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Microsoft Corporation Business Applications Solution Architect in Detroit, Michigan

Microsoft has a history of working with the Federal government to achieve customer-mission goals aligned to their unique challenges. We are here solely to maximize government customer ROI and accelerate digital transformation in support of their mission. Our Solution Architects bring vision, strategy, and tech intensity to everything we deliver. They link and provide technical oversight of the teams that design and build Microsoft technology and leverage the Microsoft ecosystem to assemble the right group of experts and partners for every project.

Our mission statement is a commitment to our customers. We deliver on that commitment by striving to create technology that is accessible to everyone. This is what inspires us, drives our work, and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day. At Microsoft, we also work to empower our employees, so that they can achieve more. Our leadership is focused on bringing out the best in our people, supporting their goals, and allowing them to find deep meaning in their work. At Microsoft, we are insatiably curious and continuously learning. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn fast from our mistakes. We build on each other’s ideas because we are better together.

We are part of a diverse and multi-cultural team of customer focused and results-driven influencers. With a growth mindset and collaboration at its core, the domain leverages the unique talents and skills of all individuals to drive success and deliver results.

Join us and be one who empowers our Federal customers and each other! That is incredible reach . When you combine that with your own inspiration , plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a significant impact.

Microsoft Federal is looking for a Solution Architect with Dynamics 365 ( CRM/CE), Power Apps, Power Platform or ERP Enterprise experience who has a mix of hands-on experience in selling business value solutions in highly competitive situations, business applications implementation, architectural design, vision and strategic business acumen. Solution Architects must have a passion for the customer demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.

This is your opportunity to work and learn with the foremost Microsoft Dynamics 365 experts on a variety of projects, technologies, and geographies. At Microsoft you will be provided with a range of opportunities for professional and personal development across all our technologies and business. As a member of the Microsoft’s Business Applications team, you will work on the largest and most complex Federal customer projects that will make a real difference in millions of people’s lives, and empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The Solution Architect helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing projects. To accomplish this, Solution Architects must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. They also play a key role in engaging partners and the US Delivery Center as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. Solution Architects help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW). In some cases, the Solution Architect will also assist in contract negotiations.

The Solution Architect will be required to assist or provide technical quality oversight at various points throughout a project lifecycle. To be successful, he or she must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction. The role requires an individual who is initiative-taking, resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.

The Solution Architect must apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of architecting, designing, demonstrating, and positioning Dynamics CRM or ERP-based solutions including estimating service implementations. To be credible, he or she must have current and deep experience with implementing large CRM or ERP engagements using the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Understanding of competitive technology (i.e., SFDC or Oracle) enables the architect to accurately assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms. Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industry is also an asset. Solution Architects are expected to gain and maintain effective product group and other critical stakeholder relationships.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of Enterprise work experience.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of Architecture Experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM/CE or ERP experience.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a US Public Trust.

  • Ability to travel 25-50% travel under normal circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor (or Master’s) degree, MBA desirable

The Solution Architect should have the following core competencies:

  • The role should have proven experience in a broad range of industry knowledge and at least 5 years CRM or ERP implementation experience.

  • Proven experience selling product and consulting engagements in competitive situations.

  • Experience which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk.

  • Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both business executive and technical personnel.

  • An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution. methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.

  • Working knowledge of specialized tools and solution providers whether they be Microsoft partners or competitors.

  • Knowledge of full application life cycle design tools and methodologies

  • Exceptional demonstrated consulting skills.

  • Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments.

  • Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the “roll up the sleeves” level of doing all phases of an application delivery project.

US Citizenship:

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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