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SAP Cloud Platform Architect - South East Asia (non Singapore based) Job

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Date: May 21, 2019

City: Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 194591
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 70%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

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As the regional Technology and Platform Architects team of SAP, Strategic Industries and Innovation (SII) works with SAP customers to:

  1. Develop & align business processes, IT and strategic goals
  2. Identify digitization opportunities with new business models or innovative processes
  3. Support in leveraging SAP’s solutions like SAP Cloud Platform, S/4 HANA or SAP Leonardo
  4. Define and coordinate large SAP IT Transformation Programs (e.g. Cloud Platform, HANA, S/4 HANA Adoption, Digitalization)
  5. Develop prototypes for IoT, analytics or Machine Learning to explore use cases
  6. Evaluate SAP IT Architecture Changes and Impact to IT Governance and Processes
  7. Collaboration with Product & Innovation to optimally help our most critical customers during the implementation and operation of the latest cutting-edge innovations
  8. In this public facing role, you’ll (re) present SAP Cloud Platform to customers and partners and evangelize to both technical & C-level audiences. The candidate we are looking for needs to have a throughout understanding of SAP’s strategy and portfolio, a T-shaped expertise on SAP Cloud Platform and a proven track record


Overall, Our team is responsible for serving our APJ Strategic customers with thought leadership, strategic solution advice, and expert consultation to support customer co-innovation and enterprise transformation. 




The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  1. Understand customer requirements and map them to technical specifications using Cloud Architecture (SAP Cloud LoB/CP/SCP)
  2. Develop and keep a deep knowledge of SCP, Representing SCP products in customer interaction and the related offerings from SAP
  3. Orchestrate various stakeholders to perfectly position SCP in S/4, Integration and innovation
  4. Identify and develop use cases and make sure, adoption is happening after signature
  5. Manage and drive complex work streams across teams and organizations
  6. The internal and external positioning of SAP Cloud Platform based on strategy and roadmap
  7. Produce and publish assets such as roadmaps, standard presentations, executive keynotes and various enablement assets
  8. Lead projects involving alignment of multiple teams, including consultants from different areas of expertise and departments, regions and cultures
  9. Develop extensive knowledge of the technical toolset and methodologies for the extension of SAP cloud solutions such as SuccessFactors, Ariba, Concur, etc. using the SAP Cloud Platform
  10. Responsible for knowledge sharing, mentoring and coaching of less-experience colleagues of the Consulting Area to drive people development.
  11. Clarify existing expectations with customer’s technology/ operations experts and stakeholders
  12. Manage customer challenges and escalations in a proactive and structured manner
  13. Create an approach which integrates diverse points of views and which drives success from a technology/ platform operation perspective


Specialization with minimum of two capabilities of SAP Cloud Platform, e.g.

  1. Security: SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication (SCI)
  2. Analytics: Predictive Service, Smart Business Service
  3. Integration: Connectivity, Cloud Integration, API Management, oData Provisioning, Workflow, Business Rules
  4. Cloud Architecture: SAP Cloud Platform (SAP CP/SCP) and SAP Cloud Platform Private Edition
  5. DevOps: Cloud Operations and Delivery with SAP Cloud Platform
  6. User Experience: Portal, UI Theme Designer
  7. Development: Java, SAP HANA, SAP UI5, ABAP with Strong expertise in SAP Cloud Platform(Neo & Cloud Foundry)
  8. Digital/Internet of Things: Edge Services, Internet of Things
  9. Big Data Insights/Machine Learning: Big Data Services, Persistence Service SAP HANA, SAP ASE,



  1. Minimum of a bachelor or master degree in computer science, natural science or a related technical discipline
  2. Proven track record of deep technical and architectural skills in the area of SAP Cloud Platform
  3. Excellent presentation and communication skills
  4. Ability to communicate and present on C-Level
  5. Ability to prospect, champion and articulate business cases
  6. Ability to negotiate consensus amongst diverse groups and impact the activities of others not in own reporting structure
  7. Good overview of our SCP offering and Knowledge about cloud methodologies like agile, scrum, DevOps etc.
  8. Understanding of cloud technologies and cloud architectures is required
  9. Background in Virtualization and P/IaaS technologies (Compute, Storage, Networking)
  10. Willingness to work on multiple topics at the same time and highly organized character
  11. Ability to sets and manages clear expectations by defining objectives, deliverables and action plans
  12. You are a passionate evangelist and believe that SAP wants to “change the game” and win with SCP
  13. Fluent English language skills (verbally and written)



  1. At least 10 to 15 years of professional work experience in management consulting role – at least 8 years in Architectural roles
  2. Must have relevant software knowledge (cloud solutions, mobile, BI, databases, ERP, CRM, Big Data and application development). You must be able to demonstrate your technical expertise.
  3. Strong solution architecture background for Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and experience with SAP Cloud Platform
  4. Experience in program planning and evaluating new business development opportunities
  5. Proven experience managing complex sales cycles
  6. Working experience with distributed systems.
  7. Several years of experience in using, operating and developing on top of cloud infrastructures and services therein, e.g. with Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform.
  8. Working experience with Customer, Technology Partners and Suppliers



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