Solution Architect

Solution Architect

Who is m-hance?

mhance is one of the UK’s leading Microsoft partners, specialising in implementing innovative and functionally rich software solutions for businesses in the charity and non-profit sector. As a business, we passionately care about our customers and the communities they serve, with customer service at the heart of everything we do. We work in close partnership with our customers to transform their businesses and improve their IT operations.

mhance is an organisation that has fully embraced home/hybrid working, with the majority of our employees working remotely. We have office bases in Manchester and Dublin, and while the offices are available for those who wish to work from there, we are focused on putting work-life balance and employee well-being at the forefront of the business and recognise the benefits of remote working for our staff. To support our remote workforce, collaboration and communication are key at mhance, creating a culture where every employee feels included and valued. Our Company Socials are a great way we keep our teams connected, whether it’s a virtual team quiz, a walking challenge, or a night on the town, we strive to challenge staff in the work that they do but to also make sure they have a fun time doing it. All mhance employees are given time for learning and development to enhance their skills and support ongoing career development, with a tailored “Educate & Celebrate” program. In addition, the business was one of the first to pledge commitment to Microsoft’s “Women in Dynamics” initiative.

The Role

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We are looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join our team at mhance. As a Solution Architect, you will be at the forefront of crafting and delivering innovative solutions grounded in the Microsoft stack, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, D365 and Power Platform. This multifaceted role encompasses pre-sales endeavours, leading workshops, and ensuring the seamless execution of projects. Central to your responsibilities is the adept management of diverse stakeholders, both internal and external, within an evolving environment. Your ability to prioritise effectively and manage multiple demands will be instrumental in your success.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications

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We are seeking a candidate who embodies a strategic vision, capable of foreseeing long-term objectives and crafting actionable strategies to realise them. Your collaborative spirit is integral to our team dynamic, fostering an environment where mutual respect and collective achievement flourish. In the face of evolving challenges, your adaptability shines through, demonstrating resilience and flexibility that inspire confidence among your peers. Your effective communication skills are a cornerstone of your success, enabling you to articulate complex concepts clearly and engage stakeholders at all levels. When confronted with obstacles, your problem-solving acumen shines, leveraging creativity and resourcefulness to find innovative solutions. Above all, your client-centric focus drives your commitment to understanding their needs and delivering solutions that exceed expectations. As a natural leader, your leadership excellence empowers teams to excel, whether leading workshops or guiding project endeavours.

To excel in this role, candidates should possess a wealth of experience in providing solutions across the wider Microsoft Azure/Power Platform/Dataverse environment, coupled with a proven track record of successful project delivery. Strong knowledge and certification in Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 are essential, reflecting proficiency in key technologies critical to our operations. Your technical proficiency extends beyond these platforms to encompass a broad understanding of the wider Azure stack, including appropriate use cases for Azure Data Factories, Azure Synapse and Power BI, complemented by familiarity with the software development lifecycle and Agile methodology. Insight into business practices and processes is paramount, with demonstrated experience in business requirement analysis, pre-sales activities, and effective presentation skills.

While a degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Data Science/Engineering/Analytics or Business Administration is preferred, equivalent experience will be considered for candidates who exhibit the requisite skills and expertise.

The Perks

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We provide an excellent benefits package to our employees, with a cashback scheme covering everyday healthcare costs and a tailored mental health service available for all our staff. We offer volunteering leave, bereavement and family leave, and as a result of the changing world, we have gone one step further, recently introducing a scheme whereby our employees can choose to work from anywhere in the world for up to four weeks per year. There are also gym and retail discounts available through our benefits partners, so there’s something for everyone at m-hance.

• 23 days’ holiday (rising to 28 with service)
• Company contributory pension
• Life assurance benefit (4 x Salary)
• Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, eye – health cashback scheme with fast access to private care)
• Income protection scheme, and a cycle2work scheme
• Volunteering Leave – Be Good, Do-Good days – the opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
• Employee Assistance – 24hr Counselling and Advice Line
• Mental Health Support – Free access to a fully tailored mental health service online -providing confidential support from a team of health professionals.
• Access to discounted membership at participating gyms and shopping discount offers.

Diversity and Inclusion

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m-hance is dedicated to making sure that every applicant is assessed solely on personal merit and qualifications. We actively celebrate the diversity of our colleagues and provide an inclusive work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, a culture based on inclusivity and mutual respect.
As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Recognising that diverse teams make the strongest teams, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce among our teammates is critical to our ongoing success, and that a more inclusive workforce is a more collaborative and productive one. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate.

To apply for the vacancy, please complete the application process and attach a copy of your CV.

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