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Job Title: 

M365 Solutions Architect (Senior Applications Developer)

Salary Range: 
$107,976.00 - $135,510.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by January 19, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

Employees must reside in Washington State and have the ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will be required.  

Are you a skilled professional eager to make a meaningful impact in the Information Technology realm? KCHA is actively seeking a M365 Solutions Architect (Senior Applications Developer) to be a key player in our Tukwila, Washington-based Information Technology department.

As an integral member of our team, the M365 Solutions Architect will spearhead both technical and managerial initiatives, leveraging expertise to drive innovative solutions aligned with KCHA's strategic vision. This role involves leading software infrastructure architecture, crafting and maintaining the applications roadmap, and orchestrating file discovery for efficient solutions.

Specifically, you'll be at the forefront of strategic and tactical planning, focusing on Microsoft 365 implementation, Power Platform (Power BI, Apps, Automate, and Pages), Teams implementation, and the seamless operation of on-premises solutions and cloud-based services. Your leadership will ensure the development, implementation, maintenance, and optimization of crucial systems and processes, all contributing to the realization of our mission-critical business objectives.

If you have the qualifications we are seeking and are prepared to contribute your technical expertise and strategic vision to a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply. 

The King County Housing Authority 

King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link. 

We transform lives through housing. 

Essential Functions

The M365 Solutions Architect will have key responsibility for the following: 

Lead advanced senior-level oversight for Microsoft 365 Online environments, covering design, implementation, maintenance, administration, and support.

Support KCHA staff using M365 tools (MS Teams, Power Platform Suite, M365 Forms, M365 To-Do, Azure AD Objects). Develop and refine roadmaps.

Act as lead consultant and subject matter expert for the Microsoft 365 Platform (SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Teams, and other Microsoft 365 Apps) on service requests and incidents.

Manage, monitor, and assign software licensing, ensuring compliance with KCHA Microsoft agreements and security requirements.

Manage configurations and standards to identify, design, plan, recommend, and implement improvements including integrations with other systems.

Monitor and communicate service performance, providing key metrics and status updates to IT Management.

Create SOPs, training resources, and consult with team members to maximize application utilization and improve customer service.

Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Microsoft 365 and SaaS Administration

Cloud-Based Services Administration

Web Platform Management

Project Management

Evaluation and Research

LEAN or Continuous Improvement

Records Management

Data Classification

Short-Term and Long-Term Project Planning

Interpretation and Application of Rules, Regulations, Policies

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:  

Bachelor's Degree AND 

Considerable experience in the areas of the Microsoft 365 implementation, Power Platform (Power BI, Apps, Automate, Pages), and Teams implementation OR 

An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Proficient in applications development principles, techniques, and procedures for both business and technical systems. 

Demonstrates expertise in systems analysis and design principles and various development methodologies for efficient system operation and maintenance.

Understands database design concepts and is familiar with standard programming languages, utilities, and SQL queries used in similar environments. 

Competent with standard software development tools and utilities. 

Experienced in designing and operating information systems for standard computer platforms and peripherals.

Demonstrates proficiency in cultivating an inclusive work environment that values diversity, treats others with respect, and fosters cooperation. 

Possesses strong communication skills, both written and verbal, conveying clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; proficient in preparing clear and concise program documentation, user procedures, and reports. 

Experienced in creating training documentation and conducting end-user training sessions.

Utilizes excellent time management skills to efficiently complete project responsibilities and programming assignments in accordance with quality standards. 

Adaptable to evolving business needs and work responsibilities, responding positively to change while embracing and incorporating new practices and values.

Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a team member, fostering effective working relationships; works cooperatively, exchanging ideas, and addressing issues in a constructive and collaborative manner. 

Exhibits analytical skills, using experience and perspective in problem-solving and decision-making; exercises independent judgment in communicating decisions or actions. 

Proficient in using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet tools.

Special Requirements: 

May need to consent to and pass required assessments.

Consent to and pass a criminal records background check. 

The successful candidate will need to have access to reliable transportation to meet the business needs of the Agency.

Position Information and Application Process

Application Requirements:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

Complete the online application profile in its entirety.

Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)

Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $107,976.00-$135,510.00 annually dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $107,976.00-$163,043.59 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page. 

Work Environment:
After initial onboarding, this position will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 100% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. Employees must reside in Washington State and have the ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will be required. Some local and domestic travel may be required to support KCHA business needs. 

Physical Requirements:
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Equal Opportunity:
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

To Apply: 

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Date Posted: 
Monday, January 22, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, WA
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