Reference # 18-01869 Title Solution Architect
Location Phoenix, ARIZONA
Position Type Contract
Experience Level Contract
Start Date / End Date 17-12-2018 --- 17-12-2019
Looking for a Solution Architect with Dynamics 365 / AX experience who has a mix of hands on experience on business applications implementation, architectural design and strategic business acumen. The role requires a broad range of industry knowledge and Dynamics implementation experience in complex commercial or public sector engagements. The Architect will apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of the Dynamics 365 Solution to provide detailed reliable solutions and estimates for implementations and ongoing operation/support. To be credible he or she must have current and deep experience with implementing large engagements using Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Understanding of competitive technology enables the architect to properly assess feasibility of migrating solutions from, and/or integrating with solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms. Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industry is also an asset (i.e. financial services, state & local government, child welfare information systems). Ideally, the right candidate would have had "hands-on experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 / AX. Additional activities include contributing to the creation of documentation for governance, member of Architect Review Board (ARB), assist with Gap Fit Analysis, participate in project scoping and strategic planning, and lead functional teams to name just a few.
Expert level knowledge required assisting customers in architecting, planning, testing and deploying Dynamics 365 for CE solutions including the following:
" Ability to drive a configuration first approach for Dynamics 365 implementations.
" Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex topics to both executive and technical personnel.
" An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.
" Working knowledge of specialized tools and solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 / AX, Sage Intacct, PeopleSoft, SAP ERP, etc..
" Knowledge of full application lifecycle, design, tools and methodologies.
" Ability to move between high-level architectural review/design and the "roll up the sleeves " level of doing all phases of an application delivery project.

The Solution Architect must be effective in helping translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in statements of work (SOW).
The successful candidate will have 7+ years of relevant work experience in complex delivery (enterprise) or solution architecture.
The Solution Architect will be required to assist or provide technical quality oversight at various points throughout a project lifecycle. To be successful, he or she must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.
Must have excellent oral and written communication, presenting, meeting facilitation, negotiation, decision making, and problem solving skills.
Must be a team player as demonstrated through a customer qualification of a large scale/enterprise implementation with multiple work streams.
The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.