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Principal Enterprise Architect for GCO within IT Services Jo... - IoT BigData Jobs

Principal Enterprise Architect...


Requisition ID: 127175

Work Area: Information Technology

Expected Travel: 0 – 10%

Career Status: Management

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Career Level: T4PF

Recruiter Name: August Fisher


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.


SAP's Business Insights & Technology (BIT) is a critical enabler of our business success by providing advanced and efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our internal Clients. Supporting more than 74,000 users and thousands of SAP systems, it is responsible for SAP's worldwide IT infrastructure and internal business applications.

SAP IT Services is the unit within BIT, which is responsible for delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & Hana Cloud Platform-based applications, as well as client technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Within IT Services the unit Enterprise Architecture team is responsible for all topics regarding Architecture strategy, roadmaps & governance across the enterprise.

Our Key Objectives are:
Definition of a holistic end-to-end technology strategy and architecture to enable SAP’s loud transformation

Documentation of SAP’s Enterprise Architecture and leveraging it to make investment decisions and support delivery excellence

Creating the big picture architecture for SAP aligned with SAP’s product Strategy and figure out how to incorporate new technologies and trends like Big Data, IoT etc.

We are hiring a Principal Enterprise Architect as part of the Enterprise Architecture unit.


The Principal Enterprise Architect’s main goal is to create the best overall strategic enterprise architecture for SAP’s business landscape. In order to do this the Enterprise Architect needs solid understanding of enterprise architecture methods, SAP product offerings as well as a high level understanding of the technology stack. Specifically we are looking for a candidate to support SAP’s Global Customer Operations (GCO) Board Area as dedicated Enterprise Architect. The role will be heavily involved in strategic IT programs for GCO as internal customer as well as relevant cross topics like Pricing.

Design large scale system landscapes and transformations

Build solutions by independently researching valid implementation options

Manage SAP IT EA framework

Architectural portfolio management of IT landscape

Architectural governance of change management

Develop overarching enterprise architecture roadmaps and decision proposals

Drive the integration of EA with other areas

Define appropriate architecture principles, policies, and standards

Maintain supporting architecture documentation

Provide architecture guidance, governance (standards, policies, …) and ensure compliance

Work across various organizations within SAP

Build a trusted advisor relationship with SAP’s business


Master’s degree or equivalent in information technology

SAP Enterprise Architecture Certification

Required skills

Deep Understanding of Sales Business, Sales Motions and Sales Tools and Technology

Demonstrated excellence in applying software architecture methodology

Thorough understanding of SAP’s Application Portfolio

Ability to analyze complex business processes and solutions

Deep understanding of SAP Technology & Technology Strategy

Solid understanding of Cloud Technologies and Market Trends

Solid understanding of Software Industry, SAP’s competitive environment and challenges as well as opportunities

Hands-on experience in SAP Technology and SAP Applications (E2E Implementation lifecycle)

Customer orientation with a strong focus on outcome

Ability to work across board area boundaries and teams

Moderation & Orchestration skills

Strong analytical and logical skills

Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

Strong presentation skills and ability to create compelling storylines for executive consumption

Very good English language skills

High level of motivation, flexibility and agility

Preferred skills

Previous experience with cloud solutions and SAP’s cloud strategy

Sales/Marketing background as practitioner or consultant (functional)

Ability to balance multiple priorities and work under time pressure

Experience with EA tools preferable Power Designer

Certified in ITIL


A successful candidate has 10+ years of professional experience

Experience in Technology Strategy Consulting (CTO)

Experience working with partners and customers

Experience with Transformation Projects


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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com , APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com , EMEA: Careers@sap.com ). 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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