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Dynamics NAV/Business Central Consultant

#UK

#Permanent

#Head of Solutions

A key individual that can work effectively with the senior management team to bring BC/NAV aspects of our multi-discipline project in house, complementing our mature D365 CRM/CE capability. This will need to include end to end project involvement with Dynamics Business Central/NAV solutions; from pre-sales management, technology evangelism, functional demonstrations, requirements gathering and consolidation, solution design, estimation, hands on customisation and configuration, directing DevOps with delivery/ maintenance and supporting the Development and Test teams in small-to-mega scale project delivery.

What we can do for you

We’re a transparent, honest and fiercely equal employer that believes completely in providing the best possible work experience for our cloudThingers:

  • Real Flexibility – we’re a family first organisation, and if the work gets done, you can work when and wherever you want. A healthy approach for most of our unicorns (that’s this team) seems to be splitting three ways between home, customer sites and the office. We’re not your average Dynamics body-shop and we never place consultants 9 to 5 Mon-Fri at customer sites, but we do strive for consistency where possible for our customers and our cloudThingers.
  • Awesome Environment – all of our cloudThingers will tell you that we foster an easy going environment, are experts at what we do and care deeply about what we work on – that’s in large part because we’re privately owned by those that work day-to-day in the business, and the company was started specifically to find a way for people to take more enjoyment from their work.
  • Interesting Work – these days most of our customers are household names and many of our projects have an important impact on the world around us. The kind of things we do regularly include working with not-for-profits to transform how they leverage technology, working with public bodies to shape digital services and working with industry leading private entities to bring meaningful products and services to market.
  • Great Benefits – all the usual suspects and then some. Some highlights include our choose-your-own tech approach to end-user devices, well stocked cupboards with tasty goodies, excellent professional development support including frequent in-house training for tech, private healthcare and annual share awards to all employees. Full disclosure; some benefits can only be provided after probation and share scheme eligibility is after one year of service.

Don’t take our word for it though, check out our independent Glass Door reviews or our recruitment video featuring, well, us.

What qualifications we expect

All backgrounds will always be considered but we’re thinking having someone with an appropriate finance qualification to provide industry credence, combined with current relevant professional Dynamics Certification(s).

Where the job is based

DY9, Belbroughton, M5 J4 in a converted water mill – easily commutable from Birmingham, Redditch, Bromsgrove and many others.

Other relevant bits and bobs

You’ll probably need to demonstrate at least some experience with;

  • Pre-sales engagement including technology evangelism, demonstration, adoption, estimating and other early opportunity activities such as bid-response writing
  • Requirements gathering, writing and evolution through business process identification, analysis and re-engineering
  • Functional analysis including effective business architecture and appreciation of the cyclical approach to solution identification
  • Understanding the capabilities (and limitations) provided by Dynamics BC/NAV out of the box
  • Understanding the capabilities available using out of the box connectors and integrations in the Microsoft platform
  • Implementing business and technical environment change safely and effectively, with the support of Solution Architects and the Project Office
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels
  • Using a hands-on approach to ensuring timescales are met

The technology is obviously key too;

  • History of exposure to NAV 2009 all the way up to Business Central
  • Expert at requirements implementation and system customisation
  • General exposure to all modules, but management especially
  • Approaches to integration with D365 CRM/CE/other systems

We’re also looking for people that fit how we work, which is something like;

  • happiest working under their own direction, but fully supported when needed
  • a geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • an obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • ability to identify and pick up new technologies quickly
  • ability to work effectively with remote teams in India
  • ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Dot Net Developer

#India

#Permanent

#Delivery Manager/Technical Director

We are actively seeking a Dot Net Developer who loves to deliver end-to-end dot net solutions that delight customers. If you love to work in an agile environment for some global customers you might fit right into our expanding team of Developers. Based in our modern, stylish offices in Bengaluru you will be able to grow your skills, work on some great projects and have a great social life doing it.

Primary Responsibility: Delivering end-to-end dot net solutions that delight customers

Reporting To: Delivery manager / Technical Director

Qualifications: Professional MS Certification(s) & degree in relevant subject

Salary Range: Experience dependent

Responsibilities- Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

  • Designing, documenting and discussing solution approaches
  • Working within an onshore/offshore customer embedded team
  • Suggesting strategies for improved design
  • Ensuring customers are happy with their software
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested

NOTE: As is common with this type of role, remote location and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests.

Skills

Essential- Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

  • .Net experience; ideally building public WebAPI services
  • Strong interest in database design and experience in EntityFramework
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
  • Working within large, distributed, polyglot programmed projects
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap or other responsive design techniques

 

Desirable- Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Knowledge of Azure Services highly regarded
  • Dynamics CRM integration experience is highly valued
  • Backbone/Angular or similar JS MVC frameworks
  • Mobile development experience is a plus
  • MariaDB/MongoDb or similar NoSQL knowledge huge plus
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, EC2 etc. preferred

 

Personality- Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

 

 cloudThing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications and work experience.

Graphic Designer

#India

#Permanent

#

We are actively seeking a talented Graphic Designer to join our expanding design team in India. We want a creative and professional individual who is passionate about the quality of their work. You’ll be responsible for creating visually engaging and user-friendly designs across various mediums, including but not limited to web, mobile and print.

Primary Responsibility- Contribute and collaborate with our established design team using your graphic design skills to create visually engaging and user-friendly designs across various mediums, including but not limited to web, mobile and print. You will work collaboratively with user experience designers, development teams, and customers to produce eye watering visuals that capture the attention of those who see them.

Alongside customer/client project work, you’ll be required to work with internal teams to produce online and offline marketing materials to build brand recognition, and promote cloudThing products, services and events.

Qualifications- Experience is a priority, however a degree (in an area related to Graphic Design or Visual Design) and/or related professional certifications would be advantageous.

Based From- Bangalore

Other Responsibilities- Candidates will need to demonstrate that they can;

  • Take a lead role in the creative development of visual assets
  • Produce designs for digital and print purposes, to include user interface design and marketing collateral (brochures, flyers and associated material)
  • Working closely with design team members to ensure user interface designs are aligned with wireframes, desired user experience and overall project vision

Also;

  • Liaising with development teams to ensure designs are delivered in line with your vision from conception to completion during delivery
  • Developing, maintaining and acting as gatekeeper for the organisations brand guidelines and assets – providing documentation, examples and advice on how they can be applied
  • Attending and contributing to team meetings

Skills

Essential- Candidates are expected to have all the following skills;

  • Proven expertise with graphic design and illustration software e.g. Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven, demonstrable graphic design skills, working with web and print mediums; a strong portfolio of work, designs, illustrations and related work
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with other designers and other project team members
  • Able to demonstrate that you can work within brand guidelines, and be capable of applying those guidelines to your design work
  • Excellent creative thinker, adept at idea generation and iteration
  • Experience of working in an environment where you have been managing your own work, prioritising multiple projects, and delivering to tight deadlines
  • Experience in taking design projects from concept to completion
  • Excellent communication skills, you will need to be able to confidently communicate the reasons behind graphic design choices to people across a range of teams visually and verbally
  • Ability to work methodically, to multitask and deliver work to tight deadlines

Desirable- Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Knowledge of user centred design and design principles
  • Knowledge of print processes
  • Experience creating Illustrations, animations and motion graphics
  • Knowledge of web accessibility and usability standards, E.g. WCAG 2.1
  • Experience working in agile, and/or scrum based projects

Personality- Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • Obsession with all things design
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Open and eager to receive critical feedback and direction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in the UK
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales
  • Proactively seek opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills

cloudThing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications and work experience.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer

#India

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are almost always seeking talented CRM developers to join our ever expanding team of Dynamics 365 technical wizards based in our offices in Bangalore, India. If you have a passion for delivering end-to-end Dynamics eco-system solutions that delight customers, we want to hear from you. You will be reporting to our CRM Practice Director and used to working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team on custom Dynamics CRM solutions, principally via CRMOL and including extensive presentation of bespoke business processes. Of course, you'll be joining the cloudThing family and can expect a seasoned agile approach to project delivery in a serious and grown up, but vibrant and fun environment. We're also committed to helping you develop your skills and career, so we offer an impressive training package to help you gain certifications in your craft, as well as a great social scene across the company.

Responsibilities

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

  • Building custom Dynamics CRM solutions, principally via CRMOL and including extensive presentation of bespoke business processes
  • Understanding and implementing solutions architected using service orientated, distributed, micro-service and other patterns appropriate to identified requirements
  • Building complimentary solutions that integrate with CRM back-ends, such as customer portals and integrations with other systems
  • Working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team
  • Reviewing documentation, designs and implemented solutions alike to ensure proposed approaches are implementable
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all types of team members to drive projects forwards

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, remote location and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests.

Skills

Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

Essential

  • Dynamics 2015/16 implementation and extensive customisation
  • Strong C# dev. to support bespoke plugin/workflow development
  • Strong JS/HTML/CSS dev. to support bespoke interface development
  • Strong general .Net dev to support complimentary project development
  • Insightful entity architecture, grounded in solid MS/Fetch SQL
  • Excellent communicator, capable of engaging at all levels with customers
  • Distributed team dev. inc source control appreciation, esp. GIT and CI
  • Windows certifications, e.g. multiple MCPs or an MCSE

Desirable

  • General .Net Development, esp. Web API to support peripheral technologies such as bespoke processing, integrations and customer/supplier portals
  • Azure portfolio implementation esp. Service Bus
  • Wider Dynamics eco-system technologies inc. MSE and DM

Personality

  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Software Solution Architect

#UK

#Permanent

#Head of Solutions

We are actively seeking a Software Solution Architect; the oft-sought, seldom found, inspired functional and technical consultant and pre-sales wizard, capable of engineering and translating business processes into implementable solutions for household name customers using cloudy technologies.

Qualifications: Experience is a priority, however a degree (in something) and related professional certifications would be advantageous.

Based From: Belbroughton - M5 Junction 4, in a converted water mill no less! Some travel while working with our customers is also expected as is common with this type of role.

Primary Responsibility: Identify, design and oversee multiple, complex projects for customers of varying sizes, ensuring they receive excellent services and solutions.

Other responsibilities: Successful candidates will spend the majority of their time talking to customers and helping them realise their visions for their software products, which is a challenging, varied but satisfying role that includes;

  • Pre-sales engagement including technology evangelism, demonstration, adoption and other early opportunity activities such as bid-response writing
  • Requirements gathering, writing and evolution through business process identification, analysis and re-engineering
  • Solution architecture using service orientated, distributed, micro-service and other patterns appropriate to identified requirements
  • Technology evaluation, comparison and selection, specifically public cloud, hybrid cloud and deep integration with bespoke software
  • Software and infrastructure architecture using a cloud-first services approach and including migration design, planning and execution
  • Implementation oversight using a hybrid agile/Prince2 methodology and including cross-continent, cross company, virtual team leadership
  • Reviewing documentation, designs and implemented solutions alike for solution assurance down to code level
  • Managing project and environment change effectively within a diverse team
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels
  • Using a hands-on approach to ensuring timescales are met

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, remote location (including from home) and occasional out-of-hours working will be required to support customer interests, which may (occasionally!) include international travel.

Personality: Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies quickly - critical
  • An autonomous but collaborative approach to problem solving
  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little thing
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

Skills:

Essential - Candidates are expected to have a good chunk of experience architecting with;

  • Front-end responsive frameworks such as react/ native
  • Windows web infrastructure architecture, especially high-performance .Net 4+ web/Api farms built using PaaS products in Azure and AWS
  • MS Cloud/Azure/Office 365 design/deployment including hybrid scenarios that involve Dynamics CRM/eco-system
  • DB architecture using some of MS SQL, MySQL/Maria, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra including entity design using UML, Crow’s Foot, Chen’s or similar
  • Some code experience, ideally C#, HTML and JS or similar, to support meaningful review
  • High availability and disaster recovery planning/design

Desirable - Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Pedigree in Windows enterprise infrastructure architecture such as AD, Exchange, SharePoint or Lync
  • Windows certifications, e.g. multiple MCPs or an MCSA/MCSE, ideally around Azure
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud providers such as AWS, RS, softlayer, vCloud or others

Lead DevOps Engineer

#India

#Permanent

#Head of DevOps

We are actively seeking a Lead DevOps Engineer to join the DevOps Company of the Year, specifically in the Delivery Centre in India where you'll support delivery of our software and managed services portfolio. The successful applicant will join our rapidly expanding DevOps operations to build our DevOps team in India, and work closely with our Solution Architects to induct and support new SaaS products and tastily complex Dev environments.

Qualifications: Degree in anything. Minimum 7 years of experience in DevOps provisioning and support with at least 3 years of experience with cloud-based infrastructure like Azure, AWS.

Based From: Bangalore

Primary Responsibilities: Establish and grow the India DevOps team to seamlessly integrate with the existing UK team, support of multi-platform online services, virtual-machines, databases and application servers across many customers, cloudy infrastructure providers (Azure, AWS) and environments while helping to build cutting-edge solutions through insightful infrastructure delivery.

Other Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience with;

  •  Working within an infrastructure support environment coordinating work between local and remotely based teams.
  • Supporting technically diverse development and production infrastructure running custom software, hosted in public clouds, including configuring/maintaining backups, monitoring, security and patching.
  • Working with the Solutions and Delivery Management teams to identify and resolve issues with the design, development and deployment of software solutions.
  • Provision, install, configure and maintain a wide range of services, applications, databases and tools across multiple platforms, environments, customers and cloudy infrastructure providers.
  • Remedy issues in our 3rd line ticket queue, including effective prioritisation, assignment to development teams and escalating resolution where required to ensure we meet our SLAs.
  • Providing last-stop problem resolution for mixed Linux and Windows environments.
  • Create clear and effective documentation.
  • Troubleshoot problems when they occur, quickly and efficiently.
  • Other task as reasonable requested.

NOTE: As is common with this type of role, occasional out of hours working and on-call duty may be required to support high-priority issues and service impacting releases.

Skills:

Essential- Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

  • Virtual infrastructure provisioning & management in Azure & AWS.
  • Windows and/or Linux guru, aficionado's desired, esp. public web publishing and bespoke app server deployment at scale.
  • Web hosting expert with IIS inc. ASP.NET, PHP.
  • Database maestro with some MS SQL/MySQL/Maria, Cassandra or MongoDB provisioning or troubleshooting experience.
  • Solid backup & monitoring setup/management.
  • Good net basics IP4/6, DNS, DHCP, HTTP/S firewalling & load-balancing.
  • Building images & other scripting automation using Bash, PowerShell, VBS, Win Batch or similar.
  • Building and maintaining Continuous build and release pipelines in Jenkins or Azure Devops or similar platform.
  • Platform specific certifications, e.g. multiple MCPs or an MCSE.

Desirable- Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Other OS support esp. Ubuntu if windows primary, other common web stacks.
  • VS C# .Net 4.5 appreciation esp. MS Build and environmental debugging.
  • Office 365 Management, esp. Exchange and Dynamics Online.
  • Jenkins and/or DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) distributed setup & management.
  • Source control appreciation, esp. GIT.
  • Dynamics 365 administration and deployment.

Personality: Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • Measured; bringing experience effectively to the business.
  • A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication.
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly.
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in UK.
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales.

Microsoft CRM Delivery Manager

#India

#Permanent

#Technical Director

We are looking to grow our Dynamics team with an experienced CRM Delivery Manager. We are looking for someone who is experienced in delivering technically sound solutions to new and existing products and services.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with; 

  • Understanding and breaking down of customer requirements into team manageable chunks of tasks  
  • Create and manage the plan for moving technical solutions to final hand-off.  
  • Keep a close eye the technical soundness of the development, QA and infrastructure delivery team 
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans 
  • Own the communication and execution of solution hand-over to clients and other team members at designated milestones 
  • Working closely and effectively within a multi-developer team 
  • Reviewing documentation, designs and implemented solutions alike to ensure proposed approaches are implementable 
  • Creating clear and effective documentation across multiple channels 
  • Being highly delivery focused and engaging effectively with all types of team members to drive projects forwards.

Essential Skill - Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills; 

- 10+ years of experience in highly technical roles and should currently be leading or managing a technical team and hands on MS CRM technologies (MSD CRM 365, online, on-premise)
- Experience delivering large scale projects in complex IT landscape 
- Strong leadership characteristics with natural authority to connect with people 
- Able to overcome potential conflicts with ability to ensure timely consensus 
- Excellent communication skills with ability to connect on all levels - programmer to director 

Desired Skills - Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills; 
- Minimum of 5+ years leading or managing projects exclusively and at least 4 years of experience working with MS CRM
- Azure portfolio implementation including Search, Service Bus etc 
- Knowledge and experience in Agile processes

Personality - Essential, must have one of own! Additionally; 
- A geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication 
- An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things! 
- Ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly 
- Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India and the UK 
- Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

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