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Technical Cloud Architect - SAP Hybris Job

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Date: Nov 5, 2017

Location: Munich, BY, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 155861 
Work Area: Software-Design and Development 
Location: Munich
Expected Travel: 0 - 20% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 



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The Technical Cloud Architect is the organization's thought leader that creates the vision, strategy and roadmap for the infrastructure that supports all internal cloud services and enables SAP Hybris’s business strategy and objectives. Ensures infrastructure work is in alignment with the overall Enterprise Architecture framework, IT strategy, strategic drivers and standards.
Works closely with the Infrastructure Engineers and Operations teams to onboard new technologies and define the data center and infrastructure of the future, including network, compute and storage, in order to deliver highly available, resilient and responsive applications and optimize business capabilities. Assesses systems requirements and designs against best practices, technology advances, industry standards, and business needs.
Provides direction on implementing feasible, cost-effective solutions to the overall system architecture and designs to meet these needs.


Technical Architecture Planning
• Partner with architects across the application, security, information and infrastructure disciplines to define a cohesive enterprise technical architecture vision and roadmap
• Develop and maintain enterprise technical architecture, perform activities, including conceptual and logical modeling and analysis of complex systems environments, technical infrastructure, and other components of the technical environment
• Develop and maintain a catalog of technical capabilities and the technologies and platforms providing them; identify overlaps and gaps, and create/manage plans to address them
• Keep abreast of industry standards, software and data innovation, architectural trends, and major technology vendors and leaders


Architecture Governance
• Develop and communicate technical guidance, design patterns, and standards; and collaborate with IT project stakeholders in the development and evaluation of compliant technical solutions
• Develop enterprise-wide technology policies, architectural requirements, standards, guidelines and procedures, ensuring compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, services, and strategic direction
• Promote the use of shared platforms, services, and applications to reduce costs and improve overall efficiency
• Work with teams across IT to ensure architectures adhere to enterprise standards, and delivered systems are scalable, loosely-coupled, resilient, secure, performant, highly available, and easy to operate
• Drive the evaluation and selection of enterprise platforms; identify end-of-life technologies and platforms and create/manage their deprecation plans
• Continually envision and/or evaluate new technologies to determine suitability for inclusion in the enterprise architecture


Solutioning and Implementation
• Work with program management, solution architects and other delivery groups to create and maintain end-to-end architecture for initiatives
• Oversee implementation of technical architecture by producing blueprints that guide the development and implementation of business solutions across multiple projects, providing direction to technical teams during project delivery and ensuring implementations support technology and business roadmaps
• Evaluate technical fit of business systems
• Work as the liaison between the business, application development and IT Operations to ensure appropriate use of technology
• Prepare situation analysis assessments in relation to architecture standards (service level agreements, system reliability, capacity growth, backups, etc.)
• Support technical teams in investigating, analyzing, defining, tailoring, and implementing technology solutions to create greater alignment between technology and business goals
• Analyze technical requirements to determine platform infrastructure designs, potential issues, and related costs

Required skills
• A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field is required (Master’s degree preferred)
• General knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture, microservices, batch processes, queuing and messaging, logging and monitoring, programming languages, development tools, technology stacks (open source, Java, etc.), UI frameworks (web/desktop/mobile), APIs and API management, testing, performance tuning and profiling, automation, Agile/scrum, and DevOps
• General knowledge of Master data management, big data, RDBMS, NoSQL, SQL, ETL, analytics, and BI
• General knowledge of Identity, directory, authentication/authorization, single-sign-on, access management, API hardening, encryption, data privacy, backup, and disaster recovery
• Advanced knowledge of compute, storage, network, load-balancing, scalability, and availability
• Strong practical knowledge of cloud platform strategy and implementation including PaaS, SaaS and IaaS
• Strong experience determining and addressing non-functional requirements: response times, availability, disaster recovery, scalability, data retention, etc.
• Proven record of architecting and building large-scale, complex applications used in business-critical operations and featuring high performance/throughput and scalability, high availability, proper backup, restore, and disaster recovery implementation, and secure communication and data access controls
• Team player who can collaborate across disciplines in IT
• Excellent communication skills including documenting, visualizing, presenting to a mixed/large audience, and balancing talking and listening.
• Excellent leadership skills including collaboration, accountability, results driven, self-motivation, big-picture thinking, building strong relations, and negotiating.
• High attention to detail and strong analytical, organizational, and task management skills
• Fluent English language skills (verbal and written)


Preferred skills
• Understanding of SAP Hybris product portfolio
• Fluent German language skills (verbal and written)

• At least 8 years of relevant work experience in IT industry
• Experience participating in vendor platform evaluations including vendor engagement, criteria and scorecard development, and technology deep dives (security, software interfaces, hosting considerations, availability, etc.) 
• Experience in working both independently and with multi-discipline teams, business stakeholders





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