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Senior Consultant - Azure - Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver

Department: Professional Services
Location: GTA

 Senior Consultant (Azure)

 

Stratiform Inc. was founded in 2012 and has quickly grown to prominence with a hand-picked team consisting of Architect, Engineer and Developer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Stratiform SMEs are known throughout Canada as some of the best in the IT industry, and based on our reputation with customers in the market for delivering excellence across the Microsoft Platform. At Stratiform, we have become one of Microsoft’s go-to cloud partners in Canada.

  

Key Responsibilities (Senior Consultant):

 

You will be responsible for performing technical delivery and advisory services. The key focus will be execution of implementation, deployment, and upgrade projects, with a consultative approach aimed at promoting modern technologies in the customer workplace. You will be working with and supporting customers in small, medium, and large environments. The scope of work is extensive, and all candidates must have a broad range of Microsoft functional and technical capabilities and specifically, proficiency with the following technologies: Azure – including both IaaS and PaaS, ADFS, virtualization,

  • Provide advice, oversight, and project delivery services 
  • Execute requirements gathering and decision guidance workshops
  • Perform Azure implementation, deployment, and migration activities 
  • Develop IP for all service offerings – templates, best practices, operations runbooks, architecture and design documents, training/knowledge transfer packs
  • Provide pre-sales technical support and product demos/deep dives for customers
  • Provide mentorship and internal support to a peer group of consultants
  • Engage the enthusiast community by participating in technical events and blogging
  • Contribute to the Stratiform brand 
  • Health checks & assessments

 

Required Skills & Experience:  

  • 2+ years of Azure implementation and operation experience, systems development, network operations, software support
  • Effective learning skills, works well in a team environment
  • The ability to accurately and effectively communicate both the technical and non-technical aspects of Microsoft cloud technologies and products to a variety of stakeholders within a wide array of presentation settings
  • 4-6 years of experience in a technical consulting or Enterprise technical support environment with demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:
    • IT infrastructure, capacity management, availability management, operations management
    • Planning and documentation of assessments and roadmaps
    • Understanding of Azure networking, including Virtual Networks, Virtual Network Gateways, Network Virtual Appliances
    • Deep Azure IaaS experience, including VMs, Scalesets, Load Balancers, Availability Sets, Azure Storage, Backup/DR
    • Experience with creating ARM Templates
  • Strong organization, time management, project management and negotiation skills desired  
  • Ability to handle customer critical issues and work in difficult situations

Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • Experience in related Microsoft technologies, including the Office 365 suite, Active Directory services, Visual Studio, PowerShell, and Azure Site Recovery
  • Continuous learning mindset – We are seeking people that think differently and are biased toward action to accomplish great things. 
  • Expert level of Microsoft enterprise software product offerings 
  • Strong Communication Skills (including technical writing) 
  • Excellent demonstrated customer service skills  

Candidates must be able to work independently. Characteristics of importance include but are not limited to customer service, problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to read/interpret the needs/wants of customer executives and leaders. 

  

Physical Requirements:

Office environment with computer work.  May have extensive periods of sitting, typing and phone use (may include headset).  May need to lift up to 10 lbs.

  

As a condition of employment, this job is subject to the successful completion of the following Pre-employment conditions: Reference Checks, Criminal Background Checks and a Driver’s Abstract if required for the role. 

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