Information Technology

Senior Architect for Innovation and Operation - SAP Cloud Application Services

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!





Your Future Role

The Global SAP Enterprise Cloud Services organization is planning to enhance architect capacities for engineering of application innovation services and professional management of innovation and operation in our strategic long-term customer engagements. In your role as (Senior) Architect (f/m/d) you will assume ownership for services aiming to steer customers towards operational stability and performance and adoption of innovation along roadmaps that help consume advanced SAP software and services while aligning IT strategy with the business strategy.

This includes:

  • Represent the entire portfolio set of value-add services in SAP’s Enterprise Cloud Services engagements
  • Take ownership for Development and Engineering of Application Innovation Services and E2E Implementation of Service Execution Readiness with Sales, Delivery and Customer Engagement Units inside and outside of SAP Enterprise Cloud Services organization
  • Identification of business opportunities for new software and service portfolio elements arising from in depth understanding of solution and business processes
  • Define roadmap for innovation adoption together with particular subject matter experts
  • Design software lifecycle procedures in strong collaboration with SAP cloud operations
  • Actively work with Product, Development and Operations teams to align Enterprise Cloud Services with current and future product and cloud services offerings
  • Support Go to market activities (Lead of customer focused solution design in Bid and Pre-sales phase)


Your Profile

  • Background in IT Architecture and key methodologies for efficient deployment and operation of SAP applications
  • Understanding of customers unique business needs, objectives and budget situation (Total cost of operation)
  • Ability to present complex information to customers and colleagues in a clear and appealing manner
  • Ability to build and position content solutions and services to industry demand 
  • Strong communication and social interaction skills in English is a must, other languages a plus
  • Experience in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) or other IT Service Management Standard Models
  • Knowledge on SAP’s best practice standards and tools for Application Lifecycle Management of Hybrid/Cloud Solutions
  • Knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP HANA 
  • 5+ years of related work experience in the area of IT Business Management, IT Operations or IT Architecture with exposure to/experience with international customer projects


About the team
SAP Enterprise Cloud Services - provide customers with end2end application management for all their specific SAP solutions across multiple consumption models like Public cloud, HANA Enterprise Cloud, Hybrid cloud and On-Premise. We guide and support SAP customers migrate to Cloud and accelerate their Innovation adoption whilst ensuring the stability of their core business.





We are SAP

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.


Our inclusion promise

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: Americas: or, APJ:, EMEA:


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:319660 | Work Area: Information Technology | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  319660
Posted Date:  May 31, 2022
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Tokyo, Tokyo, JP, 100-0004

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