SAP Services Architecture Expert Job in Milan, Italy

Requisition ID: 185984

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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At Digital Business Services (DBS) MU Italy and Greece, a Business Development team has been established with the aim of accelerating SAP innovative solution consumption by mean of Digital Business Services Portfolio.

Within this context, the focus of an SAP Enterprise Architect’s expertise is typically in three domains:

  1. SAP innovative portfolio solution architecture;

  2. digital transformation industry market trends, evolution and impacts on worldwide business;

  3. digital transformation adoption initiatives.

Leveraging on experiences and skills coming from the above mentioned domains, a SAP Enterprise Architect involved at DBS business development activities is capable of:

  • deeply understanding SAP innovative solution portfolio and assessing its value and impact on customer’s companywide architecture;

  • designing innovative architecture, drive and realize proof of concept and showcases for customers presentations;

  • ideate and drive realization of documental accelerators and technical artifacts within acceleration labs;

  • draft innovative adoption services;


The role of the Principal Business Enterprise Architect is to:

  • understand and assess digital industry trends and ongoing innovation;

  • ideate, design and draft high end customer facing presentations on digital transformation solution and adoption services;

  • structurally assess value potential and value levers of innovative solutions and adoption services;

  • design and draft innovative and viable architectures by originally combining the comprehensive SAP Solution portfolio;

  • coordinate specific innovation initiatives aimed at realizing documental accelerators and technical artifacts;

  • draft and write documental assets;

  • actively contribute to realize innovation artifacts;

  • architect the end-to-end functional landscape, data model and solution design to support the to-be business processes and business/IT requirements of the customer;

  • document, present and discuss the end-to-end architecture and solution options, recommendations and implications and facilitate/support the decision process.


Bachelors degree, (preferably in business/economics, IT or engineering), Masters degree or MBA

Advanced certification e.g. PMP, PgMP, CMC, ITIL, TOGAF etc. is desirable

English: Fluent

Product knowledge

SAP Cloud Platform




Technical knowledge

SAP Netweaver;

HANA Runtime Objects such as Attribute Views, Calculation Views, Decision Tables; HANA SQL scripting;

REST Service Management

Opensource technologies (Tensorflow, Kubernetes, Hadoop,…)

HTML5 and Java understanding would be a strong asset.

Industry knowledge

Hold excellent business process expertise in at least one of the following industries: retail, consumer goods, utilities

Soft skills

Communication (C- level), presentation, facilitation & negotiation, leadership & management

Strong problem solving abilities and creative thinking

Results driven: starts, drives and accomplishes tasks with little direction

High degree of mobility


Generally ten or more years of experience in enterprise architecture drafting based on SAP Solution and Technologies, digital transformation projects based on SAP and hybrid architectures, in leadership and customer facing roles related to solution architecture topics.

Functional & Industry Experience

  • Expert in at least two functional topics (e.g. SAP ECC, SAP S/4 HANA, SAP HANA Platform, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Hybris), proficient in at least one additional functional topic.

  • Designing and prototyping innovative solutions mixing up SAP Technologies with Opensource capabilities

  • Proficient in data flows integration and cross-solution issues.

  • Has comprehensive track record and experience with complex implementation projects , including the coordination and decision facilitation of process and architecture related issues, can effectively moderate between Client and SAP, Business and IT

Technical Experience

  • Previous experience in designing and implementing innovative technical architectures based on SAP and Opensource capabilities;

  • Previous experience in designing and implementing heterogeneous data flows;

  • Previous experience in virtual data modelling with SAP HANA Platform .


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