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IT Planning Architect Job

SAP
  • Job Code
    168284 Work Area: Customer Service and Support Expected Travel: 0 - 40% Career Status: Professional Employment Type: Regular Ful
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IT Planning Architect Job

IT Planning Architect Job

Date: Jul 2, 2018

City: Newtown Square, PA, US, 19073

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 168284
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 40%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

SAP’s key customers continuously extend and adapt their IT infrastructure and processes, to better serve evolving business needs, and reduce cost and risk at the same time. SAP Digital Business Services is the organization enabling customers to consume recent innovations, which are centered on a future-proof “digital core” (i.e. SAP S/4HANA powered by SAP HANA), as well as connected cloud solutions.  Additionally, the organization is tasked with effectively managing the transition from existing solutions.

The characteristics of MaxAttention as a long-term engagement, create the right environment for a trusted advisory relationship in this challenging transformational process. As part of the global Center of Expertise, the task of the IT Planning architect is to provide strategic guidance in conceptual and architectural questions typical for an IT transformation, for those SAP customers under the SAP MaxAttention umbrella. Based on this customer experience and a close collaboration with SAP development, the team derives best practices and converts those into content-rich standard services that are rolled out into the service delivery organization globally.

The IT Planning team consists of senior architects representing a broad area of expertise, ranging from enterprise architecture to technical infrastructure architecture.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

  • Guide key customers on technical architecture and infrastructure topics, via MaxAttention services
  • Shape new and/or evolve existing SAP services for technical architecture and infrastructure definition*
  • Constantly improve the quality and scalability of service delivery
  • Understand new trends and assess their relevance for the IT Planning service portfolio under SAP MaxAttention
  • It is essential that the candidate maintains a strong network within Digital Business Services, as well as SAP development.

This role is a senior position, requiring coordination and leadership skills, as well as the ability to conceptually lead services. Being able to work with C-level executives of our customers is essential.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Required skills

  • The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science or engineering.
  • Strong background in the main SAP technology platforms like SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA
  • Solid knowledge in several of the following areas:
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Technology Architecture and Virtualization Technologies
    • Performance/Scalability/Capacity Evaluation
    • Software Change Management
  • Ability to analyze complex situations to develop technical solutions
  • Effective communication skills – ability to work with senior level executives at our customers
  • Ability to structure and document methodologies and best practices (whitepapers, presentations)
  • Fluency in English

Preferred skills

  • Experience in emerging and innovative solutions like Big Data / Internet of Things and SAP Cloud solutions, is a plus
  • Knowledge in the technical architectures of SAP non-NetWeaver platforms, is a plus
  • Background in working in large projects (preferably in a leading role)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in working on SAP-based architectures & technology for 8+ years
  • Experience in working with large customers 
  • Experience in key SAP applications especially SAP S/4HANA or BW/4HANA is a plus
  • Experience in project management is a plus

LOCATION

  • Newtown Square, PA

EXPECTED TRAVEL

  • Up to 40%

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SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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