ACENET was created through the grassroots organization of a handful of forward thinking researchers. That foundation remains a cornerstone of our culture today. ACENET’s mission is to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada by providing advanced computing resources, expertise and training to researchers and industry.

We have grown on the principle that the client’s needs are first and foremost, and we pursue excellence in all endeavours.

ACENET is a virtual organization, with its 17 staff located at institutions across Atlantic Canada. This operational structure demands an environment of trust, integrity and respect for our clients and for one another. Our team is comprised of individuals with unique and complementary skill sets. As a small organization, we are both flexible and innovative, often solving difficult challenges by working together to arrive at creative solutions.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please see our current career postings below, or contact

Current Career Opportunities

ACENET Chief Technology Officer

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. 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.  More information and apply

Opportunities From Our Partners

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. More info and apply.

Research Computing Training Assistant, WestGrid
Anywhere in Western Canada
Are you passionate about helping researchers use high performance computing and other digital infrastructure tools? WestGrid is hiring Research Computing Training Assistant is responsible for supporting and delivering research computing training sessions across all WestGrid Member institutions online, in-person, or over multiple days. This includes working with the Training & Visualization Coordinator to identify gaps in current training areas and developing new training materials and courses. More info and apply