The Director of Enterprise Architecture for People and Financial Applications is responsible for the overall architecture, data flow and strategy of NFL financial and human resource data and applications. This role will own the strategic vision and support of the NFL global instance of Oracle Cloud, including Human Capital Management (HCM), Financials (ERP), Enterprise Data Management (EDMCS), Analytics, and PaaS, as well as all NFL applications processing data owned by Oracle. The Director of Enterprise Architecture for People and Financial Applications is responsible for owning the overall environment strategy and product health and empowering the HRIS Technical Specialist and Financials Team Lead to continuously optimize use of applications to meet and exceed NFL leadership and business expectations and ensure the overall return on investment. This resource will own the technical product roadmaps and will communicate the state of the application and associated data flows to Executive Steering Committee members comprised of leaders / stakeholders within Information Technology, Human Resources and Finance.


  • Own the overall product architecture and strategy for Oracle Cloud (HCM, Financials, EDMC, Analytics and PaaS) and associated NFL environment strategy and product health

  • Monitor and own the Oracle Cloud Integration (OCI) middleware platform, including the management of approximately 95 unique integrations into and out of the global Oracle instance

  • Serve as final reviewer and approver for all security changes and system enhancements for the NFL global instance

  • Ensure proper adherence to NFL system lifecycle governance by all NFL stakeholders

  • Design, oversee and approve the build of additional integrations with third party applications requiring finance or HR owned data

  • Own knowledge of the interrelation of Finance and HR shared configuration for application wide functionality of areas including banks, locations, and employee set-up for impact on transactional processing and workflow approvals

  • Maintain the partnership with external managed service resources to ensure adherence to service level agreements and timely resolution of tickets. Partner with managed service leadership to accurately scale resources as based on NFL ticket volume and assist in prioritization of tasks

  • Build and maintain People and Financial system architecture diagrams for all overall NFL ecosystem

  • Partner with NFL IT Business Relationship Management team to determine HR and Financial systems project prioritization

  • Build strategic relationships with all vendor account teams and serve as escalation point for all service requests and interactions with product teams

  • Support executive dashboards, owned and defined by NFL business stakeholders, to ensure NFL leadership has timely access to data

  • Audit quarterly upgrade processes performed by HRIS Technical Specialist and Financials Team Lead, including project plans and test results, to ensure adherence to NFL governance processes and validate new functionality achieves business goals

  • Serve as lead on all information security and internal application audits

  • Serve as point of contact for NFL Legal for all historical access requests and provide relevant data

  • Support HRIS Technical Specialist and Financials Team Lead on driving process improvements within the HR Centers of Excellence and Finance Team Leads, focusing on automating data controls, reporting, and simplifying current processes

  • Support team members on reporting requests requiring SQL and BI Publisher skills and overall application data structure

  • Develop, coach, and motivate employees

  • Foster and maintain successful, productive working relationships with NFL system business partner stakeholders (finance / payroll, information security, information technology, and vendors / consultants)

  • Assist in Level 3 Support for all HCM and Financial modules and associated integrations with varying applications including Kronos, MediaPulse, ServiceNow, Concur, Blackline and other external vendor system

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience working with Oracle Cloud and precursor HR and Financial systems

  • Experience with Oracle Cloud Integration (OCI) or other Middleware

  • Experience operating in Oracle global instance and working with Oracle account management team on escalation of service requests, product roadmaps and partnering with Oracle SMEs / Product Management team members

  • Experience with Oracle HCM modules including Cloud Recruiting, Compensation, Talent Management

  • Experience with Oracle Financials modules including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Procure to Pay, Contract Management, Risk Management

  • Management and supervisory experience in a dynamic environment

  • Experience with managing and partnering with third party managed services team and account leads and building and maintaining strategic vendor relationships

  • Implementation and deep support experience with Oracle Cloud, HCM, Financials, EDMC and PaaS

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to think strategically and determine overall impact of all application changes in global Oracle instance and collaborate with key stakeholders within Finance and HR for application changes

  • Knowledge of data privacy issues, laws and regulations associated with HR and Financial operations

  • Knowledge of application workflow and security roles and attributes

  • Experience with SQL and BI Publisher

  • Willingness to learn overall NFL HR and Financial application ecosystem, including ancillary system that integrate into Oracle, including Kronos, MediaPulse (production accounting application), Concur, and ServiceNow

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Oracle Analytics (Fusion Analytics Warehouse) for HCM and Financials

  • Experience with Kronos Time, Absence, Attestations, Scheduling and MediaPulse

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Must possess strong relationship building and communication skills, with proven ability to successfully collaborate with business partners including NFL Leadership, HR, Finance / Payroll, IT, Information Security, and Internal Audit

  • Business acumen and emotional intelligence are a must, strong team player

  • Highly effective written and oral communication, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Excellent judgment skills and willingness to take accountability and ownership

  • Ability to manage with multiple project teams and resources ensuring success in a fast-paced, team environment


  • Travel required up to 10% during peak project times

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week.

  • FLSA exempt.

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.