THE “SECRET RECIPE” ROLE ($80,000 – $90,000)

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For years, Harland Sanders carried the formula to his fried chicken tucked carefully away in the safest place he could think of … his head. And, he kept the recipe for the spice mixture … in his car’s glove compartment!

Today, that recipe is safely locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.
Even now, only a handful of people know the full details of the multi-million-dollar formula and it’s protected by some elaborate security precautions.

For instance, one vendor blends part of the formula while another blends the rest – neither has the complete recipe!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing at all.

That said, we’re on the hunt for an IT Systems Administrator with a proven recipe for taking care of “all things IT related” for one of our clients based in mid-town Toronto.

POSITION:             IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
REPORTS TO:        MANAGER, IT
LOCATION:            TORONTO, ONTARIO (MID-TOWN)

SUMMARY

Our client’s head office is located in Toronto’s Yonge and Davisville area. This position will provide IT technical support to approximately 100 employees – across Canada. The successful candidate will ensure the company’s computer network runs smoothly. The role requires an individual who is very comfortable with “all things IT”.

Over and above the technical requirements of this position … our client is looking for someone with top-shelf people skills and the ability to “dumb-down” technical matters for employees who use technology but don’t necessarily understand how it all comes together!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical support to end users – across Canada … (in person or over the phone)
  • Maintain in-house computer software, hardware, servers (Windows & Linux) and VoIP
  • Troubleshoot and document issues with in-house software, hardware and servers
  • Report findings, pertaining to tasks, issues, tickets and overall health of the infrastructure to Manager, IT
  • Identify software/hardware requirements of users and deal with vendors for IT related purchases
  • Virtual server deployment with HyperV /VMware, and cloud deployment with AWS / Azure

REQUIREMENTS 

  • MUST HAVE: Fantastic people skills and sound technical knowledge
  • MUST HAVE: Approximately 5 years of experience … (will consider less if you’re a “Whiz Kid”!
  • MUST HAVE: Experience with ticketing system (like RT or Zendesk)
  • NICE TO HAVE: Bilingual (English / French)
  • Ability to travel nationally, as required.
  • Functional understanding of networking, setting up peripherals, maintenance and repair
  • Ability to write technical documents, Script Powershell, Linux Bash.
  • Active Directory system administration experience, preferred
  • Network hardware management, patching, running console commands, Cisco ASA/IOS/Meraki, preferred.

 REMUNERATION

SALARY: $80,000 – $90,000
VACATION: 15 days

INTERESTED?  If so … there are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at zkassam@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line of email reads; SECRET RECIPE – 11J91-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Zafreen how your experience stacks up for this role.

THE “KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID” ROLE: ($65,000 – $90,000)

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Kelly Johnson was born in Ishpeming … a remote mining town in Michigan.
At 13 years of age … he won a prize for his first aircraft design.
Years later … he’d earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

In his professional career … Johnson became the Lead Engineer at the Lockheed Skunk Works, where he was instrumental in helping create the Lockheed U-2, Lockheed SR-71 … and Blackbird spy planes – among others!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well … not much really.

That said, Mr. Johnson is also credited with coining the term … “keep it simple stupid” – a design principle based on the premise, most systems work best … when kept as simple as possible.

And, this is exactly what our client is looking for!
They need a Solutions Architect with the skills to assess the complexity of IT environments and formulate pragmatic solutions.

POSITION:             SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
REPORTS TO:        SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT MANAGER
LOCATION:            MARKHAM, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:             IT SOLUTIONS

SUMMARY

Our client, an IT solutions provider, has asked Zafreen Kassam to find them a Solutions Architect to join them in Toronto. The right person will work with Client Relations + Onboarding Teams to evaluate environments and devise suitable solutions.

The Solutions Architect will conduct ‘deep dives’ into networks to determine users’ workflows and the technical components of their existing environment. You will build “the calc sheet”, write complete Project Guides, present discoveries and propose optimum solutions. You will act as a senior resource for the Onboarding Team, lead meetings, discuss findings and results with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

This role requires an understanding of deployment technologies and methodologies, as well as research capabilities for improving the project process. The Solutions Architect role, will be required to develop strong relationships with colleagues and among internal departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with clients – to conduct assessments (scope out projects)
  • Build clients onboarding projects across the region – conducting technical assessments, conduct risks and constraints, lead meetings with internal and external resources
  • Attend project related meetings with all stakeholders – kick off meetings, develop project plans and communicate deliverables
  • Be the senior technical resource – point of contact for advanced level issues; advisor for project plans
  • Work with Project Managers to oversee projects
  • Enforce policies and procedures + improve project execution and efficiency


REQUIREMENTS
 

  • MUST HAVE: Microsoft Certified Professional Designation
  • MUST HAVE: 5+ years of experience as Senior IT or Solutions Architect
  • MUST HAVE: Understanding of Microsoft range of technologies + products, primarily server 2012+ based
  • MUST HAVE: Understanding of HYPER-V & VMWare technology
  • MUST HAVE: Knowledge of Office 365 – online / cloud
  • Knowledge of Microsoft licensing (you don’t need to be an expert at this … just know how it works!)


REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY: $65,000 – $90,000
VACATION: 15 days + 5 Flex Days
OTHER: benefits + phone allowance + rrsp contribution

QUALIFIED?  If so … there are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at zkassam@matchfable.com
  2. Ensure subject line of email reads; KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID – 16J91-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Zafreen why you should be considered for this position.