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San Jose, California - USD Full Time Posted: Thursday, 12 October 2017
SAP HANA Architect

Cognizant's SAP Business Unit is seeking a talented SAP HANA Architect to join its growing organization. We are looking for individuals in any major city across the USA who are willing to be traveling executive consultants for us, traveling to and from clients Monday through Friday.

As part of the SAP Practice, this person will be responsible for driving successful projects around SAP HANA. This person will work closely with our clients and must demonstrate professional knowledge to ensure that the work products and deliverables are of the highest caliber to ensure client satisfaction. This person will also apply subject matter expertise to identify, develop, and implement techniques to improve engagement productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimize cost savings and efficiencies for each client.

Key SAP Experience:

. 10 years' experience in various leadership roles in the planning, design and deployment of SAP

. Developing SAP architecture's to meet business requirements in complex SAP environments, which includes the knowledge and experience with:

. Cloud solutions (specifically private, single tenant), virtual platforms and the future roadmap for SAP's support of cloud

. Understanding of the SAP HANA offering, the underlying technology and how HANA will be used and its advantages and disadvantages, on-premise and in the cloud

. Integration across on-premise, private and public cloud platforms resident in one environment

. Sizing and scoping of core SAP platforms (ECC, NetWeaver, SCM, BI/BW, Portal, XI/PI, Solution Manager, etc)

. Additional tools required to run an SAP environment (eg BI Accelerator, TREX, SAP Web Dispatcher, etc),

. Disaster Recovery and High Availability specific to architecture components and landscape recommendations

. Compliance models such as HIPAA, Safe Harbor and FDA

. Hardware, operating systems and networking connectivity required for the SAP environment

Key Business Experience and Skills

. Extensive experience working for a Tier 1 or specialist boutique consulting group

. Demonstrated thought leadership in their respective field (speak at forums; whitepapers, etc.)

. Demonstrated cross functional leadership ie ability to look at the end to end process and understand how it fits together

. Excellent communication with executives and clients on both the business and IT side

. Ability to lead and facilitate design workshops (Blueprint), assessments, planning sessions ie demonstrate leadership experience in upfront projects

. Demonstrated ability to maneuver through complex and political organizations with multiple stakeholders ie what companies/clients has the candidate done this type of work for; who are all the stakeholders, how all the players together gain consensus.

Key Responsibilities:

. Provide technology and architectural leadership, strategic direction and long-term vision for the SAP investment; inspire creative solutions for maximizing the value contribution of that investment.

. Define and promote enterprise architecture standards and strategies.

. Making recommendations on strategic direction and roadmap for the use and implementation of SAP applications, as well as integrated third party systems

. Champion continuous improvement, driving inefficiencies out of implemented processes and solutions.

. Providing technical expertise on SAP architecture and making recommendations to improve performance.

. Providing technical leadership on upgrades and maintenance planning for SAP applications.

. Conduct work effort estimation and develop work plans

. Advocate and enforce applicable standards, policies, procedures, and best practices in the implementation and/or maintenance of NetWeaver and its various components.

. Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to relevant architectural artifacts such as policies, standards, guidelines, roadmaps, and maturity models.

. Provide insight on new SAP technology and how it can be leveraged appropriately to improve the current environment.

Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.

Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.


Cognizant(NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, andbusiness process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companiesbuild stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.),Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation,deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborativeworkforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development anddelivery centers worldwide and approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31,2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the ForbesGlobal 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing andfastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at orfollow us on Twitter: Cognizant.


San Jose, California, United States of America
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Cognizant Technology Solutions
10/12/2017 12:23:35 PM

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