Oracle Functional Solution Architect | Utilities Consulting in Oakland, California
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.
*Functional Solution Architect | Utilities Consulting
The Functional Solution Architect role within the Oracle Utilities Americas Services organization, is focused on providing leadership and strategic guidance to utility clients in North America. This role would span different types of engagements including:
Solution leadership 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 ensure focus on business case objectives, leveraging best practice processes across the solution set and scope management.
Internally will coordinate across the various delivery architects to ensure cohesive, consistent solutions and deliverables.
Strategic solution oversight and guidance to tier 1 and tier 2 utilities undergoing transformational activities including:
oconsolidations of multiple operating companies onto a single solution footprint
omulti-product implementations led by partners
oon-premise to cloud transformations
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Project Customer Facing Role:
Guiding implementations to align with client s business drivers
Defining the Oracle Utilities solution landscape and strategy whether cloud or on-premise
Provide leadership to the implementation team by steering them to best practices, resolving issues and ensuring knowledge transfer between consultants and client resources
Partner with client business leadership to seek input from larger client organization and educate the user community on key changes to current processes
Provide utilities industry and best practice through multiple engagements in large CIS and MDMS implementations
Single point of contact to Oracle and Client Project Managers, Client Business Sponsor and Client Functional Lead
Driving the functional solution stream of implementation projects adhering to best practice, managing solution scope, keeping functional team activities on track
Providing solution strategy, oversight and guidance on large, complex implementations or other transformation programs led by partners for tier 1 utilities
Clear & timely communication internally, as well as externally with customers and partners
Internal Oracle Role:
Contribute leadership guidance in enabling the larger consulting organization in our cloud transformation including adoption of our SaaS-based implementation methodology, Oracle True Cloud Method
Mentor/develop other consultants into lead roles
Play a key role in selling Oracle Utilities consulting services including:
oRFP responses: defining and documenting the implementation/solution strategy, coordinating and providing estimates
oOral presentations: present Oracle s implementation approach and solution strategy for the deal
oContract: provide input into the roles and responsibilities of both Oracle and the client
oBid transition: knowledge transfer to the project team of the project objectives, scope and implementation approach
Contribute to reusable collateral/accelerators
Knowledge sharing across peer group
An excitement and internal drive to help clients and project teams do something once thought impossible implement a SaaS-based, state-of-the-art Customer to Meter solution on an accelerated timeline
Lead architect experience on at least two major software implementations for utilities preferably involving CIS replacement. Experience with Oracle Utilities products is a plus but not necessarily required.
Facilitating workshops and influencing decisions
Driving the client to a recommended solution and owning the delivery of it
Providing leadership to both client and project team
15 years of deep utility industry experience, including 5 years in consulting
Key role in multiple full-lifecycle implementations
/This position requires an average of 75% travel. Consultants usually travel M-TH/
Oracle Consultants can live anywhere in the US as long as they are close to a major airport*/
Title: Functional Solution Architect | Utilities Consulting
Location: United States
Requisition ID: 19000B3P