SharePoint Architect (Remote/Virtual)
EPC Group - Minneapolis, MN

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EPC Group is currently searching for a SharePoint Architect to join their team. This opportunity is remote/virtual. EPC Group is the nation's leading Microsoft SharePoint Consulting firm but we are more than just a SharePoint consultancy. EPC Group is a nationwide leader in Microsoft Solutions delivery and services provider that enables technology to fit the business and functional requirements of our clients. EPC Group's services range from not only our unprecedented SharePoint (Enterprise Content Management (ECM \ ERM), Global Intranet initiatives, Analytics, Collaboration and Social \ Professional Networking) solutions, but to the entire Microsoft Suite of solutions and beyond. size=3Please note: this is a virtual/remote work opportunity.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Projects may include analyzing requirements, implementation, customization, integration and documentation for the customer. The architect will work closely with internal teams and customers to ensure a smooth implementation and transition from start-up to integration/production mode. As well as working with senior leaders to ensure the successful execution of all consulting engagements including evaluating customers' strategic business issues, identify requirements, create business case justifications, and propose appropriate enterprise solutions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: At least 2 years of overall professional IT experience preferably in Microsoft technologies. Position requires a consultant who can work across multiple industries including the Federal government so must be a U.S. Citizen or green card holder. Must be willing to travel at least 25% regularly to meet with clients across multiple locations. Must have a consulting background with strong client interfacing skills. Strong analytical and problem solving abilities coupled with business analysis and business process understanding. Must possess an in depth understanding of the capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010. Enterprise Content Management Experience is a huge plus. SharePoint experience must include SharePoint workflows, effective use of the data view web part (DVWP), content query web part, data form web part, navigation customization, and some branding customization. Experience with SharePoint templates (site templates, list templates, master page customization) is required in terms of working with our graphics design team and developers and then providing feedback to the client, demos of the "look and feel' and providing post bug-fix and cross-browser support items to remediate with the development team. Experience configuring and working with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and SQL Server is required. Experience with server installation, performance tuning is valued. Understanding of how SharePoint integrates with other systems/platforms. Must have experience assisting clients with business requirements for their SharePoint based solutions and create the appropriate information architecture, taxonomy and solution approach. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of business both verbally and in writing, and experience presenting to C-level executives. Ability to lead complete software development lifecycle, including analysis, design, configuring, programming and unit testing for information worker applications based on Microsoft technologies. Ability to work independently with users and executives to expand the use of SharePoint to address business issues and experience producing end-user and technical documentation. Experience helping others in the organization with SharePoint knowledge at a level of understanding appropriate to their job function. Ability to know when SharePoint is not the right solution for a business problem and can communicate this effectively. Knowledge must include architectural design, web parts development, management and troubleshooting with a focus on planning, deploying and supporting enterprise SharePoint implementations. Note: EPC Group has a full services development team but the requirements hand-off to them is key. In depth experience with Collaboration, Portals, Enterprise Search, Enterprise Content Management, Business Process and Forms, and/or Business Intelligence. Web development understanding of the following (HTML, CSS, XSL, XSLT, JavaScript) is required; however, hand's on development is not required as EPC Group has a development team, but the ability to hand off requirements to the development team is essential. size=3Preferred experience: Global or Enterprise SharePoint 2007 and 2010 implementation experience (5k+ users, etc.) Understanding of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Strategies Understanding SharePoint Governance Strategies and how to implement them in Fortune 1000 and Government environments Having dealt directly with I.T. Directors, CIOs, Executives, and upper I.T. Management and lead requirements gathering sessions Understand Global Systems Architecture (# of Servers, configuration of content databases, site collections, etc.) size=3The vision for EPC Group in 2012, and since our founding in 1999, is to offer innovation through best practices "in the trenches' consulting services and solution development to not only improve our client's productivity and continued innovation to ensure their continued success but to look toward the future and develop long-term roadmap and platforms that will be relevant for years to come after their deployment. Our vast professional services offerings of not only Microsoft SharePoint but Microsoft Project Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Custom Development (workflows, custom User Interface (UI) design, and industry leading Project Management, Mobile Development, Business Consulting Services, I.T. Roadmap development, and many others. At EPC Group, we have evolved over time into industry thought leaders for implementing efficient (doing it right the first time) professional services while providing "soup to nuts' capabilities in multiple platforms from initial discovery, business requirements gathering, implementation and configuration, custom development, training, post go-live support, and truly being there for our clients. At EPC Group, we cannot afford to have a bad project. Not from a financial perspective, but the I.T. world is a very small community even thou there are thousands of professionals worldwide who may be doing similar initiatives, we have the EPC Group brand and reputation to protect. EPC Group is committed to offering you a guarantee of a successful project from the experts who, in many cases, literally wrote the books on the technology.In 2012, you will see EPC Group continue to grow as we engage in even more global initiatives and will be providing our continued webinars, case studies, workshops, and other mechanisms to not only fill your inbox with yet another service provider wanting to showcase their solutions, but to be connecting with EPC Group who has over 640 successful SharePoint engagements, 75 Project Server engagements, 100's of custom development, analytics\ business intelligence, custom user interface, and other efforts from our ever growing set of offerings to provide you real-word answers.

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EPC Group is one of the industry leaders in creating custom user interfaces for Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Project Server as well as...