SAP IT Project Expert for Compute & Platform Delivery Job in Dresden, Germany
Requisition ID: 185504
Work Area: Information Technology
Location: Dresden / St. Leon Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Cloud Infrastructure Services is the CORE of SAP’s cloud success. We are supporting SAP’s transformation into the leading enterprise application cloud service provider by delivering non-stop services for all required cloud technologies running at petabyte scale of compute memory in 45 data centers around the globe.
The Compute and Platform Delivery organization (CPD) within Cloud Infrastructure Services is responsible for providing 24/7 cloud infrastructure and operations support managing hypervisor, bare metal and operating system support for SAP’s IaaS cloud platforms based on industry leading technologies including VMware, OpenStack, Cisco, Netapp, HPE, DELL-EMC and others.
To cope with the continued immense growth in cloud and increase our delivery quality towards ZERO Outage, we are looking for an experienced program / project manager to help us manage Work in Progress and focus on getting things done. In this role you will work directly in the global CPD management team and be responsible for managing a portfolio of multiple complex and large-scale technology projects of high volume or high risk and / or exceptional challenges in project structure as well as continuous improvement activities.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Manage the Work in Progress across all units within CPD under tight timelines and continuously create transparency on the global CPD service and key objectives portfolio
Establish and manage the CPD Project Portfolio and help the teams to focus on seamless execution
Develop project management standards and work with our central strategy and governance team to establish full transparency in ongoing programs, projects and continuous improvement activities
Identify and manage project interdependencies
Identify and eradicate sources of unplanned work
Converts proven best practices into sustainable standards for own area of expertise
Communicate with senior executive leadership
Run own projects / improvement task forces within CPDs scope where required
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Master degree in Business Administration, Communication, Information Technology
Fluent language skills in English and German (written and spoken) is a must
Profound knowledge of project management methodologies such as Scrum/Agile, PMP or Prince2, as well as knowledge of Lean Methodologies, Business Case and Business Canvas
Excellent technical understanding of infrastructure technologies and data center operations
strong team player in a diverse and multi-cultural environment, with a High level of flexibility, integrity and confidentiality
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to keep track of tasks, responsibilities and deadlines
Strong ability to prioritize and deliver quickly with high sense of responsibility and quality
Analytical skills and creativity in solving complex challenges
Self-Driven, Get-things-done mindset, communicative and stress-resistant personality
Customer-focused, good communication and interpersonal skills
Experience as project lead in a global delivery unit
3-5 years experience in project and program management or any functional lead role
Broad experience in successfully leading complex technology projects with high impact and visibility
Minimum a high-level technical understanding of generic cloud platform infrastructure and hypervisor, bare metal server, storage and network operations
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
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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.
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