Oracle Oracle Utilities Industry Functional Architect | Consulting in Chicago, Illinois

As an acknowledged authority within Oracle, this senior level consulting position is responsible for creating and implementing innovative solutions with industry-wide impact. Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated 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. As a position of technical/professional influence, this individual frequently operates at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies enhancements to Oracle products to meet very complex customer needs. Exercises creativity and independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to deliver functional and technical expertise on a wide range of business and technology solutions. Leads experienced consulting teams on challenging projects; works on significant and unique issues. As a thought leader and trusted advisor, effectively influences difficult decisions at the leadership-level of customer organizations. Enables business development efforts by providing subject matter expertise. Resolves very complex customer escalations. Drives customer process direction and decisions by providing domain leadership within relevant industries on end-to-end enterprise solutions. Creates new solution sets based on assessment of industry needs, market demands and knowledge of competitive product offerings.

10 years of experience relevant to this position including 5 years of consulting experience. Management or team leadership experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to lead large teams. 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.

Oracle Utilities IndustryArchitect | Consulting (US Anywhere M-TH travel)



Industry Architect rolewithin Americas Services organization, focused on providing leadership andstrategic guidance to utility clients in North America. The role would span different types ofengagements including:

  • Solutionleadership for Oracle-led implementations specifically with Customer to Meter (C2M)and now, Customer Cloud Service (C2M/SaaS). Will work directly with the client business sponsor and leads to ensurefocus on business case objectives, leveraging best practice processes acrossthe solution set, and scope management. Internally will coordinate across thevarious delivery architects to ensure cohesive, consistent solutions and deliverables.

  • Strategicsolution oversight and guidance to tier 1 and tier 2 utilities undergoingtransformational activities including:

o consolidationsof multiple operating companies onto a single solution footprint

o multi-productimplementations led by partners

o on-premiseto cloud transformations

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Project engagements:

  • Guidingimplementations to align with client s business drivers

  • Definingthe Oracle Utilities solution landscape and strategy whether cloud oron-premise

  • Provideleadership to the implementation team by steering them to best practice,resolving issues and ensuring knowledge transfer between consultants and clientresources

  • Partnerwith client business leadership to seek input from larger client organizationand educate the user community on key changes to current processes

  • Provideutilities industry and best practice, through multiple engagements in largeCIS/MDMS/MWM implementations

  • Singlepoint of contact to Oracle and Client Project Managers, Client Business Sponsorand Client Functional Lead

  • Drivingthe functional solution stream of implementation projects adhering to bestpractice, managing solution scope, keeping functional team activities on track

  • Providingsolution strategy, oversight and guidance on large, complex implementations orother transformation programs led by partners for tier 1 utilities

  • Clear& timely communication internally, as well as externally with customers andpartners


Internal Oracle:

  • Contributeleadership in enabling the larger consulting organization in our cloudtransformation including adoption of our SaaS-based implementation methodology,Oracle True Cloud Method

  • Mentor/developother consultants into lead roles

  • Playa key role in selling Oracle Utilities consulting services including:

o RFPresponses: defining and documenting theimplementation/solution strategy, coordinating and providing estimates

o Oralpresentations: present Oracle simplementation approach and solution strategy for the deal

o Contract: provide input into the roles andresponsibilities of both Oracle and the client

o Bidtransition: knowledge transfer to theproject team of the project objectives, scope and implementation approach

  • Contributeto reusable collateral/accelerators

  • Knowledgesharing across peer group

Preferred Qualifications

  • Anexcitement and internal drive to help clients and project teams do somethingonce thought impossible implement a SaaS-based, state-of-the-art Customer toMeter solution on an accelerated timeline

  • Leadarchitect experience on at least two major software implementations forutilities preferably involving CIS replacement. Experience with Oracle Utilities products is a plus but not necessarilyrequired.

  • Facilitatingworkshops and influencing decisions

  • Drivingthe client to a recommended solution and owning the delivery of it

  • Providingleadership to both client and project team

  • 15 years of deep utility industry experience, including 5 years in consulting

  • Keyrole in multiple full-lifecycle implementations

This position requires anaverage of 75% travel. Consultants usually travel M-TH.

Qualified candidates maysend resume and contact information directly to nicole.dowden@oracle.com forimmediate consideration

Job: *Consulting

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Oracle Utilities Industry Functional Architect | Consulting

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 18000ZIS