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Oracle Oracle Cloud Architect- North America Cloud Engineering in Oakland, California

Responsible for leading business-focused, enterprise-level, architecture initiatives; engaged with business/IT customer stakeholders, partners, and Oracle sales and consulting teams; developing a customers 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 customers 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 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.


Your mission is to work with Oracle’s largest customers/partners on migration/net new strategies to move their intellectual property software and to develop their next-generation offerings on the Oracle Cloud. You will work with internal business development strategists, and several other internal Oracle service delivery teams, including Product Management and Development to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient cloud architecture blueprints that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of Oracle Cloud services. In collaboration with customers/partners sales, you will drive revenue growth across a broad set of customers and help our customers accelerate the adoption of Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS, i.e. Network, Compute, Storage, Database Cloud Services, as well as Open Source platforms such Container Engine (Managed Kubernetes/Docker Services).

Job Responsibilities/Top Qualifications:

• As a trusted customer advocate, you will help customers/partners understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud.

• Work with top customers/partners to help shape and execute a strategy to develop their next-gen SaaS offerings on the Oracle Cloud.

• Educate customers of all sizes on the value proposition of Oracle and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

• Conduct training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using Oracle.

• Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams, and support.

• Leverage your influencing skills and unmatched enthusiasm to support sales leaders and highly motivated sales consultants and cloud specialists in closing deals with customers.

• Develop a deep expertise in the Oracle Cloud technology offerings as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the Oracle Cloud.

• Lead the efforts to share best-practice knowledge amongst the Oracle Cloud community. You will learn from, collaborate with, and educate some of the brightest technical minds in the industry today across the breadth of enterprise architecture.

• Help lead and generate excitement and usage of Oracle Cloud services across various customers/partners segments.

• Ideal candidates will possess the following traits:

Passion: Working with top customers/partners: educating, training, designing, and building cloud computing systems for some of the largest and most important organizations in the world.

Creativity: Enjoy creating and delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample solutions, and discussions to drive adoption of Oracle Cloud.

High acumen: for assessing, compiling great technical content, and white papers about emerging technologies and industry developments.

Collaboration: Enjoy and have experience with internal teams to define the product road map, market positioning, and other program initiatives targeted at specific audiences e.g. developers and IT pros.

No Fear: dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.

Connector: The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical to a solutions architect.

Strategic Thought Leadership: You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.


• Cloud Architecture Blueprint and Solution Design

• Cloud certification (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)-Required

• Ability to walk up the cloud stack (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) model with modern terminology and relevance

• Wide knowledge of IT and modern Development market and trends

• Have owned or at least been involved in the platforming choices and decisions having been through the on-premise to Cloud journey

• Experience migrating to or architecting microservices cloud solutions and/or containers or has built such green-field “cloud-native” applications

• Experience building SaaS applications and/or PaaS cloud services on any popular platform e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure.

• Experience migrating applications from on-premise to the cloud and/or experience architecting and developing a next-generation SaaS offering.

• Ability to map enterprise architectures through a solution and technical architectures that deliver expected business benefits and prove to be resilient in the face of changing business requirements

• Strong executive speaking and presentation skills - Formal presentations, whiteboarding, large and small group presentations.

• Technical and customer-facing skills that will allow them to be the technical interface between Oracle Cloud teams and end customers.

• Architecture or other appropriate certifications like TOGAF, CISSP, OpenCA, ITIL, Cob it, Prince strongly preferred.

• Ability to work autonomously is highly desired.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science; Engineering or a related discipline preferred. Advanced degrees highly desirable.

• Public Cloud Certification (Oracle Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) Required

Job: *Pre Sales

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Oracle Cloud Architect- North America Cloud Engineering

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 20000X00