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Systems Manager, Artificial Intelligence (Contract/Permanent)

Location: Melbourne Country: Australia Rate: $116,584 - $123,567
  • Full-time, 3years fixed term
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • HEW 9 $116,584 - $123,567 + 17% Superannuation

A2I2 pioneers methods and approaches for AI and Machine Learning problems with high potential impact. Our interests cover Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Optimisation and Software Engineering.

A2I2 is currently seeking an AI Systems Manager to maintain the computing system and platforms which support research in the specialist areas of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, cyber security, health informatics, genomics and broad ICT. The role will continue to develop and enhance the system to ensure it delivers an advanced capability to allow researchers to operate in a highly competitive environment.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support to the strategic initiatives and operations of the Institute by proactively assessing technical requirements, proposing technical solutions, followed by effective planning and implementation of those solutions.
  • Installing and maintaining the latest AI software stacks.
  • Monitoring networks and Servers to determine upgrade requirements and general utilisation issues.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
  • Undertaking infrastructure maintenance and improvement works/project work as required.
  • Training and supporting staff to ensure correct and efficient system use.
  • Ensuring network security.
  • Maintaining and developing policies and operational guidelines as required by the Institute.
  • Providing high level advice and support to help develop a strategic roadmap outlining future upgrades and support procurements.
  • Working collaboratively with members of the School of IT to provide high quality ICT support whilst advocating for the Institute's AI-first ICT systems, platforms, networking, computational and data needs.
  • Managing the Institute's laboratories to ensure the training and research needs are supported at all hosted locations.
  • Providing high-level advice and guidance on leading-edge developments within computer systems, AI-first HPC platforms and infrastructure to assist the Institute to maintain a quality focus.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • Proven experience with managing and maintaining computers and complex systems and networks, including the ability to identify, analyse and solve complex computer hardware and software problems.
  • Proficiency in Linux System Administration, filesystems, storage networks, and backup technologies.
  • Proficiency in administrating a cluster of HPC Servers for AI (supporting latest GPU Servers, including Nvidia DGX-1, DGX-2 and DGX-A100)
  • Experience in system and network design for growth, planning for upgrades and ensuring maximum system utilisation.
  • Proven ability to design and architect AI and Machine Learning HPC compute, storage and network solutions and associated application software.
  • Demonstrable ability to deploy and manage advanced AI, Machine Learning and Data Science platforms.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to train staff and students in the use of the technological devices mentioned above.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 17th January 2021.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin's Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Posted Date: 29 Dec 2020 Reference: JN Company: Deakin University Contact: Aishwarya Rai