Retail Enterprise Cloud Architect- Oracle Architect V

  • Company: Oracle
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Posted: January 24, 2017
  • Reference ID: 16000R4Q
Applicants should be very senior IT architects, Head of IT Architecture or CTOs, with significant experience of helping businesses transform their IT approach - for example by moving to a standardized, consolidated and more agile IT estate, application modernization and rationalization, or exploitation of data.
The Enterprise Architect will be working close - depending on each case - with Oracle Sales to develop new business as well as to position Oracle's Solutions at the heart of the largest transformations including focus on solutions based on Oracle Public Cloud Services.
Oracle Enterprise Architects bridge the gap between business and technology -speaking the value language of business and technology C - level individuals. They combine a deep understanding of technology, applications, industry best practices, business processes and architectural patterns to drive IT transformation initiatives that meet the business objectives of our customers.
Ideal Candidates will be seasoned senior level professionals who not only possess deep experience with technology transformation but also significant experience in applications.
    Lead and execute with a cloud first mind set helping customers realize benefits of an Oracle cloud based architecture Contribute to and drive large Oracle X-LOB deals including Applications, Technology, BI/EPM, Hardware, and Services. Work in collaboration with local account team (X-stack -hardware, technology and applications), Global Client Advisors Lead all consultative selling enabling services including domain architects, sales consulting, Business Analyst, etc. Exercise creativity, independent judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques to design non-routine and very complex business solutions utilizing Oracle products and technology to meet customer needs. Interact with all roles at customer - including CIO, CTO, IT Architects, technical staff and Business representatives Articulate case for change Lead detailed discovery analysis Conduct repeatable strategy, architecture, roadmap and planning workshops Provide assessment of current state architecture and recommendation of future state architecture Provide detailed sizing and associated justification Identify and evangelize key business and technology benefits of adoption Provide roadmap and migration methodology and identify quick wins Advise on organizational impact of solutions Remain fully aware of relevant architectural programs and assets from Oracle worldwide
Skills required:
    Wide background including architecture, implementation and delivery of large - scale hardware and software systems in real-world situations Cloud Architecture Development Ability to walk up the cloud stack (IaaS, PaaS, Saas) model with modern terminology and relevance. Wide knowledge of IT market and trends Knowledge of full Oracle stack including Oracle Public Cloud Services (ideally) Some specific knowledge of cloud competitors including AWS and Azure Some specific knowledge of Oracle and competitor hardware solutions Some specific knowledge of Oracle database and middleware technology Some specific knowledge of Oracle applications Some specific knowledge of Oracle industry solutions Detailed knowledge of architectural approaches including consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, disaster recovery, information management, big data, java applications, Oracle and non Oracle applications Significant C-level presentation experience

Responsible for leading business-focused, enterprise-level, architecture initiatives; engaged with business/IT customer stakeholders, partners, and Oracle sales and consulting teams; developing a customer*s architecture vision, future state architectures, and implementable architecture roadmaps in the context of solutions Oracle can offer; using Oracle*s EA framework, processes and portfolio; calculating and expressing the value of those solutions to the customer; able to align a customer*s business strategy and objectives with an enabling Oracle based IT architecture and infrastructure.

Facilitates collaborative architecture development sessions with customer, IT and/or LOB executives. Analyzes and creates architecture models based on continuous feedback loop with key customer personnel. Implements and guides customer architecture teams in using EA frameworks, governance and architecture process. Leverages existing industry and Oracle reference architectures and utilizes specialty architecture knowledge. Influences and recommends architecture solutions and roadmaps to customer IT and/or LOB executives. Understand IT challenges and current state, influence IT strategy, suggest suitable Oracle products and services, collaborate on architecture development and future state of roadmap, collaborate with implementers on transition plan. Influence customers towards a recommended business/IT architecture anchored by Oracle solutions articulating its value to the customer.

Relevant Oracle Architect certification such as Oracle Enterprise Architect or Oracle Business Architect. Certification must be obtained within the first 12 months of entering the role if new hire. Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills (informal, formal, written, verbal and graphical). Experience applying Enterprise and Business architecture and IT frameworks such as TOGAF, FEA/DODAF, MIT-Sloan, Zachman, Gartner, ITIL and COBIT. 12 years of experience working with customers at an enterprise level. Enterprise and/or Business architecture credentials are highly valued. B.S. or B.A. college degree (or higher) preferred.

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.

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