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Microsoft Systems Analyst
Ref No.: 18-15607
Location: Edmonton/Vancouver, Alberta
Position Type:Direct Placement
Our client is looking to bring on board an expert in Microsoft products and technologies, seeking an opportunity to apply your skills as a Microsoft Systems Analyst within a large, enterprise environment. You understand how Microsoft technologies fit together in both on-premise and cloud scenarios, from data center to desktop.

You will be seen as the go-to person for all things Microsoft, and others will seek you out for your advice and expertise on how to deploy products and services.

  • 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 client 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

  • 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
    -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)
  • 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