Communications Industry Solutions Architect


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP556-2832

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


- Scoping & delivering large solution implementations for Communications Service Providers.
- Practical understanding of industry standards & best practices along with a pragmatic approach to business, organisational & IT change management.
- Should be able to manage customer expectations of project scope, stakeholder roles and responsibilities and the change management process.
- As an Enterprise & Solutions Architect, you will engage with senior business and IT stakeholders, understand and capture their business needs and work with Oracle sales & delivery team colleagues to define matching solution deliverables.
- Engage in pre-sales activities, including customer workshops & RFx responses.
- Maximize the use of standard Oracle application processes & capabilities.
- Provide Solution Architecture & Design governance & leadership across the full programme engagement lifecycle.
- Lead solution scoping, architecture & design activities in combined BSS & OSS engagements
- Should be able to build trust and consensus among the stakeholders.
- Act as a strong advocate of the Oracle solution, while also championing the delivery of true business-differentiating capabilities.
- Communicate effectively with the IT implementation teams (customer, Oracle, implementation partners), bringing a strong technology background.
- Work in a distributed Consulting project team, will have to combine a high degree of self-sufficiency with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and customers in countries across the globe.
- Act as a strong advocate of the Oracle solution, while also championing the delivery of true business-differentiating capabilities.
- To engage at C-level, but also support and mentor less experienced members of the team.


Experience level

- 15+ yrs telecoms industry experience with various Operational Support Systems and network-facing IT knowledge, across fixed/wireline & mobile networks for both consumer and enterprise/business segments. Preferably including hands-on implementation experience with Oracle's Order & Service Management (OSM) & Unified Inventory (UIM) or Unified Assurance (Assure1) applications.

- 10+ yrs of solutions architecture, business requirements capture, IT demand & lifecycle management experience, including leadership role in customer-facing architecture and technical scoping activities, across the full engagement lifecycle, from pre-sales (project scoping/costing) and post-sales (project delivery, customer enablement & live operation) roles. Experience including responsibility for combined BSS (CRM, billing) & OSS (order management) programme scoping & architecture deliverables.

Key Skills & Experience required

- A strong understanding of telecoms IT architecture, specifically service & network orchestration, inventory and assurance architecture (preferably Oracle OSM, UIM, Assurance), across multiple implementation projects & phases.
- Strong knowledge of the network domain architecture & technologies such as MPLS, VPLS, VPN, VLL, Optical circuit, DSL, VoIP and use of protocols such as SNMP, TL1, CORBA.
- Project delivery experience across full lifecycle, including business & application architecture, design, implementation, testing, migration, project governance & change management.
- Team leadership combining onsite/remote project activities and acting as coach/mentor to more junior team members.
- Strong customer-facing domain skills - should be able to drive end-to-end BSS+OSS architecture and OSS solution-related workshops with the customer.
- Strong understanding of telecoms fixed/wireline & mobile networks for both consumer and enterprise/business segments architecture and touchpoints with network and other IT systems.
- Experience of industry models & standards, including TM Forum SID & ODA.
- Experience of industry standard business processes, regional/local legal, regulatory & cultural best practices & constraints.
- Experience of participating in business development activities.

Preferred Functional/Technical Skills

- Proficiency using Enterprise Architecture tools and methods to capture business requirements, designs, test case development, use case documentation.
- Experience working in waterfall, Agile/Scrum or iterative model projects.
- Previous technical background including programming & scripting skills (C, C++, Java, python) and experience working with RDBMS.
- Understanding of modern application integration paradigms, OpenAPI & REST architecture style.
- Understanding of Cloud Native tools, technologies and framework.

About the Company

Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. For most companies, flexibility is critical. Oracle provides a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models - including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds - to ensure that technology flexes to the unique needs of a business.

Oracle Cloud is a complete, integrated stack of platform, infrastructure, and application services. With advanced scalability and security, Oracle Cloud enables technical agility across the enterprise, connects people to information for clearer insights, and fosters efficiency through simplified workflows.

More than 420,000 customers across 145 countries have harnessed Oracle technology to accelerate their digital transformation.

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