A bit about us

At Barhead, our specialised consultants focus on delivering business solutions, leveraging Microsoft’s Technology Stack. We believe that it is a combination of people, technology, and business drivers that underpin the most successful implementations.

As a leading Microsoft Business Applications partner with global cross industry expertise, we cover the diverse product offerings from Microsoft and the broader ecosystem, supporting our clients to modernise their systems and processes. Our collaborative client engagement model centred on business outcomes enables us to deliver the most innovative use of technology.

Our consulting expertise and offerings span the entire Microsoft stack – Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure, anchored around a business solution. We cover Dynamics 365 applications (Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Central, Project Service Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Customer Insights), and Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agent).

Our expertise extends to independent software vendor (ISV) product development, utilising Microsoft’s Power Platform. We are one of nine certified Microsoft Business Applications ISV Development Centre organisations in the world.

To learn more, visit barhead.com

Primary objective

This is not a typical Architect role in that it combines both technical leadership with customer advocacy and solution design to deliver a unique, hybrid, opportunity. You will be the critical interface between the technical teams and provide risk mitigation as we seek to develop solutions for customers. It covers a range of pre-sales and post-sales activities.

Sales Support

Lead pre-sales and scoping engagements to produce client proposals for Power Platform solutions. The Solution Architect is responsible for:

  • Develop a working relationship with Barhead Sales Directors, Clients and Microsoft stakeholders
  • Define strategic solutions and tactical implementation approaches to support client needs
  • Supporting sales calls and performing detailed scoping engagements
  • Leverage and adapt Barhead assets for new opportunities
  • Owning detailed project effort estimates and associated resource plans
  • Producing and/or leading scoping outputs such as Statements of Work and High-level Solution Designs
  • Mentoring and supporting the delivery team performing scoping activities, and reviewing their outputs

Deliverables

  • Effective working relationships with internal / external stakeholders
  • High-level Solution Designs
  • Statements of Work
  • Scoping / Solution Artefacts
  • Implementation Effort Estimates
  • Project and Resource Plans

Delivery

Perform project delivery activities, including project initiation and definition phases:

  • Subject Matter Expert for the Power Platform capabilities
  • Delivery of Power Platform advisory service offering
  • Team member of and support for the Barhead International Center of Excellence offering for assigned geographical region
  • Translate high-level business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Power Platform
  • Support knowledge sharing and solution delivery against initial project vision and objectives
  • Identify subsequent areas for solution enhancement and expansion
  • Other project delivery roles relating to Power Platform practice from time to time as required

Deliverables

Perform project delivery activities and produce deliverables

Practice

Support the Power Platform practice virtual team activities to grow the team’s capabilities and assets:

  • Growing the team’s knowledge base, refinement and expansion of service offering service offerings and support materials for delivery
  • Maintain their knowledge of the Power Platform’s capabilities and new release features.
  • Develop relationships with the Microsoft stakeholders

Deliverables

  • Effective working relationships with internal / external stakeholders
  • Certified Consultant
  • Power Platform SME

Responsibilities

  • Identifying and developing end-to-end solution designs
  • Providing technical leadership for identified or emerging risks and issues with regard to migration, consolidation, standardisation, automation and virtualisation
  • Taking into consideration the necessary technology, security, integration and performance requirements to support the business solution
  • Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders

These are the basic responsibilities today but, as the company and the position evolves, you will be provided with different functions to support Barhead, and its customers.

Key Skills/Competencies

  • 5+ years working experience as a Solution Architect in a Consultancy / System Integrator / Cloud Software Vendor – please note this is on CRM applications, not Telco or Infrastructure
  • Knowledge/certification on architecture frameworks/methods
  • Microsoft Business Applications certifications
  • Demonstrated capability to juggle multiple projects within tight timeframes
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of technology and business stakeholders
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Dynamics, Power Platform and/or comparable platforms such as Salesforce, Oracle, etc in a similar role (5+ years in similar role based on level)
  • Experience with designing integration (real time, batch), data migration experience and types of technology used (middleware, direct, etc)
  • Proven consulting experience and leading solution definition for enterprise clients
  • Exposure to pre-sales activities, including detailed project planning and effort estimation activities
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Stakeholder management at senior levels
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