Oracle Experience Design Lead in Utrecht, Netherlands
Experience Design Lead
Digital Experience (DX) from Oracle Consulting specializes in providing digital innovation, digital sales enablement and digital delivery services within the EMEA region. Focused on achieving business outcomes, the organisation collaborates with customers to achieve success through digital innovation.
We have this exciting new opportunity for an Experience Design Lead with excellent customer facing skills, coupled with digital solution experience ideally using Oracle technologies. We are looking for a positive and structured individual who can discuss digital at both a business and technical level, who thrives on innovation, and working in a dynamic environment.
This is an excellent opportunity, allowing you to work with rapidly evolving cloud technologies, where you will be constantly challenged. You will also have the opportunity to work with many of the world's leading organisations that use Oracle technology, and be part of a smart, digitally focussed team.
We are looking for a new generation of Experience Design Leads who are pursuing innovative ways of creating user-centric digital solutions that can scale over time.
We are looking for creative, pioneering, ambitious software and technology professionals who live and breathe digital. Your life is social. You are mobile and have information available on your fingertips. You have a passion to solve challenging business problems and want to embrace new ideas to make the world a better place at home, for your community, at work and for society. You are an experience design evangelist and you love to be in rapid changing dynamic technology space of the Digital.
As a key member of the EMEA DX organisation, you will work with the latest and rapidly evolving digital technologies on Oracle Cloud. As a recognised authority and senior contributor within Oracle Consulting, you will provide market leading innovative end to end solutions, designs and thought leadership to regional project teams across EMEA.
As an Experience Design Lead, you will elicit and articulate customer innovation and design requirements. You will design and develop lo- and high-fidelity prototypes and guide stakeholders in solution development and selection. You will advocate agile methodologies and ensure alignment to user experience principals and best practices. You will guide, coach and support designers and developers in best practice agile solution delivery. You will implement a continuous improvement approach with Oracle teams and customers.
Knowledge and Competencies:
You articulate easy to understand, accurate and concise business communications and messages as well as clear explanations of complex technology and software concepts to non-technical business audiences. You convey information, thoughts, and opinions in a compelling manner, appropriate to your audience.
You lead by example and personally model positive values, inclusive behaviours, and work practices. You influence others to change their perceptions in a positive, creative and respectful way. You use a wide variety of interpersonal styles and approaches to influence others.
You easily build networks and rapport with diverse groups. You collaborate cross-functionally to deliver on shared objectives. You freely share knowledge and experiences with colleagues. You seek an environment that encourages innovation and measured risk-taking. You encourage creative approaches and practices to drive organizational and customer effectiveness.
You have a proven ability to build and maintain executive level relationships (with C-level executives, VPs, and directors) but are equally capable of working with customer execution teams and individuals.
You anticipate customer needs and apply best practices and creative solutions. You act with a sense of urgency and confidence to deliver quality work in a timely manner. You demonstrate attention to detail in all aspects of work. You take a pragmatic and hands-on approach to customer engagements.
You are an early adopter and champion of new ideas and approaches. You advocate for key change initiatives. You set an example of agility and adaptability in times of change. You work efficiently in situations of uncertainty. You demonstrate resilience in times of change and uncertainty.
You positively influence others to adapt when faced with changing business conditions. You ensure appropriate support for change initiatives. You demonstrate the ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities and excel in a fast-paced environment undergoing significant transformation.
Requirements, Skills and Qualifications:
7-10 years of industry experience (agency and/or client-side) in User Experience Design/Interaction Design with a consistent record of success.
At least 3 years working knowledge and experience with Cloud Solutions. SaaS (e.g. Oracle Fusion, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Salesforce, Anaplan, ServiceNow, Infor, Ultimate Software, or similar companies) and PaaS (Oracle Cloud, AWS, MSFT Azure, Google Cloud, Force.com, etc).
You have several years’ experience with Cloud solution design, experience strategy, development and delivery, functional and/or technical consulting, business consulting. Prior team leadership or management experience is preferred.
You have extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering end-to-end experience architecture (from research to journey mapping, design systems, iterative design cycles, prototyping, user testing and delivery). You will also need to showcase your innate ability to innovate and disrupt the status quo in the post-PC world.
You are familiar with SaaS solutions and how they can be extended with PaaS solutions to deliver innovation and business value. You understand the capabilities and limits of technology solutions to deliver the most appropriate user experience and can manage customer expectations, keeping them focused on effective, yet feasible and viable solutions.
You evangelize human-centric design principals and are able to articulate fundamental concepts and value of design, agile development and UX/UI methodologies to uninitiated audiences. You will possess a deep understanding in related creative tracks: visual design, development, copywriting and content strategy
You are comfortable engaging and have experience guiding stakeholders across multiple business domains including Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Sales, Marketing and Information Technology.
You feel at home working in multidisciplinary teams and are a native Agile advocate with an extensive experience in lean development, continuous delivery, DevOps, etc. You are comfortable with design-in-code methodologies and practices.
Proficient in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite and other tools and platforms associated with the industry.
You have strong verbal and written communications skills. Preferably experience writing and publishing research briefs, white papers and blogs, vlogs, etc.
Ability to gracefully handle multiple projects in an energizing environment.
You have excellent language skills in both the local language and English.
Passionate attitude with willingness and enthusiasm to own your growth.
You are educated to an undergraduate degree or greater level. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
You have the ability and willingness to travel as much as 50% of the time within EMEA.
What we offer:
Oracle Consulting has the strongest network of Architects and Experience Design Leads across EMEA. We have a highly collaborative and supportive culture.
Our salaries are competitive with an excellent benefits package.
Whatever your background, we want you to succeed. We offer a comprehensive induction program, an on-going training program, and excellent career opportunities.
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
As a recognized authority and leading contributor within their practice, this senior-level consulting position provides consistent high quality and innovative solution leadership to a project team. Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated software 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. Exercises judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques to deliver functional and technical solutions on non-routine and very complex aspects of applications and technology installations. Provides direction and mentoring to project teams, and effectively influences customer leadership on key decisions. Supports the business development efforts by pursuing new opportunities and extensions. Collaborates with the consulting sales team by providing domain expertise. Resolves complex customer issues by recommending and implementing solutions. Demonstrates expertise in multiple business processes across two or more product families or ability to architect and design technology solutions encompassing multiple products and make decisions based on impact across the stack.
8-10 years of experience relevant to this position including 4 years of consulting experience. Prior team leadership or management experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to build rapport with team members and clients. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to travel as needed.
As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, salaryverification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).
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