SAP CTO, Ariba Job in Palo Alto, California



SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.8 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where nearly $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year.


We are looking for a highly technical individual to help fuel our continued growth in the Procurement market. This key executive will spearhead the company’s long-term technology vision, be responsible for SAP Ariba’s cloud platform and advanced technology incubations, and drive key cloud technology topics such as multi-tenancy, scalability, security, user interface, and open ecosystem across all of the company’s solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Driving key innovations – differentiating us from competition

  • Establishing architecture for end-to-end systems, implementation and client-side integrations

  • Identifying and implementing best practices and coding standards

  • Assessing, reviewing and ensuring excellent design, usability and code quality

  • Understanding client system architectures and design solutions to integrate products within their enterprise

  • Being up to date with latest technology frameworks and know how to utilize them in product development

  • Working with the Sales, Marketing and Executive team to help shape the Procurement direction, bringing technical direction and knowledge of available technologies to bear


  • Experience with cloud platforms and enterprise applications

  • Ideally, experience in Search technologies and/or Blockchain

  • Experience leading a team of outstanding architects

  • Visionary & Evangelist with customers

August 2017