SAP IT Solution Architect for Agile Application Lifecycle Management Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 184471

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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IT Services provides efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our Lines of Businesses (LoBs) with a strong focus on user-centricity. Supporting more than 88,000 employees and thousands of SAP systems, IT Services is delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & HANA Cloud Platform-based applications, as well as workplace technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Fundamentally, IT Services is enabling SAP to become an Intelligent Enterprise with happy end users.

The “Shared IT Applications” team within IT Services is setting up and operating applications shared by multiple Lines of Business as well as by IT Services. These applications include our internal ITSM solution (ITdirect, based on SAP Solution Manager), Shared Service Framework (the latter hosting HRdirect, TRAVELdirect, FACILITYdirect between many others), and internal IT applications to support development and delivery processes at IT Services (test management & automation, business process monitoring, etc – all based on a SAP Solution Manager).

For the posted position we are looking for a Solution Architect interested in setting up DevOps toolchain and utilizing the latest technologies like Machine Learning, RPA, Chatbots, etc. to optimize and strengthen IT delivery and operations at IT Services.


  • Perform analysis of business process, tools, problem areas, and requirements for agile application lifecycle management

  • Provide the expertise, design architecture and guide the implementation of various aspects of agile application lifecycle management

  • Enable collaboration across IT, P&I and business units

  • Contribute to successful projects by taking ownership of solution architecture, potentially drive your own projects in an agile working environment

  • Provide direction and support to the product teams for solution realization

  • Be a strong player in a Scrum team

  • Coaching/educating of development architects


Required skills:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics or a comparable area

  • Excellent understanding of application lifecycle management processes

  • Very good technical knowledge of SAP Solution Manager

  • Good knowledge and experience with DevOps tools, e.g. Jira, Jenkins, tools for test automation

  • Project Management experience with delivery in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies

  • Strong problem solving and hands-on analytical skills

  • Customer orientation with a strong focus on quality

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluent English language skills, proficiency in German is an advantage

Preferred skills:

  • Basic understanding of the IT internal system landscapes

  • Good understanding of application integration and SAP Integration Platforms

  • Experience in implementing analytics tools, e.g. based on SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Working experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery is a strong plus

  • Experience with at least one programming language (e.g. ABAP, Java, Java script)


  • 7 years of professional experience, ideally at customer and/or internal implementation projects

  • Experience as a Solution Architect in at least one area of application lifecycle management

  • Experience in working with cross-cultural virtual teams and external service providers

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment, preferably SCRUM connected with end user centricity


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