Solutions Architect (Manufacturing)

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
For over a century, New Balance has inspired athletes and communities of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and we are driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers because theres no time to wait around for next. At New Balance, We Got Now.

As a Solutions Architect, you will create, build and support global applications in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP that will help to drive New Balance to be a Top 3 Global Athletic Brand. This will be accomplished through the development, planning and implementation of strategic and responsive technical initiatives that support consistent business growth, expand market share and strengthen brand equity and reputation.

JOB MISSION:

The largest and most impactful transformation in our 100+ year history is currently underway at New Balance. We have started a digital revolution, investing in exciting new capabilities for both our customers and associates. One of our primary initiatives is the integration of a new global ERP platform that will unite our core business processes, aligning the demands of our channel sales with the real-time status of our supply chain. By unlocking new support functionality and consumer insights, this platform will allow us to anticipate and better serve the needs of our customers. Were seeking agile thinkers who can quickly adapt in a collaborative, high-performance culture. Are you ready to join the revolution?

As a Solutions Architect, you will create, build and support global applications in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP that will help to drive New Balance's future success. This will be accomplished through the development, planning and implementation of strategic and responsive technical initiatives that support consistent business growth, expand market share and strengthen brand equity and reputation.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Provide thought-leadership and architectural guidance/reviews on strategic Dynamics 365 F&O implementations


Assist the core ERP team to develop the right scenarios and features to address Enterprise needs across all channels


Lead discussions with business and/or IT management to define business requirements for new business needs.


Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.


Communicate with New Balance associates, managers, external customers, and vendors to determine and prioritize their systems and programming needs, as assigned. Consult with and make recommendations to the manager. Proactively raise risks and issues to leadership.


Manage Enterprise escalations through engagement with leadership and business partners


Lead and Perform analysis, design, and software development for assigned project and maintenance requests. Ensure high quality and scalable technical solutions are implemented. Design and implement strategic goals for maintaining applications.


Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardizing application systems and software as necessary.


Troubleshoot production support issues and provide comprehensive solutions. Coach and guide other team members through support issues. Participate in the On Call rotation to the production systems.


Demonstrate knowledge of multiple domains and work within the structure of the full software development lifecycle. Is an expert on application interfaces and integration points. Guide business owner to ensure scope is explicitly defined and documented and maintains integrity of application.


Identify futuristic opportunities, develop Proof of Concepts (POC) and solutions to analyze ambiguous technical and business situations and to determine appropriate solutions as necessary


Must demonstrate a sense of urgency and initiative. Must be adaptable to changing priorities and needs. Takes responsibility for commitments. Maintains required confidentiality and demonstrates negotiating skills. Ability to mentor and coach other team members.


Foster a culture of agile, innovative, and customer-focused within the team.


Foster a positive work environment by promoting teamwork and open communication.


Demonstrate the ability to manage direct reports

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:

8+ years of professional software development (X++/C#/C++, Azure Integration Services and Logic Apps/Flow App Services, Power Apps, JavaScript, React, SQL, HTML, React)


5 years of demonstrated ability to identify business application implementation issues, determine root cause by collecting data from various sources, and determine solutions that account for business needs as well as drive implementations to success is required


Prior D365 or AX experience is required


Understanding of functional and technical architecture of Dynamics 365 F&O or other cloud ERP services and functional consulting or product management in an implementation of ERP for 5 years


Demonstrated domain knowledge in Supply Chain Operations


Experience in Plan-To-Produce/Manufacturing preferred


6+ years of professional software development (X++/C#/C++, JS/TypeScript, React, SQL, cloud)


Expert problem-solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills


Expert understanding of Agile, Waterfall and hybrid methodologies


Expert understanding of applications development lifecycle


Expert understanding of database design principles and database performance optimization


Expert software engineering skills across all phases of software development lifecycle


Excellent understanding of Azure cloud environments


A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or 7 years equivalent experience is required


Understanding UML and experience with formal modeling tools is also a strong plus


Prior experience building consumer centric web applications and latest web development technologies


Excellent communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills

Our Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. Youll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursem