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Application Solution Architect

Company: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:


To own technical solutions of Enterprise Application engagements leveraging the company’s development standards to align with business and technical strategies. 


  • Provides technical direction and support to strategic enterprise systems developers (internal and external to NTE). 
  • Acts as “Tech Lead” for complex application development projects with significant bottom-line impact. 
  • Documents best practices and creates development resources that can be used/reused by other developers. 
  • Provides input to Enterprise Architecture that helps build reference architecture, frameworks, and toolkits to drive scale of adoption in the ecosystem. 
  • Ensures that enterprise architecture guidelines and recommendations are followed and bridges gaps directly with enterprise architecture. 
  • Ensures that project teams follow enterprise architecture processes to include technical reviews and enterprise technical recommendations. 
  • Develops presentations and demonstrations of new applications and technologies for the Information Technology (IT) department and technical partners/vendors. 
  • Delivers persuasive, high quality presentations to senior IT decision makers when introducing new or changing technologies/applications. 
  • Facilitates the evaluation and selection of enterprise software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations as they relate to the systems. 
  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of architecture, application systems design and integration to develop enterprise level application and custom integration solutions including major enhancements and interfaces, functions, and features. 
  • Determines specifications, then plans and designs the most complex and business critical software solutions, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes. 
  • Develops programming and development standards and procedures as well as programming architectures for code development and reuse. 
  • Oversees or consults on application architecture implementation and modification activities, particularly for new and/or shared enterprise application solutions. 
  • Provides expertise to IT and business stakeholders regarding the integration of enterprise applications across the business during project analysis and design. 
  • Monitors emerging industry standards to determine impact on enterprise application architecture. 
  • Develops and maintains a road map of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state (as defined by the Enterprise Architect). 
  • Coordinates solution architecture implementation and modification activities. 
  • Works closely with the enterprise portfolio management office (PMO) / project office to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered. 
  • Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems, and related information necessary for effective managementCoordinates and communicates plans and activities with others, as appropriate, to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach. 
  • Performs related work as apparent or assigned. 




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Analysis, or a related field. Master’s degree highly preferred. 
  • At least 10 years of strong application development experience; specifically, expertise JAVA and .NET. 
  • Deep experience with Dynamics D365 required.
  • At least 7 years of experience mentoring and building/maintaining developer relations and skillsets. 
  • At least 5 years of Solution or Enterprise Architecture experience. 
  • At least 5 years of omni-channel experience in application and technical roles. 
  • At least 5 years enterprise project technical implementation/consulting experience (Tech Lead). 
  • Understands and consistently applies the attributes and processes of current application development methodologies 
  • Extensive experience with various information modeling techniques (such as data flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, or create/read/update/delete matrices). 
  • Knowledge of all components of application architecture. 
  • High-level understanding of relational database management systems and other data structures. 
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes. 
  • Understanding of Infrastructure and Information/Data architecture. 
  • Understanding of SOA and object-oriented analysis and design. 
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation. 
  • Strong leadership skills through influencing. 
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations. 
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements.  
  • Ability to estimate the fiscal impact of architecture alternatives.  
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.  
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies. 
  • Some travel may be required (<10%). 
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies. 



  • Azure DevOps (Repos using GitPipelines and CI/CD, Releases Management, Test PlansBoards) 
  • Azure SQL Server 
  • Azure Logic Apps 
  • Azure Function Apps 
  • Azure API Management 
  • Azure Power Apps 
  • SSRS Development 
  • Dynamics 365 extensions development  
  • Dynamics 365 system admin 
  • Dynamics 365 ISV integrations (MediusFlow, RF Smart, SK Global) 
  • Informatica IICS Application and Data Integration development  
  • ELK Stack (Elastic Search, File Beats, Kibana)  
  • SQL Server 
  • Microsoft Data Factory v2 
  • Microsoft Storage accounts/Data Lakes 
  • Postman  
  • Visual Studio 2019 development including (Azure Function AppsLogic Apps) 

Keywords: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?, Burnsville , Application Solution Architect, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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