Application Architect (.Net with Dynamics Experience)
Net2Source - Seattle, WA

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Location: Seattle, WA

Duration: 12-24 months

Pay Rate: $65/hr all inclusive

Visa: Any

Interview: Phone followed by F2F

I need an application architect who is heavy .NET with Dynamics experience.

Responsibilities:
The solution architect will set the technical direction for a line-of-business service that supports the distribution of billions of dollars to fund world changing ideas and tackle really tough problems. Using a disciplined approach to solution architecture you will design flexible, scalable and usable solutions that streamline how we work and reduce the total cost of application ownership. This is a senior level technology lead role providing guidance, mentorship and technical expertise within the IT Investment Management Engineering team.

Key Responsibilities:
Solution Design:
Develop and maintain a comprehensive technical blueprint of the IT Investment Management line-of-business service. Accountable for the Investment Management Application and Technology architecture. Consulted on Information and Business architecture.

Create solution options that align IT services with business sponsor’s missions, goals and objectives with consideration of both technical and non-technical implications and trade-offs (such as training and adoption)

Combine a core set of solution architecture design artifacts with architecture and design best practices to effectively guide application construction, deployment, ongoing performance and continued evolution of the application portfolio

Responsible for high level technical solution outline creation and review, including leading, designing, and documenting the technical architecture required to support project deliverables

Facilitate shared understanding of project requirements and functional specifications with various stakeholders and technical teams

Follow foundation IT Enterprise Architecture best practices, adhering to standard activities and deliverables for project solutions

Solution Implementation:
Produce well planned “blueprints” that guide the development and implementation of business solutions from current state to future state of service delivery

Provide direction to the technical team during the development and delivery of the business solution

Validate and approve the deliverables of the technical team during Design, Build, Deploy phases.

Create optimized application interface and software service implementation designs that are in turn delivered to developers to build, test, implement and support

Resolve issues related to the business solution architecture; recommends alternative solutions and corrective actions

Provide delivery oversight of external vendors providing technology services

Team Leadership:
Effectively articulate how business drives information technology decisions, including

How solution direction is driven by business needs

Recognize and understand the business – ensure solutions are not over/under built resulting in excessive technical complexity, cost and delays

Ensure solutions minimize unintended effects on business due to IT changes and built for business need

Contribute to Enterprise Architecture Framework and road-mapping activities. Provide ongoing feedback to Enterprise Architecture team to ensure the framework remains relevant and useful

Maintain deep understanding of relevant foundation IT architecture, solutions and integrations

Qualifications

Experience in outlining solution architecture descriptions, monitoring and governing their implementation and identifying continuous improvement opportunities in alignment with Enterprise Architecture framework

Demonstrated ability to further evolve project decision-making regarding business needs and IT service delivery in the context of a discrete service solution, ability to leverage a common format to simplify the communication between architects, developers and business teams

Understanding of one or more key development practices (e.g., Agile, Waterfall or Iterative), and have familiarity with one or more development methodologies within each practice

High level of expertise with Microsoft technology stack

Dynamics CRM Platform

SharePoint Platform

.Net Framework

Silverlight

Strong business orientation to support practical application of information technology systems

Capable of articulating rationale of technical approaches and trade-offs to stakeholders at all levels of the organization; experience communicating with customers and translating technical needs and implications into business terms.

7-10 years experience preferred with:
3+ years of driving application architecture design leveraging the Microsoft technology stack

5+ years software development experience on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM (XRM) platform (4.0, 2011 experience preferred)

5+ years software development experience on the Microsoft .NET platform

7+ years of overall IT / software development experience

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required, degree in computer science desired

Experience with design patterns and code architecture

Experience working with outsourced engineering and application delivery teams

Strong relationship and interpersonal skills

Strong critical thinking with problem-solving aptitude as well as analytical and organizational skills

Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize and plan complex work for self and a small team in a rapidly changing environment

Ability to effectively work in a multi-disciplinary team environment

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