Oracle Consulting Technical Director in Chesterfield, Missouri
As an acknowledged authority within Oracle, this senior level consulting position is responsible for creating and implementing innovative solutions with industry-wide impact. Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated solutions within constraints of time and budget.
Analyzes business needs to help ensure Oracle solution meets the customer s objectives by combining industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen. As a position of technical/professional influence, this individual frequently operates at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies enhancements to Oracle products to meet very complex customer needs. Exercises creativity and independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to deliver functional and technical expertise on a wide range of business and technology solutions. Leads experienced consulting teams on challenging projects; works on significant and unique issues. As a thought leader and trusted advisor, effectively influences difficult decisions at the leadership-level of customer organizations. Enables business development efforts by providing subject matter expertise. Resolves very complex customer escalations. Drives customer process direction and decisions by providing domain leadership within relevant industries on end-to-end enterprise solutions. Creates new solution sets based on assessment of industry needs, market demands and knowledge of competitive product offerings.
10 years of experience relevant to this position including 5 years of consulting experience. Management or team leadership experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to lead large teams. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to travel as needed.
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Digital Experience (DX) from Oracle Consulting specializes in providing digital innovation, digital sales enablement and digital delivery services within North America. Focused on achieving business outcomes, the organisation collaborates with customers to achieve success through digital innovation.
We have this exciting new opportunity for an Experience Design Lead with excellent customer facing skills, coupled with digital solution experience ideally using Oracle technologies. We are looking for a positive and structured individual who can discuss digital at both a business and technical level, who thrives on innovation, and working in a dynamic environment.
This is an excellent opportunity, allowing you to work with rapidly evolving cloud technologies, where you will be constantly challenged. You will also have the opportunity to work with many of the world's leading organisations that use Oracle technology, and be part of a smart, digitally focussed team.
The Oracle Consulting DX team believes that creativity and user experience must be central to all digital solution projects. Well thought out and innovative user experiences excite and engage users.
We are looking for a new generation of Experience Design Lead who are pursuing innovative ways of creating user-centric digital solutions that can scale over time.
We are looking for creative, pioneering, ambitious software and technology professionals who live and breathe digital. Your life is social. You are mobile and have information available on your fingertips. You have a passion to solve challenging business problems and want to embrace new ideas to make the world a better place at home, for your community, at work and for society. You are an experience design evangelist and you love to be in rapid changing dynamic technology space of the Digital.
As a key member of the North America DX organisation, you will work with the latest and rapidly evolving digital technologies on Oracle Cloud. As a recognised authority and senior contributor within Oracle Consulting, you will provide market leading innovative end to end solutions, designs and thought leadership to project teams.
As an Experience Design Lead, you will elicit and articulate customer innovation and design requirements. You will design and develop lo- and high-fidelity prototypes and guide stakeholders in solution development and selection. You will advocate agile methodologies and ensure alignment to user experience principals and best practices. You will guide, coach and support designers and developers in best practice agile solution delivery. You will implement a continuous improvement approach with Oracle teams and customers.
Knowledge and Competencies:
Lead end-users and project stakeholder interviews, focus groups, workshops and testing sessions
Assist in the production of relevant UX documentation such as research findings reports, personas, journey maps, etc.
Apply innovative and conceptual thinking to create appropriate digital solutions across multiple platforms, whilst skilfully blending user needs, business goals and technical constraints.
Constantly apply user-centred design methodologies, thus ensuring the solutions are based on real customer needs.
Communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed designs and rationales both verbally and visually.
Effectively present ideas and concepts in tangible forms such as storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, etc to a wide audience such as business stakeholders, developers, architects, product owners, etc.
Create intuitive and responsive wireframes, low and hi fidelity designs and prototypes. Basic ability to create and analyse a range of UX deliverables such as user flows, information architecture diagrams, task flows, conversational design etc.
Maintain and advocate the latest design trends and practices. Influence others to change their perceptions in a positive, creative and respectful way. Use a wide variety of interpersonal styles and approaches to influence others.
Create truly engaging visual designs that effectively blend the latest design trends and practices, focus on usability and creatively follow existing visual guidelines.
Freely share knowledge and experiences with colleagues. You seek an environment that encourages innovation and measured risk-taking. You encourage creative approaches and practices to drive organizational and customer effectiveness.
Proven ability to build and maintain executive level relationships (with Business and IT execs) but are equally capable of working with customer execution teams and individuals.
Positively influence others to adapt when faced with changing business conditions. You ensure appropriate support for change initiatives. You demonstrate the ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities and excel in a fast-paced environment undergoing significant transformation.
Requirements, Skills and Qualifications:
7-10 years of industry experience (agency and/or client-side) in User Experience Design/Interaction Design with a consistent record of success.
Familiarity with the most up to date cloud technologies. You understand the capabilities and limits of technology solutions to deliver the most appropriate user experience and can manage customer expectations, keeping them focused on effective, yet feasible and viable solutions. Oracle Cloud experience preferred.
You have extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering end-to-end experience architecture and design (from research to journey mapping, experience/interactive design, iterative design cycles, prototyping, user testing and delivery). You will also need to showcase your innate ability to innovate and disrupt the status quo in the post-PC world.
Proven ability to effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, all within a user-centric design process.
You feel at home working in multidisciplinary and are comfortable engaging with and guiding stakeholders across multiple business domains. You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build good working relationships with both internal team members and customers.
Proficient in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite and other tools and platforms associated with the industry.
You evangelize human-centric design principals and are able to articulate fundamental concepts and value of design to uninitiated audiences. You will possess a deep understanding in related creative tracks: visual design, development, copywriting and content strategy
You will possess a good understanding in related creative tracks such as development, copywriting and content creation.
You have several years experience with experience strategy, development and delivery, functional and/or technical consulting, business consulting. Prior team leadership or management experience is preferred.
You are comfortable engaging and have experience guiding stakeholders across multiple business domains including Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Sales, Marketing and Information Technology.
You feel at home working in multidisciplinary teams and are a native Agile advocate with an extensive experience in lean development, continuous delivery, DevOps, etc. You are confortable with design-in-code methodologies and practices.
You have strong verbal and written communications skills. Preferably experience writing and publishing research briefs, white papers and blogs, vlogs, etc.
Ability to gracefully handle multiple projects in an energizing environment.
Passionate attitude with willingness and enthusiasm to own your growth.
You are educated to an undergraduate degree or greater level. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
You have the ability and willingness to travel as much as 75% of the time within US and Canada.
Title: Consulting Technical Director
Location: United States
Requisition ID: 19000MA9