Title: Technical Lead, Application Developer Sr
Company: Southern Company Services, Inc.
Membership Type: User
What makes the OATUG mission meaningful to you?
OATUG’s mission is meaningful to me because it is a member led organization that provides a single source of reference for users such as myself to be able to connect with other like-minded people. OATUG allows me to connect and get real world answers, solutions and feedback from others in my industry or similar industries.
Please list your previous and current OATUG volunteer roles, COLLABORATE experience, and other volunteer or leadership experience with other organizations:
My professional career and volunteer service have prepared me well for the OATUG Board of Directors. I am a Technical Lead at Southern Company Services in the Oracle Center of Excellence, and as a current Board Member of OATUG I have served as an active volunteer and original committee member of the OATUG Emerging Leaders. I have a passion for mentoring and provide guidance to others to be able to learn new things or ways of thinking out of the box, as well as providing insight to be able to grow professionally and personally.
Why are you running for the board, and what skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer to the organization?
I'm a life-long learner, and I pride myself on getting out of my comfort zone and learning something new. I tend to focus on both technical and functional areas as I like to have a good overall understanding of the big picture and how things work holistically. I also love to learn from others when I can and return the knowledge that I have as well. I began work with Oracle EBS on version 11.5.1.02 as a desktop support analyst providing support for basic application navigation and JINIT support. I learned to develop Oracle reports on the job via a co-worker and was promoted to a junior developer position modifying and developing new reports utilizing Oracle Forms/Reports 6i. I am currently working on a project as a Delivery Lead for Oracle Financials Cloud and Solution Architect for some legacy applications.
Tell us about your current professional role and what Oracle products you are using and/or supporting.
Currently, I am semi-removed from the day-to-day support of Oracle EBS 12.2.4 as the Technical Lead and I am now apart of an Enterprise Oracle Financials Cloud Implementation Project. As a Lead on this project I am responsible for foundational configuration of the GL/CM and AR modules. We are also combining 3 Oracle EBS and 1 PeopleSoft environment into this single cloud instance which involves make key business decisions on process changes to standardize business process and remove customization and use standard out of the box functionality.