SAP (Hana) Technical Architect/ Practice Lead

  • Greater Noida
  • Confidential
  • 15-18 years
  • 25 Aug 2015

  • Project/ Program Management IT

  • IT/ Technology - ERP/ CRM/ SCM
Job Description

Role Description

SAP HANA, is changing the landscape of the business software industry, and bringing unprecedented real-time data to enterprises large and small. As an SAP HANA Architect for the COMPANY IMS CoC team, you will have the power to make a real impact.

The HANA Architect for IMS Services will be staffed by experts from a variety of consultative , sales, solutions, transition and transformation disciplines whose main objective will be to act as the primary vehicle for supporting go-to market and Delivery execution teams focusing on HANA technology.

The HANA Architects primary responsibility is for the rollout of the SAP HANA solutions and is active in both practice and overall skill enablement elements of the SAP HANA implementation.

The person selected for this role will provide transformational leadership in targeted and knowledge areas across HANA technologies.

Technical expertise areas

High level understanding of Key Business Functional process across multiple SAP functional areas such as SAP MM, PP, SD, QM, FI, CO and a good grasp and a high level exposure to other SAP functional areas
In-depth technical knowledge of SAP Enterprise HANA and BW on HANA
Considerable presales experience with strong understanding of the sales process and sales qualification.
Experience in an SAP Cloud environment such as AWS, Azure, SAP HANA Cloud, Virtustream etc.
Experience with Cloud Controller tools such as SAP LVM, Chef or Puppet
Manage complete SAP Technical environment using advanced enterprise management software and SAP tools (Solution Manager, CCMS etc.)
Expert in Cloud hosting models and customer proposals
Understands the advantages and limitations of SAP cloud models versus on premise installations and can explain this to customers
Familiar with SAPs Cloud library
High level understanding of Key Business Functional process across multiple SAP functional areas such as SAP MM, PP, SD, QM, FI, CO and a good grasp and a high level exposure to other SAP functional areas
Familiar with the following SAP protocols/standards: EDI, APPC, CPI-C, BDC, RFC, Sapcomm, ALE, OLE, BAPI, Archivelink
Knowledge of SAPSCRIPT, Operating System utilities and Shell scripts is desirable.
Maintains effective communication and working relationships with customers and project team members.
Identifies and implements the technical approach to be used on the project
Develops system review schedules, audits and acceptance tests for each phase of project.
Prepares and presents oral and/or written technical reports and project presentations.
Organizes and conducts project team meetings between Onsite and Offshore.
Identifies System design alternatives, researches existing Systems in the marketplace and recommends viable IT solutions.
Ability to review and gather business requirements and interpret these into an architectural design in an SAP Cloud environment
Experience with SAP performance tuning
Ability to work in multiple environments and be able to prioritize and multi-task with a consistent track record of meeting deadlines while optimizing client satisfaction
Ability to write technical white papers for solutions and deliver them in seminars via speaker sessions
Manage complete SAP Technical environment using advanced enterprise management software and SAP tools (Solution Manager, CCMS etc.)
Duties will be to resolve reported problems, analyze SAP problems, and implement solutions or work arounds and document problem resolutions.
Must have thorough knowledge of SAP installations and administration, as well as good understanding of the SAP architecture.
Proven track record of customer interactions.
The responsibilities also include supporting the SAP team during system testing, interacting with functional business analysts to define and clarify system specifications.
Actively participate in system design, as well as develop formal system test, Change management, and release processes.
Experience web background including experience with HTML, JAVA
Proven ability to lead in blueprint and design sessions, review solution options and provide recommendations while communicating the benefits, risks, and constraints to both the business and IT stakeholders
Strong technical experience providing input during the Bid/Proposal phase.
Experience participating in customer facing meetings, workshops and conferences.
Ability to travel extensively to meet with customers
Possess an evangelist's mind-set

Key Responsibilities
Design, Define, Service Offering, Catalog, Go to Market Plan for SAP HANA Platform and Services in Market Space.
Professional representation of COMPANY Technologies IMS Global SAP CoC at customer meetings.
Promote the COMPANY End-to-End Solutions for SAP HANA with the customer, positioning best fit solutions that meet the customers requirements.
Take responsibility to ensure that the offerings have all required sales material (e.g. data sheet, value argumentation, sales play, etc.) is developed and available.
Establish the respective business cases and Go to Markets strategy down to concrete action plans to ensure business goals based on clear KPIs in collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders.
Lead the technical contribution on formal bids (RFP/RFI) and provide major input into the sales lifecycle.
Create and support SAP HANA sales activities.
Actively grow NIIITs portfolio with existing customers through new opportunity up-selling.
Lead and/or provide expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives.
Work with partner vendors and develop technical peer relationships.
Participate and present at multi-customer workshops and conferences.
Work closely with relevant COMPANY technical community to ensure that technical knowledge is maintained and that project work can be accurately scoped.
Expect weekly travel to meet with customers and evangelize the solutions at various workshops and conferences
Build repeatable processes and library of resources for use by others in the team.
Work with Business Development and Marketing on solution focused Campaigns and Events.
Be responsible for Sales team enablement and engagement.
Defines actions to reach the budget goals and to ensure growth in the global sales regions
Accountability for all SAP HANA solutions Single Nodes, Multi-nodes and Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI)
Delivery of offerings, programs, initiatives and concepts in line with market trends, timelines and specifications.
Communicates with technology partners and internal marketing areas.
Education and Experience
Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 10 years and a Masters degree

Prior ExperienceShould possess proven experience in and good understanding of the following areas:

SAP HANA in-Memory Platform core technology, including architecture, landscape design, installation, upgrades, performance tuning, and system integration
Strong experience in solution architect on Enterprise HANA & BW on HANA
SAP HANA Data provisioning technology including SAP LT, Data Services, DXC, Sybase replication server
Experience of working on HANA projects related to Business Suite on HANA ECC/CRM/SCM/APO
Experience of working on at least 2 data base migration to HANA projects
Strong Knowledge and Hands on experience on Technical Planning, Installations, Upgrades, HANA Migrations, Unicode Conversions for SAP NetWeaver platform, and SAP Business Object BI Platform
Real-Time Replication (SLT and/or Sybase Replication Server)
SAP HANA security - ABAP/DB/OS user/role/privilege/profile management, user authentication/SSO and authorization.
Technically fluent in Operating System (particularly Linux), Database Oracle/DB2/SQL Server/ MaxDB ) administration, and network architecture design, and troubleshoot
Previous experience with Linux or Unix failover capabilities, or Linux kernel development Translating Functional Specifications into Technical Specifications
Translate the Business KPIs into HANA & Define the Reporting Layouts
Translate the Business KPIs for Dashboards & Define the dashboard Layouts
Defining the Metadata Import process
Knowledge/Experience in performance tuning, workload analysis, User Management, System copies, Unicode Conversions, backup/recovery planning, and implementation
Ability to troubleshoot/analyze and resolve technical problems
Proficient in Plan / Design / Blueprint areas ( Sizing, Scoping , Client/Landscape Strategy, High Availability/Disaster Recovery Strategy etc,) of Implementation projects without much supervision at transaction level Soft Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to impart ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

BTech / BE in Computer Science or equivalent.
SAP Certified Technology Specialist SAP HANA (Edition 2014)
SAP Certified in OSDB Migration Specialist
SAP Certified Technical Solution Architect

Attributes15+ years SAP Experience
4+ years HANA Experience
3+ SAP HANA FLC Implementation
10+ SAP BW/BI experience

Flexible, willing to work with cross functional teams, strong communication skills

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