Position: IT Analyst - Cloud
Department: IT
Division: Samuel, Son & Co.
Type: Contract
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Job Description:

​Key Results

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Server Infrastructure

  • Project Management Support

Key Responsibilities

Microsoft Azure Project:

  • Support and work with Infrastructure / Cloud Architect on Azure deployment initiative

  • Azure Infrastructure deployments (As per specification created by Architect and larger team)

  • Test solutions in Sandbox environment prior to deployment

  • Deploy Virtual Servers, vNETs, Storage Blobs, Network Security Groups (NSG), RBAC / ACL Security

  • Provision, install / configure, operate, and maintain system software and related virtual cloud infrastructure

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on Azure resources and assist with remediation activities

  • Upgrade and configure system software that supports infrastructure applications or per project needs

Project Management Support:

  • Provide technical assistance with projects during all project phases of the standard Project Management methodology

Day to Day Duties:

  • Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the Azure infrastructure

  • Ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values

  • Maintain standard documentation and procedures for current operations, cross-training and Disaster / Recovery

  • Responsible for implementing the architecture given by the cloud architect on the target cloud platform

  • Work with the Cloud Architect to analyze the applications using manual & automated approaches

  • Configure, and implement Azure public cloud infrastructure including resource groups, virtual networks, load balancers, network security groups, DNS management, Active Directory, and certificates

  • Other duties as required.



  • Strong Knowledge of the following Cloud technologies:

  • Microsoft Azure

  • IaaS, SaaS, PaaS

  • Experience and working knowledge of the Azure Cloud ecosystem / platform and core Azure services, including virtual machines, Active Directory, Express Route, virtual networks, load balancers, VPN gateways, and blob storage, ACL's, Gateways

  • ADFS (AD Federation Services)

  • College Diploma/University Degree in IT combined with 4-7 years of equivalent work experience and at least 1 with Microsoft Azure in a production environment

  • Core Windows Technologies:

    • Windows Server (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016)

    • Virtualization Technologies (i.e. Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi)

    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Designation or equivalent experience

    • Strong working and theoretical Knowledge of DNS

    • Certificates

    • PowerShell Scripts

  • Experience and solid understanding of cloud / networking / distributed computing environments

  • Software Defined Infrastructure / Software Defined Firewalls

  • VPN Technologies

  • Ability to follow build guides / run books

  • Experience working with Multi-Tiered Applications / Tiered Web Applications

  • Experience working with full application stacks from the O/S up through custom applications

  • Experience with Networking Protocol fundamentals (DNS, TCP/IP, UDP, LDAP, SSH)

  • Microsoft Terminal Server

  • Experience working both independently collaborating as a team

  • Strong analytical problem solving ability

  • Excellent research, documentation and communication skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate complex concepts

  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with peers.

  • Keen attention to detail and proven analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience with migrations to public clouds

  • Knowledge and experience with IPsec, VPN, Load Balancing, Routing Protocols, SSH, Network monitoring / troubleshooting tools

  • Office 365

  • SQL Server (High level knowledge)

  • At least 1 Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS Certification would be an asset

  • Experience working Azure environments with 5000+ users

  • Storage Technologies / SAN

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 experience would be an asset

or email your resume to careers@samuel.com