OFSAA Consulting Enterprise Solution Architect
Posted: June 23, 2016
Reference ID: 16000PR1
OFSAA Consulting Enterprise Solution Architect
The Enterprise Solution Architect is responsible for the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key principles and models that describe the enterprise's future state and enable its evolution through a feasible roadmap.
Reporting to the Head of OFSAA Consulting and to the Head of Product Architecture, this is a strategic role that bridges consulting and product architecture functions to provide our key customers with architecture driven strategic advice and guidance on Oracle (OFSAA - Oracle Financial Services Analytic Applications) solutions and adoption. This role would also focus on scaling and maturing the solution/functional architecture skills within the OFSAA consulting business.
Responsible for providing strategic solution architecture guidance to key Financial Services (OFSAA) customers, this role brings together deep consulting/industry experience related to deploying Analytic Applications for Financial Services Industry combined with a strong OFSAA product knowledge to be a trusted advisor to our customers in their digital transformations.
An Enterprise Architect will work across multiple solution domains and will be responsible for bringing elements from those domains together into a feasible customer solution. The Enterprise Solution Architect will ensure that the solution architecture and Oracle solution deployment and consumption plans of our customers aligns with the roadmaps established by Product Management.
He/she will play a critical role across the customer life cycle especially of large transformation programs for Tier 1 customers by providing inputs through the land, adopt, expand and renew phases of the customer lifecycle working with other related Oracle teams.
He/she will engage with and provide feedback to the Product teams as also inputs to the Consulting functional and technical practices and across key initiatives that improve consulting delivery capabilities and maturity.
Contributes to the achievement of relevant territory consulting revenue target. Typically deployed for specified periods of time across Tier 1 customer segment to maximize solution value, demand generation and license/consulting consumption
•Architect, design, and present an array of OFSAA based solutions to address complex business issues across both active and prospective customers
•Interface with our prospects and customers to understand their business and technical requirements, their expectations and plans and assess the feasibility and technical fit for Oracle solutions.
•Strategize with prospects to architect a winning solution based on a variety of criteria, including business objectives, functionality, scalability, future-proofing, and cost.
•During the land phase of the customer lifecycle, articulate and discuss the full portfolio of OFSAA and where relevant related Oracle suites capabilities and underlying architecture.
•Partner with our sales and consulting delivery teams to provide support for pre/post sales activities, such as product demonstrations, webinars and/or presentations, solution designs, proofs of concept, total cost of ownership, guidance during implementations etc.
•Provide strategic guidance on product direction, feature usefulness, and applicability to customers and OFSAA consulting teams post-sale to implement, expand and adopt the architected solution.
•Translate complex technical concepts to easily understood "value" discussions which address both technical and business drivers and client benefits.
•Facilitate effective architecture governance through workshops and strategic conversations with customers and internal teams, articulating best practices and providing actionable inputs on deploying, integrating and consuming our data foundation and applications.
•Interface with the Product management/Product marketing/Engineering teams to represent services in strategic meetings and initiatives, while staying on top of product roadmaps and ensuring complimentary services offerings accompany product releases and product campaigns.
•Interface with the Product marketing to represent architecture in strategic forums and product campaigns.
•Provide guidance on product direction, feature usefulness, and customer applicability in conjunction with the OFSAA Architect from the technical and functional consulting practices.
•Provide feedback to product management on product direction, feature usefulness, and customer applicability in conjunction with the representatives from the technical and functional consulting practices.
•Collaborate with Oracle account team in managing relationships from account plans through to customer becoming a reference in the role of a industry solution expert and as a trusted advisor
•Coach and mentor other architects towards higher skill levels and productivity, subject matter expertise and functional/solution architecture skills.
•Engage with key customer executives to provide inputs and targeted assistance in select projects to ensure customer success.
Qualifications / Skills
•Graduate degree in technology, engineering (preferably Computer science) or other disciplines with relevant experience. Masters or post graduate education is a plus.
•Minimum of 15 years of progressive financial services consulting/technology deployment experience in a dynamic, innovative environment with a large financial institution, software vendor or consulting organization.
•Ideal candidate will have a strong combination of technical and business skills with deep domain expertise.
•Have managed/played a lead architect role in large transformational programs across multiple domains of Risk, Finance & Performance Management, Financial Crime and Compliance.
•Experience with Oracle products (OFSAA, EBS, Hyperion/ DRM, OBIEE, FUSION etc.) highly desirable
•Knowledge of and experience applying enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g. Zachman Framework, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Oracle Enterprise Architecture Framework etc.)
•Financial services software product based and custom solution implementation experience
•Expert in data management, data architecture and design
•Strong Big Data and analytics experience and knowledge of latest trends in the market
•Proven experience of presenting to and engaging with "C-level" and other Senior Executives and successfully conveying and securing buy in on key messaging and positioning,
•Ability to understand business needs quickly and articulate solution benefits while securing buy-in from customers.
•Strong communication skills, written and verbal
•Strong team leading skills
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Ability to operate at senior levels with clients and internal stake holders
•Ability to travel 50-70%
•Discovering Business Strategy & Goals
•Business Modeling & Planning
•Organization & Governance Modeling
•Business Case Creation
•Establish Technical Vision
•Discover IT Environment
•Architect Conceptual Solutions
•Oracle Business Value
•Product and Solution Breadth
•Design for Non-functional Requirements
•Transitioning IT Solutions
•Operating IT Solutions Professional
•Architect Community Contribution
•Technology / FSI Thought Leadership
About Us Oracle is strongly committed to the global financial services industry. To help financial institutions, Oracle has brought together the industry's best application and technology ecosystem for evolutionary transformation, providing customers with the largest footprint of functional assets. Oracle's transformation strategy for financial services industry is executed through the Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU).
The FSGBU offers best-of-breed functionality for financial institutions that need to operate flexibly and competitively and respond rapidly to market dynamics in a fiercely challenging business environment. FSGBU's software has serviced over 900 customers in more than 135 countries through our portfolio of products and services. The OFSAA suite of Analytical Products is a key component of our offering.
As a recognized authority and leading contributor within their practice, this senior-level consulting position provides consistent high quality and innovative solution leadership to a project team. Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated software solutions within constraints of time and budget.
Analyzes business needs to help ensure Oracle solution meets the customer's objectives by combining industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen. Exercises judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques to deliver functional and technical solutions on non-routine and very complex aspects of applications and technology installations. Provides direction and mentoring to project teams, and effectively influences customer leadership on key decisions. Supports the business development efforts by pursuing new opportunities and extensions. Collaborates with the consulting sales team by providing domain expertise. Resolves complex customer issues by recommending and implementing solutions. Demonstrates expertise in multiple business processes across two or more product families or ability to architect and design technology solutions encompassing multiple products and make decisions based on impact across the stack.
8-10 years of experience relevant to this position including 4 years of consulting experience. Prior team leadership or management experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to build rapport with team members and clients. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to travel as needed.
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.