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SAP Solutions Architect

Cape Town

Ref: FC04132D

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SAP Solutions Architect

[Cape Town] -

Ref: FC04132D

Our client URGENTLY requires the services of a SAP Solutions Architect to:

  • Develop and maintain the overall SAP solution architecture and standards.

  • Review and challenge functional specifications for accuracy and completeness.

  • Research, analyse, design, propose and deliver solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies.

  • Provide key consulting and advisory services to functional teams, development teams and operational teams to ensure that systems solutions are in line with the architecture direction and business strategies.

  • Serve as the escalation point for the resolution of cross-functional technical integration issues.

  • Support cross-module impact analysis and technical design/integration activities.

  • Identify interoperability requirements for SAP connections to legacy and external applications.

  • Leverage subject matter experts to provide and recommend alternative technical solutions to meet requirements more efficiently, ensuring greater integration, standardisation and reusability.

  • Collaborate with Architecture and multiple Development teams to ensure design and technical alignment.

  • Apply significant knowledge of industry trends, standards and developments to improve delivery of SAP services to Group Businesses.

  • Ensure high quality deliveries and adherence to governance, standards and audit requirements.

  • Influence and guide external Service Integrators in solution design and delivery, providing guidance and review of architecture plans and designs to ensure methodology, best practices and standards are followed and to ensure overall quality of the solution.

  • Develop comprehensive configuration designs, use cases, and test conditions to support the successful implementation and integration of initiatives and processes.

  • Ensure the infrastructure meets current and projected business needs, especially from a Security and Integration perspective.

  • Act as point of reference for determining the best practices in designing business process in SAP.

  • Simplifying and streamlining business processes to deliver strong business benefits at an acceptable Risk.

  • Have a broad range of technical knowledge and solution strategy expertise in order to advise on the best technical solution for Stakeholder requirements.

  • Engage in the technical change control process, ensuring that changes are defined, test requirements declared and risks, costs and impacts quantified.

  • Review system development requests, User access and Security role development to insure compliance with existing controls and standards across the SAP landscape.

  • Maintain library of documented reference architectures, design specifications, configuration documents and policies, processes and standards.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in business, computer science, information technology, or information systems with 8+ years of overall information technology experience or equivalent qualification.

  • TOGAF or equivalent Architecture certification.

  • 8+ years of IT Architecture experience.

  • Must have extensive SAP experience.

  • At least 2 full life cycle implementations or complex integration projects in a SAP Solutions Architecture role.

  • Working with business process owners to define, design and implement the new business processes based on the SAP Best Practices.

  • Experience in a new SAP implementation where many legacy systems are being retired, re-platformed and few retained.

  • Experience in full life cycle development of SAP solutions in a functional role.

  • Experience in translating functional specifications into technical specifications to identify and define integration points.

  • Experience in Cross Application Business Process Modeling and integration with SAP and non-SAP solutions.

  • Demonstrable knowledge working with SAP deployment models incl. on-Prem, Cloud-based or Hybrid.

  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills.

  • Proven ability to working with minimal supervision.

  • Passion for building functional and technical excellence.

  • Proven success in ensuring process discipline.

  • Solid understanding of technical dependencies.

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment.

  • Ability to work within a diverse team.

  • Experience working in a Financial Services organisations.

  • Extensive experience in supporting SAP environments.

  • Extensive experience in a Solutions Architecture role.

  • Experience with Architecture Modeling tools such as SAP PowerDesigner.

  • Experience with TOGAF and Business Architecture practice.

  • Prior experience supporting additional enterprise applications.

  • Prior SAP Implementation and/or Upgrade Experience.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of SAP Modules

including:  

  • HR, FI, PP.

  • SAP HR OnPrem modules with the new generation cloud solutions.

  • Understanding of major SAP Platform components that will use or integrate with core infrastructure components such as load balancers, ADFS, etc.

  • Experience in latest innovations in SAP UI technologies such as Fiori, Personas etc.

POSITION: Contract role for 12 months.

    COMMENCEMENT: Immediately.

    • Please send your comprehensive resume, 2 recent payslips and supporting documentation.

    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    N.B: If you have not received a response from us within 14 days please consider your application for this role as not successful.

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