SAP Infrastructure Architect - IT Architecture (Senior Specialist/ Expert) Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 189100

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot/ Dresden

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The Enterprise Cloud Services organization (ECS) is enabling SAP to become THE enterprise cloud company by providing cloud infrastructure and operational support for services SAP is providing using Cloud-Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) on a global scale.

For our Cloud Infrastructure Platform Architecture (CI PA) team within ECS we are looking for highly skilled Infrastructure Architect to support us building a highly scalable and secure cloud infrastructure and automation services (leveraging technologies such as Openstack, Vmware, Cisco ACI, NetApp, Chef). Our cloud services offerings are consumed by all lines of business across SAP, from development to production.

While we are running SAP’s cloud platforms, we are as well chartered to continuously drive their evolution of SAPs cloud stack by incorporating technology innovation, simplification as well as consolidation of the various solutions available at SAP and new ones coming in by Mergers & Acquisitions on a technical level as well as from a service perspective.

Within our team, we practice a trust-based working model. If you need to work flexibly from another location or at another time you can do so given your manager’s agreement.

The role reports to the Director of Cloud Infrastructure Platform Architecture.


  • Develop/Deploy multi-tiered secure infrastructure designs and help Line of Business to adapt SAP’s Cloud offerings

  • Architectural Thinking / Infrastructure Technical Design Competencies, Building the Big Picture and Future Technology Strategies

  • Communication to Management and internal Lines of Business

  • DevOps Mentality

  • Project & Program Management

  • Business Case Development


Required skills:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Administration or Engineering

  • In-depth technical and business expertise with regards to Virtual and Bare-Metal Cloud Infrastructure involving OpenStack, OS/Hypervisor, Storage and Network

  • Experienced in evaluating hardware and software, talking to vendors, coordinating proof of concepts and preparing decision documents for Senior Management.

  • Experience with SAP products, especially around HANA and SAP’s SaaS offerings is highly beneficial

  • High level of understanding of the whole cloud computing stack: SaaS, IaaS, PaaS

  • High level of understanding of virtualization and related software defined technology, e.g SDN, SDS

  • Good abilities in developing and documenting designs and concepts

  • Experience working in large-scale data center & cloud /network environments

  • Good Project Management Skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines

  • Strong communication and presentation skills at all levels, including written and verbal English and German

  • High degree of personal maturity, an orientation to goals and success, and an ability to work in a geographically distributed team of highly technical design architects

Preferred skills:

  • Funded knowledge of the networking protocol suite: Switching, Routing, Firewalling and Load Balancing

  • Technology and Process related certifications like CCNA, VCP, ITILv3 etc. are greatly appreciated

  • Basic knowledge of OpenStack operations would be an added advantage


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