SAP (Associate) Development Architect for S/4HANA Cloud Infrastructure, Focus on Network Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 185982

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The S/4HANA Cloud Delivery department – as part of the P&I organization - is responsible for the complete life cycle management (planning, production, and operations) of SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

The S/4HANA Cloud Delivery department drives and executes all required activities based on an end-to-end approach and facilitates all functions from development engagement to design, production, and service of our productive customer landscapes. Within this department, the Cloud Delivery Architecture team is a high-profile team that is defining and driving the overall operations architecture and concepts for S/4HANA and related products. This spans from driving data center readiness to automation of all operations tasks. In order to ensure reliable operations, the team is responsible for operational security as well as lifecycle and infrastructure enablement. For this, we are in tight alignment with the whole development organization.

Following the Multi-Cloud strategy of SAP, the team is going to enable the products for non-SAP infrastructure providers as well. This comprises Google Cloud Platform as well as Alibaba Cloud Platform.


You will work on the architecture concept for bringing S/4HANA Cloud to new infrastructure environments like Alibaba Cloud. You will focus on the network architecture and drive respective adjustments. First deployments of S/4HANA Cloud on these infrastructures will be supported by you. Continuous Improvement will be part of the ongoing tasks.

Among others, this includes tasks like

  • Define the network architecture for S/4HANA Cloud on IaaS layers. This includes Web Application Firewalls, Network aspects, among others

  • Collect and drive requirements to the respective cloud infrastructure provider and follow them up

  • Ensure a proper documentation

  • Drive testing of new environments

  • Support tests of cloud infrastructure readiness

  • Support in further activities to optimize cloud operations


Required skills

  • Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Good knowledge in at least one cloud infrastructure

  • Good Knowledge in network administration

  • Knowledge in ITIL

  • Know the SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA software architecture

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Interpersonal skills: team player, proactive networking, results and execution focus, motivated to work in an international and intercultural environment

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work under time pressure

  • High service and customer orientation

  • Very good oral and written communication skills in German and English

Preferred skills

  • Constructive and open style of communication

  • Skilled in process optimization

  • Audience oriented advanced presentation skills (e.g. system administrators, top management)

  • Experience in Cloud Lifecycle Management

  • Knowledge in SAP’s cloud solutions

  • Knowledge in HANA administration and architecture


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Development or Cloud Operations

  • Deep understanding of Network Technology

  • Experience in further Cloud Infrastructure related topics



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