Oracle Architect, Technical Advisor in Topeka, Kansas
Architect, Technical Advisor
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The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team delivers mission-critical distributed cloud deployments for top tier enterprises around the world. We are looking for a senior, tech-savvy leader on our product team to continue our rapid growth. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in an ambiguous, collaborative environment, and be excited to learn. This role offers a terrific opportunity to own and build distributed cloud deployments with unmatched performance, scale, and reliability.
This is a strategic technology role, with technical responsibility for product development across all Oracle Cloud services and the platforms. The role will have a specific focus on engineering and building products specifically for strategic market segments and customers in partnership with all core Oracle product owners, engineering teams and external partners.
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A Technical Advisor (TA) is an engineering and product development delivery focused expert who can provide technical leadership within the OCI product team and across Oracle as a whole. As a member of the Product and Industries leadership team, you are expected to foster a growth mindset and culture of teamwork, high expectations, ownership, and technical excellence within the team. You will interface with architects and engineers to develop new products while ensuring that the cloud deployments are highly scalable, flexible, and resilient. You will also have regular communication with C-level executives, including technology review, and develop senior-level customer & partner relationships.
As a TA you will report directly to the SVP of Product and foster and maintain strong/positive relationships with product owners and engineers across Oracle to meet customers’ needs and expectations. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work.
Qualifications and Experience
10+ year of technical enterprise experience, large complex solutions and deployments, debugging, and problem-solving skills
Ability to work well in a highly collaborative team and in ambiguous situations
5+ year of hands-on cloud experience including ability to code
Outstanding technical leader with an established industry track record of success in recruiting, mentoring, and leading large scale cloud projects.
Technical and SME coaching to the customer
Partner with Delivery teams to address any readiness gaps, ensuring findings and remediations shared across Delivery Partners and LOBs, as applicable
Own case management duties (incoming inspection, escalations, tech reviews/triage, wellness, reduced time to... measures)
Provide Readiness Content (identify need for and create content; contribute to readiness efforts
Manage collaboration activities (reactive, proactive, cross-team for complex cases, overall process)
Contribute to Supportability activities (case analysis and case pattern recognition, deflection initiatives, and other Supportability improvements working with Stakeholders).
Release Management and Deployment for Delivery Partners (ensure it happens, do not own directly
As a technical/program SME, collaborate with all stakeholders to identify and recommend technical/program process and tool opportunities, leading with innovation within their scope and prioritizing needs when beyond
Participate in Product Group Triages
Direct Customer Contact (to support frontline engineers, periodic case ownership to maintain technical expertise)
Lead or participate in building communities with peer delivery roles may be workload or specialty specific
Strong customer focus
Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Meets/exceeds OCI’s leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds OCI’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience
Performance, drive, and execution —Holds self and others accountable for delivering shareholder value. Creates and instills a performance driven, results-orientation culture based on data and facts. Takes full accountability for the achievement of organizational results. Delivers audience-appropriate messages about financial performance and future expectations.
Collaboration —Fosters collaboration between business leaders. Facilitates consensus among diverse stakeholders with opposing viewpoints on critical issues. Drives a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the organization. Instills a sense of common purpose, joint mission, and mutual responsibility to create and support business outcomes. Aligns strategic priorities of own area with the direction and priorities of the broader organization.
Communicating for impact —Ensures clarity around organization's strategic intent and business objectives. Champions strategic initiatives in ways that generate organization-wide understanding and support. Builds confidence and inspires support through a convincing presentation style.
Inspirational leadership —Establishes and models authentic leadership across internal and external boundaries. Builds internal and external reputation as a strategic business leader. Inspires and empowers others toward achievement of goals and strategies. Employs and develops the right talent at every level.
Competitive edge —Predicts changes in customer expectations; takes advantage of opportunities to shape and re-shape market propositions. Builds long-term business value. Creates a culture of innovation and encourages entrepreneurship. Strategically develops a range of options/paths to achieve business objectives within a changing environment.
Change agility —Initiates strategic change initiatives in anticipation of a changing external environment. Champions organizational change initiatives in a way that helps people understand, appreciate, and support them. Guides the organization to remain flexible in a changing, competitive environment. Fosters creativity, measured risk-taking actions, and entrepreneurial thinking in others
Mastering complexity —Makes decisions about the long-term strategy to sustainably grow the business. Creates an environment that shapes and supports cross-functional analysis of problems and decision-making. Actively supports the resolution of ambiguous, complex problems that cross organizational boundaries. Creates an environment of personal accountability and ownership for problem-solving.
As part of Oracle's US employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to an offer being extended. These background checks include:
Prior employment verification.
Social security trace.
Criminal background check.
Motor vehicles records (where required for position).
Oracle is an equal opportunities employer.
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Hiring Range: from $161,600 to $338,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.
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Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.
Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion
Short term disability and long term disability
Life insurance and AD&D
Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match
Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.
11 paid holidays
Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.
Paid parental leave
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Financial planning and group legal
Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance
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