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Oracle EBS Senior Functional Specialist

Hampshire, Havant, England
£62324 - £71370 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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About the Role

Base Location: Havant

Salary: £62,324 - £71,370 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE IT is looking for a highly self-motivated individual to fill the role of Oracle EBS Senior Functional Specialist. The successful applicant will be working as part of the Corporate Solutions Delivery and Support Group. This is a challenging role, and we are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and versatile individual to help us on our journey to the Cloud.

Reporting to the Oracle EBS Finance Team Leader you will provide user advice and guidance across multiple Financial modules as well as providing timely resolution of any incidents and problems that occur with SSE's business critical Harmony application, currently running on Oracle eBusiness Suite (EBS) version 12.2.9. Additionally, you will have responsibility for the design, development, system testing, UAT and roll-out, of any software enhancements and additions to these Oracle EBS modules. You will be responsible for designing and developing small scale fixes and enhancement requests and managing delivery to agreed timescales using - where appropriate - an Agile, DevOps environment, as part of a team.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

- Providing your expertise to functional users, business analysts and technical developers. Advising on best practice for front-end functional use of Oracle EBS and advising on feasibility and best practice regarding functional development requests.

- Providing support for project and enhancement releases alongside the implementation of any regulatory and statutory requirements, security patches and software upgrades to Financials modules - examples being, but not limited to, Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivables (AR), Order Management (OM), and General Ledger (GL) - as well as involvement in unit testing and support for User Acceptance and Regression testing.

- Assisting in the development and maintenance of team documentation, and assisting other team members with solutions design, the fixing of faults and test activities as appropriate.

- Using your excellent customer service skills to support our existing Oracle EBS configuration, customisations and extensions; responding to support calls raised, investigating root causes for errors and effectively managing Service Requests and Bugs with Oracle, as well as tracking fault progress against internal SLAs.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Oracle EBS functional analysis, design and development skills to a proven professional level with a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving coupled with the ability to share knowledge and drive improvements and innovation within the team.

- A conceptual understanding of Oracle databases and tables, and of the capabilities of SQL and PL/SQL in the Oracle EBS environment, with an ability to write SQL queries and PL/SQL packages to a level required for functional support and development.

- Experience in using Agile and waterfall delivery methods, ideally using Azure DevOps (Boards, Repos) to release development or fixes to production.

- Extensive knowledge and experience of concurrent process management, workflows and APIs alongside their uses, within Oracle EBS.

- A proactive and effective approach to prioritizing your own workload within demanding schedules, with a willingness to take ownership of problems or requests and the ability to work effectively in a pressurized environment.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact David on 01738 275846.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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