The Meter Data Management (MDM) Solution Architect position is responsible for functional architecture, planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of highly integrated Oracle Utilities Application Suite, with specific focus on the meter system and data integrations. The candidate should have strong experience working in the utilities/energy industry, smart metering, smart grid expertise and the challenges that businesses face in moving to a smart-enabled utility.
The MDM Solution Architect will develop and maintain architectural standards and processes and have experience, assist with escalated complex support issues and coordinate the evaluation of new tools and technologies.
Participating in project planning sessions for highly integrated systems with clients, business analysts, and team members. Advising on system options, risks, cost versus benefit analysis, and impact on the enterprises business processes and goals. Overseeing the defining, designing and project scope development for complex projects.
Reviews buy vs. build decisions and assists in obtaining buy-in from Senior Management. Works closely with IT Leadership and Enterprise Architect to assure all systems are in line with IT long term strategy.
Providing architecture recommendations based on long term IT organization strategy. Supports the development of the IT roadmap for assigned business areas.
Translating (as well as providing technical expertise to others who are translating) business and technical requirements into business application systems. Establishes architect guidelines. Maintaining broad knowledge of a variety of programming languages and software technologies. Acting as an industry class expert in a cross section of technical disciplines.
Providing guidance and support to multiple projects.
Reviewing projects to ensure compliance to application architecture standards. Also responsible for defining standards to be utilized in software development/ integration. Performs peer reviews of project solutions.
Provide guidance for the testing of systems ensuring system meets needs of client and business, while assisting others in similar efforts.
Advising others on maintenance issues and concerns based on areas of expertise, and/or long term IT strategy. Handling escalated Tier II level support issues across multiple areas of expertise.
Developing a thorough understanding of Company-specific business, applications, data and technical architectures.
You should have strong experience of working with meter data management system, particularly with utilities and/or energy clients. You will also have full life-cycle application experience which is coupled with a strong understanding of the inherent business challenges and processes in moving to a Smart enabled utility.
Successful candidates will also have the following experience:
Background in Utilities and deregulated markets
Background in Smart Metering (AMI) in the Utilities sector
Smart grid expertise, e.g. DRMS, VPP and microgrids
Meter Data Management experience and integration into SAP IS-U (MDUS) and AMI head end systems
Full Product / Software Development Lifecycle experience, including definition, requirements gathering, configuration and delivery