Lead Solution Architect - SAP Finance

Meijer   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 107 days ago

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Currently, Meijer is looking for a Lead Solution Architect – SAP Finance. The Lead Solution Architect acts as a senior level technical and functional expert in SAP Finance modules/systems, partnering with business and IT stakeholders at all levels to identify architectural solution options and map value streams for business areas utilizing the SAP platform. The Lead Solution Architect – SAP Finance is responsible for using solution architecture practices and techniques to deliver measurable business outcomes in a large-scale, complex organization. Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Evaluates architectural options and defines overall architecture of the system, ensuring commonality across systems.
  • Defines non-functional requirements including performance monitoring, alerting and code management, ensuring alignment with technology best practices and SLAs.
  • Determines major elements and subsystems and defines interfaces as well as architectural runway.
  • Mentors and coaches other members of the team.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical consulting support on either vendor or internal applications and interfaces.
  • Drives engagement with ITS Security and Infrastructure teams to ensure secure development and deployment of solutions.
  • Interfaces with the Product Owner and IT partners at the Program level to define and estimate features for agile teams.
  • Works within the Agile environment and employs ITIL best practices.
  • Conducts industry research, facilitates new product and vendor evaluations, and assists in vendor selection.
  • Assists in production support and maintenance of applications as needed.
  • Provides subject matter expert solutions and hands on management of configuration.
    This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.
  • 8+ years’ experience in business application design, development, implementation, and/or solution architecture within the SAP Functional areas of FI/CO.
  • Technical team leadership experience.
  • Experience with integration between ECC/BW/BPC
  • Experience with BRF/BRF+
  • Experience with Ariba a plus
  • Knowledge of project management techniques is required (cross-functional experience is highly desirable).
  • Experience with structured design, development and implementation of new and established computing architectures.
  • Experience in Agile environment is preferred
  • Experience with multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments.
  • Translates business needs into technical architecture requirements.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture.
  • Strong understanding of networkarchitecture.
  • Ability to understand the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Communicates IT requirements and guidelines to vendor partners.
  • Estimates financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.
  • Applies multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Quickly comprehends the functions and capabilities of new technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.