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Senior IT Solutions Engineer

Information Technology
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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The Senior IT Solutions Engineer is responsible for architecting, deploying and optimizing Enterprise IT Solutions used to run Absolute’s Internal Operations. This role works closely with IT Leadership on researching, designing and implementing new systems that support business needs. This position is located in Vancouver and will report to the Global IT Manager.

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Ensure all Global IT Systems adhere to IT Security Best Practices
  • Act as the lead for improving Absolute’s security posture via the implementation or enhancement of security solutions like Encryption, IPS, IDS,2FA, ADFS, SSO, SAML, VA, AV, Next-Gen Firewall and SIEM
  • Research and recommend new solutions that meet business needs
  • Work with stakeholders to document business requirements
  • Document solution technical requirements
  • Using a Total Cost of Ownership approach, develop a shortlist of solution options listing advantages, disadvantages and the recommended option
  • Document and present business cases to IT Leadership
  • Work with Network and Security Vendors on architecting new private and public cloud infrastructure
  • Objectively select private or public cloud options when architecting new solutions
  • Work with IT Leadership on operational excellence in terms of improved policies and procedures
  • Ensure that network and application documentation remains up to date
  • Lead the design and implementation of new and improved DR and BCP solutions
  • Work with IT Leadership on project planning, budgets and setting team objectives
  • Remain current with industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Provide advanced technical support as needed to team members
  • Enhance Analytics and Monitoring for all IT operations
  • Act a senior technical contact for system diagnostics, failures and root cause analysis
  • Ensue that Asset Management solutions run efficiently and data is kept up to date

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years’ experience architecting and deploying Microsoft Enterprise solutions like Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Skype for Business/Lync, Dynamics, Office365 and Azure AD Premium
  • 5 + years’ experience as an Enterprise Windows Systems Administrator
  • 5 + years’ experience running VMWARE Virtualized Environments
  • 5 +experience working in Enterprise SAN Environments from vendors like NetApp, EMC and IBM. NetApp cdot experience consider an asset
  • Experience with managing firewalls, IPS, IDS, VA systems
  • Extensive email security experience. Experience with Symantec SMG considered an asset
  • Extensive experience with Enterprise Endpoint Security Management solutions from leading vendors like Symantec, Intel, Sophos and Kaspersky. Symantec SEP experience considered an asset
  • Extensive experience deploying and managing Enterprise network gear from leading vendors like Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Palo Alto, FireEye, Dell and HP. Cisco Nexus experience considered an asset
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Microsoft Enterprise certification like MCSE is required
  • Cisco CCNA or similar network certification is required
  • Security certification like CISSP, CEH, Security+ required

Why Work For Us:

We are one of the biggest software companies headquartered in downtown Vancouver. We are an award-winning employer of choice recognized as one of the Top Small and Medium Sized Employers in Canada and one of the British Columbia’s Top Employers. Our office is located in the financial district where we have great views and are close to public transit, shops and restaurants. We encourage career growth from within and promote people internally. Absolute is an exciting and fun place to work with great social events & holiday parties and company sponsored sports teams such as soccer, hockey, cycling and softball. Our kitchen is fully stocked with free pop & gourmet coffee, fresh fruit delivered every Monday and free pizza every month. Employees can also take a timeout in our newly decorated and awesome chill room. To learn more about what it’s like to work at Absolute, please visit the careers section of our website at


Absolute is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: December 2, 2016
Closes:January 31, 2017
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