• Oracle EPM Solutions Architect

    Job Location(s) US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/9/2018 10:45 AM)
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    Business Consultants/Business Analysts
  • Overview



    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Hyperion Planning/Essbase Solutions Architect in in our Oracle EPM National Business Unit.


    Job Overview:

    The role of the Solutions Architect is for individuals passionate about identifying and delivering the right Business solution for each client. Our Solutions Architects have a keen Business orientation with an understanding of how technology can be effectively applied to meet a variety of Business needs.


    Our Solutions Architects fill a number of different roles on our project teams working with a variety of technologies for a wide range of clients. The specific responsibilities vary for each client and each project. Key to the success of our Architects is the willingness and desire to quickly learn the client’s industry and the unique requirements of each engagement and to fill whatever role may be required to best support our client’s needs.


    A Solutions Architect thrives in challenging environments and accomplishes difficult assignments without significant supervision and instruction. Our Consultants can handle the stress of being accountable for delivery and: complete goals on time, practice strong attention to detail, persevere through tough obstacles, and do not get easily discouraged.


    The Solutions Architect is a key delivery point of contact and will be involved in the strategic planning of an engagement or helping the client make decisions about their future IT direction. Once a project has begun, the Architect will facilitate key requirements with stakeholders and customers using standard and User Experience techniques. The Architect may be responsible for functional designs, detailed designs and system mapping, wireframes, requirement specifications, and prototypes.


    The Solutions Architect works directly with Senior Project Managers  and Directors to assist with daily operations exercising time management, communication and collaboration in a fast-paced environment to ensure the successful delivery of projects. The Consultant will interface with Perficient technical and business delivery personnel, as well as vendors and customers on a regular basis. Will mentor junior Consultants.


    The Oracle EPM/Hyperion Planning Consultant is responsible for working on implementations of the Hyperion EPM Planning application for Perficient clients.  As a Hyperion Planning Consultant, you will be working as part of a project team that includes a Perficient Project Manager as well as client personnel, including C-level executives. This position includes both technical consultants responsible for infrastructure, customization, and integration of Hyperion applications; as well as functional consultants who possess a deep understanding of corporate accounting concepts including: financial reporting, budgeting and planning, allocations, and consolidations.




    • The Planning Consultant will have a strong background in the following technologies:

      • Oracle Planning Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS/EPBCS) or Hyperion Planning
      • Oracle Hyperion Planning (including Capital Asset and Workforce Planning)
      • Oracle Hyperion Essbase
      • Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management
      • Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting
      • Oracle Hyperion SmartView
    • Build trusted client relationships through proactive account management and effective project delivery.
    • Establishes knowledge of client business challenges and priorities to translate into opportunities.
    • Maintains regular client communication and satisfaction, ensuring opportunities and challenges are addressed in a timely manner.
    • Helps deliver presentations to clients and management teams.
    • Contributes to project discoveries, kickoff, prepare proposals and statements of work following company standards.
    • Translate client’s business needs into detailed business requirements documents, use cases and systems interaction diagrams.
    • Works with customers to establish approved wireframes and mock-ups for solutions.
    • Assists project team to establish high, mid, and micro level plans for project team.
    • Helps to establish critical path, milestones, delivery dates, and review client deliverables to ensure they meet client acceptance criteria.
    • Provides leadership throughout the lifecycles of a project, guiding the understanding the project team has through design and development to ensure project requirements are met.
    • Helps establish project test strategy, methodologies, test plans as well as assist with test execution.
    • Instills team commitment to company delivery methodologies and practices.


    • 3+ years experience with Hyperion products
    • 2+ years with ERP accounting systems such as Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Great Plains, etc
    • Minimum 4 years consulting industry experience working with external clients
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of current technologies and complex enterprise level applications.
    • Skilled ability to obtain, understand and respond strategically to client needs.
    • Highly detail oriented, well organized, and able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
    • Energetic, motivated, service-oriented, and be able to multi task.
    • Proven track record of delivering on time, on budget, and meeting client commitments.
    • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and reporting skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
    • Flexible to new situations and challenges.
    • Flexibility to travel up to 100 percent.

    Preferred skills and education:

    • Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting, CPA, or MBA
    • Experience in the financial budgeting and forecasting  processes, including allocations and driver-based calculations
    • Ability to create both financial statements and management reporting for public and private companies
    • Knowledge of GAAP, IFRS accounting standards
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including data reconciliations


    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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