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Senior Cloud Architect - Database/Infrastructure

Employer
Oracle
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The "Cloud delivery solution architect" provides strategic solutions and architectural designs supporting the delivery of customer solutions covering Infrastructure, Cloud (Iaas/PaaS/SaaS), networking, MiddleWare, applications and Database and contributes to the development and implementation of IT plans and roadmaps in line with the overall customers Business needs (SLA/SLO) and IT strategy.

Working closely with the customers Programme Management and Architects to ensure alignment between business change, IT architecture, technical solutions, business resources and processes.

Other than the "Cloud technical Delivery architect" (who is responsible for a technical pillar) the "Cloud delivery solution architect" is responsible for the whole solution (e.g. a full Disaster recovery concept covering all service layers).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes business needs to help ensure the Oracle cloud solution meets the customer's objectives by combining industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen
  • Define, document, maintain, provide advice on, and be the Oracle cloud solution authority for, the customer's cloud architecture to ensure: that customers make informed decisions regarding scope to achieve beneficial solutions cost effectiveness, quality and reuse.
  • Providing technical guidance on cloud solutions to customer and other Oracle project team members to underpin successful project definition and delivery.
  • Produce high level designs including service, component, business rule, system and technical infrastructure definitions to underpin successful project definition and delivery.
  • Ensure that high level cloud designs meet customer's architectural and technical strategy
  • Define, document, communicate, and maintain the target cloud architecture for the customers IT application, data and infrastructure including any transition architectures to ensure that the customers current and future needs will be met.
  • Undertake research, investigations and developments in Oracle cloud technology in an appropriate way, and communicate the findings to the relevant interested stakeholder groups to inform business decisions.
  • Working closely with the TAM/Project/programme manager to ensure that the individual work streams that form the overall cloud solution are technically managed and designs and plans are maintained to reflect the customers agreed solution
  • Ensure Oracle cloud technologies are leveraged appropriately, that customer impacts to people, processes and technology are understood; and to resolve issues that have cross project or system scope
  • Liaises with presales as to proposed solution, and ensures early ACS engagement.
  • Provide leads


Required Skills and knowledge:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with experience of architectural/design principals
  • Proven solution design skills in a large enterprise or service provider during design, implementation and service phases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff at all levels of the customer organisation, and the ability to present complex information in a succinct and easily-digestible manner.
  • Ability to design and produce creative cloud architectural & design documentation to the highest quality
  • Strong knowledge of Oracle, VMware, Microsoft software, cloud environments (OCI, AWS, Azure, GPC), Virtualisation, hardware, server & network technologies
  • The ability to quickly grasp new or emerging Oracle technologies, and how they fit with the customer's strategy.
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Experience of interfacing with senior business and IT stakeholders


Preferred Skills and knowledge:
  • Good technical knowledge across a broad range of none technologies
  • Knowledge of the IT system installation lifecycle
  • Experienced in standard architectural approaches, techniques, tools and frameworks such as TOGAF
  • Experienced in leading cloud transition projects
  • Experienced in Cloud delivery, automation, DevOps
  • Experienced in Microservices
  • Knowledge of Project Management principals such as PRINCE
  • Certified or similar experience in IT service management such as ITSM, ITIL
  • Leadership
  • Proactively takes ownership of tasks and challenges and sees them through
  • Asserts authority when occasion/situation demands
  • Proactively takes ownership of tasks and challenges and sees them through
  • Asserts authority when occasion/situation demands
  • Assumes role of the team leader.
  • Coaches team members in relevant skills.
  • Delegates tasks and monitors progress.


As a member of the Support organization, your focus is to deliver post-sales support and solutions to the Oracle customer base while serving as an advocate for customer needs. This involves resolving post-sales non-technical customer inquiries via phone and electronic means, as well as, technical questions regarding the use of and troubleshooting for our Electronic Support Services.

A primary point of contact for customers, you are responsible for facilitating customer relationships with Support and providing advice and assistance to internal Oracle employees on diverse customer situations and escalated issues.
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