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System Administrator

Infrastructure Specialist / System Administration / Network Engineer

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Business Analyst

Gathering business requirements, technical research, solution presentation

SharePoint .Net Developer

Designing and implementing SharePoint solutions

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Sales Account Executive

Finding new opportunities, engaging busy decision makers.




System Administrator

Infrastructure Specialist / System Administration / Network Engineer

About Spot Solutions

We are Western Canada’s premier provider of enterprise level software application development and technology consulting services.  We increase the value of our clients businesses by solving complex business problems that save money and improve their relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, distributers and members.

We are engineers. We are exacting and meticulous in defining, planning, and executing our projects on time and on budget.  We design and build custom software, SharePoint solutions, mobile solutions and web applications. We also provide enterprise hosting, managed services, cloud services and data security expertise. We work in diverse industries across Canada. Most of our solutions are enterprise level applications but we also enjoy supporting organizations of all sizes and stages. 

The Role

The Infrastructure Specialist (IA) at Spot Solutions is a hybrid role covering a number of areas. Essentially the IA is accountable for ensuring Spots Solutions and our clients technology environments hum.  The core of the role is accountabilityle for maintaining and improving number of complex server environments, support of the development team in building maintaining their software development platforms, maintenance of a high availability multi-tenant hosting environment, maintain all of Spot Solutions internal systems and consultation with clients on their own enterprise-level infrastructure needs.  This role is for the a natural problem solver with a creative and inquisitive mind. We have diverse and ever changing technology requirements.  The successful candidate will love working autonomously, be able to think critically, provide solutions in an organized manner and have the ability to solve complex problems with little support is expected.

Qualifications

This role requires sound experience in Microsoft Server technologies and the entire Microsoft stack including, SQL and SharePoint, as well as VM technology such as VM Ware. Experience working with Developer’s to set up environments with Visual Studio, TFS, SharePoint, IIS and others are critical. Varied experience in enterprise networking and system administration is a must. Non-critical bonus experience could include Linux and Oracle experience. 

Response Information

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter with a resume attached in the format of a MS Word document or PDF to careers@spotsolutions.com.

Business Analyst

Gathering business requirements, technical research, solution presentation

The Role

As the primary client advocate the Business Analyst will work closely and build strong trust based relationships with new and existing clients while collaborating with the Spot Solutions team members over the entire life cycle of the project.  The BA is required to be effective with clients and team members in 3 primary areas. Gathering and organizing a client’s business and technical requirements.  Research, evaluate and scope detailed technical requirements that solve the client’s business problems. Present technical solutions to client stakeholders and create consensus around business solutions. Spot Solutions works with a diverse technology stack however that SharePoint platform will make up 60% of the BA’s workload.   

Qualifications

This role requires experience as an accomplished technical functional BA with some direct experience with Microsoft SharePoint. Understanding in custom software development, project management and technical requirements gathering is a must. The BA must be a great communicator both verbally and in writing, he/she will need to be the bridge between technical and business aspects and personnel.

The BA will enjoy building and maintaining relationships with clients and co-workers alike. Highly organized, analytical, naturally collaborative the BA is the primary client advocate. He / She must create a culture inside and outside of Spot Solutions as a trusted, friendly and accessible source for knowledge and help. Moreover, the BA must be excited to work on wide variety of projects simultaneously.

Response Information

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter with a resume attached in the format of a MS Word document or PDF to careers@spotsolutions.com.

SharePoint .Net Developer

Designing and implementing SharePoint solutions

Spot Solutions is an innovative custom software development and IT support company. We are looking for an exceptional software development professional to be part of our team.

The ideal candidate must possess outstanding .NET programming experience, strong technical design ability, excellent communication skills, be results driven, have a great work ethic, attention to detail, and be a strong team player.

Must have current and extensive experience with:

  • Designing and architecting SharePoint solutions, and the tools and technologies used in the creation of SharePoint business solutions
  • SharePoint software development (2013, 2010, MOSS 2007, and/or 2003), including: navigation, search, managed metadata, workflows, profiles, MySites, use of Audiences and targeted content, publishing models, security models (risks/benefits), authentication options, and familiarity with SharePoint database schema
  • Demonstrated experience in selection, configuration, customization and deployment of SharePoint WebParts
  • Design, implementation and support of SharePoint infrastructure, including: web applications, farms, database design, scalability, capacity and performance, hardware configuration, storage options
  • Integration of SharePoint with third party applications and enterprise information systems
  • SharePoint Designer to create and modify site definitions, site pages and master pages
  • SharePoint content management, document management and collaboration features
  • SharePoint setup and configuration
  • Programming object-oriented applications in Visual Studio .NET. Our main focus is on ASP.NET applications using VB.NET or C#.NET. However, experience with client/server applications is also applicable
  • Developing applications that use SQL Server and/or Oracle RDBMS, including experience with database design, T-SQL or PL-SQL and stored procedures
  • Development and deployment of applications in Windows and IIS environments.
  • HTML / DHTML, CSS, VB Script, JavaScript, VBA, ASP, multiple browsers and platform types, ADO, ODBC
  • Development of quality, functional and efficient software
  • Providing great attention to detail, excellence of product, and pride of workmanship

 

Must also have skills, experience and temperament to:

  • Take initiative and be able to work independently on a firm and challenging schedule
  • Organize priorities to handle multiple and sometimes competing commitments
  • Act as a technical team lead on computer programming projects
  • Take a holistic approach to how a software development project is a success for the client, the end users and the developers
  • Meet and deal various clients with a wide range of technical and business issues, and be able to competently represent our organization
  • Participate in all aspects of a development project from initiation, requirements, design, development, implementation through signoff
  • Make recommendations and provide cost and work-effort estimates

 

It would be desirable to also have experience and skill with:

  • SOAP/XML, Web Services
  • TFS, Visual Source Safe, or similar source code control
  • MS Access – database design, forms, reports, macros, VBA, etc.
  • MS Dynamics CRM, including configuration and programmatic extension
  • Other MS technologies, servers, applications and resources
  • Java
  • Linux/BSD/Unix
  • Siteminder, AllFusion Harvest
  • Working with clients in different levels of government, and in particular Provincial Government Ministries

Response Information

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter with a resume attached in the format of a MS Word document or PDF to careers@spotsolutions.com.

Sales Account Executive

Finding new opportunities, engaging busy decision makers.

Spot Solutions is a leading provider of custom software solutions in Western Canada. We have offered comprehensive software solutions and consulting services for almost 20 years, working with a wide variety of industries and applications. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a member of the Microsoft Business Critical SharePoint elite team of companies, with particular expertise in surfacing important business data from enterprise back office systems using the powerful SharePoint collaboration platform. We also offer enterprise cloud services, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

Our measure of success in a project is not only whether we have delivered on time and on budget, but also that the application is used by the intended user base and is providing the return on investment sought by the client. In short, we add real business value for our clients.

About the Role

Do you thrive on finding new opportunities, engaging busy decision makers and closing them with successful meetings? Are you enthusiastic, confident, exceptionally competitive and obsessed with achieving your goals? Do you like solving business challenges and finding win-win opportunities? If you said YES to all of these, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

You will search for leads and manage inbound requests. You will be key in growing our revenue stream organically, by nurturing the sales pipeline and closing new opportunities in Western Canada, as well as nurturing existing/recent accounts for new business and ongoing projects.

In this role, excellent phone and email skills and the ability to quickly assess customer opportunities will be critical to your success. We are looking for a professional with strong organizational and follow up skills who works well independently and in a team environment. Prior custom software sales, lead generation and/or prospecting experience will enhance your candidacy for this role.

We’re a growing 15 person firm, so naturally all of us wear multiple hats from time to time. This is a great opportunity for you to help define the role at which you will excel, and eventually build your team. The following are a list of some of the accountabilities expected from you.

Accountabilities

  • Achieve monthly quotas of qualified opportunities and closed sales.
  • Help create and prioritize strategic target account lists.
  • Develop and maintain a Territory Sales Plan.
  • Plan and conduct high level conversations with Senior Executives.
  • Manage and maintain long term relationships with existing clients.
  • Meet with existing clients on an ongoing basis to help drive additional sales opportunities.
  • Follow our defined Account Management practices for every project and account.
  • Assist other team members whose focus is to respond to RFPs and RFIs.

 

Qualities

  • Strong knowledge of the unique demands of selling software consulting services, in contrast to selling a more conventional software product.
  • Highly motivated, driven and self-starting individual.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas quickly and in a compelling way. In particular, the ability to articulate business values to prospects.
  • Experience taking sales opportunities through all funnel stages to a close.
  • Experience writing contracts and software statements of work.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a technical sales role.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Understanding of a typical software development life cycle.
  • Excellent time management/organizational skills.
  • Enjoy talking to people and they generally like talking to you.
  • Know when to zig and when to zag.
  • Ideally you can explain the basic use and business benefits of Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Experience using a CRM tool to log and track your sales activities.
  • Proficient and savvy with technology.
  • Some experience with marketing for consulting services would be ideal, and the ability to assist with generating and assessing marketing initiatives.

 

Did we mention the perks? Our office is located in the thriving Railtown area, a short walk from the Waterfront Skytrain station and many popular restaurants, pubs and cafes in Gastown. Our recently redesigned office contains open spaces for group collaboration and a fully stocked kitchen to help you recharge. We offer exceptional career opportunities and are a growth-oriented company.

Response Information

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter with a resume attached in the format of a MS Word document or PDF to careers@spotsolutions.com.