Lead Architect - Core Technology

15 Oct 2016
22 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The IT Architect-Application Security & Controls, leads in an individual contributor capacity working across multiple teams & businesses in communicating goals, designs and processes for access & monitoring. In this role you will utilize your prior experience & ERP expertise in designing standard responsibilities that are inherently free of risk, configuring controls to monitor adherence, and altering processes to develop sustainable Oracle ERP Application Security and Controls.

Essential Responsibilities

• Gather requirements for Application Security and GRC from internal customers and IT controllership teams in GE. Develop leading practice SOD rules and assist in the deployment of these rules in Oracle Application Access Controls Governor (AACG).
• Assist in the implementation of other GRC technology suites - Configuration Controls Governor, Transactions Control Governor, and Preventative Controls Governor to help automate controls environment.
• Responsible for Defining and Designing job functions using Oracle-RBAC/User Management release 12 to facilitate clear achievement of Segregation of Duties (SOD) rules prior to assigning roles and/or responsibilities to users.
• Create custom menus, submenus, and assign appropriate request sets and concurrent programs.
• Manage Responsibilities and Menus that are SOD free and assign per established procedures.
• Create/Maintain configuration documentation and walk internal customers through how to maintain the design moving forward.
• Ensure the standard Application Security designs are followed which are inherently SOD free and exceptions approved via governance board procedures.
• Interface with business representatives, leadership, and IT controllers to develop controls that satisfy audit purposes.
• Incorporate rules and matrices into analytical built AACG and methodically run the executable controls at established milestones or timelines.
• Review and analyze incident reports prepared by Oracle AACG, CCG, and TCG and prep as necessary for review with leadership to highlight incidents and risks. Prepare dashboards for executive reviews on a quarterly basis.
• Build custom objects/metadata in R12 for configuration controls as defined by the subject matter experts.
• Meet with IT controller and business leaders to review AACG and CCG incident reports and determine if mitigating controls exist, documenting the existence thereof back into the Oracle AACG.
• Categorize risks as High, Medium, Low per established guidelines as provided by IT controllers.
• Resolve conflicts and maintain servers and databases associated with Oracle Governance Risk and Compliance tools, working with DBA pools and Oracle via SR's to manage and escalate critical issues.
• Utilize influencing and negotiation skills to drive standards and the adoption of standards by requisite business and shared service teams through ability to work in a matrix environment.
• Facilitate solutions to complex business problems from project request through implementation of complex integrated solutions
• Deliver quality improvements and root-cause analysis for ERP related complex business problems and issues and work closely with delivery managers ensuring on-time execution of all deliverables.
• Maintain repository of all ERP processes design and execution
• Align ERP design strategy with GE standards where applicable
• Maximize utilization of ERP applications core functionalities and simplify / reduce customizations
• Follow GE Six-Sigma Tollgate process and contribute to Tollgate deliverables
• Partner with and manage contracted resources with applicable expertise in Oracle Financials to execute on deliverables


• Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Finance/Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in Oracle Financials implementing at least 2 large-scale full life cycle global Oracle ERP implementations.
• Exposure to the Governance Risk & Compliance Suite (GRC), particularly AACG, CCG, and TCG.
• Exposure to Application Security tasks and activities

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics - • Masters of Science in Computer Science or related degree
• MBA with Finance or CPA/CA/CFA/ICWA
• Proven ability to influence and negotiate the adoption of standards by requisite business and shared service teams
• Expertise in ERP Applications business and technical Architecture, Methodologies, and Standards (AOL, AIM, API's, etc.)
• Knowledge of full financial data flow from Order to Remittance, Procure to Payment, and Project to Profit.
• Demonstrated proficiency in applied knowledge of software systems architecture, security architecture and applications security
• Knowledge/experience with Metabuilder to create custom objects/metadata in R12
• Proven ability to work in a matrix environment
• Strong knowledge and understanding of application configurations, setups for ERP modules and ability to perform said tasks
• GE Six-sigma Tollgate process knowledge (GE Employees Only)
• Green Belt Certified (GE Employees Only)
• Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications preferred
• Excellent leadership, project management and strategic thinking skills, and a proven ability to collaborate and communicate well with senior staff
• Solid technical understanding of Oracle eBusiness Suite (EBS) data structures and processes, especially Release 12 knowledge
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to lead design sessions with business and technical audiences to come up with solutions for ERP domain
• Experienced in a phased Oracle ERP implementation with business models spanning manufacturing, projects, and services
• Experience with a Single Instance ERP implementation for multiple business units with multiple countries
• Proactive responsive individual, able to set own action plans and the action plans of others with a mind toward quality and low cost