Micros/oft Windows/Cloud Engineer
smartShift Technologies
Montréal, QC
Job Description
smartShift Technologies is looking for a seasoned Microsoft Windows/Cloud Engineer to be posted in Montreal, Canada.

Responsibilities
Provide essential production IT Cloud Managed Services support and solution development, along with design, develop, test, and implementation of a variety of secure & scalable cloud infrastructure solutions.
Deliver scalable designs for migrating applications to AWS, Azure, private clouds.
Support the sales team and client teams by creating solution options and estimates for cloud migration projects.
Collaborate closely with customer point of contacts as well as internal teams to optimize the delivery of SaaS applications.
Document standard operating procedures with appropriate controls to ensure smooth delivery.
Create deliverables as part of cloud migration projects on solution design, hardware sizing, disaster recovery plan etc.
Create, evangelize and publish metrics to measure cloud project delivery effectiveness.
Provide mentorship and leadership to the team for solving complex problems.
Work with distributed teams.
Implement controls/procedures to protect information related to customers, suppliers, vendors etc.
Develop interpersonal relations with colleagues and practice open communication with team members in all offices.
Share knowledge and provide advice on various cloud technologies.
Be the cloud champion by continuously learning new technologies and identifying technical areas for smartShift to invest in, to stay ahead in the market.
Lead POC efforts to research new tools/products.
Skills & Experience
Practical experience deploying, migrating and administering Windows systems, applications.
Solid understanding of basic Internet and data exchange technologies (browser-based applications, HTTP, FTP, XML, Web Services).
Experience installing and configuring .net/SQL Server web applications in a multi-tiered architecture.
Experience provisioning, administering and troubleshooting a majority of services on Cloud Platforms.
Proficiency with SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services.
Report Development Experience using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder. Creating new or customizing existing Reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows server and technologies.
Proficient in PowerShell and creating automated processes.
Diagnose complex system & performance problems leveraging application traces and available diagnostic tools.
Identify and recommend solutions to eliminate single points of failure.
Working knowledge in deploying and maintaining cloud infrastructure utilizing AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, KMS, Lambda, IAM, Kinesis, ECS – or equivalent Azure cloud services.
Must be well versed in cloud security and able to educate customers on moving to the cloud.
Additional VMware and Linux experience is favorable.
Working knowledge of application servers (Tomcat, JBoss etc.) and web servers (Apache, HAProxy, IIS, etc.)
Working knowledge of RDBMS databases on the cloud is preferred.
Should possess strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Consistent incorporation of best practices and standards in delivery.
Excellent client communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills – able to influence customer stakeholders.
Team player & ability to work proactively, & take technical decisions with minimal supervision.
Eagerness to learn new technology/new concepts.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or Azure Certification would be given preference.
Experience in automation using one or more automation platforms or scripting such as Python, Chef, Puppet, Ansible.
Should have experience with command line or API integration with Cloud Service Provider APIs.
Establish credibility & build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.
Region
Montreal, Canada