Senior Lead - Microsoft & VMware

Company Description:

Sentia provides real-world IT expertise across a broad spectrum of subject matter enables us to assess, architect, implement and manage high value IT solutions customized for unique business requirements. Sentia is a fast growing, nationally recognized,  IT Solution provider located in Richmond Hill with deep skills in architecting, supplying, installing and managing complex IT solutions such as:

  • Data Centre and Virtualization
  • Data Protection
  • Managed Support 
  • Hosted and Cloud
  • Networking and Security

Job Description:

As our Senior Lead - Microsoft & VMware, you will challenge customers to build agile infrastructure solutions through the adoption of advanced virtualization technologies as part of their overall Hybrid IT transformation and Digitalization of their End-User Workspace Platforms.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Architecture and design of end-to-end virtualize and hybrid cloud solutions that focuses on data center modernization
  • Translate and convert end-user and business needs into IT functional requirements and strategic objectives
  • Solve complex IT problems: automation, migration, cloud optimization, and virtualization
  • Lead technology implementations
  • Provide Level 2-3 support for clients and be a point of escalation for Sentia Support Services Operations
  • Troubleshoot IT related issues, perform root cause analyses and report writing
  • Specify the deliverables of consulting and implementation projects including Level of effort estimation and scoping
  • Perform datacenter and/or core systems analysis – document findings, identify gaps, provide recommendations, and prepare transformational roadmaps
  • Solution design documentation: Pre and post implementation
  • Knowledge transfer: colleagues, support staff and customers – includes how-to-documents/presentations and recorded sessions
  • Contribute to the development of go-to-market strategies and support pre- and post-ales initiatives 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10+ Years of experience in the IT industry working in multiple sectors
  • Ability to architect and implement virtualized infrastructures and administrating environments based on VMware vSphere especially in clustered environments . Other virtualization platforms would be considered an asset
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with the Microsoft enterprise systems: Exchange Server 2016 and above, O365 suite, Windows server 2012 – 2019, Active Directory - with the ability to support both on premise and Azure/cloud-based deployments and migrations
  • Strong and in-depth understanding of data center technologies - Ability to convert archaic and traditional builds into digitalized, virtualized and cloud (or hybrid) solutions
  • Skills in design, implementations, upgrades, troubleshooting and ongoing administration of physical, virtual environments, and cloud-based environments
  • An understanding of major infrastructure technology solutions providers products (hardware, operating systems, virtualization tools/software etc.) how they integrate and play together to advise, design/architect and implement solutions that will fit the business needs
  • Understands the importance of backup and recovery/business continuity and how to incorporate it into IT designs – must be knowledgeable on major backup and recovery solutions such as IBM, Veeam, VMware SRM, QNAP etc.
  • Knowledgeable on how to leverage cloud as a business continuity solution

IT Solution Selling Experience:

  • Server Sales – HPE, Dell, Lenovo, or IBM
  • Storage Sales – IBM, Dell/EMC, NetApp, HPE or
  • Network Sales – Cisco, Aruba, Fortinet etc…
  • Hyper Converged Systems Sales – Simplivity, Nutanix, Data Core, Atlantis etc…
  • Client Device Sales – Lenovo, HPI, Dell
  • Security Software Sales
  • Virtualization Solutions
  • Backup/Recovery & Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity & Recover Services
  • Managed Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Professional Services including Assessments, Architecture & Design, Implementation & Support


  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • In-office gym for employees
  • Phone Reimbursement Plan
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Hybrid Office Space
  • Start your morning off with coffee or tea along with breakfast and snacks
  • Quarterly team events
  • On-Site Parking

Submission Requirements:

To apply, please send an email to with the Job Title in the subject heading along with your name.

Following the advice of Canadian health authorities, to mitigate the risk of the potential spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing, all recruiting activities such as interviews will be conducted remotely. While we are doing our best to ensure reasonable response times, please expect potential delays during the recruiting process due to the current situation. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and uniqueness at our company. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Sentia is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.