Sr. SAP Architect - Business Intelligence

  • The Friedkin Group,
  • Houston, TX
  • 50 minutes ago
SAP, Architect, Business Intelligence, BW, Data Architecture, Modeling, Development, Project, System, ABAP, Web, Embedded, Systems, Sales, Materials, Management, VMS, Architecture, Data Modeling, Microstrategy, SQL, PLSQL, Performance
Full Time

Job Description

SUMMARY The Sr. SAP Architect Business Intelligence oversees the execution of GST's SAP BI/BW strategy. This Sr. SAP Architect is involved in all phases of the analytic projects, from requirements gathering, data architecture, integration guidance and developing support artifacts. This Sr. Architect demonstrates senior-level leadership skills and experience in guiding the team to build a self-sustainable BI platform. The Sr. Architect creates best practices, defines and governs BI/BW architecture standards, leads and supports development efforts, manages BI demand, coordinates resource capacity, prioritizes and leads the scoping effort. The person in this position mentors others in maintainable development practices and code reviews and ensures correct capitalization / expense activities of the project team and provides business insight across multiple domains. They demonstrate an ability to be a consultant minded technologist, drive change, manage complex, high-quantity and potentially contradictory information to effectively solve problems, apply knowledge of the business to advance organizational goals, and intuitively navigate complex policy, people and process-related organizational dynamics. RESPONSIBILITIES * Accountable for major BI transformation from legacy datawarehouse to BW/4HANA platform. * Leads the architecture and detailed design and implements the deployment plan. * Manages the BW team, removes impediments and holds the team accountable to the overall plan * Expert Hands-on in Data Architecture, Modeling, integration, governance and BI/Analytics capabilities with the BW/4HANA development objects and integrations end-to-end. * Strong experience in HANA studio and HANA Development * Responsible for performance tuning of BW/4HANA utilizing best practices. * Requirements gathering and solution designs, Functional Design/Technical Design reviews * Project life-cycle leadership and support for Development, System integration/UAT cycles and Prod Cutover, Post-Go live support, and Environment strategy. * BW/4HANA object development expertise, BW ABAP Coding/Routines, BW Web Cockpit/Monitoring, Process Chains, Content installs, Transports and issues analysis/resolution, SAP support messages * BW Support Pack upgrades/Post install Steps, OSS note analysis/application. * S/4HANA Embedded Analytics, CDS View Development, Extractor development/ODP * SAP Data Services knowledge, SAP & Non-SAP Systems integration with BW, * SAP Functional knowledge of Sales and Distribution, Procurement, Materials Management, Production Planning, and Finance AP/AR/GL and SAP VMS (helpful) for Analytics * Architecture assessments and POCs for analytic tools * SAP Fiori knowledge * Has experience with at least 4 end to end implementation projects as SAP BI lead. * Provides leadership in solution architecture, provides ongoing implementation oversight and hands on support as needed for new development projects in support of our SAP BI/BW program. * Manages the delivery of minor/monthly and major SAP BI/BW enhancement release cycles. * Facilitates release scoping, design, build, test, change control, documentation and deployment activities with internal SAP BI/BW project and operations teams, business stakeholders, shared services and compliance teams. * Manages business user communication regarding release scope and deployment timelines. * Ensures appropriate risk resolution and mitigation for SAP BI/BW platforms as issues are identified. * Ensures no disruption to business operations upon deployment of SAP BI/BW releases to production systems. * Must have deep technical expertise in multiple SAP BI suite of products, especially BW, BOBJ, SAC. * Coaches and mentors both technical and business staff on information solutions * Finds and implements strategic & innovative solutions. * Actively researches and develops new knowledge and collaborates on solutions. * Deploys new approaches to domain optimizations and anticipates domain requirements and business needs. * Has leadership understanding and influence with business customers. * Develops, designs and implements integrated solutions to resolve highly complex technical and business issues. * Solicits ideas from others; recognizes contributions of others. * Identifies measures and milestones for recognizing and communicating success. * Excellent ability to multi-task assigned duties or projects. * Effectively communicates complex ideas in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. * Highly organized; able to organize and assimilate large quantities of complex information. * Works under minimal supervision QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience requirements: Requires bachelors' degree from a four-year college or university with 10 plus years of in-depth hands-on experience in SAP BI/BW platform; or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience. Technical Experience * Advanced knowledge and Hands-on of SAP BW/4HANA & S/4HANA tools for data analytics, visualizations, reporting etc * Advanced knowledge and Hands-on of Data Modeling in SAP Analytics. Ability to assimilate requirements into conceptual/logical data models across information management solutions (relational, Dimensional/Columnar, document) * Advanced knowledge and extensive experience in Data integration (Point to Point, ETL etc) * Strong knowledge of Agile Methodologies * Advanced knowledge of best practices and standards for BI development * Full SAP BI lifecycle Experience (Data Modeling to Reporting) Technical Stack * SAP BW/4HANA 2 SP 6, HANA 2.0 SP 4 * S/4HANA 1901 SP 1-2 * SAP Fiori 2.0 * BW Query on S4 * BI Platform (Microstrategy and Tableau Preferred) * Data Virtualization - Denodo * Data Integration (SAP Data Services, Dell Boomi) * SQL (Ansi, PLSQL, Analytics) * Data Modeling (BW, HANA,ABAP CDS) * Cloud Experience with PaaS, DBaaS * Team Performance management Tools (TFS, JIRA) Soft Skills * Manages complexity in order to effectively find solutions and solves problems * Drives results by consistently achieving completion and closure of tasks, even the face of obstacles and setbacks * Adaptive personality and ability to function in a fast-paced environment * A problem solving attitude that can adapt to varying timelines * A strong attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize tasks * Strong interpersonal skills; promoting healthy relationships and team dynamics * Manages the team effectively and enacts situational leadership * Strong capability to plan and align work with regards to sense of urgency and priority * Strong capability to provide Business Insight * Strong ability to influence organization stakeholders To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS* Certifications specific to SAP BI/BW are a strong advantage. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices. The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus. The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business. The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels. Minimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis). *Is eligible to legally work in the United States. The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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