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Power Platform Administrator

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, is currently looking for a Power Platform Administrator to join the Information Technology department in the Toronto office.

The Power Platform Administrator is primarily responsible for the administration, configuration and maintenance of Microsoft Power Platform, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Copilot Studio. This role will be crucial to ensuring the smooth operation of the Power Platform environment. The candidate will be a part of the Application Development & Platform Services team.

Primary responsibilities of the Power Platform Administrator include but are not limited to:

  • Administering and managing the Microsoft Power Platform
  • Configuring and maintaining environments, environment security, on-premise data gateways and data-loss-prevention policies within the Power Platform
  • Monitoringa the performance and health of Power Platform environments and solutions, troubleshooting issues, performing root-cause analysis and investigating platform-related issues with Microsoft
  • Implementing and enforcing Power Platform governance policies, best practices and security standards
  • Managing user roles, permissions and licenses for Power Platform applications
  • Installing, upgrading, configuring and managing the Power Platform Center of Excellence Toolkit and augmenting the CoE Starter Kit with updated policies for environment creation, requirements for premium connectors, administrative notifications, etc.
  • Setting up alerts and notifications for critical events and system anomalies
  • Setting up, building and creating deployment pipelines using DevOps CI/CD best practices for Power Platform deployments
  • Performing monthly, quarterly and yearly housekeeping activities to clean up environments and orphaned objects inside Power Platform
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for the environments and solutions
  • Collaborating with business stakeholders and developers to troubleshoot issues
  • Staying abreast of the latest features, updates and enhancements in the Power Platform and provide recommendations for improvements and optimizations
  • Working closely with citizen developers and Power Platform users to provide guidance on best practices and educate and empower them to leverage the Power Platform effectively

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information management, software engineering or equivalent is required 
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a Power Platform administrator or similar role is required

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency in administering and configuring the Microsoft Power Platform
  • In-depth knowledge of Power Platform security, environment management and data-loss prevention
  • Experience in designing and developing Power Apps solutions to meet business requirements
  • Proficiency in creating and managing Power Automate workflows and automating business processes
  • Proficiency in deploying Power BI dashboards and managing data gateways
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional ability to work well with individuals and teams at all levels
  • Solid troubleshooting skills and ability to diagnose and resolve issues within the Power Platform environment
  • Familiarity with integrating Power Platform solutions with other systems and applications
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to analyze complex requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Relevant Microsoft certifications, such as Power Platform Administrator Associate or equivalent, are preferred
  • Good judgment, a sense of urgency and commitment to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service and business integrity

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. As a winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers awards, we understand the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a firm starts with hiring and retaining top talent and then helping them succeed/thrive.

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.