SAP HANA Lead Architect

Cognizant Technology Solutions   •  

Dallas, TX

11 - 15 years

Posted 238 days ago

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Key SAP Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in various leadership roles in the planning, design and deployment of SAP 
  • Developing SAParchitecture’s to meet business requirements in complex SAP environments, which includes the knowledge and experience with: 
  • Cloud solutions (specifically private, single tenant), virtual platforms and the future roadmap for SAP’s support of cloud
  • Understanding of the SAP HANA offering, the underlying technology and how HANA will be used and its advantages and disadvantages, on-premise and in the cloud 
  • Integration across on-premise, private and public cloud platforms resident in one environment
  • Sizing and scoping of core SAP platforms (ECC, NetWeaver, SCM, BI/BW, Portal, XI/PI, Solution Manager, etc)
  • Additional tools required to run an SAP environment (e.g. BI Accelerator, TREX, SAP Web Dispatcher, etc), 
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability specific to architecture components and landscape recommendations
  • Compliance models such as HIPAA, Safe Harbor and FDA
  • Hardware, operating systems and networking connectivity required for the SAP environment

Key Business Experience and Skills

  • Extensive experience working for a Tier 1 or specialist boutique consulting group
  • Demonstrated thought leadership in their respective field (speak at forums; whitepapers, etc.)
  • Demonstrated cross functional leadership i.e. ability to look at the end to end process and understand how it fits together
  • Excellent communication with executives and clients on both the business and IT side 
  • Ability to lead and facilitate design workshops (Blueprint), assessments, planning sessions i.e. demonstrate leadership experience in upfront projects
  • Demonstrated ability to maneuver through complex and political organizations with multiple stakeholders i.e. what companies/clients has the candidate done this type of work for; who are all the stakeholders, how all the players together gain consensus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technology and architectural leadership, strategic direction and long-term vision for the SAPinvestment; inspire creative solutions for maximizing the value contribution of that investment. 
  • Define and promote enterprise architecture standards and strategies.
  • Making recommendations on strategic direction and roadmap for the use and implementation of SAP applications, as well as integrated third party systems
  • Champion continuous improvement, driving inefficiencies out of implemented processes and solutions.
  • Providing technical expertise on SAParchitecture and making recommendations to improve performance.
  • Providing technical leadership on upgrades and maintenance planning for SAP applications.
  • Conduct work effort estimation and develop work plans
  • Advocate and enforce applicable standards, policies, procedures, and best practices in the implementation and/or maintenance of NetWeaver and its various components.
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to relevant architectural artifacts such as policies, standards, guidelines, roadmaps, and maturity models.
  • Provide insight on new SAPtechnology and how it can be leveraged appropriately to improve the current environment.