.

The main activities include:

  • monitoring and maintaining hardware
  • submitting service calls and warranty claims with vendors
  • physically installing new servers and storage systems
  • responding to user tickets
  • updating and refining data in the asset management system (netbox)
Applicants should have experience working with Linux servers, have strong scripting skills (Python) and have good written and oral skills. We require the successful candidate to be on-site at the University of Waterloo 3 - 4 days / week to provide support for our systems administrators.

Please email your resume and cover letter to

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.