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Newtown Square PA Full Time Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
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Requisition ID: 167057
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the Back Office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Bellevue, US

Newtown Square, US


SAP's Business Insights & Technology (BIT) is a critical enabler of our business success by providing advanced and efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our internal Clients. Supporting more than 84,000 users and thousands of SAP systems, it is responsible for SAP's worldwide IT infrastructure and internal business applications.

SAP IT Services is the unit within BIT, which is responsible for delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & SAP Cloud Platform-based applications, as well as client technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Within IT Services the unit Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy is responsible for all topics regarding Architecture strategy, roadmaps & governance across the enterprise.

Our Key Objectives are:

  • Definition of a holistic end-to-end technology strategy and architecture in line with corporate strategic objectives to enable SAP's Cloud transformation
  • Documentation of SAP's Enterprise Architecture and leveraging it to make investment decisions and support delivery excellence
  • Creating the big picture architecture for SAP aligned with SAP's product Strategy and figure out how to incorporate new technologies and trends like Machine Learning, Big Data, IoT etc .

We are hiring a Principal Enterprise Architect as part of the Enterprise Architecture Strategy unit.


The Principal Enterprise Architect's main goal is to create the best overall strategic enterprise architecture for SAP's business landscape. In order to do this the Enterprise Architect needs solid understanding of enterprise architecture methods, SAP product offerings as well as a high level understanding of the technology stack. Specifically we are looking for a candidate to support SAP's Cloud Business Group (CBG ) Board Area as dedicated Enterprise Architect. The role will be heavily involved in strategic IT programs for CBG as internal customer as well as relevant cross topics.

  • Build a trusted advisor relationship with SAP's Cloud Business Group business
  • Design large scale system landscapes and transformations
  • Build solutions by independently researching valid implementation options
  • Manage SAP IT EA framework
  • Architectural portfolio management of IT landscape
  • Architectural governance of change management
  • Develop overarching enterprise architecture roadmaps and decision proposals
  • Drive the integration of EA with other areas
  • Define appropriate architecture principles, policies, and standards
  • Maintain supporting architecture documentation
  • Provide architecture guidance, governance (standards, policies, ) and ensure compliance
  • Work across various organizations within SAP


  • Master's degree or equivalent in information technology
  • SAP Enterprise Architecture Certification

Required skills

  • Deep Understanding of Cloud Business Group Business and Business Models
  • Demonstrated excellence in applying software architecture methodology
  • Thorough understanding of SAP's Application Portfolio especially in the FIN & HR area
  • Ability to analyze complex business processes and solutions
  • Deep understanding of SAP Technology & Technology Strategy
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Technologies and Market Trends
  • Solid understanding of Software Industry, SAP's competitive environment and challenges as well as opportunities
  • Hands-on experience in SAP Technology and SAP Applications (E2E Implementation lifecycle)
  • Customer orientation with a strong focus on outcome
  • Ability to work across board area boundaries and teams
  • Moderation & Orchestration skills
  • Strong analytical and logical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to create compelling storylines for executive consumption
  • Very good English language skills
  • High level of motivation, flexibility and agility

Preferred skills

  • Previous experience with cloud solutions and SAP's cloud strategy
  • Background as practitioner or consultant (functional) in at least one of CBG's businesses (Procurement, T&E, CEC)
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work under time pressure
  • Experience with EA tools & methodologies
  • Certified in TOGAF or SAP EAF


  • A successful candidate has 10+ years of professional experience
  • Experience in Technology Strategy Consulting (CTO)
  • Experience working with partners and customers

Experience with Transformation Projects


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 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: (see below) or (see below), APJ: (see below), EMEA: C (see below) ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Newtown Square PA, United States of America
1/12/2018 10:40:47 PM

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