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The Oracle focused Solution Architect Consultant is accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting architecture activities that create deliverables that guide business models, people, process, organizational change, and technology investments in response to disruptive forces and toward achieving targeted business outcomes. The role focuses on business technology strategy and targeted business outcomes clarifying strategic intentions; identifying business outcomes; exploring implications, impacts and risks; and addressing stakeholder questions. This role is responsible for facilitating the construction of business models, which may include business capabilities, functions and processes and organization design, as well as working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts.
Support Oracle financial based business and technology innovation that drives the organization's top and bottom lines.
Detail potential competitive threats from external challenges that are generally considered outside of your traditional realm of competition.
Engage key business stakeholders to facilitate both strategy and innovation planning.
Work with stakeholders involved in business technology strategy and innovation to develop an IT investment roadmap.
Review the organization's business technology strategy and how the organization currently approaches innovation.
Create deliverables that illustrate how to strategically move the business forward.
Work with enterprise architecture to define a clear plan and governance for ensuring the business architecture work is in lock step with the other enterprise architecture viewpoints.
Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business (LOB) or business unit (BU) partners in defining or designing business capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technologies based on business and end-user requirements.
Work on enterprise architecture development, including business architecture, information architecture, application portfolio and technical architecture.
Facilitate agreement on organizational work models and processes to meet business requirements.
Consult on Oracle and cloud based business-facing programs and large projects, and maintain knowledge of their progress.
Work with the enterprise program management office on reporting program and large project status, issues, risks and benefits.
Seek ways to apply new technology to, and reuse existing technology for, business processes. Research and provide information on technical trends and competitors' practices relevant to assigned line-of-business (LOB) or business unit (BU) partners.
Assess near-term needs, using structured interview processes, to establish business priorities. Consult with technical subject matter experts, and develop alternative technical solutions. Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.
Work with other IT functional areas to remain apprised of program and large project status, and inform line-of-business (LOB) or business unit (BU partner management of progress. Conversely, keep IT's technology and service managers aware of key line-of-business (LOB) or business unit (BU) partner issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts.
Knowledge & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience.
5-7 years of progressive experience as an architect with considerable focus on the Oracle Financial platform and associated modules (Cloud implementations would be a plus).
7+ years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy formulation and/or translation, business analytics, and program management, application development , middleware, database management or operations.
A good knowledge of physical/cloud database design
Ability to perform both Oracle-ExaCM/OCM and also operating system performance monitoring and the necessary adjustments.
Be able to provide a strategic cloud/on-prem Oracle ExaCM/OCM database direction for the organization.
Good skills and working knowledge in Financial systems of Oracle like ERP, GL, Forecasting Tool, Expense Management System, DRM, Hyperion, Accounting Rules Engine, OFSAA is required
Cloud implementation of Financial systems of Oracle is a plus
Knowledge of Data Integration methodologies for Oracle Financial systems is a must
A good knowledge of Oracle security management.
A good knowledge of how Oracle acquires and manages resources.
Experience and knowledge in migrating code, database changes, data and menus through the various stages of the development life cycle.
A good knowledge of the way Oracle enforces data integrity.
A sound knowledge of both database and program code performance tuning sound understanding of the business.
Sound communication skills with management, development teams, vendors, systems administrators and other related service providers
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:
Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.
Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.
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