Strategic Architect of Windows Systems Engineering Excellence

Sun Life

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

You are as unique as your background, experience, and point of view.

Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered, and challenged to be your best self. You’ll work with dynamic colleagues – experts in their fields – who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you’ll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients – who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world.

Job Description:

Sun Life seeks a Senior Windows Systems Engineer with experience in implementing and administering Windows in a virtualized environment to support our growing Infrastructure Services team.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in server and desktop virtualization platforms such as VMWare, Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp Server, and XenDesktop preferred.
  • Experience with Azure and/or AWS cloud services is preferred.
  • Experience in the Python scripting language is preferred.
  • Experience working with outsourced vendors is preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant hands-on experience.
  • Ability to collaborate with resources across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to design and document complex workflows.
  • Strong proficiency in managing DNS, DFS, SMTP, clustering.
  • Experience scripting in Powershell, Python, Perl, or other languages.
  • Strong proficiency in VMware VSphere and cloud management technologies.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of networking (LAN, WAN, VMPLS, VLAN, Routing, Firewalls, etc.).
  • Well-rounded knowledge of storage solutions (Vmax, VNX, Data Domain, Nimble).
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, flexibility in concepts and action, able to handle aggressive mission-critical deadlines.
  • Looks for any areas of improvement and suggests changes, rather than waiting for direction.
  • Excellent team player – proven ability to resolve problems professionally and systematically.
  • Experienced systems engineer with 7+ years of system administration experience with Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 operating systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and O365 Administration.
  • Expert-level knowledge of Active Directory, including Group Policy creation and management.
  • Experience with automated monitoring systems and technologies, with practical knowledge of MS SCOM, and SCCM, and automated patching procedures.


  • Manage production and pre-production technology systems in a hybrid cloud/datacenter environment.
  • Automate building systems and deploying applications.
  • Create additional automation by scripting repetitive tasks.
  • Manage and support Active Directory (Directory Services, DFS, DNS, GPO).
  • Coordinate with the Platform Engineering team to develop integrated workflows for our Server Administration team.
  • Participate in strategic projects.
  • Monitor production systems, respond to and troubleshoot incidents.
  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Life is brighter when you work at Sun Life

Excellent benefits and wellness programs to support the three pillars of your well-being – mental, physical, and financial – including generous vacation and sick time, market-leading paid family, parental and adoption leave, a partially-paid sabbatical program, medical plans, company-paid life and AD&D insurance as well as disability programs and more

Retirement and Stock Purchase programs to help build and enhance your future financial security including a 401(k) plan with an employer-paid match as well as an employer-funded retirement account

A flexible work environment with a friendly, caring, collaborative, and inclusive culture

Great Place to Work® Certified in Canada and the U.S.

Named as a “Top 10” employer by the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” two years running

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are a California resident, the salary range for this position is:

  • Southern region: $103,900 – $155,900 annually
  • Central region: $109,600 – $164,400 annually
  • Northern region: $117,100 – $175,700 annually

If you are a Colorado resident, the salary range for this position is $99,200 – $148,800 annually.

If you are a New York resident, the salary range for this position is $117,100 – $175,700 annually.

If you are a Washington resident, the salary range for this position is $109,600 – $164,400 annually.

The full range minimum and maximum listed in the job posting is tied to the GCF level and job family.

We consider various factors in determining actual pay including your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition to salary, this position is eligible for incentive awards based on individual and business performance as well as a broad range of competitive benefits.

Sun Life Financial is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter -for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career. Visit us at to learn more.

At Sun Life, we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.


Our Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please email [email protected] to request an accommodation.

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