Job Description:

IDS is seeking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer / Technical Architect to join its dynamic team of IT professionals. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Cloud technologies (Azure and M365) as well as skills and experience in networking, storage, backup, common applications and client services. They will be responsible for project work and for supporting a diverse range of client environments. In addition, as an experienced professional, they will provide leadership and guidance to the team.

Their primary areas of focus include:

  • Cloud Technologies
  • Networking
  • Infrastructure and Applications

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Adopt and deliver consulting methodologies
  2. Assist with the design of Cloud, on-premise or hybrid solutions
  3. Recommend solutions that align with the customer’s business needs and requirements
  4. Coach System Engineers and assist them with incident and problem resolution
  5. Assist in the development of detailed project specifications and implementation plans
  6. Present solutions and articulate architecture recommendations to clients in a professional manner
  7. Develop and maintain relationships with key technical contacts within customer accounts
  8. Remain educated on new and relevant technologies (Cloud, infrastructure and applications)
  9. Maintain relevant certifications at all times
  10. Document all aspects of work: standards, procedures, diagrams, credentials, configurations, correspondence and definitions
  11. Work closely with IT Project Managers to communicate and escalate issues as appropriate
  12. Provide end-user training when required
  13. Provide technical services and support for client infrastructure and applications
  14. Assist with escalated support issues with third parties related to Microsoft’s core business solutions, WAN and LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls, security, and remote access solutions
  15. Perform network assessments, security audits and new client consultations
  16. Work with colleagues to engineer projects, identify new products and solutions, and research solutions for existing clients

Expectations for this position:

  1. Dedication to customer service excellence
  2. Strong learning aptitude
  3. Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments, and projects
  4. Excellent organizational and time management skills
  5. Strong problem solving and analytical/reasoning skills
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  7. Experience working in a consulting environment preferred

Preferred Technical Proficiencies:

  • Azure Active Directory (AAD), Azure MFA and SSO Apps, AD synchronization (AAD Connect)
  • Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Azure File Services
  • Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Mobile Application Management (MAM); protection and app restrictions for Outlook and Office mobile apps on various mobile devices
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM), Blackberry UEM, AirWatch and InTune
  • Microsoft 365 Data Governance
  • Rights Management Services (RMS) (AD)
  • Azure AD SSPR /Password Reset Portal Setup
  • Hyper-V, vSphere, SQL, and Remote Desktop Services
  • Exchange Server 2010 – 2019
  • Windows Server 2008 – 2019
  • WAN Technology (MPLS, VPLS, VPN)
  • Firewalls: WatchGuard, Fortinet, Cisco
  • VPN connectivity troubleshooting and configuration (Cisco, OpenVPN, IPSec).
  • Security software such as Anti-virus, Anti-SPAM, Anti-Spyware, and other security related technologies
  • SharePoint 2013/2016/Online
  • SQL 2012/2014/2016
  • Systems Center Configuration Manager
  • Systems Center Operations Manager
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • Windows Deployment Server (WDS) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Compete security technologies
  • Azure Multi-factor authentication server
  • Application compatibility testing


Qualifications: Canadian “Secret” clearance. A College Diploma in Computer Science, or equivalent experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role; preferred Azure certifications or working knowledge of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, virtualization technologies,
networking protocols and related infrastructure.

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