Lead IT&T Advisor or Principal IT&T Advisor
Elite Computer Consultants (ECOM) - Houston, TX

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ECOM is currently sourcing for a Lead IT&T Advisor or Principal IT&T Advisor for our direct client in the Houston/Galleria area.

This is a full time/direct hire position.

Lead IT&T Advisor or Principal IT&T Advisor

Job Summary The GEMS Application Data Architect owns the technical design, data structure and data architecture policies and procedures. They have a global responsibility across all systems currently within GEMS IT. They preside across projects and BAU enhancements, translating strategic requirements into usable enterprise information architecture and design.

Key Accountabilities Primary accountabilities/responsibilities of this role are:

  • Application Architecture

o Creates and or maintains the GEMS applications in sync with Global IT architecture standards
o Ensures the completeness of the solution design documentation for BAU enhancements and PPI projects
o Coordinates changes globally for the proposed technical solution

  • Vendor Management

o Provides representation to vendors on technical/architectural matters

  • Projects and BAU enhancements

o Responsible for architectural compliance for all projects and enhancements
o Manages technical specifications/guidelines for development
o Ensures application technical design meets performance requirements and is scalable/flexible to the business needs

Authority for Change Recommend changes/improvements to process and ways of working
Internal/

  • External Interaction Internal:

o Works with IT to evaluate solution recommendations
o Liaises within IT on capex submissions
o Identifies impact of future changes and mitigates performance degradation

  • External

o Leverages 3rd party (Vendor) expertise over complex architectural designs
o Works with vendors to ensure that future innovation is understood and built into future architecture roadmaps

Experience Needed Candidates should have the following experience:

  • Energy industry or Trading experience required
  • Extensive experience in successfully providing application design / development in a corporate IT setting
  • Experience in the Energy Trading space, with extensive development / design / implementation experience in more than several ETRM systems such as Endur, Allegron, Triple Point, SunGard, Navita, Brady, Murex, Solarc, Sakonnet, Ventyx, Abacus
  • Experience in one or more of the following trading activity support systems such as nMarket, Business Objects, Rome Credit, Shipnet, Zema and MS Analysis Services
  • Proficient in driving group efforts in the application development / support arena
  • Full software development life cycle including development experience and support of applications
  • Experience supporting technology solutions, including change management, application testing, data integrity management and end-user support and training
  • Experience designing or changing business critical reports/processes to gain full value from technology solutions
  • Proficient with best practices and standards in the IT industry
  • Prior experience with Energy Trading systems development
  • Knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL and applicable query tools
  • Experience with Openlink, Endur is required

Knowledge, Languages, Skills and Attributes Education:
The candidate would preferably possess:

  • Experience in the infrastructure space
  • A degree or equivalent in an IT related subject

Candidates should have the following specific skills:

  • Ability to identify opportunities for IT solutions and innovation
  • Ability to quickly understand business functions/processes
  • Skills in managing internal customer expectations
  • Skilful priority management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Management of application change
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work with other technical resources to effect change

Candidates should have the following professional skills and attributes:

  • Business consulting skills
  • Questioning and challenging
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Relationship management
  • Expectation management

Special Features Exceptional working knowledge of the energy trading applications and data around: Deal Capture, Scheduling, Pricing, Storage, Risk, Accounting, Commodities

  • Must be able travel internationally as required

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