Software-Design and Development

Chief Development Architect Sovereign Cloud

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In this role you will become an integral part of the Sovereign Cloud program helping SAP to establish a new legal entity to provide the first sovereign cloud platform for the German public sector. The new entity will offer hyperscaler-quality cloud infrastructure capable of hosting a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-based digital solutions of Microsoft, SAP and third-party Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) adhering to the requirements of the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI).


What You’ll Do:

You are a chief architect with extensive knowledge of the SAP product development and delivery processes. You will use your in-depth technical expertise and thought leadership to help determine the implications of the BSI requirements on SAP product architecture, deployment, operations and support processes.


You will be working closely together with solution managers, enterprise and product architects and product managers of the broad SAP product portfolio and coordinating the creation of a detailed product and process adaptation roadmap. You will escort individual teams in their backlog execution and coordinate with BSI on validating the results and be the interface between the SAP Product Engineering and Technology & Innovation units to make sure the Business Technology Platform dependency of our Cloud portfolio is fulfilled also on the Sovereign Cloud platform. In your role you will report directly to the Head of PE Cross Architecture.


What you bring:

  • Certified AWS solutions architect or similar (Azure, GCP)
  • SAP product portfolio knowledge
  • Long-year product development and delivery experience
  • Experience in people management and leadership of architecture teams
  • Proven ability to work in cross-architecture teams
  • Capability to lead creation of complex architecture documents
  • Strong executive-level presentation skills
  • Expert in at least two of the following topics, experiences in further topics is a plus:
    • Intimate knowledge of cloud operation processes
      • Tooling & monitoring
      • Product support
      • Harmonizing cloud operations processes
    • Software delivery processes
  • Security, secrecy, and certification
  • Capability to influence without formal authority
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making and can-do attitude
  • Strong cultural awareness and intercultural competencies
  • English (fluent), German is a plus


Work experience:

  • 15 years+ product development experience
  • 5 years+ experience as Chief Architect
  • 5 years+ experience as SAP employee or in an SAP-related field
  • 5 years+ experience in developing cloud products
  • 5 years+ experience with AWS, Azure or GCP
  • 5 years+ experience in leading architecture teams
  • 5 years+ collaboration experience in cross-architecture teams


Meet your team:

We are a small global team of highly motivated and experienced architect experts supporting the unit in a variety of prevailing topics that will help to shape the unit’s mission and pave the way for SAP’s success.

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.
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Requisition ID: 339250  | Work Area: Software-Design and Development  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  339250
Posted Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Potsdam, DE, 14469

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