Country:

Canada

Cities:

Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

 

Thhigh-level responsibilities of the ITS Solution Architect include: 

  • Building strong partnerships and relationships with key business stakeholders who own businesses strategies that drive the need for IT solutions within Avanade 
  • Solutioning IT capabilities to meet business needs leveraging Microsoft capabilities and 3rd party solutions where necessary. 
  • Build strong partnerships with 3rd party vendors where necessary 
  • Define and solution the measurements that gauge the success of a given IT solution 

 

To be successful in this role, your day to day activities will include: 

  • Establish a plan for the Solutioning activities early, and manage that plan throughout execution.
  • Understand the client business values, problems, needs and objectives related to the solution, confirm what requirements are in scope and out of scope for the solution, define the framework for the solution, and ensure that this aligns with the relevant stakeholders.  
  • Work with assigned technical and business architects in the creation of a Solution Blueprint to ensure the solution is both functionally and non-functionally viable and meets the client’s needs  
  • Develop the delivery strategy, outlining the delivery approach and methodology, the on/offshore workforce mix, and staffing profiles  
  • Estimate the effort, cost and timeline for delivery as well as identify the resources to tackle the delivery 
  • Ensure that Avanade quality standards are followed to effectively understand and manage any identified risks associated to the Solution  
  • Ensuradequate solution reviews are held with internal stakeholders, and resulting actions completed.   
  • Manage overall delivery of new IT Solutions as needed, tracking key milestones, workstreams, issues, risks and changes

 

Qualifications: 

You have 10+ years working in IT in a combination of project solutioning and delivery roles. You likely have a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, business or technology-related field preferred. You have experience with Microsoft technologies (O365, Power Platform, Azure) and HR technology platforms (e.g. WorkdaySAPetc). You are results oriented and self-directed with the ability to drive change in unstructured environment and have strong facilitation and presentation skills.  You have a passion for user centric design and an interest and/or experience in Experience Design methodologies and approaches. 

 

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Complex IT solutioning and  delivery experience using software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall) 
  • Experience managing a team of IT professionals 
  • Savvy analytic and problem-solving skills  
  • Strong networking ability  
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues independently (e.g. troubleshooting)  
  • Possess a customer service orientation with a demonstrated desire to exceed expectations 
  • Consistent delivery and follow through on commitments 
  • Great organizational skills with attention to detail   
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills  
  • Ability to effectively communicate information to both technical and non-technical with stakeholders 

 

Your technical skill set likely includes the following:  

  • Working knowledge of software development methodologies (Agile) 
  • Experience leveraging, designing and managing Office 365 (Sharepoint, Teams, Yammer) technology solutions and integrations 
  • Experience leveraging, designing and managing technology solutions using other IT platforms/services and integrations 
  • Experience in business analysis and requirements gathering and management 

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.