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Functional Solutions Architect/Utilities Global Business Unit at Oracle (Dallas, TX)

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                                                    Oracle Functional Solution Architect | Utilities Consulting Can be located anywhere in the U.S. /Utilities consulting background The Functional Solution Architect role within the Oracle Utilities Americas Services organization, is focused on providing leadership and strategic guidance to utility clients in North America. This role would span different types of engagements including: Solution leadership for Oracle-led implementations specifically with Customer to Meter (C2M) and now, Customer Cloud Service (C2M/SaaS). Will work directly with the client business sponsor and leads to ensure focus on business case objectives, leveraging best practice processes across the solution set, and scope management. Internally will coordinate across the various delivery architects to ensure cohesive, consistent solutions and deliverables. Strategic solution oversight and guidance to tier 1 and tier 2 utilities undergoing transformational activities including: consolidations of multiple operating companies onto a single solution footprint multi-product implementations led by partners on-premise to cloud transformations   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Project Customer Facing Role: Guiding implementations to align with clients business drivers Defining the Oracle Utilities solution landscape and strategy whether cloud or on-premise Provide leadership to the implementation team by steering them to best practices, resolving issues and ensuring knowledge transfer between consultants and client resources Partner with client business leadership to seek input from larger client organization and educate the user community on key changes to current processes Provide utilities industry and best practice, through multiple engagements in large CIS and /MDMS/MWM implementations Single point of contact to Oracle and Client Project Managers, Client Business Sponsor and Client Functional Lead Driving the functional solution stream of implementation projects adhering to best practice, managing solution scope, keeping functional team activities on track Providing solution strategy, oversight and guidance on large, complex implementations or other transformation programs led by partners for tier 1 utilities Clear & timely communication internally, as well as externally with customers and partners Internal Oracle Role: Contribute leadership guidance in enabling the larger consulting organization in our cloud transformation including adoption of our SaaS-based implementation methodology, Oracle True Cloud Method Mentor/develop other consultants into lead roles Play a key role in selling Oracle Utilities consulting services including: RFP responses: defining and documenting the implementation/solution strategy, coordinating and providing estimates Oral presentations: present Oracles implementation approach and solution strategy for the deal Contract: provide input into the roles and responsibilities of both Oracle and the client Bid transition: knowledge transfer to the project team of the project objectives, scope and implementation approach Contribute to reusable collateral/accelerators Knowledge sharing across peer group Preferred Qualifications An excitement and internal drive to help clients and project teams do something once thought impossible implement a SaaS-based, state-of-the-art Customer to Meter solution on an accelerated timeline Lead architect experience on at least two major software implementations for utilities preferably involving CIS replacement. Experience with Oracle Utilities products is a plus but not necessarily required. Facilitating workshops and influencing decisions Driving the client to a recommended solution and owning the delivery of it Providing leadership to both client and project team 15+ years of deep utility industry experience, including 5+ years in consulting Key role in multiple full-lifecycle implementations This position requires an average of 75% travel.   Consultants usually travel M-TH Oracle Consultants can live anywhere in the US as long as they are close to a major airport Qualified candidates may send resume and contact information directly to Jennifer.Foscaldo@oracle.com for immediate consideration