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Employment opportunity at CS

Looking to hire a CS student to join the systems' team for the summer session and possibly Fall session.

Can anticipate a minimum of 15 hours per week at $18/hr.

Summer Session:

Start date: Jun. 15, 2013

End date: Aug. 31, 2013

Fall Session:

Start date: Sept. 1, 2013

End date: Nov. 30, 2013

Duties include:

  • troubleshooting/replacing computer hardware issues;
  • helping maintain computer labs (clean surfaces, tidy computer wiring, etc.);
  • recycling computer hardware for reuse;
  • racking/wiring servers and help in server room maintenance;
  • meeting with academic staff at the start of each semester;
  • data entry for our website (publications/tech reports/semester course lectures);
  • update web content (prof/student profiles/school news);
  • provide email and help desk support; and possible
  • coding projects.


  • good attitude and solid communications skills to provide support to our users;
  • demonstrated drive and willingness to learn new skills;
  • strong written skills in English; and
  • a McGill student.

Ideal candidate has experience in/with:

  • linux - gnome environments;
  • java programming and troubleshooting;
  • installing software/drivers/printers in multiple computing environments;
  • computing documentation;
  • general troubleshooting;
  • emphasis on graphics and web development skills.

If interested in applying, please send the following to

a) Name/Student ID/Year (e.g. u0/u1/u2/u3);

b) Application session (e.g. Winter/Summer/Fall/All);

c) List 3 non-computer related skills;

d) List 5 computer-related skills;

e) Paragraph on why we should hire you over other applicants;

f) Detail any work-related experience; and finally

g) List 3 new interests that you have developed in the last 6 months.