CoE AX Technical Architect - Microsoft Srl
Società: Microsoft Srl
Sede di lavoro: Regione Lombardia - Milano città
Job Category: Services & Consulting
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Location: Italy, Milan
Job ID: 803494 86552
Product: Dynamics - ERP
Division: Services & Support
Microsoft Enterprise Services is seeking a technical architect to join the Center of Excellence for Dynamics (CoE-D) team. In conjunction with MBS Dynamics the Enterprise Services organization recently launched the Center of Excellence for Dynamics with the following Mission: Strengthen capabilities to win and deliver successful Microsoft Dynamics engagements to accelerate adoption and productive use in the Enterprise.
The Center of Excellence (CoE) for Dynamics:
The Center of Excellence for Dynamics provides delivery support in the form of architectural assistance or project management for the top critical business solution implementations based on Dynamics AX in the enterprise. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual who possesses a technical ERP background, strong project and business solutions experience. The ERP Architect applies advanced analysis skills, communication skills and experience in the domain of ERP solutions to define appropriate customer solutions, to develop detailed solution architecture and estimates for customer implementations. The candidate is used to communicate in many levels from very technical details to C-level management.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of technical excellence with the proven ability to map customer business problems to end-to-end technology solutions. This person will have demonstrated the ability to engage in senior level technology discussions related to business agility, IT value, and ERP technologies.
Ready to shift your primary focus from being the expert with a single product, technology, or solution space to growing broad integration skills across multiple technologies in extremely complex environments? Want to connect the solutions you envision to the business and measure impact to the bottom line of the company? Interested in leveraging your abstract thinking skills and employing strong architectural process skills to create innovative solutions for the largest organizations in the world? Want to advice the local practice on the lighthouse projects they should be involved in? Are you interested in having first-hand knowledge of the roadmaps for the broadest and most innovative technology stack available in today and tomorrow's marketplace?
Microsoft Services help customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a global team of exceptional people who deliver world class services with partners, earning customer confidence, trust, and loyalty by Improving the overall Customer and Partner Experience, Serving as the customer advocates within Microsoft and Driving customer-centric product improvement.
The Architect in Enterprise Services is involved in risk management for the practice as well as the entire IT lifecycle but is most critical during pre-sales, discovery and design phases, with broad focus around enterprise, industry, platform and solutions. Duties include:
§ Providing customer guidance during product and services sales cycle
§ Playing a vital part in business strategy by providing internal practice management risk assessment
§ Driving successful solution deployments by ensuring proper business value and customer/partner satisfaction
§ Growing the business through mentoring, talent pipeline development, and community evangelism
§ Driving operational excellence and innovation
The Center of Excellence Technical Architect helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving existing projects. Architects are key enablers for Enterprise Services and Microsoft Partner teams - a key goal is to improve the readiness of local/regional teams and Partners who are engaged in critical pre-sales activities for large, complex and strategic projects on the new Dynamics AX 2012 platform. The Dynamics AX Architect applies advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of ERP application design to define appropriate customer solutions. A Dynamics AX Architect routinely acts as subject matter expert, assisting customers, partners and Microsoft teams in the most critical and difficult implementations. Architects are able to deliver effective strategic presentations to audiences of all sizes and possess excellent communication skills. They maintain extensive product group relationships and drive technical readiness for ERP solutions with product certifications and specific ISV packaged solutions expertise as needed.
Main Profile Requirements:
§ The successful candidate will have a degree in Computer Science or Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
§ This role requires senior relevant working experience including expertise in Enterprise ERP implementations as well as application deployment and/or distributed system implementation, knowledge of Dynamics AX is an advantage but isn't a must.
§ Qualifications include hands-on experience with multi-phase, global, enterprise-wide ERP implementation with focus on presales/business development as well as engagement delivery
§ Current and deep experience with implementing large ERP solutions on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platforms, or other large scale ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Lawson, )
§ Understanding of competitive technology enables the architect to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with existing customer systems hosted on Microsoft or non-Microsoft platforms
§ Work experience should involve pre-sales support, technical consulting, solution design, project envisioning, planning, development, deployment, and management
§ Proven record of delivering business value
§ Deep understanding of markets, customers and related technology; have the background to provide leadership in the practice and a demonstrated effectiveness in consulting and client management
§ Deep understanding of customer and partner business and IT environment, and have demonstrated skills creating architecture and deploying technology to solve business problems.
§ Industry leading breadth knowledge of subject area, and have demonstrated analysis and communication skills connecting technology and business problems
§ Desirable technical experience includes hands-on expertise in several of the following Microsoft products or technologies: .NET, SQL Server, SSRS, SSAS, BizTalk, SharePoint, Office, Active Directory and application architecture.
§ Native AX technologies like X++, AOS, AIF, EP, Role Center, global AX architecture and general AX best practice guidance
§ Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industry is also an asset.
§ Proven Sure Step methodology experience where the candidate has executed full AX project life cycle or executed or orchestrated Sure Step offerings (architecture assessment, performance review or customization review) would be an advantage.
§ Languages such as French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, German, Italian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Arabic, etc. may be considered as an advantage due to current customers' needs
To live close to a major city/airport is an advantage because frequent travel across EMEA (up to 70%) is an integral part of this job, as well as high levels of recognition and visibility.
Join the Center of Excellence for Dynamics TO LEAD AND SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS AS THEY REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL THROUGH SOFTWARE AND SERVICES.
Please note other similar Senior / Principal Consultant roles may be available as part of the same team