Systems Administrator – Microsoft – Team Lead

March 31, 2021
West Toronto, ON (Near Old Mill)
Job Type
  • Brian Pho
$80,000 per annum + Bonus
Travel Requirements
0% Not a remote work environment.
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Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator and Technical Lead

Industry IT services

Location: Toronto (West Toronto)

Salary range: $80,000/year


Our client is a fast growing cloud company focusing on managing and operating business critical systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) requiring a high availability, secure, predictable environments. The environment fosters learning new technologies and provides opportunities for growth across systems, cloud, cyber-security, networking. They are looking for motivated individuals with strong customer focus to join our team and make a difference every day.

 Position summary:

  • You will be a key technical resource in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • The Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator / Technical Lead will evaluate, architect, implement, migrate and administer secure high availability environments for servers and web services.
  • Provide operational support based on industry best practices and experience in managing cloud infrastructures and virtual environments.
  • The successful candidate for this role is a detail-oriented individual with strong hands-on technical knowledge.

Functions and responsibilities :

  • Provide advanced Server systems setup, administration, configurations, and automated implementations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems as required and serve as one of the highest levels of escalation
  • Clearly communicate with peers and end-user clients during troubleshooting, planning, environment migration and more.
  • Perform server and application deployments, configurations, updates, and improvements.
  • Support functionality and security audits and provide technology recommendations.
  • Anticipate and research new cloud and web technologies appropriate to our cloud infrastructure, platform and products.
  • Help define, improve, document and promote an architecture and designs based on ITIL “best practices”
  • Develop relationships with professional organizations, user groups, and industry trade groups to stay current with latest technologies



  • Degree in Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in virtualized technology infrastructure design, implementation and troubleshooting
  • 5+ years experience operating Windows Systems Administration and troubleshooting
  • Expert domain knowledge and proven experience in at least one of the following areas: Active Directory, Azure, VMware, Remote Desktop Services, Windows Servers
  • Areas of knowledge considered a plus: Azure and/or AWS expertise, knowledge of SANs, O365, Linux, Citrix VDI, Experience writing scripts to automate common administrative, deployment and infrastructure tasks
  • Willingness to participate in 7/24 on-call rotation to respond to and resolve systems and application issues to ensure the company meets or exceeds committed service level agreements
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks
  • Excellent customer interaction with written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills, plus ability to work without direct supervision
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional global team
  • Demonstrated ability to create processes and document work being done
  • Basic knowledge of networking and security concepts
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