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Platform Architect - SAP Platform & Backend Solutions

Location: England, England Salary: Excellent Salary & Package
Sector: FMCG Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/046555_1507632388

Platform Architect - SAP Platform & Backend Solutions

Global FMCG Organisation

London or Barcelona

Excellent Salary & Package

RED's key client, a global market leader in the FMCG industry are currently recruiting for a Platform Architect - SAP Platform & Backend Solutions expert to work in either London or Barcelona.

The role involve ensuring a scalable, operable and consistent SAP platform and related backend solutions. It will be necessary to provide architecture and solutions for SAP platform related projects and initiatives which are aligned with Enterprise Architecture guidelines.

The role will involve the following activities:

  • Perform SAP platform planning, architecture, design and build roadmaps including backend solutions like backup, printing, document management, archiving, tools and other such areas
  • Perform project management of SAP platform related projects including analysis, planning & implementation
  • Work closely with internal team and external providers technically in designing and implementing platform architectures and concepts
  • Ensure that implemented solutions fulfil requirements and corporate standards are met
  • Support and consult the team in development, definition and controlling of technical standards and methodologies and consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development
  • Design and implement platform architectures and concepts in the context of projects
  • Implement projects in close collaboration with other stakeholders like enterprise architecture, strategic business solutions, solution delivery, service delivery & test and release management
  • Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals
  • Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit as per demand
  • Perform landscape planning when introducing new platforms or architectural relevant updates of existing platforms (provisioning and operational maintenance of the landscape is done by operations)
  • Define, maintain and implement enterprise-wide standards of the platform
  • Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit

Successful Candidates will have:

  • Five year experience in platform architecture related to SAP. Strong SAP BASIS experience is desired
  • Good experience of working with external partners and ensuring desired solutions provided
  • Project management experience in analysing, design and implement SAP projects and backend tools
  • Three year experience of managing backend tools like backups, document management , printing, monitoring and other areas
  • Three year experience is virtualization technologies, migration and data center related projects
  • Basic experience in essential IT-infrastructure vendor standards
  • Basic experience in fundamental infrastructure and hardware security standards
  • Good experience in the application of common architecture framework
  • Good experience in assessment of implementation efforts and economic efficiency

Technical Skills required include:

  • Profound knowledge about architecting SAP platform related solutions and backend solutions such as backup, content management, data center tools related to monitoring & orchestration, archiving and other such areas
  • Strong SAP BASIS and technical background to manage complex enterprise level SAP transformations and projects with good Technical knowledge, relevant experience & Architectural knowledge SAP core products, SAP NetWeave and java products. Experience on SAP cloud solutions and HANA is a plus
  • Database technologies ( including in-memory), Operating System, Virtualization, Network
  • SAP Application and integration knowledge relevant to complex projects and transformations
  • Backend tools related to SAP Platform including Backup, Archiving, Document management
  • SAP Upgrade, Unicode conversion, migration, cloud technologies
  • Maintain a broad Technical, relevant experience & Architecture knowledge of the following technologies:
  • Landscape Planning, Definition, development, maintenance, communication and ongoing governance of the technology roadmaps and target architectures aligned to the business strategy as well as new SAP releases.

If you are interested in this position and would like further details, please send your latest CV along with a convenient time to speak.