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Oracle Senior Director, Architecture, Managed Cloud Services in Charleston, South Carolina

Manage a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a Senior Director of the software engineering division, you will apply your extensive knowledge of software architecture to manage software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications, operating systems and databases according to current and future design specifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architecture and envision improvements to the architecture.

Directs and ensures the implementation of operational policies through subordinate managers Interacts internally and externally with executive management involving negotiation of difficult matters to influence policy. Functional expertise and broad company knowledge. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more years of software engineering or related experience.

As the provider of the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems, Oracle is dedicated to unleashing innovation by simplifying IT. With more than 40 years of information technology innovation, Oracle is the recognized industry leader in enterprise application and technology solutions.

Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud? Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure Group is building new Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment.

Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with best in class infrastructure, support and managed services to enable their success. OCI has grown significantly in capability and customers and continues to aggressively add new features, new functionality and new customers to the cloud built for the enterprise. Oracle Managed Cloud Services operates critical back office infrastructure and applications for hundreds of customers worldwide. Our customers are continually going through a journey to the cloud that requires careful coordination across OCI and Oracle to ensure we are achieving the outcomes that make customers and Oracle successful.

As we work to modernize the OMCS product offering and integrate it more closely with OCI, we need a strong architecture leader to lead the transformation of this 20-year business into a cloud-first, cloud-native offering. This role will lead a talented team of architects in connecting our customers with their OCI-enabled cloud future.

The team:

This position is part of the leadership team responsible for the design, delivery and operation of managed application services built on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. As part of our overall customer success organization, it is tightly integrated with our service operations and customer support teams.

OCI’s leadership team is highly technical, very collaborative and focused on building the strongest engineering organization with the best record of delivery and customer satisfaction that we can. Our mission is to make it possible for customers to run their entire enterprise on our cloud – and our values mean that we want customers to have such a delightful experience doing so that they all want to run everything on our cloud.

Enabling customers to safely and confidently migrate workloads to our cloud is critical to Oracle’s continued growth and success.

The Senior Director, Architecture for Managed Cloud Services will lead a team of architects in this critical role. With the technical refresh of all Managed Cloud Services customers onto OCI largely complete, we are focused on modernizing and delivering the best “cloud first” experience for our customer base. We are also intent on expanding our services to include a breadth of native OCI services that will enhance our customer outcomes, including Oracle Analytics Cloud, our PaaS services, and native OCI IaaS innovations.

The ideal candidate will have a diverse technology background and a proven track record of designing creative solutions to complex customer problems. Understanding of, and ability to articulate, problems from a customer perspective is essential to success in this role; simply bringing technical capability will be insufficient. Proven success in complex problem solving is a critical success factor, especially where more than one approach to a solution is expected and the selection of “the best” is informed by a balance of customer, cost and time.

Specific responsibilities and experience:

  • Take a creative approach at bringing innovations to our customers, leaving behind “this is how we’ve always done it” mentality.

  • Strategic problem solving, not only thinking about big-picture opportunity, but also understanding we need to deliver value today and increment to the future.

  • Bringing a customer-first attitude to the table; listening, understanding and empathizing with problems our customers experience.

  • Deliver repeatable design patterns on OCI for complex application ecosystems, biasing towards a simple customer experience.

  • Build strong bridges between OCI development teams and drive priority towards use cases that support our customers.

  • Engender a continuous-improvement culture within the team to constantly challenge best approaches to customer outcomes.

  • Influence the strategic directions of OCI Managed Cloud Services informed by customers, the changing cloud landscape, and the realities of delivering successfully on OCI.

  • Work closely with other Managed Cloud Services design and engineering principles to deliver repeatability and scale.

  • Stay abreast of the latest innovations in the cloud technology space and apply them as appropriate to Oracle’s Managed Cloud Service offerings.

  • Hands on – belief that leading by example is the only way to success.


  • Experience building, running, mentoring and enabling a team of technical professionals.

  • Proven ability to decompose complex technical problems from theoretical “white-space” to concrete, executable plans.

  • Breadth of background covering software development, systems architecture, and deployments at scale.

  • Experience delivering in a service provider organization.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate in this role must be comfortable presenting to internal executive stakeholders and customers alike.

  • A record of building strong collaborative relationships across organizational boundaries (e.g. into sales, support, sister engineering teams, etc.).

  • Proof of “doing” not just “thinking” – the candidate must not just work in abstract theories, but have the technical chops to explain how the architectures they’re responsible for could/should be implemented in practice.

  • A career learner – proof that you’re always looking for “better” and have the ability to absorb and apply new skills quickly.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Senior Director, Architecture, Managed Cloud Services

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 21000GS0