Yohannes Teklu, Developer in Kansas City, KS, United States
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Yohannes Teklu

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Power Platform Developer

Kansas City, KS, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 12, 2024

Yohannes, a Power Platform developer, facilitates data-driven decision-making and brings extensive experience to any project. He has crafted solutions for prestigious organizations like the United Nations, focusing on SharePoint, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Dataverse, and Python. Yohannes's expertise extends to applying machine learning techniques, adding depth and innovation to his solutions.



Preferred Environment

Teams, Slack, Microsoft Copilot, Windows 10

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed using Power Platform is the United Nations' top recruitment tracking system, streamlining global hiring management.

Work Experience

Power Platform Developer | Business Intelligence Developer

2021 - 2023
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Built a renowned cloud-based recruitment tracker for the UN. It ensures 120-day compliance, automates key tasks, and provides real-time insights using machine learning (ML) and Power BI.
  • Enhanced recruitment workflows and insights by creating a custom Power App for both desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Implemented ML techniques for forecasting and optimizing recruitment performance using Power BI Premium and Python.
  • Maintained comprehensive documentation in SharePoint for easy access.
  • Embedded a Power BI chatbot to provide answers to recruitment-related inquiries.
  • Integrated all features within the Microsoft Teams site, ensuring a cohesive user experience.
Technologies: Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, SharePoint, Microsoft Dataverse, Python, SQL, Machine Learning, Microsoft Copilot, Microsoft Power Pages, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Teams, Agile Software Testing, Leadership, Technical Requirements, Software Deployment, Software Design, Business Requirements, Windows 10

System Administrator

2020 - 2022
Victory Super Market
  • Maintains & troubleshoots IT systems of Victory grocery store (POS, inventory, etc.) ensuring smooth operations & customer experience.
  • Monitor & troubleshoot inventory software for accurate stock levels.
  • Backup & recover critical data to prevent information loss.
Technologies: Business Requirements, Agile Software Testing

Human Resources Officer | SharePoint Administrator

2018 - 2021
German Society for International Cooperation
  • Organized HR data systematically across SharePoint, SAP, and Power BI to bolster data-driven, informed decision-making in recruitment, training, compensation, and employee relations.
  • Processed the staff's monthly payroll, encompassing salaries, benefits, taxes, back payments, and severance packages.
  • Managed the SharePoint system for HR, ensuring efficient information management for over 700 personnel.
Technologies: SharePoint, Microsoft Yammer, Business Requirements, Payroll & Benefits, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP HR, Teams, Agile Software Testing, Leadership, Technical Requirements, Software Deployment, Software Design, Tax Systems, Microsoft Power Platform, Accounts, Windows 10

ERP Project Lead | HR Officer | Training Specialist | Data Engineer

2007 - 2020
Ethio Telecom
  • Headed the Oracle ERP system implementation at Ethio Telecom, covering recruitment, performance, and competency management from 2015 to 2017.
  • Implemented and optimized HR technology solutions to streamline processes and improve employee development through learning management and competency management systems.
  • Trained over 300 employees for over 500 hours on company policies, onboarding, learning management, and Oracle HRMS systems.
Technologies: Oracle ERP, Oracle, Oracle Performance Management, Oracle Recruiting, CSS, Agile Software Development, Microsoft Office, Oracle EBS, Oracle Succession Planning, Agile Software Testing, Leadership, Technical Requirements, Software Deployment, Software Design, Business Requirements, Windows 8

ERP Project Manager

2014 - 2016
Ethio Telecom
  • Led a cross-functional team in successfully implementing Oracle HRMS ERP, streamlining HR processes for a 70% reduction in onboarding time and improving employee data accuracy by 98%.
  • Managed the Oracle HRMS ERP project within a strict budget and delivered the project on time, meeting all key milestones.
  • Consolidated HR data from multiple sources into Oracle HRMS ERP, ensuring data accuracy and consistency. Developed comprehensive reporting capabilities, enabling improved decision-making for HR leadership.
  • Led the implementation of Oracle HRMS ERP for a company with 15,000+ employees, achieving a 95% user adoption rate.
Technologies: Oracle EBS, Oracle ERP, Oracle HRMS

Power Platform Recruitment Tracking System

Transformed the UN's recruitment by creating a custom cloud platform using Power Platform and SharePoint. It integrates recruitment and KPIs with artificial intelligence. This highly-rated system, which was presented to the UN senior directors, streamlines workflow, tracks progress using Power BI dashboards, and forecasts performance. I included a chatbot and legacy system integrations.

SharePoint Payroll System

A payroll management application for GIZ. I was one of the back-end developers. The system enables employees to view their monthly payroll. It sends automatic notifications for payroll-related activities such as advance payment requests and payments effected.

Oracle ERP Project Management

I led Ethio Telecom HR's Oracle HRIS and Staff Clinic Management implementation, configuring it for local needs. I managed the project's scope, budget, and timeline and coordinated with IT, HR, and consultants. My work also included data migration, training HR staff on the new system, and communicating progress to stakeholders.
2004 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

Jimma University - Jimma, Ethiopia


Oracle HR

SoftPro International


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Jimma University


Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Copilot, Microsoft Power Pages, Slack, Microsoft Yammer, Oracle ERP, Oracle Performance Management, Oracle Recruiting, Aspen HYSYS


Agile Software Development


Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Power Automate, SharePoint, Oracle


Python, SQL, CSS


Business Requirements, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dataverse, Machine Learning, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP HR, Oracle EBS, Windows 8, Teams, Agile Software Testing, Leadership, System Development, Technical Requirements, Software Deployment, Software Design, Accounts, Tax Systems, System Design, Sales, Payroll & Benefits, Oracle Succession Planning, Cisco Networking, Windows 10, Oracle HRMS, Health IT

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