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AX Solutions Designer


TX, Houston

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Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Dynamics AX Trace Parser, third party billing solutions, field services automation applications, .Net framework, UML, XML, SharePoint, BizTalk, X++, C++, C#, VB.NET, Java and Working knowledge of database design and SQL (Query Language)
  • 5+ years of Dynamics AX project experience (Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology),preferably working as a development lead for at least one complex, multiple ISV solutions / work streams,  deployment
  • Deep experience with implementation of large ERP projects, such as Microsoft’s Dynamics AX and/or competitive ERP solutions such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards or BAAN
  • Proficient with architectural frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, etc.)
  • Current certifications in Dynamics AX Development Introduction and MorphX Solutions Development
  • The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management. Experience working alongside and providing oversight to System Integrators and other vendors in an AX implementation
  • Deliver effective strategic presentations to audiences of all sizes and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of programming methodologies, structures, and concepts


  • The MS Dynamics AX Solution Architect/Developer maps specific requirements to the functions of the Dynamics AX platform
  • Identifies solution gaps and develops solution options
  • Establishes an overview of the requirements defined by internal stakeholders including definition of business, technical, and architectural requirements
  • Recognizes any inconsistencies, assumptions, and critical elements
  • Designs the end-to-end functional architecture and solution design
  • Documents, proposes and discusses the architecture and solution options, recommendations and implications
  • Facilitates and accelerates the decision process considering the company’s business strategy, drivers and requirements, pain points and challenges with the industry trends
  • Plays a key role in leveraging partners and Microsoft Global Delivery as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model
  • Must apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of the Dynamics ERP Solution to provide detailed reliable solutions and estimates for service implementations
  • Provides oversight at various points throughout the program lifecycle including experience in multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource programs
  • Apply and develop in and around the AX solution as well as govern over and end to end solution design

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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