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Sr. Oracle Product Owner

Department: Admin IT

Sr. Oracle Product Owner  – Administration

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.

As a key member of the Admin IT Team for the Allen Institute at large, the Oracle Product Owner is the Product Owner for Oracle HCM ERP Cloud solutions and manages Oracle HCM vendor relationships. This role is responsible for the overall coordination, status reporting, and stability of project-oriented work efforts for human resources and enterprise resources planning systems, and works in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment.  This position will establish and implement project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and scope, adhere to high quality standards, and meet customer expectations. This position also operates in a cloud environment to work towards continuous delivery, understand orchestration, and leverage it to guarantee uptime

This position requires extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies, tools, techniques, resource management practices, and change management techniques. This role is also technical, requiring a mixture of architectural knowledge, technical leadership, operational expertise in a cloud setting, as well as the ability to communicate plans, manage risks, and deliver to schedule. Critical thinking and sound judgment are crucial for establishing a strategic approach to developing an application architecture to support research dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide.

The ideal candidate for the role expresses an entrepreneurial spirit in building business solutions and will work effectively with business units to understand their requirements, translate into functional designs, develop test cases, and implement sustainable business systems.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

Business Analysis & Product Management

  • Work with business teams to assist with documenting business requirements and process flows, and help with developing business cases
  • Contribute to an optimized support model for business applications that can grow as the team grows
  • Develop test cases aligned with business requirements to test system enhancements and implementations
  • Project manage integrations with other systems as required by the business
  • Manage and provide direction to the team and key stakeholders for the entire product lifecycle including initiation, planning, execution, and closure
  • Develop and maintain product and functional roadmaps that align with institute goals and needs
  • Work with business leaders to identify business needs and develop those needs into project requests

Production Systems Support

  • Product Owner for Oracle HCM ERP Cloud solutions and Oracle HCM vendor relationship management
  • Develop the strategic plan between the future-state and current-state of the Oracle Cloud HCM application in partnership with IT, Finance, and HR leadership
  • Ensure assigned production business systems are up and running to support the business; troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise
  • Maintain inventory of assigned systems including number of users and business impact of failure to assist with triaging concurrent problems and/or outages
  • Maintain documentation of development, test, and production environments for assigned systems
  • Manage/triage product backlog of enhancement requests or bugs/break fix and work within the team to develop and deliver new solutions within the application
  • Lead technology activities in support of annual human resources & finance cycles
  • Identify new features in quarterly upgrades to be assessed and implemented for HCM/ERP solution
  • Ensure integrity, reliability, performance and scale of technology platform
  • Manage and escalate functional, quality, timeline, and all other project issues
  • Coordinate project communication with all areas of IT and business
  • Ensure all internal controls and policies are adhered to for projects and systems change management
  • Ensure the technical performance of all solutions within the platform. Oversee the entire line life cycle from strategic planning to effective project management of tactical activities
  • Regularly create service improvement plans - in terms of people, processes and technology - to improve a service
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or changed from time to time

      Teamwork, Mentoring & Professional Development

  • Work effectively with internal customers and teammates by being accessible, collaborative and professional
  • Provide technical training, guidance, and resource support for IT and business colleagues
  • Lead in the implementation of our core business systems

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field; or equivalent combination of degree and experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Oracle HCM Cloud ERP
  • Strong experience working with Oracle Cloud HCM
  • Technical project management experience
  • Proven success in the delivery of software development projects within either technology services or software product company
  • Familiar with various project management framework
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture in an enterprise environment

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 5 – 8 years’ experience in a directly relevant field 
  • Experience exercising independent judgment in planning, organizing, and performing senior systems analyst tasks
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities as well as flexibility to adapt to change with new systems and methods while working in a team environment

Physical Demands

  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required due to system updates work
  • This role is currently able to work remotely due to COVID-19 and our focus on employee safety. We are a Washington State employer, and remote work must be performed in Washington State. We continue to evaluate the safest options for our employees. As restrictions are lifted in relation to COVID-19, this role will return to work onsite with the ability to work remote as with manager approval

Additional Comments

  • **Please note, this opportunity offers relocation assistance**
  • **Please note, this opportunity offers work visa sponsorship**


It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.





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