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Microsoft System Engineer

Location: Toronto
Job Code: PS-01-12
# of openings: 1


Nova Networks Inc. is growing and we are actively seeking a Microsoft System Engineer to join our team in Ottawa or Toronto.    

A little bit about us: Nova Networks Inc. is one of Canada's largest, and fastest growing providers of IT products and professional services.  We have offices in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, with our Head Office located in Ottawa.  Nova recognizes that our success is highly dependent on our ability to satisfy our clients and strengthen the bond in our relationships, and we’re looking for a dynamic, eager individual who shares this understanding. 

A little bit about the job: 

  • Server implementations (physical and virtual)
  • Post implementation and continuing support of physical/virtual servers
  • Desktop support as required
  • Network administration
  • Communicating extensively within a multi-disciplinary IT environment
  • Ensuring that client requirements are being met and when possible, exceeded
  • Administration and maintenance of Microsoft systems

A little bit about what we’re looking for in you:

  • Strong experience with implementing, administering and troubleshooting Microsoft Server 2003 & 2008, Exchange 2007/2010, 2013 VMware virtualization
  • Experience with deploying, administering and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktop environments
  • Basic IP networking skill sets
  • Ability to develop and maintain comprehensive documentation


A few more things we’re looking for in you that would be nice to have (but not a deal-breaker):

  • Disc and tape backup systems, ability to implement, trouble shoot and manage using Veeam and Backup Exec
  • IP networking trouble shooting and administration skills sets centred on Cisco and HP Technologies
  • Experience in implementing, managing, and troubleshooting virtualized environments centred on VMware and Hyper-V virtualization platforms
  • Experience in administering SAN environments
  • Hardware deployment and trouble shooting skill sets centred on HP, IBM and Lenovo
  • HP, IBM and/or Lenovo Hardware support certifications
  • Certification in at least one of the following: MCSA/MCSE 2003, MCITP, SharePoint or Exchange MCP, VMware, Citrix
  • Microsoft Communication Server and Lync
  • Knowledge of, or certification in,  ITIL
  • Experience with monitoring and management systems such as SMS, System Centre, SolarWinds
  • Other certifications such as CCNA, Windows 7, HyperV, IBM software
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Current Enhanced Reliability clearance or ability to obtain.


A little bit about what we’re looking for in you (from a non-technical perspective):

  •   Strong Oral and written communication skills
  •   Commitment to superior customer relations
  •   Ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision and deliver in a time sensitive work environment
  •   Solid ability to diffuse tense client situations while maintaining a positive, confident outlook
  •   Ability to manage your time effectively
  •   A strong work ethic and willingness to support your team members
  •   A positive attitude
  •   References that  will attest to your history of going the extra mile for your clients and your colleagues 


A little bit about what we have to offer:  Our employees enjoy using industry-leading products and working with other talented and dynamic people, all committed to making a difference for our clients.  Nova Networks Inc. offers a comprehensive healthcare plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance.  Because of our breadth of services, you’ll enjoy an opportunity to work for an organization that is able to offer clients truly full service IT solutions.  We’re a big company with a family atmosphere and we respect and understand the importance of work/life balance and going the extra mile to support each other.  We highly value academic and certification credentials and we will be very supportive of your professional and career development pursuits.  At Nova Networks Inc. you’ll have an opportunity to showcase your talent, take on challenging projects and work with a great group of people! 

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