Job description / Role
As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is the world's largest SAP Partner; we have worked together for over thirty years and have more than 5000 satisfied joint customers. This is your opportunity to join the world's leading SAP integrator and transform some of the most influential and creative organizations. You'll be part of an award-winning SAP Consulting team, benefiting from world-wide knowledge sharing and leading-edge technology. We're currently looking for senior SAP experts and leaders to enhance our growing team.The SAP Technical Architect Lead role will entail pre-sales, solutioning and delivery of end to end System Architecture design and implementation of SAP landscape. The candidate will design S/4 HANA road-maps and knowledge in latest technological developments in SAP, industry specific SAP modules, manage onsite and offshore multi-cultural teams, promote innovation by adapting latest technologies in SAP. The candidate should have thorough understanding of SAP Architecture deployment scenarios on-premise as well as on Cloud, latest features of S/4 HANA in the areas of Mobility, Reporting, Digitization, Data Migration, Developments.
The SAP Technical Architect supports the comprehensive architecture, functionality, economics and compliance of a suite of SAP applications (S/4HANA and peripheral SAP solutions). This position works closely with Solution, Application, and Enterprise Architects and stream leads and key stakeholders to determine requirements for solution planning and development.
The Technical Architect is responsible for all technical aspects of a group of systems including; creating the optimum technical and integration solution in the context of the customer's environment, requirements, and financial resources; ensuring a quality system design which provides good system performance, flexibility for future change; maximizing the productivity of the project team by installing an effective development environment, establishing programming, design, and other technical/integration standards, training team members, and providing advisory and trouble-shooting support; providing a focal point for all technical/integration issues and initiatives within that group of regional systems; and ensuring that all components of the technical architecture are properly implemented.
The SAP Technology Architect is a thought leader who will collaborate with IT leadership and technical staff across the organization to formulate and maintain a cohesive SAP technical solution strategy. This position will own the implementation of standards for the development, integration, maintenance and integrity of the solution architecture for SAP instance(s). The SAP Technical Architect needs to excel as part of an agile team embracing the agile principles and collaboration with a global product team.
The Technical Architect will manage across multiple technologies and/or functional areas so that solution and development teams are equipped to meet business requirements, design objectives, and understand infrastructure impacts.
- Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical and analytical skills
- Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
- Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
- Proven ability to work effectively within a large organization that operates using matrix management structures
- Knowledge and ability to support: translation of business needs into solution architecture requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business problems, and estimation of the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives
- Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
- Any working knowledge with SAP in most or all of the following: Server, storage, database, network, security, virtualization, monitoring, software development
- Any experience collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals
- Any experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in building new SAP solutions to help customers undergo their digital transformation journey, for example in the areas of digitization, Internet of Things, Watson, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Workflows, Blockchain, Data and Analytics.
Key Job Details
- Country: AE
- State: ABU DHABI
- City: Abu Dhabi
- Category: Architect
- Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
- Position Type: Professional
- Employment Type: Full-Time
- Contract Type: Fixed Term - Long Term
- Company: (0143) IBM Middle East FZ-LLC
- Req ID: 359944BR
- Travel Required: Up to 50% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)
- Min Salary:
- Max Salary:
- Location: Abu Dhabi, ABU DHABI AE
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- SAP certification preferred
- Preferred candidates will have 15+ year prior consulting experience and delivered at least two plus years of S4 HANA or HANA experience.
About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life at IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
Being You at IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
About the Company
For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.
Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.
Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.
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