Cloud Solutions Architect

Mawer Investment Management Ltd. - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Cloud Solutions Architect – Business Technology

Contract, Toronto, ON

Be Boring. Make Money.™ is our investment approach, but we are anything but dull. We are a diverse team of professionals—all with a shared goal: to be the best.

We celebrate our unique and independent culture. We take pride in doing things a little differently than other investment firms. Our pursuit of excellence means that a career with Mawer is demanding, however, interesting challenges are plentiful, and innovative ideas, diverse opinions, and teamwork are expected and rewarded regardless of title or tenure.

The Opportunity

The Cloud Solutions Architect will be a member of the team responsible for the execution of the Firm’s Cloud Strategy. The ideal candidate will be a well-versed and seasoned cloud expert, with extensive hands-on experience working with Microsoft Azure Cloud. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience architecting and managing cloud solutions, delivering on cloud migration projects, and supporting Azure and O365 environments.

This is a one-year contract position reporting to the Head of Information Security & Infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

Works with Head, Information Security & Infrastructure to execute items on the firm’s cloud roadmap
Provides expert knowledge and know-how for moving on-prem workloads to the cloud
Leads efforts for DRaaS, Azure Archiving, and other Azure-related initiatives
Conducts detailed cost-benefit analysis on workloads to determine whether cloud is the best option
Provides hands-on technical expertise in managing existing cloud infrastructure
Provides knowledge transfer and education to the existing IT team to ensure all are well-versed in cloud technologies
Provides best practices and sets direction for achieving the most benefit from the cloud
Troubleshoots unexpected or unplanned issues with existing cloud tenant and works with other members of the IT team to see incidents through to completion
Works with development teams to provide guidance and best-practice recommendations with DevOps

Education, Skills & Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent
10+ years professional experience in an IT role
Extensive experience with implementing, migrating, and managing applications in an enterprise/SaaS cloud computing environment
Subject matter expertise in Microsoft Azure
Demonstrated experience with O365
Demonstrated experience with Azure Security, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
Has exceptional technical skills, knowledge, and understanding of Microsoft Azure native services and related best-in-class third-party tools supporting Azure for reporting, monitoring, security, and backup
Demonstrated hands-on experience with Azure in a production or commercial setting
Demonstrated experience and deep understanding of core Azure services (e.g., Virtual Machines, SQL, Azure Active Directory, Backup, Monitor, DNS, Virtual Network, Storage, etc.)
Demonstrated experience with migrating and managing Windows server instances to Azure
Strong working knowledge of Azure Functions and Azure-associated services and tools that enable automation and the concept of infrastructure as code
Strong troubleshooting skills
Strong PowerShell scripting skills

Why Mawer?

Directly contribute to the firm’s growth as a global investment manager.
Learn and work alongside high-performing individuals, within a team that has consistently delivered exceptional long-term investment results and the highest levels of client satisfaction (our client retention is 99%).
Be a part of a meritocracy in which the quality of ideas supersedes hierarchy. At Mawer, talented individuals can progress quickly, regardless of tenure or experience.
We offer the potential for ownership over time based on the firm’s selection criteria.
We have a unique culture, one that emphasizes integrity, clients’ interests, excellence, teamwork, and long-term thinking.

About Mawer

Established in 1974, Mawer Investment Management Ltd. is an independent firm that provides investment management across all major asset classes to a broad range of individual and institutional clients. We are proud of our reputation as one of Canada’s most respected investment management firms and strive to continually deliver long-term investment excellence, build strong client partnerships, and live our core values. Mawer currently has over $60 billion in assets under management and employs over 200 people across locations in Calgary, Toronto, and Singapore.

Application Instructions

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by January 3, 2020. Only applications that include all required materials will be considered.

No telephone inquiries please.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.