We are looking for a highly motivated Cloud Solution Architect with deep expertise in SAP platforms and solutions to drive customer engagements on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
As Cloud Solution Architect you will join our Customer Success Unit which is passionate about empowering our enterprise customers to plan for and adopt Microsoft Azure.
Your accountability will be to own SAP on Azure technical customer engagements through architecture design sessions, hackathons, proof of concepts and overall orchestration of activities.
Ideally you will have proven experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with stakeholders in an enterprise organization (customer executives, enterprise architects, IT management and developers).
Responsibilities Key responsibilities include : Understand customers’ overall SAP estate, IT / business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions Act as the subject matter expert for running SAP workloads on Azure, and support customer / partner deployments with SAP deployment guidance, supporting development of the customers’ SAP on cloud adoption model, and providing appropriate recommendations to overcome blockers Review technical architecture, and solution design for partner-led solution development Ensure that solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment Drive the deployment of SAP landscapes onto the Azure platform to a successful customer outcome in large enterprises Organize and drive hackathons to quickly prototype solutions on the Azure platform Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects in developing enterprise scale solutions on the Microsoft cloud platforms, integrating with data and reporting components Develop deep relationships with key customer decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities Assess the Customers' knowledge of SAP on Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners Qualifications Professional : Experience : + / - 5 years of success in consultative / complex technical sales and / or architecture design with a focus on SAP.
Relationship Building : Ability to build deep technical relationships with senior IT executives in large or highly strategic accounts.
Ability to manage various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution / projects. Collaboration and Communication : Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects. Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, architects, engineers, business stakeholders) Technical : Deep understanding / experience on multiple SAP products and understanding of SAP strategy and roadmap Deep domain expertise in SAP, i.
e. SAP landscape sizing, deployment, transport management, optimizing features, system performance Experience in SAP BASIS : OS / DB Migration, SAP Sizing, SAP HA / DR Design, SAP Operational Best Practices, SAP version upgrades Experience with RDBMS : deep knowledge including performance query analysis, sizing, HA / DR and storage / disk design of SAP HANA and at least one of the following : SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Demonstrated ability to size SAP landscape deployments + monitoring and management of these environments Knowledge of network architectures and standards for large enterprise deployments and operational understanding of security frameworks specific to IT Standards (PCI / PII / SOX / ETC) Knowledge of storage technologies specific to enterprise storage requirements (SAN / NAS / Object / Block) Monitoring tool proficiency (OMS, Solution Manager, Zenoss, Zabbix, Tivoli) Proficient operational experience with Linux operating systems (SUSE / RHEL required) with working knowledge of SUSE or RedHat for SAP with preferred experience in SCP with Cloud Foundry Troubleshooting experience specific to network connectivity, storage performance and operating systems optimization Understanding of SAP Business Technology Platform incl.
app development, integration, analytics and intelligent technologies Competitive Landscape : Knowledge of SAP offerings on competitive cloud platforms (preferred) Partners : Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs (preferred) Travel : Approximately 25% Education : Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineer or related field (preferred) Certification in one or more of the following technologies (preferred) : Azure, SAP, AWS, GCP Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
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