Environments Manager, Oracle

Network IT
£30,000 per annum
01 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An Environments Manager is now sought by one of UK's leading research and educational institutions.

The successful candidate will look after their Cloud Environments which has multiple activities on. You will be the direct link between my client and Oracle so excellent written and verbal communication is needed. It is important that you a good technical knowledge of Oracle and have a knowledge of implementation, virtual machines, cloud, user management and system maintenance.

The Environments Manager will involved in planning and decision making around all aspects of Environment Management. This includes:

• Be responsible for administration, patching and all other maintenance of all environments forming part of the solution (currently 4x Oracle Fusion, 4x Taleo Enterprise Edition, 4x Oracle Web Center Content, plus other cloud and on premise environments).

• Be responsible for two-way liaison with Oracle over all aspects of Environment Management, including patching, updates, scheduling of version releases, and user/role management.

• Significantly contribute to the environments strategy and plan to ensure that there are sufficient environments to meet programme deliverables on time, and that patching and releases of new functionality are implemented at the right time and with the minimum of disruption to the delivery of work associated with the programme.

• Significantly contribute to the planning and implementation of upgrading all Oracle Fusion environments to R13

• Significantly contribute to the planning of a strategy for integrating Oracle's new quarterly release model into existing programme plans.

• Maintain the environments plan to ensure that it accurately represents the current portfolio of environments, how they interface with each other and with legacy systems, and what functions they are currently being used for (testing, training, production etc).

• Maintain and promote awareness of Oracle product development roadmaps, known problems, planned fixes and upgrade paths.

• Log Requests for Change for all changes to environments and attend the weekly Change Advisory Board to discuss proposed changes and answer questions from technical and functional stakeholders.

• Contribute expertise to the planning and implementation of data migration and integration work as and when required.

• Significantly contribute to the implementation of Active Directory Authentication and SSO for all environments.

• Significantly contribute to documentation and knowledge transfer around all aspects of environments management.

Environments Manager Person Specification:

• Significant experience of managing complex cloud environments (ideally Oracle based)

• Significant experience of implementing and supporting ERP solutions

• Significant experience of engaging with Oracle through My Oracle Support, including an understanding of the required language, terminology and escalation processes.

• Some experience of testing, data migration, and other key activities associated with an ERP implementation.

• The ability to explain relatively complex technology and processes to non-technical users.

• ITIL awareness and (ideally) qualification.

• Awareness and experience of Project Management methodologies (Prince 2, APM).

• Awareness of Sharepoint Team Sites, particularly document libraries, lists, views, and alerts.

• Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.

• Some familiarity with Microsoft Project and Visio.

The Environments Manager can expect a competitive salary which comes with a very generous pension scheme of 22% and a healthy holiday allowance which consists of 25 Holiday Days, 8 Bank Holidays, 10 additional days when the organisation is closed and the option to accrue an additional 12 days through overtime/ flexible working.

The contract for the Environments Manager is initially written until 31st July 2019 for this particular project but there will be a need for this position within the organisation after this project.

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