Information Technology

IT Principal Solutions Architect m/f/d - Digital Market Place and Customer Portals


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What you'll do


“What really matters today, is experience. Customers expect a consistent and seamless experience along every single touchpoint they have with a company”, Christian Klein.


This role plays a key part in fulfilling this mandate and improving customer & partner digital interaction, designing for the evolution of e-commerce, digital marketplace, and self-serve. You will guide and enable design, development, and the adoption of the SAP4Me Portal and Digital Commerce Platform on SAP Commerce Cloud. 


As an IT Principal Solutions Architect f/m/d for Digital Market Place and Customer Portals you will be a key senior member of the CXS Architecture team and the wider IES Architecture community. The role will work closely with and guide the platform development and engineering teams

As an Architecture Expert f/m/d you will keep informed of all SAP core products as well as partner and industry solutions that provide capabilities in your responsibility domain and continuously evaluate the best fit for CXS requirements.

More specifically, among others, your tasks will include:

  • Act as the Architecture Lead and Technical Design Authority for the responsibility area and ensure design QA, and strategy alignment of all implemented solutions
  • Act as the technical Product Owner for the non-functional aspects of Digital Market Place and Customer Portal/SAP4ME
  • Coordinate and guide various design and implementation parties involved in the development end to end solutions for Digital Market Place & SAP4ME
  • Define Solution Architecture Blueprints (High Level Design Documents)
  • Maintain high quality Architecture documentation and meta data in standard tool
  • Perform regular Architecture and Technical reviews and maintain an Architecture debt backlog
  • Perform Architecture and Technology impact / feasibility assessment & estimation
  • Where relevant perform and drive Proof of Concepts to reach design decisions
  • Collaborate with IES Enterprise Architecture team and Standard Product Development functions
  • Prepare executive level strategy and business review communication material


What you bring


  • 5+ years of Architecture experience within the area of E-Commerce & Digital Platforms
  • 5+ years of experience in Customer domains
  • 5+ years of experience operating as a Lead or Principal Solutions ArchitectBachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Information Management, Mathematics or comparable
  • Hands-on experience in designing and overseeing implementation of end-to-end Customer Web/Digital Platforms solution at Enterprise level
  • Excellent knowledge of Microservice & Event Driven Architectures
  • Deep understanding of Enterprise Integration patterns & Data Architectures
  • Expert knowledge in designing solutions for full elastic scalability, recoverability, fault tolerance and security leveraging cloud hyperscaler technologies
  • Basic understanding of Java, NodeJS, Spring, JSP, HTML, CSS, JS, Angular/other SPA Frameworks, GraphQL, Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Kyma
  • Ability to work effectively in international and virtual teams and get work done smoothly
  • Result oriented and proven track record of the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders for gaining traction and support for realization of transformational strategies
  • English (advanced/fluent written & spoken); German is a plus


Meet your team


The role is positioned in the Architecture function of the global unit Customer Experience Solutions (CXS) in the Intelligent Enterprise Services (IES) organization, which strives to provide and evolve a seamless and superior experience in the area of SAP’s customer-facing IT. Our purpose is to be our customer’s advocate for a delightful experience with SAP.

The ability to provide the best possible customer and partner experience and subsequently business performance results is heavily predicated on providing relevant, timely and reliable content and services. Our design and development teams collaborate across various business domains while being guided by core Customer and User journeys. Below is a list of areas currently in our development and management portfolio:

  • SAP Store
  • Partner Store
  • SAP App Center
  • SAP for Me


We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility 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:

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Requisition ID: 335403  | Work Area: Information Technology  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  335403
Posted Date:  Jun 2, 2022
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Berlin, DE, 10178

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