Lead Architect (SAP/ Cloud)

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Location: SINGAPORE, SG, 535227

 

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information

Job Summary

Functional Title :           SAP Cloud Architect

Reporting to      :           Director, Product & Services (IT Agility)

Purpose of Position:

The SAP Cloud Architect is part of the APAC Product & Services and is responsible for helping support  CenturyLink’s Enterprise Applications - SAP business across the Asia-Pacific region. Reporting into the Director for Product & Services (IT Agility), the position will have 2 core responsibilities which include pre-sales and product management. Pre-sales responsibilities will involve guiding and supporting the APAC Sales and Solution Engineering teams in positioning and selling CenturyLink’s Enterprise Applications - SAP offerings with existing as well as new logo customers to ensure annual sales targets for the Enterprise Applications business are met. Product management responsibilities include partnering with the global Product Management teams on product enablement and localization, as well as providing inputs to them on APAC specific requirements. The SAP Cloud Architect will also be responsible for establishing and working with our strategic partners here i.e. SAP, AWS, Microsoft Azure in Asia Pacific to strengthen our Enterprise Applications - SAP portfolio offering.

 

Job Description

Requirements:

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience as a SAP Basis Lead / Technical Lead / Technical Architecture with at least 3 full implementation, upgrade or migration life cycles in a SAP technical team.
  • Strong consultative skills with the ability to define and articulate value propositions for customer solutions in support of cloud migrations, SAP implementations / upgrades.
  • End to end pre-sales experience including SAP landscape sizing / architecture, responding to RFPs, performing C-Level client presentations and coordinating with delivery teams.
  • Deep and broad technical knowledge of SAP applications including SAP S/4HANA, ERP 6.0, BW, CRM, SRM, EP, HANA, PO, BOBJ, SAP Cloud (HEC), SAP Cloud solutions etc.
  • Deep knowledge of SAP HANA technology including features, capabilities and application integration.
  • Prior experience interfacing with account teams, customer IT and executive management to define requirements, provide technical advisory as well as recommend / propose solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP solutions on virtualization technologies like VMware etc.
  • Experience and knowledge with Clustering and High Availability solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of SAP solutions on Windows, Linux and other operating systems.
  • Experience and knowledge of databases such as SAP HANA, Oracle, MS SQL, DB2 etc.
  • Data warehousing background is a must.
  • Hands on experience with full life cycle implementation of 3 or more SAP projects.
  • Ability to lead technical teams or work independently to provide architectural guidance.

           

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science required from an accredited university
  • Prior experience with SAP HEC standards, pricing, architecture and delivery process is preferred.
  • Experience working with private or public cloud technologies especially AWS/Azure/Google Cloud is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP product suite including future roadmap.
  • Prior experience presenting at conferences or customer events.
  • Sound knowledge of SAP Netweaver solution stack including SAP security, ABAP, Java etc.
  • Experience working with SAP partner eco-systems including Service Marketplace, SCN, OpenSAP
  • Knowledge of SAP LOB solutions including IBP, BPC, HCP, Ariba, Success Factors, Field Glass, Concur etc.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Define and articulate value propositions for customer solutions in support of cloud migrations, SAP implementations / upgrades.
  • End to end pre-sales support including SAP landscape sizing / architecture, responding to RFPs, performing C-Level client presentations and coordinating with delivery teams.
  • Deep knowledge of SAP HANA technology including features, capabilities and application integration.
  • Interfacing with account teams, customer IT and executive management to define requirements, provide technical advisory as well as recommend / propose solutions.
  • Successfully supporting opportunities to meet annual regional Sales and Revenue targets for CenturyLink APAC Enterprise Applications - SAP business, contributing to the achievement of the overall APAC IT Agility target
  • Partnering with the Global Product Management teams to ensure successful ongoing product enablement across APAC
  • Established relationships with SAP account, architecture teams in APAC.Ensuring the CenturyLink Sales and Presales RTM teams are fully conversant with CenturyLink’s capability and offerings in Enterprise Applications - SAP
  • Localization / Development of CenturyLink APAC Enterprise Applications - SAP product and service offering

Education

Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science

Masters or Equivalent in Computer Science

Requisition #: 211396

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

 

 


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