SAP HANA Architect (Canberra) Job in Brisbane, Australia

Requisition ID: 122365

Work Area: Information Technology

Expected Travel: 0 - 80%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


The candidate will bring a combination of in-depth SAP Technical knowledge, solution experience, and architectural leadership experience.

The focus of a HANA Architect’s expertise is typically in the planning and design phases of an implementation of an SAP business application on HANA. However, it could also be leveraged on strategic corporate initiatives such as business process improvement initiatives, establishing internal centers of expertise or developing ongoing architectural governance processes. The engagement model of an Architect is not strictly limited to the planning/design phases, but may also span the build and operations phases to ensure proper implementation and operationalization of the business solutions.

The HANA Architect is able to map business and functional requirements to create a comprehensive technology architecture which encompasses technical infrastructure requirements, system landscape components, and strategies for development, data integration, user access, and security.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

Joining as a senior member of our consulting team, it is expected that along with extensive project experience with several full lifecycle implementations, enterprise architecture capability and knowledge of SAP architecture you will also bring an in-depth knowledge of networks, databases (structures and performance), cloud computing and IT infrastructure. You will also need to show evidence of working with senior stakeholders and partners to successfully deliver across a range of industry sectors, including Australian Government (Federal or State). In addition, we seek the following qualities in candidates at this level:


  • Independent execution of complex projects or programs/deliverables

  • Independent learning

Advisory / Delivery

  • Definition of the technology architecture including infrastructure requirements and system landscape components.

  • Map the Application and System landscape based on the Solution Architecture

  • Definition of strategies for system adaptation (development), data integration, user access, and security.

  • Specification of recommended procedures for implementing the technology architecture.

  • Map and validate performance indicators

  • Support of all phases from presales to operations


  • Support license & services sales to scope the project and define services required

  • Supporting sales in the evaluation process

Thought Leadership / Knowledge Management

  • Contributes to a functional or business related community

  • Supports Knowledge Management

  • Act as a Mentor for other colleagues

IT Strategy

  • Developing and assessing alternative strategies for IT organization and support processes , IT Governance Framework and Merger & Acquisition Strategies (IT-focused)

  • Identifying the appropriate IT enabler to support the business strategy

  • Create IT value-based business cases to optimize technical system infrastructure

  • Support transformation management process

  • Develop IT specific organizational design for present and future

Experience & Educational Requirements

Architecture experience

  • At least 5 years experience as a lead SAP technical solution architect required

  • 2 years working in Enterprise Architecture

  • Enterprise architecture, Information architecture and Business architecture experience also desired

Functional/Technical Experience

  • 10 years work experience

  • Advisor in questions of SAP technology

  • Proven Experience in design and deployment of SAP HANA

  • Planning and leading of technical implementation projects

  • Plans and reviews concepts and detailed blueprints of IT projects

  • Strong communication skills with technical and project management focus

  • Acts as thought leader or moderator of a technology related community

  • Public Sector Industry experience is desired

General Experience

  • Takes responsibility as a team leader

  • Acts as a coach for colleagues

  • Natural Leadership skills demonstrated (Go-To person)

  • Hands on experience with SAP products and technologies

  • Deep knowledge in at least one technical SAP related area

  • Delivery Management / Project Management / Escalation Management desired

  • Excellent people skills and communication skills (both written and verbal)

Professional Training & Certification

  • HANA Certification

  • ITIL/TOGAF Foundation certification desired


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