Solution Architecture Advisor

  • Devon Energy
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Information Technology - ICT

Job Description

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US

Job ID: 17677

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Independently performs broad solution design, enterprise architecture and solution development activities, as well as acting as a technical advisor to teams executing Devon’s most strategic technology projects.  Business project success is a key performance metric, so the successful candidate will be highly technical, and be required to get her/his “hands dirty” in the implementation, as deemed appropriate by both teams (immediate and project execution).  Since most modern solutions involve a broad range of technologies to implement, the successful candidate must be able to draw on the skills of the immediate team to fill gaps to design the best solution possible.  While it’s not necessary for the candidate to be an expert in all (or any) technologies used in a solution, he/she must be willing to learn about them.  May be required to work with a business leadership team to help them articulate their long-range roadmap of capabilities, and work to translate and integrate those needs into the IT technology capability roadmap.  As a part of a team, she/he would also be responsible for researching, preparing, and deploying cloud technologies needed for future business demands, as outlined in business and IT capabilities roadmap.  While the successful candidate would draw upon all platform technologies to design solutions, expertise in one or more of the following focus areas are needed: full-stack application development, large-scale analytics platforms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.


Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent


Minimum of ten years of design and implementation experience; preferably with a diverse background in IT and various technologies and solution domain areas, including cloud platforms



  • Effectively work with and leverage peers to bring the best solution to our partner teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from all points in the technical spectrum, translating necessary or omitting unnecessary technical detail as needed.
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge.
  • Driven to stay current with technology across multiple platforms, with a willingness to broaden areas of expertise.
  • Willingness to say “I don’t know” when applicable, but be willing and driven to find out.
  • Think at an enterprise level, but be willing to get involved in the implementation
  • Have a strong appreciation for the capabilities and diversity the teams you work within contain.  Be a builder.
  • Be innovative
  • Champion/develop the best practices, patterns, and standards that elevate our ability to deliver
  • Develop and deliver relevant architecture artifacts; share and champion these to the enterprise
  • Selecting the right tools for the job- even if they are not in your area of expertise
  • Reading and writing software in modern languages such as C#.NET, Java, Javascript, SQL, etc.
  • Ability in / understanding of all, expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Large-scale analytics tools/capabilities/languages such as DataBricks, Spark, Python, Scala
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies/capabilities including Azure ML Studio, Azure Cognitive Services, deep learning, neural networks, model training/deployment
    • Enterprise integration and data serving technologies such as Informatica, Attunity, Snowflake, Azure Data Factory, Azure SQL, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    • Enterprise business intelligence and reporting solutioning including SSAS, SSRS, Power BI, SAP HANA, SQL, Oracle, and Cloud Solutions (Azure/AWS)
  • Conceptualizing and developing abstract representations, as required to satisfy the business requirement

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