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Lead Portfolio Architect

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

City: Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Company: SAP

 

 

Requisition ID: 268088
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

About SAP SuccessFactors

Join a company that can recognize and reward your contributions and provide a workplace to develop your craft. We’re a multi-tenant SaaS offerings company, automating HR-centric processes—encompassing the entire lifecycle of employee and business partner engagement. We have: 7000+ customers, 100+ million users and peak daily transaction rates of 1 billion+ per day. We are looking for talented people who share in our vision to deliver continuous innovation in cloud that makes our customers successful. Join our high-energy, high-output, creative colleagues who inspire and challenge each other toward excellence.

 

Position Overview

This position will report directly into the V.P. Engineering of SuccessFactors.  The individual will need to possess the following:

 

Technical Strategy:

  • Contribute to Application ecosystem strategy in a broad product or platform ecosystem based on technology advancements
  • Be a trusted advisor to engineering leadership & align technology vision with their business and technology priorities
  • Contribute to and maintain strategic alignment with technology strategy, aligning teams within your product or platform ecosystem
  • Maintain strategic alignment with product strategy and external stakeholders such as customers, partners, vendors and analysts
  • Lead teams across product or platform ecosystem using One SuccessFactors and One SAP Mindsets
  • Create a leading brand by speaking at architect forums and SAP internal conferences

 

Effective execution

  • Leads execution of the critical few architectural priorities for the virtual team of architects and senior technology leaders.
  • Assists in aligning the organization around the work for effective execution
  • Prevents and fights significant business impacting technological fires
  • Create an architectural blueprint for a product or platform ecosystem that can scale and run on public cloud platforms
  • Create, influence and apply product ecosystem architecture views & viewpoints
  • Balance long term and near-term priorities
  • Drive adoption of technology standards 
  • Design system/solution architecture to ensure a scalable, performant, highly available secure software product
  • Actively participate in design and code reviews

 

Building strong teams

  • Arbitrates technical disagreements across teams
  • Collaborates closely across the company with other architects to maintain a strong, healthy collaborative relationship with other groups
  • Partner with senior engineering leaders and leadership team to assess team strengths and gaps in general or on areas of a specific cross cutting concerns
  • Recruit, develop and retain a strong senior technology team

 

Leading change

  • Identify, develop and grow architecture talent
  • Participate in building of an architect community across SuccessFactors

 

As Lead Application Architect your job duties will include:

  • Apply technical expertise to challenging / complex architectural designs
  • Experiment with emerging technologies or those coming from SAP to be the tip of the spear to help provide guidance for teams before adoption. 
  • Be passionate about keeping up-to-date with latest technology and the technology for our products.
  • Author clear technical documentation and presentations to communicate architecture and design options to educate engineering teams and product managers
  • Mentoring and coaching top engineering talent
  • Presenting technology related topics internally and external to SAP
  • Arbitrate technology decisions
  • Participate / Assist in Sales efforts and/or interact with Customers to provide technology guidance

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS

 

  • CS or MS Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience developing high volume SaaS based solutions
  • 5+ years of experience as an Architect with a proven track record of designing large scale, distributed, highly available, fault tolerant applications and services
  • Experienced in Web Services, APIs, Java, Public Cloud (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP), Application Security
  • Broad technology expertise including Docker, Kubernetes, Open Source, Agile / DevOps Development, Middleware, Cloud Foundry, REST, Database technologies
  • Familiarity with HCM and SAP Technologies beneficial but not required (e.g HANA, Intelligent Enterprise)

 

WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you 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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

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

Additional Locations


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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