Oracle Principal Sales Consultant/Enterprise Cloud Architect in Chicago, Illinois
Provides direction and specialist knowledge in applying the technology/application to client business. Facilitation of customer product/application understanding through presentations demonstrations and benchmarks; provision of support throughout the sell.
As a Principal Sales Consultant you will be responsible as the expert for formulating and leading presales technical / functional support activity to prospective clients and customers while ensuring customer satisfaction. Acts as a technical resource and mentor for less experienced Sales Consultants. Focuses on large or complex sales opportunities that need creative and complex solutions. Develops productivity tools and training for other Sales Consultants. Develops and delivers outstanding Oracle presentations and demonstrations. Leads any and all aspects of the technical sales process. Advises internal and external clients on overall architect solutions.
Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. 3 years vendor (sales and marketing) experience. 7 years business experience with relevant computer applications or database/tools. Ability to implement the most advanced product features. Thorough knowledge of system and application design. In depth knowledge of competitors. Demonstrated project management skills. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills: needs analysis, positioning, business justification, closing techniques. Ability to persuade others through presentations, demonstrations, and written communication. Ability to travel as needed. A/BS degree or equivalent, advanced degree highly desirable.
Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Enterprise Cloud Architect will be working closely 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 Cloud Architects bridge the gap between business and technology speaking the value language of business and technology with Clevel 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 senior level professionals who not only possess deep experience with technology transformation but also significant experience in cloud.
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 Oracle IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud services
Work in collaboration with local account team (X-stack infrastructure, technology and applications), Global Client Advisors, and Key Account Directors
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
Wide background including architecture, implementation and delivery of largescale hardware and software systems in real-world situations
Cloud Architecture Development
Cloud certification (Oracle, AWS, Azure, Google, etc.)
Hands on skills with CI/CD & build automation tooling (Chef, Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
Strong hands-on Linux and/or KVM experience is preferred
Strong understanding of traditional monolithic and cloud-native application frameworks
Ability to walk up the cloud stack (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) model with modern terminology and relevance
Architecture or other appropriate certifications like CISSP, TOGAF, Zachman, OpenCA, ITIL, Cobit, Prince is preferred
A strong understanding and practical experience in planning and delivering cloud migration projects from traditional on-premise deployment models
Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance frameworks and applying new techniques to meet security and governance in public cloud architectures
Knowledge of wide-area and datacenter networking design, protocols, and implementation preferred
Wide knowledge of IT market and trends
Knowledge of full Oracle stack including Oracle Public Cloud Services
Knowledge of cloud competitors including AWS and/or 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 expertise
Open to travel as required
Job: *Pre Sales
Title: Principal Sales Consultant/Enterprise Cloud Architect
Location: United States
Requisition ID: 19001DH5
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