Our client, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, is seeking a?Tech Lead. Location:? Woodcliff Lake, NJ Position Type : Contract Duties: -The Development lead will work with stakeholders to assess, design and implement solutions. -The lead will have significant hands-on experience defining and implementing solutions build on Microsoft SharePoint (including SharePoint Online) and other Office 365 apps; have experience with implementing search technologies and a solid understanding of the associated change impacts resulting from collaborative technology solutions. -Leads the solutions design and development working with Architect, Technical Product Manager and Developers to get analysis and implementation of key business requirements. Responsibilities:? -Responsible for technical design, implementation and maintenance of the Company's enterprise collaboration capabilities-Advises the business on innovative real-time communications, document sharing, team workspaces, social and collaborative working topics.-Partners with Architecture, Development, and Business Analysis to define technology standards that meet business expectations and needs as identified with the Company's global collaboration and knowledge function (GC&K)-To implement the successful technical deployment of systems (mainly SharePoint-based) within member firm and global environments, the role will-Support the Senior Solution Architect in their role as trusted advisor and representative in any technical matter as required-Manage and implement the technical alignment of Global/Regional/Local configuration and deployment architectures with respect to supporting core infrastructure items; for example, operating systems, productivity tools, browsers, and database technologies-Manage and implement the determination of requirements for all aspects of technical delivery and configuration, including: documentation, workshops, forums, training and contribute to their development and delivery. Coordinate these activities and other communications as directed by ITS Global-Maintain current knowledge of collaboration architecture and related technologies ensuring staying relevant with latest changes and technologies in this field-Lead technology effort to help ITS maintain collaboration technologies as defined by GC&K business needs.-Work with Global/Regional/Local IT teams to help them configure implementations, plan functional and performance testing as well as facilitate the transition of systems through delivery into formal support processes-Create ITS data and application models, architecture documentation and other ITS project deliverables related to defining and implementing collaboration solutions Skills: -Understand the principles and practices involved in planning, managing, and implementing change projects and programs-Ability to act quickly on issues and requests associated with business needs-Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; strong competence in packaging complex ideas into simply business-ready documentation-Team player who is self-managing, works well under pressure, with excellent inter-personal skills to work with employees and all levels across multiple initiatives-Must be comfortable working in a global environment with distributed business partnership network onshore and offshore-Competent in use of MS Visual Studio Team Services and TFS and other commonly used SDLC systems-Competent in use of Microsoft Office applications and MS Visio (i-Server experience a benefit)-Some experience with data architecture and associated representation models Teamwork-Design, develop and implement unit and scenario testing for existing code base and for new functionality under development-Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies-Extensive knowledge of .Net, SharePoint, Azure, Search, IIS and collaboration product suite-Ability to use Visual Studio Team Server for code management-Experience writing SQL queries for SQL Server or another Relational Database is required-High scalability projects involving cloud-based infrastructure design and implementation-Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production ready software-Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP and API design for extensibility and portability-Experience debugging distributed systems with high data loads-Deep understanding of distributed data model Education: -Bachelor?s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience-Minimum fifteen years project experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications including enterprise collaboration and social solutions in complex global environments.? In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (Azure, IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, Windows Server, Clustering, Active Directory etc.).-In-depth knowledge of collaboration technologies (e.g. Microsoft Skype, SharePoint (2013, 2016, O365), Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, Huddle, Slack, Jive, Confluence, Tibbr, Facebook (for Enterprise), Dropbox, etc.)-Knowledge of application, database/content, system, and network design-Experience configuring and delivery of third party products (e.g. workflow and orchestration engines, Practice Management Systems, Portals, Document Management Systems, etc) a plus-Must be a Subject Matter Expert on SharePoint Hands-on experience working with Microsoft Azure Cloud solutions ? good knowledge of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings (Office 365)-Knowledge of Akamai based solutions for video hosting, traffic and performance optimizations (Sure Route, Terra Alta etc)
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