Oracle Technical Architect

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Oracle EBS Technical Architect will support integration projects and process enhancements on the Oracle E-Business Suite platform. This role will both support existing functionality as well as implement new projects/capabilities. The resource should have experience playing a lead role in recommending best practices using the EBS architecture and feel comfortable driving design efforts. The candidate will be expected to interact with IT functional leads to translate requirements into solid technical solutions. A complete understanding of the Oracle E-Business Suite R12 technical architecture and underlying table structures is required. This role requires an experienced IT professional who possesses an effective blend of functional, technical, problem solving, and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the key focal point in the ongoing stability and maintainability of the Oracle EBS environments; this covers both the deployed Oracle EBS suite of modules as well as non EBS applications and their associated technical components
  • Provides both tactical and strategic leadership and direction for the ongoing support and maintenance of the applications environment; this will involve consultation and collaboration with both applications and technical teams, IT management and relevant application & technical vendors
  • Represents EBS environment interests in relevant support meetings and project management forums when necessary
  • Ensures that global technical policies, processes, procedures and tools are utilized and, where appropriate, supplemented as required for:
    • Development Standards (coding, naming, testing, documentation)
    • Instance Strategy,
    • Application Security management,
    • Application utilities such as concurrent manager checking and proper space management.
    • EBS Technical Change management (approval, migration, tracking). Key technical stakeholder in the change management process for EBS applications. Review all technical changes proposed for the production environment i.e. Application Patches, Upgrades, Releases, Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Extensions
  • Provides technical leadership for non-EBS technology stack connecting to EBS (i.e. development environments, databases, batch servers, web servers). This involves working with internal groups and third parties to ensure that the non-EBS technology stacks are appropriately configured, supported and upgraded
  • Defines and/or implements process improvement opportunities to strengthen quality, commonality and alignment across the EBS platform

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, business administration or a related field
  • Seven or more years of development experience in Oracle EBS suite
  • Experience in Oracle SOA Administration – End to end environment management, Installation of Weblogic Suite, SOA Suite, JMS and Oracle Service Bus
  • Experience in Code migration, Deployment using WLST
  • Experience in Performance tuning of SOA components
  • Experience in Handling of production incidents
  • Experience in Oracle PaaS and SaaS (ERP Cloud) implementations
  • Knowledge of latest trends in technology and industry best practice and ability to learn and adapt to newer technologies
  • Ability to interact at all levels of clients’ organizations. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in an offshore-onsite global delivery model context
  • Create high availability design, provide infrastructure strategy, and perform testing of solution components
  • Mentoring and guiding the team in implementation with best practices in design, code and deployment
  • Assist in following up with Oracle Support on Product Issues
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience in writing software requirements and test specifications
  • Knowledge of programing languages and database tools
  • Excellent understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot problems that may arise in Oracle EBS instance
  • Ability to partner with Oracle BAs to identify course of resolutions
  • Strong understanding of system design and system integrations
  • In depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
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