Director of Solutions Architecture

To apply, email your résumé to:
ciresumes@children.org

Reports to: VP of IT

About Children International

Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to eradicate poverty around the world. At Children International, we believe that every child matters and that it is simply unacceptable that over a billion children live in poverty. The CI approach is to invest in our kids and youth by providing a safe place, a caring team, and a path out of poverty through programs in health, education, empowerment, and employment. We provide this support for 2o0,000 children in 13 agencies working in 10 countries around the world.

The work Children International does on behalf of children in poverty is funded primarily through a one-to-one sponsorship model. We are transforming our funding model to dramatically increase the support we provide our kids. Additionally, we are taking our programs from good to great by elevating our people systems and practices worldwide. That is where you come in.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking a driven Director of Solutions Architecture to join our growing team. As the Director of Solutions Architecture, you will lead implementations through all project phases, including discovery, design, build, test, and deploy. You will be looked upon to effectively manage associated issues and risks and ensure on-time and on-budget implementation that meets the needs and requirements of our users. You will lead data-centric discussions with the business through discovery meetings, to develop an understanding for the problems that need to be solved. You will design and lead the system architecture process working closely with the development teams to create and define specifications for and implement customizations for any custom code or data migration requirements. You will develop and continue to refine MS Dynamics, .Net and CMS implementation standards and tools. You will be looked upon to present tailored demonstrations of the technology solution while evaluating various data issues and analytical needs throughout the international organization.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate an extensive ability to collaborate with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE (CRM) and F&O (ERP) Technical Architects, clients, engineering teams including developers, testers and PMO to deliver a quality product and implementation
  • Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a Functional Solutions Architect leading efforts in consulting, designing, and implementing D365 applications-based solutions including:
    • Architecting solutions that leverage Dynamics CRM (D365, 2013, 2011 or 4.0 systems/core, external components, and architecture).
    • Having experience with D365 Marketing app is a plus.
    • Having experience with Field service and Resource scheduling is a plus.
  • Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as an ERP F&O Functional Solutions Architect including experience with the following:
    • Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations.
    • Microsoft Azure DevOps.
  • Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success with one or more D365 application modules to:
    • Design, build, test and deploy the functional components.
    • Address client needs: building, maintaining client relationships; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow and budgets; preparing complex written and verbal materials; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with multiple technologies including .NET, .NET Core, React, Azure, MS SQL, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Functions and MS Power Platform.
  • AWS experience a plus.
  • Proven track record with CI/CD, Agile/DevOps, and Test Automation.
  • Ability to learn business functions and apply technical best practices and problem-solving skills.
  • Strictly observe confidentiality and strong ethics with respect to all beneficiary information/financial and other organizational data.
  • Comply with and ensure adherence to the agency’s policies, safety and security protocols and child safeguarding norms and guidelines by self as well all stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion, value other cultures, and demonstrate respect while relating with all organizational constituents irrespective of their race, color, faiths, gender, sexual orientation, age, caste, disabilities, experiences, beliefs, and ethnicity.
  • This position requires a candidate with an enthusiastic and energetic personality who will be organized, inspirational and collaborative while being able to focus on delivery and results.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 years’ experience in developing systems and enterprise architectures.
  • Microsoft certification in Dynamics 365, Power Platform or Azure a plus.

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