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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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
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.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
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
Project & Program Management
Business Case Development
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
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
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
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .
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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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.