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Platform Specialist

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Platform Specialist

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Platform Specialist to join the Information Technology department in the Toronto office.
The Platform Specialist is responsible for planning, analyzing, implementing and maintaining firmwide software systems across the Windows desktop, Server and Citrix platforms. This includes supporting clients, providing innovative solutions to complex software issues to facilitate Firm business and ensuring business continuity of mission critical applications. This position reports directly to the Director, Applications Development & Platform Services.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is required

  • Minimum of five years of experience with integrating/supporting different application architectures (e.g., Azure, client/server, multi-tier, SQL, Citrix, IIS/web, etc.) and the desktop productivity suite typically found in a law firm

  • Experience with SQL server administration and programming are critical to the role

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification in application area of specialization are preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in installing and configuring SQL Server 2014-2022 on Windows platforms using industry-accepted best practices

  • Expertise in developing and troubleshooting complex SQL queries and other development objects such as stored procedures, views, triggers, etc.

  • Expertise in SQL admin functions such as assigning security roles and maintaining backup and restore

  • Expertise in workflow and data integration solutions such as Power Automate, Intapp Integrate/Flow or similar solutions

  • Expertise supporting and administrating web-based applications (IIS)

  • Exposure to the Power Platform as an administrator is an asset

  • Exposure to Intapp Open is an asset

  • Exposure to enterprise search technologies and an understanding of the basic concepts

  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving end-user issues

  • Ability to motivate peers by taking ownership and a leadership role in the completion of initiatives

  • Understanding of project management methodology as it relates to application delivery

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A self-starter with the ability to deliver on tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to adapt to changes and implementation of new processes and systems

  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure both in a team environment and independently

  • Strong service orientation and work ethic

  • Excellent client service for lawyers and staff, which is critical to our success as a Firm

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your application and include your cover letter and résumé directly to our application portal.
Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Who We Are
At Blakes, we care about our people. We are committed to providing exceptional experiences for not only our clients, but also our employees by fostering an open and inclusive workplace culture. As a winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers awards, we understand the importance of fostering an environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a firm starts with the hiring, development and retention of top talent.
Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.
The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.