The individual will be a member of the Oracle Insight, Industry & Architect Western Europe team, driving delivery of value to WE-based customers focused on business driven enterprise architectures to support enterprise wide applications solutions.
Key job elements include :
To operate at account level advising beyond a single opportunity in building an enterprise architecture strategy that delivers on the customer’s long-term goals and operating business objectives.
To collaborate with other pre-selling and consulting architects, providing the end-to-end application solution architecture for large-scale transformational solutions such as global finance and supply chain solutions;
complete customer solutions that combine GBU and cross application products; technology solutions for supporting a customer moving the estate of the customer to the cloud or a new digital innovation.
The common threads are the overall complexity; the significant business transformation impact; the use of cloud; and the cross-pillar / cross-LoB nature of the solution.
In these complex solutions, he / she shall work with other LoB architects to build a complete high-level architecture design that covers the static architecture, the operational architecture and the migration architecture necessary to deliver success, together with a business capability roadmap to deliver business change.
In the strategic aspect of the relationship, the EA Apps shall work closely with the customer at very senior level within the customer organisation - typically, CIO, Chief Architect and CTO - to build a strong strategic architecture.
This is a longer, more permanent relationship both with the customer and with the broad internal account team. This is realised through regular and frequent meetings with the customer - for example within the construct of an architecture board.
The aspiration is to build sufficient trust with the customer such that Oracle’s products are considered at the earliest point of the customer’s decision making.
The EA Apps will lead on architecture re-use through the capture of these large-scale architecture designs and their evangelising within Oracle.
This includes not only direct re-use in future architecture opportunities, but also the use of those solutions in business development, services proposition development, future product direction.
The EA Apps shall work on solution engagements through the use of the ECAL process and will make substantial use of the ECAL example artifacts and pre-built solution patterns in their customer engagements.
The EA Apps will have a broad network of contacts within and outside Oracle, and is encouraged to have a significant public presence through social media, external publication and participation at events and conferences.
University Degree in Computer Sciences or similar IT related fields
Extensive background as (Lead) Enterprise Architect, CTO or Head of Architecture
Proven technical expertise in SaaS (e.g. ERP), PaaS, IaaS and Digital Transformation related topics
Holistic knowledge of cloud solutions and respective use-cases
Knowledge of Oracle solutions would be ideal, but not a must
Significant C-level presentation and consultative selling experience
Flexible to travel across the region
Required Skills :
Wide background including architecture, implementation and delivery of large scale hardware and software systems in real-world situations.
10+ years of experience relevant to this position.
Wide knowledge of IT market and trends.
Knowledge of full Oracle stack (ideally).
Specific knowledge of Oracle and competitor application software solutions is an advantage.
Specific knowledge of Oracle database and middleware technology is an advantage.
Specific knowledge of Oracle applications is an advantage.
Specific knowledge of Oracle industry solutions is an advantage.
Knowledge of architecture frameworks like e.g. TOGAF, IAF, DYA and Oracle’s OADP / OEAF.
Detailed knowledge of architectural approaches including consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, disaster recovery, application rationalization, information management, big data, java applications, Oracle and non-Oracle applications.
Ability to craft and articulate strategic solutions. In-depth knowledge of implementation methodologies and best practices.
Significant C-level presentation experience.
Flexible to travel across the European region.
Relevant local language skills are a plus
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to build rapport with team members and clients.
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Work & Compensation :
The work hours are flexible. Some travel may be required and can be self-managed, providing a high degree of work-life balance.
Compensation will be attractive and highly competitive.