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Business Technologist

158976 Requisition ID:  158976 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  IT Technical Services 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Alberta; Ontario; Quebec  

City: Stellarton / Montreal / Mississauga / Calgary

Location: Foord St. Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Calgary Office, Tahoe Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.




Sobeys has an exciting permanent opportunity available as a Business Technologist within the IT department. This role reports to the Manager of Technical Services and can be based out of one our main offices including: Stellarton, NS; Montreal, QC; Mississauga, ON; or Calgary, AB. 

Job Description


As a Business Technologist with Sobeys you will:

  • Administer virtualized environments (VMware and/or Cloud).
  • Develop and Deploy automation tools to aid in system management activities.
  • Install Operating System software (Windows Server), upgrades, maintenance fixes/patches (Standalone/VM), and third-party software applications following Sobeys standards.
  • Participate in architecture design and reviews.
  • Participate in a rotational 24-hour on-call support for all production systems and supporting infrastructure.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolution for problems with software systems and programs.
  • Participate in application migrations between on-premise and the Cloud.
  • Support and work with consultants/technicians to correct any hardware/OS problems that may arise (Windows/Cloud).
  • Provide technical expertise on projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Participate in all areas of analysis, quality assurance, and performance tuning with project teams. 
  • Analyze applications that have response and throughput problems.
  • Develop and maintain Technical Recovery Plans for systems, databases and applications and participate in backup processes.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery exercises to develop/validate documented procedures.

Job Requirements


Your experience and resume will show us:

  • College/University Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in a Windows Systems Administration role.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience supporting multiple vendor server platforms.
  • Experience with virtual server technology including VMware.
  • Experience supporting Microsoft software server applications including SQL.
  • Experience with cloud technologies (Azure/Other).
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Proven Self-Starter.


If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge. 


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

  • Growing organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements 
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)



Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.