MS CRM Architect (Contract)
Gurulink - Toronto, ON

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Title: MS CRM Architect (Contract)
Location: Toronto, On (Bay & Dundas)
Duration: Contract
How to Apply: Include resume as MS Word attachment
Rate: $80/hr to $85/hr


The successful candidate will have a degree in Computer Science or Business Administration or equivalent work experience. This role requires senior relevant working experience including expertise in enterprise CRM/xRM implementations as well as application deployment and/or distributed system implementation. Knowledge of Dynamics CRM is an advantage but isn’t a must if compensated by broad industry experience and competitive application knowledge. Qualifications include hands-on experience with multi-phase, multi-country, enterprise-wide CRM/xRM implementation with focus on presales/business development as well as engagement delivery.


  • Demonstrated leadership, management and negotiating skills.
  • Lead a variety of teams, mentor and provide technical oversight to CRM consulting teams
  • Work in a collaborative team analyzing client issues and interviewing key personnel
  • Assist with the development of recommendations and presentations for client engagements
  • Act as lead in the design and architecture of client solutions and client presentations
  • Identify issues, define symptoms and recommend solutions
  • Prioritize your objectives and contribute to project planning and status reporting
  • Collaborate with industry partners to identify key solutions areas and top strategic partners in
  • Provide Architectural & Application Overviews as needed to provide vision for partnership.
  • Hold design reviews; meet with development managers and teams, articulating the value of the Dynamics CRM functionality, architecture, scalability as a Microsoft platform and how to develop to it
  • Establish and maintain credible technical relationships with C level executives. You will be seen as a knowledgeable advisor to our client group
  • Participate and Drive technology reviews with new and established clients


  • 6+ years of hands-on leadership in design, architect, implementation and deployment of Microsoft technology platforms
  • Builds effective teams; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; share wins and successes.
  • Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably.
  • Intellectual Horsepower - deals with concepts and complexity comfortably.
  • In-depth working knowledge and experience in different versions of Microsoft’s .NET framework and Microsoft solutions “stack”
  • Experience in designing, architecting, implementing, customization, developing and integration of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint (nice to have) solutions
  • Understanding of xRM concepts and architecture
  • expertise in industry verticals
  • Knowledge of administration and maintenance infrastructure around Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience in identify, evaluating, proposing or contributing to business/technology solutions, frameworks or roadmaps built on Microsoft technologies to address specific business needs is beneficial
  • Experience in development or contributing to business cases, project plans, cost/benefit analysis and project initiation would be beneficial
  • Experience in leading, mentoring and training internal (practice members, cross functional staff) and external stakeholders (partners and clients) would be beneficial


  • Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamic CRM 3.0/4.0
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 /2010
  • Knowledge of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2005+, 2008
  • Knowledge of ASP.NET, Visual Studio Team System 2008, VB.NET, Visual C#, Enterprise Library


  • Microsoft BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certifications around Dynamics CRM, SharePoint or other Microsoft technologies

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