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Oracle Senior Cloud Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Overlay sales personnel providing specialist product expertise to the sales force.

Partners with Account, Technology, and Application sales representatives to qualify and close new business on Oracle solutions. Provides specific industry or product expertise to facilitate the closing of deals within sales representatives territory. Interacts with sales team to architect the solution, and develop and execute solution strategies for market. Manages solution opportunities to obtain appropriate and necessary resources for all qualified opportunities. Leads teams in the sales process for establishing market visibility and deal visibility. Presents/demonstrates solution to high level clients and industry conference attendees. May provide training to field sales on industry/solutions. Builds and maintains a network and up to date specific industry or product knowledge.

Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Provides leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. 12 years applicable experience preferred. Subject matter expertise in industry/product space. Knowledge of key industry leaders and management. Knowledge of Oracle competition. Presentation and product demonstration experience. Previous consultative selling experience preferred. Excellent communication, negotiating, and closing skills with prospects and customers. Travel may be needed. BA/BS degree in related field.

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.

A Senior Cloud Architect for North America Cloud Engineering is responsible for providing leadership, accelerating pipeline and cloud consumption for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, workloads and use-cases. The Sr. Cloud Architect is highly skilled in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and has deep subject matter expertise and knowledge to solve the hardest customer issues in the context of strategic sales engagements. The Sr. Cloud Architects responsibilities include thoroughly understanding customers’ business requirements, leading the technical pursuits required to capture cloud bookings and assisting in the customer adoption of Oracle’s Cloud capabilities. In addition, this individual will have a unique perspective from which to contribute to key business decisions and company-wide cloud strategies and initiatives. S/he must develop a comprehensive strategy and drive results by:

• 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.

• 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.

• Establishing customer cloud solutions fueled by the Oracle Cloud that deliver growth and tangible, measured outcomes aligned to sales bookings with extreme focus on consumption goals.

• Building, motivating and expanding team members and individuals ensuring the account team is agile, can scale to demand, and is optimized across all cloud products and business segments.

• Measure, analyze, track and report business, process and quality metrics to achieve targets while examining trends and identifying areas for improvement.

• Develop collaborative working relationships with sales, product management, development and other functional areas within Oracle.

*YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS *

• Development of strong relationships with the relevant Sales, Customer, Product Management and Engineering teams.

• Mastery of Oracle Cloud products and plans.

• Successfully engaged with some of the largest and most strategic accounts.

• Demonstrated technical credibility within Oracle and with Oracle customers.

• Drive customer adoption of Oracle Cloud

PREFERRED PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, CHARACTERISTICS AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Architecture role requires a combination of both technical and soft skills. We expect every architect to have strong all-round technical skills, and we believe that the ability to engage with people, communicate an idea and build a consensus is just as important as getting the technical solution right.

Accountable for the solution architecture and deployment designs for cloud solutions that deliver against the customer’s business goals and to ensure that functional and non-functional requirements, such as security, network, performance, resilience, service management are fully understood and mapped to Cloud Oracle solutions.

Cloud solution architects take responsibility for architecture from the initial idea through the deployment. You will be involved from the start of a customer engagement, through the design phase and will continue your involvement until the customer has a working solution on Oracle cloud.

The ideal candidate must be a high-energy, strategic, creative and technical expert leader in cloud technology, hybrid on prem/cloud deployment models with a performance-based track record of success. Highly familiar with technology landscape of large enterprise customers. This role requires technical cloud subject matter expertise and the capability to influence critical and timely transformational change for our customers.

The successful candidate:

• 10 years of experience in Solution architecture. A large portion of recent experience must be working with large customers on their Cloud journey.

• An experienced and credible technical expert with a recognized deep enterprise cloud technical skill set.

• A dynamic technically-astute manager who understands what it takes to develop consumption pipeline around cloud products and promote cloud consumption.

• A proven and enthusiastic, high-energy, motivating leader who is visibly passionate and is capable of inspiring and galvanizing an organization.

• A balance of strategic and tactical skills, with a high-level of intellectual agility and capacity for original thought.

• An exceptional communicator who can write, present and effectively adjust messages to meet individual audiences and organizations.

• A proven ability to navigate and effectively collaborate with other departments and resources in large complex environments.

• 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 “cloud native” applications

• 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 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, white boarding, 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.

• Ability to work autonomously is highly desired.

Key responsibilities of a Lead Architect:

• Responsible for establishing technical credibility by driving discussions with CTOs, CIOs, Chief Architects, etc.

• Guides solution formulation and technical architecture proposals using roadmaps; maximizes alignment and ease of adoption of new services and products as they become available

• Drive deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud

• Ensure solutions are developed and packaged in an easily consumable and repeatable way for customers and internal teams, including Sales, solutions architecture, professional services (OCS/ACS), and support (CSM).

• Operate as role model within the Cloud Architect community and mentor Solution Engineers, capturing and sharing best practices with the ECA community

EDUCATION

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

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

Architecture or other appropriate certifications like TOGAF, CISSP, OpenCA, ITIL, Cobit, Prince preferred

Job: *Sales

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Senior Cloud Architect

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 20000V3E

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