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Software Engineer III

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Software Engineer III - AX will be an integral member of the Technical Solutions AX ERP team and will be tasked with developing scalable technical solutions for Microsoft AX ERP implementations across the Family of Companies (FOCs).  The individual is responsible for the technical design, development, implementation, testing, and operational / maintenance of new and existing programs in the Microsoft AX ERP environment.  The Software Engineer III -AX will be required to work on task management and planning by breaking down functional specifications into technical designs, development tasks, estimates, and executing to completion.  In addition, the Software Engineer III -AX must ensure that developed code meets the technical and functional specifications through unit testing and validation. This role will be required to mentor other developers on AX best practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Technical Design- Able to identify, analyze, specify, design, and translate functional design to technical design. Create and document technical designs for medium to high complexity solutions that may include integration with external systems.
  • Create and document  technical designs for low to high complexity solutions that may include integrations with external systems

·Lead and/or participate in peer technical design review

  • Design systems that span multiple technologies/platforms
  • Create and apply design standards across all applications
  • Design solutions to meet performance requirements and scalability expectations
  • Design complex systems utilizing multiple technologies (may have a special area of expertise), including integrations with external systems.  
  • Design and creates frameworks, program controls and services that can be utilized by other developers in creation of applications.    
  • Ensure the application operates according to functional and technical specifications
 Application Development - Able to write, test, debug, and maintain applications for end-user adoption, productivity improvement and efficiency. 
  • Research, analyze, and produce high quality source code for low to high complexity solutions
  • Modify and enhance low to high complexity programs
  • Enable integration with third party applications using Microsoft Dynamics AX tools
  • Apply more than one programming language to produce high quality source code
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues
  • Develop knowledge of the company's applications
  • Lead and/or participate in peer code reviews
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to identify and solve software defects
  • Anticipate risks and implement contingency plans to resolve issues impacting applications
  • Design operational support systems like monitoring, reporting, fail over, error handling etc.
  • Proactively enhances systems for stability, efficiency, scalability and robustness
  • Develops, sponsors, and supports the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, and technologies.  
  • Devise, makes recommendations, and guide implementation of corrective and/or preventive actions
 
Unit Testing and Validation - Ensures developed code meets the technical and functional specifications.
  • Participate in the installation and configuration of development/test/production Dynamics AX 2012 environments as required
  • Provide assistance/leadership in ERP upgrades as required
  • Develop and document effective unit test cases to test solution and validate results are as expected
  • Modify code if unit test fails
  • Ensure the application operates according to functional and technical specifications
  • Troubleshooting and resolve software bugs, data, and system configuration issues
  • Develops reusable unit test case suite
  • Ensures test case suite incorporates broad coverage within application(s).
 
Provide Accurate Project Effort Estimates - Ability to quantify and meet individual and project phase level efforts.
  • Manage ambiguity, meet and create accurate project effort estimates for their assigned tasks
  • Understand, consider and communicate interdependencies  for project estimates  
  • Adhere to RTS project methodology throughout project lifecycle
  • Accurately identifies project-specific risks through the software development lifecycle 
 
Adherence to Standards - Ability to create solutions that adhere to and incorporate RTS standards.
  • Apply and use information and technology standards in solution design. 
  • Identify opportunities for creating reusable enterprise services
  • Obtain key inputs from Enterprise Architecture to ensure compliance and exception management
  • Identify commonalities and suggest a consistent approach across projects

SUPPLEMENTAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Assist personnel in other RTS departments to resolve technical and/or application issues
  • Other duties as requested
  • Participate in GAP fit analysis
  • Mentor development team on Microsoft Dynamics AX technology (i.e., X++, MorphX ,Dynamics AX 2012, AIF, C#, .NET framework, Web Forms/Win Forms, WCF, Web Services, SOA and OOD/OOP, SQL Server) and integration tools as required

·Occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule - evening/weekend hours in order to meet project deadlines or to access the computer system to support 2nd/3rd shift users

REQUIRED & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·Bachelor degree in computer science, management of information science, or equivalent work experience in a related field required

  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer required
  • 4+ years of Dynamics AX project experience working as a Sr. Developer for at least one global/complex (multiple ISV solutions / work streams) deployment required
  • 3+ years as a senior X++ developer working with large-scale application development required
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Development / Installation Experience required, (AX 2012 preferred) 
  • 3+ years working with an object oriented development language (e.g. X++, C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, .NET framework) required
  • 4+ year with AIF, BOF, TFS and SSRS required
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Working knowledge of programming methodologies, structures, and concepts .Net framework, UML, XML, SharePoint, BizTalk
  • Experience with Dynamics AX Trace Parser.
  • Experience with the diagnosis of X++ code tracing with performance analysis outcomes and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of T&L, SCM, General Ledger, and Projects including PSA
  • Working knowledge of database design and SQL (Query Language)
  • Experience work with ISV solutions such as BottomLine, eBanking, CCH, Avalara preferred
  • Have experience in estimating development effort
  • Current certifications in Dynamics AX Development Introduction and MorphX Solutions Development
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform skills

CORE COMPETENCIES

Problem Solving - Ability to problem solve through problem identification (what is the problem), solution assessment (what can be done), problem documentation (document for future) and problem response (implementing a solution).
     Able to:
  • Frame problems before trying to solve them
  • Break down low to high complexity problems and identify all of their components
  • Provide insight into the root-causes of problems 
  • Seek advice from those who have solved similar problems
  • Anticipate problems and is proactive in addressing them
  • Follow up to ensure that the problem has been resolved
  • Ask perceptive questions to seek optimal solutions
  • Explore various sources for answers, and think "outside the box" to find options
  • Be open to others' ideas to help develop solutions
  • Generate a range of solutions and courses of action with benefits, costs, and risks associated with each
  • Evaluate the chosen course of action to determine its worth and impacts
  • Involves the team in problem solving
  • Considers proposed solutions against the reality of likely effects before going forward; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answer
 
Decision making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals.
     Able to:
  • Gather data and others' input when making decisions
  • Escalate decisions when appropriate
  • Weigh pros and cons of each option before making a decision and moving forward
  • Balance analysis, insight, experience, and perspective when making decisions
  • Explain the rationale for a decision
  • Find solutions that are acceptable to diverse groups with conflicting interests and needs
  • Make decisions in difficult situations in a timely manner even when information is limited or unclear
  • Follow up to ensure decision was implemented
  • Consider lessons learned from experience, differing needs, and the impact of the decision on others 
  • Lead when it is necessary to facilitate change, overcome an impasse, face issues or ensure that decisions are made.
 
Customer Service - Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with others by listening, understanding and responding to their needs.
     Able to:
  • Provide service to internal and external customers to satisfy their needs and expectations
  • Listen to concerns and resolve reported issues effectively and promptly
  • Ensure and comply to customer response timeline (SLAs) based on the severity of reported issues including documenting concise and accurate status information in the ServiceNow ticketing system 
  • Deliver high quality products and services
  • Commit to continuous improvement                                                                                                                                   
  • Anticipate others’ needs and move to effectively address issues
  • Establish proactive relationship with others
  • Elicit feedback from others
  • Deliver high quality solutions that meet the organization’s needs
  • Create strategies to help the organization serve others more effectively 
 
Company Business Knowledge - Understands the company, its products and the business processes.
     Able to:
  • Apply broad (two or more areas) Reliance business knowledge to technology solutions
  • Help guide and influence business decisions on technology solutions.
 
Accountability - Holds self-accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
     Able to:
  • Proactively collaborate between own functional area and areas below or above in the project stream as needed
  • Set well-defined and realistic personal goals
  • Comply with established policies and procedures
  • Accept responsibility for mistakes
  • Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments
  • Minimize re-work
  • Seek out learning opportunities
  • Identify training needs and take action to obtain knowledge  
  • Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks
  • Be enthusiastic for the things he/she sees as challenging
  • Be proactive throughout work assignments /projects
  • Persistently push self and others for results
  • Help others learn
  • Make good decisions on behalf of the company (profitability, compliance)
  • Provide consistency between projects
  • Mitigates issues within work scope to keep the workflow moving smoothly to a conclusion.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Consistently seize opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Recommend work allocations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Limit risk and exposure.                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Manage cost 
 
Communication - Communicates effectively across all levels to support departmental and organizational objectives.
     Able to:
  • Establish rapport with co-workers easily
  • Clearly express information taking into account audience and nature of the information (for example, non-technical, sensitive, and controversial)
  • Ask questions and summarize what was heard to prevent miscommunication
  • Present information in a concise and focused manner
  • Listen to others
  • Communicate written information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner
  • Produce written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience
  • Share ideas and perspectives and encourage others to do the same
  • Inform others involved in a project of new developments
  • Ensure written messages have the desired effect on the target audience
  • Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages                                                   
  • Disseminate information to other employees
 
Building Collaborative Relationships - Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships with others inside and/or outside the organization.
     Able to:
  • Establish rapport with co-workers easily
  • Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identity
  • Foster commitment and team spirit
  • Work with others to achieve goals
  • Listen and respond constructively to other team members' ideas
  • Offer support for others' ideas and proposals
  • Be open with other team members about his/her concerns
  • Share his/her expertise with others
  • Seek to resolve confrontations and disagreements constructively        
  • Acknowledge team members for their contributions
  • Provide assistance to others when they need it
  • Work for solutions that all team members can support
  • Effectively collaborate with geographically distributed teams
  • Facilitate cooperation and motivate team members to accomplish group goals                                                                                                                                                               
  • Recognize the business concerns and perspectives of others.                                                                              
  • Inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust.            
  • Focus on the situation, issues, or behaviors, rather than the people
 
Leadership – Displays effort and commitment in carrying out the department’s goals and objectives.
     Able to:
  • Act in a proactive and achievement-oriented manner
  • Treat co-workers in a fair and equitable manner
  • Empower others by sharing information
  • Actively listen and clarify information as needed
  • Foster an atmosphere of open communication
  • Behave in a tactful, compassionate, and sensitive manner
  • Consider and respond appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations
  • Share best practices and processes  
  • Recognize the differences in people and what motivates them                                                                                                                                       
  • Utilize appropriate techniques to encourage and support staff in meeting or exceeding desired outcomes                                                                                                         
  • Coordinate work assignments of others                                                                                                                        
  • Guide others toward goal accomplishment
 
 
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