Posted May 31, 2018

Microsoft Systems Specialist

Location: Vancouver
Job ID: 1497
Employment Type: Permanent

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Are you a Microsoft Systems Analyst with expertise in Microsoft technologies and a desire to apply your skills in a large, enterprise environment?  Do you want to work in a fast-paced environment and with other smart people?  Our client is a large, stable company that is a leader in their field.  We love this company because of the horizontal and vertical opportunities for growth.

Our client has asked for our help in looking for a Microsoft Systems Analyst for a permanent position.

Here is what you'll be doing on a day to day basis:

  • Participate in the build and maintenance of test environment(s) to demonstrate and provide proof-of-concept of new and existing Microsoft technologies
  • Build relationships with other IS teams supporting services running on Microsoft technologies by working closely with them
  • Participate in the review and maintenance of Microsoft security readiness, including vulnerability assessments and threat analysis
  • Assist with the assessment of Microsoft technologies for business unit suitability
  • Assist with the integration planning of other systems such as (but not limited to) JDE with Microsoft systems
  • Assist in the planning of the Microsoft technology roadmap, including participation in Windows TAP
  • Participate in the coordination of activities for Microsoft premier account; have regular meetings with TAM, arrange and coordinate RaaS and Health Checks
  • Review and maintain on premise Active Directory and Azure AD design, planning and implementation
  • Create and deliver deep dive training material on current and future production MS technologies
  • Support escalation requests from other BTS teams on Microsoft technologies
  • Maintain ADFS, SSO, Azure AD Premium and certificate infrastructure
  • Keep current on new and emerging Microsoft technologies
  • Work with and provide guidance to Systems Administrators on upgrades and new releases
  • Create detailed documentation on current production environment related to Microsoft technologies as well as proposed solutions
  • Work with and participate in the review and selection of external vendors
  • May perform other related duties as assigned

Here is the type of person we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent Microsoft certifications including one or more if the following: MCSE, MCSD
  • 5+ years' proven experience in Microsoft Systems Analyst or equivalent role
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing on premise and cloud Microsoft technologies
  • In-depth understanding of all Windows technologies including but not limited to:
    • Active Directory
    • Security
    • Windows Server 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016
    • System Center (SCCM/SCOM/SCVMM/DPM/Orchestrator)
    • High Availability 
    • ADFS, Azure AD Premium, SSO and Certificates
    • DNS (on premise and external)
    • DHCP
  • Strong technical skills on O365, SharePoint Online and Azure AD
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems, determine appropriate actions and complete task
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and time management skills
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated
  • Effective relationship management and communication skills, with demonstrated success dealing effectively with customers, vendors, peers and senior management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, accompanied by proven presentation skills in a corporate setting
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to embrace change
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes
  • Ability to write technical procedures and documentation for solutions including operations, user guide, etc.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven self-starter, able to work independently

If you are interested in exploring this position, please apply now!

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at their company. 

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