Oracle Cloud Financials Architect (Public Sector)

| Lisle, IL, USA
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Job Description

Applications Software Technology (AST) was founded on one simple thought, put our people and our customers first, and you can never lose. AST is a globally recognized award-winning full-service enterprise systems integrator, serving clients in the Public and Commercial Sectors for over 27 years. Clients look to AST for leadership and assistance in systems integration, business process redesign, project management, systems administration, and training. From on-premise applications to modern cloud technology, AST's services encompass all aspects of Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Customer Experience, and Middleware. AST also offers flexible Managed Services, supporting the needs of over 200 Public Sector and Commercial customers around the globe. If you're someone with energy, drive, and creativity, AST might be the place for you.

Currently, we are looking for a Senior Oracle Cloud Financials Solution Architect to join our team. This is a key role playing an integral part in our growing Oracle ERP practice. This is a full-time position that can sit anywhere in the United States.

The ideal candidate will have operated in a senior Architect capacity previously, is someone who can anticipate needs and take action to drive deliverables for continued project success.This position needs a leader who will not only architect solutions on implementations but also be part of a senior task force to help the practice grow. This includes maximizing sales opportunities by architecting and acting as the lead in creating Proposals, presenting and implementing Oracle ERP Cloud solutions to potential customers. The individual should be able to play multiple roles, be able to work in a very fast-paced, enriching environment and is looking for a career rather than just a job.

What You'll Do:

The Solution Architect is responsible for the overall solution identification and architectural design for assigned projects and initiatives. Key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Support client engagements to provide subject matter expertise in Oracle Cloud Financials implementations.
  • Assume accountability for the solution design and the successful implementation of the full solution for on Oracle Cloud ERP Projects. May include hands-on development, design, prototyping and/or other efforts required to keep the project on a successful track.
  • Ensure that the proposed solution meets the client's requirements, is architecturally complete, and all architectural risks are quantified within their assigned area.
  • Ensures that the solution aligns with and utilizes the portfolio offerings that result in profitable revenue growth.
  • Work with client stakeholders to evaluate the solution requirements and supports the management and traceability of requirements during the engagement
  • Review Customer's current process and the requirement and design customer specific solutions based on industry specific best practices
  • Act as a technical interface to the client and assumes a proactive role for developing business opportunities.
  • Lead implementation team in the execution of testing cycles including ensuring the completeness in the development of testing scenarios, test cases and test scripts.
  • Implements quality solutions that meet the requirements and advises clients on AST offerings, strategy, designs, implementation approaches and alternatives / tradeoffs.
  • Work with Project Manager and provide input to the project plan and work breakdown structure and assist in managing timelines and milestones to ensure timely completion of all deliverables
  • Identify opportunities for new or follow-on business and assists in creating change orders.
  • Provide thought leadership to the growth of the Practice
  • Participate in strategic planning activities and business case development.
  • Participate in strategy presentations to clients including features, implementation approach, technical requirements, impacts, and benefits.
  • Perform responsibilities including solution proposal management, solution design, solution review, risk analysis, proposal preparation and client presentations.
  • Provide technical oversight for technical estimates created with standards tools, portfolio Work Breakdown Structures, statements of work and industry standard estimating techniques.
  • Assumes a proactive role for developing business opportunities. Assists in presales cycles by creating architectural demo's, effort estimates and proposal development.
  • Maintains knowledge of technologies, industry trends, standards and design techniques.

What We're Looking For:

  • 10+ years ERP implementation experience
  • Played a Solution Architect role on a minimum of 2 full lifecycle Oracle Cloud implementation projects in the USA Public Sector domain (city/state/local/county government)
  • Knowledge and experience in GASB Accounting and Reporting, Encumbrance Accounting, Fund Accounting, Projects and Grants Accounting and Management
  • Hands-on technologist with strong background in designing and building modular, scalable, testable enterprise systems in in Oracle Cloud Financials
  • Ideal to have project exposure to other Cloud module areas such as: Supply Chain and HCM Applications
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse group of people
  • Capability to work independently, take initiative with minimal supervision yet can participate as a team member with a willingness to help where needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all audiences of all levels, spanning from technical peers to executive management
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Ability to fully utilize Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to adapt to new projects quickly with a can-do, jump-right-in attitude
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • 4-year Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)

What We Bring:

At AST, people are the center of everything we do, and we work to provide you with benefits beyond a paycheck. We strive to develop and recognize our people at all levels and give them the rewards they deserve. We offer full benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement/401k, disability, life insurance, and unlimited PTO for all our North American employees to balance your work and life. We also offer additional benefits, such as commuter benefits, legal insurance, pet insurance, sabbatical leave, education reimbursement, parental leave, and much more.

Our Culture:

At AST, people are the center of everything we do. In over 27 years of business, we know that putting our people first is the key to success. Our passion for people has earned us multiple awards. Here are some of the most recent:

  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Remote Work by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Innovation by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for DE&I Practices by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Leadership by Energage
  • 2023 Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces by Energage (5th consecutive year)
  • 2022 Top Workplaces in the Nation by Energage
  • 2022 National Cultural Excellence for Leadership by Energage
  • 2022 National Cultural Excellence for Innovation by Energage
  • 2022 Dallas Fort Worth's 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for by National Association for Business Resources (NABR)

We foster a culture of trust, ownership, and innovation at every level of the organization. All doors are open and everyone's ideas matter, giving our people the ability to quickly understand our customers' needs and translate those needs into action. While we celebrate individual wins, we always strive for shared success. We are One AST.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: We value global diversity and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. AST is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.

More Information on AST Corporation
AST Corporation operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Lisle, IL. It has 989 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at AST Corporation, click here.
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