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Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solution Architect-Australia


About the Position

HCL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

HCL Technologies' Microsoft Business Applications Practice ("MBAP" formerly, PowerObjects) is seeking an D365 ERP Solution Architect to join their award winning and growing team in Australia.

The D365 ERP Solution Architect carries the ultimate responsibility for meeting customer requirements and completing projects on schedule. The D365 ERP Solution Architect will be comfortable in all aspects of solution delivery. Additionally, they must be capable of switching between leading customer-facing functional workshops, groups of internal functional consultants, project and programme managers, and business analysts while managing development teams.

The D365 ERP Solution Architect will also work closely with customer-based and PowerObjects-centric onshore as well as off-shore teams to effectively report on progress, risks, and issues within the project. The D365 ERP Solution Architect will liaise with both internal and customer senior stakeholders, often C-level executives, by adjusting the approach and language as required for each interaction.

The D365 ERP Solution Architect must be extremely detail-oriented, have the ability to multitask, be meticulously organized, and be able to prioritize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Functions

  • Act as a functional lead and demonstrate a clear approach to relevant methodologies including PowerObjects’ Proven Process
  • Lead functional workshops with customers, document requirements, and design appropriate solutions
  • Act as an interface, integration, and data migrations lead
  • Perform relevant technical capabilities and demonstrate a wide range of development skills
  • Advocate strongly for adherence to the highest standards and best practices
  • Understand the capabilities of the development team and schedule their work appropriately, providing support and assistance when needed
  • Work with customer and internal teams on infrastructure architecture where required
  • Provide required technical support to customers during D365 ERP implementations and ERP consultants on hybrid projects
  • Write and review high-level and detailed architecture documentation
  • Create Solution, Functional, and Technical Specification documentation for the project
  • Design, develop, review, and test customized code for D365 ERP projects
  • Stay current on D365 and related ERP technologies, particularly Azure stack technologies that support the solution
  • Mentor junior staff, sharing knowledge and experience to ensure that the team grows in knowledge and effectiveness
  • Offer flexibility with time and be capable of working in a process-oriented environment
  • Operate within cross-functional teams with excellent communication
  • Advise customers on best practices for D365 ERP processes, user interface, and architecture
  • Work with the training team to deliver and create super-users and end-user training as needed
  • Participating and lead pre-sales engagements when needed
  • Work effectively with the sales team on delivering tender response documents, estimates, and customer demonstrations
  • Must be comfortable with Technical Design Data Modelling, .Net Design Patterns and Frameworks D365 ERP Customisation & Configuration, Plug-ins, and Workflows
  • Responsible for providing technical knowledge of the IT infrastructure and DBMS (database management system) required for successful operation of the ERP application.
  • D365 ERP Solutioning including:
  • Configuration
  • Branching Merging
  • Automated Builds
  • Gated Check-ins
  • Set-up TFS solutions
  • Ability to code and carry out development and programming related to
  • SQL Integration Services, including KingswaySoft and/or Scribe
  • SQL Reporting Services
  • PowerBI
  • SharePoint Services
  • SDK and/or Developers Toolkit
  • Programming languages such as C#, ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript
  • Azure technologies such as WebApps, Functions, LogicApps, Data Gateways and Service Bus
  • Modern authentication and authorization protocols such as OAuth and OpenID
  • Active Directory, including Azure Active Directory, IIS, and DNS

Required Skills and Experience

  • Exhibit PowerObjects’ Guiding Principles
  • Solid, hands-on D365 ERP platform software or IT experience
  • Extensive professional experience within a consultancy environment
  • Ability to demonstrate hands-on experience as either a D356 ERP Technical Lead, Technical Architect, or Solution Architect
  • At least 5 end-to-end full life cycle D365 ERP implementations
  • Expert knowledge of at least 4 of the following modules, Sales, Service, Marketing, Social Engagement, USD, PSA, Field Service, or Portals
  • Possess detailed knowledge and experience of Enterprise Application Integration and Architecture patterns
  • Knowledge of UML, BPMN, and ArchiMate is desirable but not required
  • Exposure to Visual Studio Team Services or other similar enterprise planning and delivery tools
  • Manage or lead multiple large projects (6-24 months) with advanced organizational skills
  • Up-to-date understanding of business processes, issues, and technology, especially related to the operation of sales, marketing, and customer service departments within an organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical skills, and proven ability to work with multi-cultural teams
  • Professional demeanor
  • Comfortable talking with clients at all levels of within an organization, including C-level executives
  • Ability to balance short-term demands while maintaining the long-term vision needed to guide a client through the implementation process
  • Knowledge of the modeling techniques (e.g. UML, Entity Relationship Diagram, Process modeling)     
  • Knowledge of data governance principles 
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and Visio