Solutions Architect - Warehouse Management Systems

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
Our client, a very successful third party logistics (3PL) company is the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN is looking for WMS Solutions Architect.  The person in this role will lead a team of 4-6 WMS analysts and architects supporting the JDA WMS platforrm (formerly Red Prairie). 

SUMMARY:
 Works with IT leads on technical road map, project prioritization and/or support improvement goals. Can articulate how organization contributes to company scorecard. Understands client challenges and business goals.  This role is typically engaged as the highest-level technology expert on a project team. Partners with operations, IT integration team and WMS analysts in requirements gathering and reviews. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional responsibilities may be assigned. 

Works with application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.  Develops enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms.  Proposes changes in process, policy and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles.  Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.  Viewed as a technical expert and critical resource across multiple disciplines.  Ensures the delivery of exceptional customer service and tangible outputs.
 
Leadership expectation: Completely independent.
  • Facilitates/leads business diagnostics, process analysis and/or design workshops to help flush out as-is and desired to-be solution state and ultimately writes a solution design document to support business requirements
  • Leads the writing of functional specifications during the design phase of the project that supports the documented solution design
  • Develops functional business process test scripts (step by step instructional how to do) which outline new or updated end user functional processes supported by the solution design which may include standard application functionality, customized modifications, data interfaces, reports/layouts, … Prepares for and conducts customized end user training workshops to support application training content outside of base application knowledge / JDA Certifications
  • Serves as a functional liaison and attends and contributes to key meetings between JDA project team, key customer contacts, and customer users, up to and including key executive project sponsors
  • Understands how the JDA solutions within area of focus can be configured and delivered to better facilitate customer business processes (ensuring ability to design, execute, and deliver)
  • Setup and coordinate user acceptance testing efforts which will support final acceptance and critical phase sign-off by the business owners
  • Provides non-technical end user support during the 'go-live' and post go live period
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
  • 7+ years of experience as a Solution Architect 
  • In-depth knowledge of JDA software solutions and technical architectures 
  • Knowledge of business processes in Supply Chain Management 
  • Experienced in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions 
  • Teamwork mentality 
  • Creativity and out of the box thinking approach while simultaneously adhering to scope and schedule
If you would consider making a change for the right opportunity, please submit your resume in confidence for immediate consideration.

 
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