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TEKsystems MS D365 Application Architect in Lexington, Kentucky

Description: W2 Full Time Opportunity ONLY! Remote but needs to live in the EST time zone.

Lexmark is wanting to build their in-house team that will support the D365 platform across the organization. In 2018 they made the decision to move from Salesforce to D365 and leveraged Hitachi to help them migrate. Now they have been taking it all back in house and even converted the Lead architect from Hitachi to be their Architecture Team Lead at Lexmark.

The plan is for this team to be comprised of the Team Lead, 2 SR Level Technical Architects, and 2 SR Level Functional Analysts (BA’s).

Lexmark creates innovative IoT- and cloud-enabled imaging technologies that help customers in more than 170 countries worldwide achieve their vision of print simplicity, security, savings, and sustainability.

Built on a powerful combination of advanced technology, deep industry expertise and exceptional customer engagement, we help eliminate IT burden, enable digital transformation, and drive savings and flexibility in retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government and more.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Lexmark is recognized as a global leader in print hardware, service, solutions, and security by many of the technology industry’s leading market analyst firms.

This Technical Architect will have ideally come from a development experience in web/cloud technologies that has very specific D365 experience and has progressed their experience into overall architecture and design of these solutions. While this person is handling all the architecture, having the hands-on coding experience is a must because they will have to help with implementation sometimes.

It is a very hands-on role for an enterprise instance of D365 that is highly customized for their environment. Someone who has only worked on “out-of-the-box” instances of the D365 platform would likely struggle implementing the custom configurations for this environment.

Lexmark Company Description:

This position will be for a D365 Application Architect supporting the Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Project Services implementation.

The Application Architect:

Focuses on one or more major feature sets within the broader D365 domain.

Reports to the Domain Architect as a part of the D365 Architecture team.

Collaborates with Business/Functional Analysts and Development teams that work within the related Delivery teams.

Primarily engages with the delivery teams on current development initiatives from a design and implementation perspective.

Also contributes to efforts to strengthen the application development infrastructure

Helps shape the techno-functional strategy for the applications within the D365 domain.

Specific Responsibilities:

Analyzes and evaluates business problems and user requirements to design application solutions leveraging the D365/Xrm platform, Azure components, and other integration-related toolsets (SSIS, Webservices).

Delivers and maintains design artifacts representing the Digital Twin of delivered and proposed technical solutions.

Stays connected and familiar with D365 and Azure platform best practices and standards

Follows process and project methodology, ensuring proper implementation and adoption

Collaborates and supports the delivery teams, participating in an agile development process within IT. This includes areas such as solution development, application infrastructure services, quality assurance, PMO, core infrastructure teams, offshore test/development teams.    

Accounts for testability (including automated testing, unit testing and user acceptance testing) in solution designs.

Accounts for operational readiness (including supportability, diagnostics, performance metrics and failure recovery) in solution designs

Advocates continuous improvement including identification of opportunities, adoption of best practices and standards

Utilizes designs that promote methods of configuration for agility and responsiveness.

Promote and strengthen the quality of development with design and code reviews

Covers application platform aspects of data security, licensing, storage/resource usage.

Assist business leaders with change management and user adoption in order to effectively use tools and systems

Assist with planning for and adoption of Microsoft’s major and minor releases to maximize the use of D365 and the Azure platform

Summarize and communicate findings at an executive level

Qualifications:

Required:

5-15 years related work experience

At least 3 years’ experience with design and configuration of MS Dynamics 365 or preceding platforms preferred

Demonstrated capabilities to convey design concepts in various forms (visual diagrams, narrative descriptions, verbal presentation)

Deep development experience within the D365 technology stack:

D365 Workflow / Flow / Power Automate

JavaScript

C#.net plugins / console apps

SQL Server / SSIS

Experience with Azure components:

Logic Apps

Function Apps

Service Bus

Prior experience in business analysis for functional business services

Ability to organize information, manage tasks and projects to support business needs

Experience with in-house developed and vendor-delivered applications

Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with intermediate levels of management

Ability to flexibly accept dynamically changing priorities

Preferred:

Experience with Mobile App Development

Experience with CRM portals

Experience with Data Migration tools and practices

Azure Data Factory

Education/Training:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required

Industry Standard Technical Certifications desired:  MS Dynamics and others showing depth of technical skill…

Information Architecture, Management Information Systems, Project Management Professional

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently

Ability to handle multiple projects and activities in a timely, organized manner

Ability to recognize design and usage patterns and adapt designs accordingly.

Requires technical and functional skills appropriate to the position

Requires strong oral and written communication skills

Must be a creative problem solver, flexible, proactive, and work in a fast paced, ever changing environment

Ability to facilitate meetings and action plans

Must be a strong team player

Skills:

D365, Microsoft dynamics crm, Microsoft dynamics, devops, azure, CI/CD, continuous integration, continuous deployment, Azure Lifecycle Management, SQL, crm, Power automate, data factory, JavaScript, Ssis, Service bus, C#, Cloud Application Development, Application development

Top Skills Details:

1) Expert level Design, Development and Configuration experience within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Platform. Other common names: (D365, D365 CRM, D365 XRM, MS D365) Specific Modules of D365 that are being used – Sales, Customer Service, Project Service Automation, Field Services. This person will be a SR technical architect that is taking business requirements and getting hands on with architecting and sometimes even coding the D365 components.

2) SR level SQL Development experience, specifically within SSIS. The D365 platform leverages SSIS to move data to the data lake.

3) Azure Cloud Development/Architecture – Everything in this environment is cloud hosted and sits on an Azure backend. Specific Azure application experience will be necessary in architecting for the D365 platform. Specific Azure components being used are Logic Apps, Function Apps, Service Bus, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake.

4) *Ability to communicate effectively with business and technical resources is key. This person will be helping to define requirements, manage projects, present to leadership, and collaborate with the functional D365 BA’s.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Strong Web/Cloud development experience because of the technical nature of this role.

Specific experience with Web Services (API, REST, SOAP, JSON, ect...)

Experience collaborating with offshore teams. The Dev and QA team for D365 is all off shore in India.

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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