Senior JD Edwards Functional Architect

Location: Dunwoody, GA
Date Posted: 05-02-2016
Senior JD Edwards Functional Architect
Location: Norcross, GA
Employment Type:  Full Time Perm
Our client makes consumer and corrugated packaging solutions that give their customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. They partner closely with customers on everything from beverage packs and pizza boxes to trigger sprayers and fragrance pumps to paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers.
Their 42,000 team members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in about 275 operating and business facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia to deliver products and services that answer unique local needs.
  • Provides senior level solution architecture, enhancement, maintenance and support of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system at our client.  This includes the current implementation of Financials, Procurement, and Capital Asset Management; as well as the active implementation projects for Sales Order Management, Agreement Management, Advanced Pricing, and Mobile Applications
  • Provide hands on guidance, direction, solution design, and quality assurance testing based on end user requirements and senior level knowledge of the JDE ERP base functionality
  • Collaborate with other client IT teams to set priorities, provide communication, and interface to the user community in concert with the Director-Enterprise Systems
  • Minimum of 12 years of real world hand’s on experience as a business systems analyst or solution architect for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application
  • Provide expert level knowledge of JD Edwards applications functionality, with a focus on one or more areas - Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Manufacturing, and/or Capital Asset Management processes
  • Lead and organize the day-to-day activities for functional solution design in supporting the JD Edwards software and its interfaces to other client systems on various platforms
  • Provide JD Edwards solution architecture, design, and configuration services as required based on an in depth understanding of the JD Edwards application toolkit and related technologies
  • Perform requirements analysis, systems analysis and design work, creating appropriate documentation for use in estimating and specifying project work 
  • Create detailed functional specification documents based on business requirements
  • Work closely with the technical development team and implementation managers to develop, test, and implement change requests
  • Develop and thoroughly document test plans to ensure that all system changes are working as specified prior to implementation in the production systems
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the usage of JD Edwards to the user community and work with other IT leadership to present and prioritize those ideas
  • Provide effort estimates based on understanding of user requirements for changes or enhancements to the JD Edwards system and related interfaces
  • Provide evaluation of feasibility of user requests.  Where required, recommend a project charter be written by the requestor.
  • For maintenance, support and small enhancements, provide day-to-day prioritization and guidance to personnel bearing in mind longer-term strategies and system maintainability
  • Communicate regularly with the user community, working with the Director-Enterprise Systems to set priorities, communicate status, document issues, and manage expectations
  • Ability to quickly resolve and review day to day support issues for the business, implementation managers, and support teams. In addition, provide training and knowledge transfer for implementation, support, and development team members.
  • Ability to work within complex project team environments; adhering to project schedules and goals.
  • Work as an effective team member in various situations as circumstances dictate
  • Deliver strong JDE functional application designs and solutions thru the ability to transform user requirements to program specifications and to communicate effectively with developers and end users throughout the process
  • Effectively communicate throughout the organization from end-users through senior level management
  • Ability to present complex concepts clearly in easily understood terms
  • Effectively manage relationships with end users, senior management, and within IT in a matrixed-resource environment
  • Efficiently troubleshoot and effectively isolate application issues vs. other issues, and provide initial troubleshooting on JD Edwards application functionality issues with the user community and other IT teams supporting JD Edwards
  • Expert level knowledge of JD Edwards integration points such as BI Publisher, EDI, Scale Systems, Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), webMethods, and other 3rd party Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Use working knowledge of JDE CNC functions, security framework, the JDE E1 technical development toolkit – E1 Pages, CAFEOne, Watch Lists, etc – in the solution design process
  • Provide project leadership in the areas of functional design and testing
  • Perform configuration and set up in the JD Edwards OMW development toolkit
  • Use working knowledge of Microsoft SQL database utilities and ability to construct SQL queries for mass data analysis
  • Provide regular status updates to the IT Director-Enterprise Systems regarding workload, project status, priorities, and issues/roadblocks needing resolution
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required/MBA Strongly Preferred
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