SAP IT Senior Architect with focus on Application Architecture Job in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 112221

Work Area: Information Technology

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

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 Business Insight & Technology (BI&T) organization focuses on ensuring customer success, delivering solutions for specific business problems and driving simplicity.

In the center of everything we do is the customer, providing solutions which deliver value by solving business problems along end-to-end business processes, simplifying processes & structures, and ultimately making life easier for our employees.

Within the BI&T organization, the IT Services organization is responsible for the internal implementation of SAP standard solutions in all regions and for all Lines of Businesses (LoB).

Within the IT Services organization, there is a focus on Solution Architecture Management, providing architectural guidance to strategic programs for lead to execution and operating in tight collaboration with business stakeholders considering business demand, applications, technology and SAP strategy.

The IT Senior Solution Architect (f/m) with focus on Application Architecture is a key player in implementation programs and acts in strong accordance with our customer’s needs, technical requirements and security regulations for a joint move forward in our way to the Cloud & HANA. In addition, the role supports the SAP runs SAP initiative making use of and enabling the latest SAP technologies by introducing the latest solutions into our productive environments smoothly while maintaining ongoing operations as well as consider potential external best of breed technology that SAP would not necessarily provide.

The business process focus of this position is in the Incentives & Commissions Management (ICM) & Sales Compensation end to end area with a strong understanding of the upstream and downstream processes. This position will directly support the SAP ICM internal strategic Program for this area and work closely with the SAP IT Program Manager for this Program.


  • Responsible for architecture management and requirements engineering at program level in the Incentives & Commissions Management (ICM) & Sales Compensation business process area

  • Provide end-to-end architecture guidance at program level across solutions

  • Build strong customer relationship and act as a trusted advisor

  • Build system and application architecture roadmaps at program level aligned with business strategy

  • Contribute actively on system landscape and business process simplification efforts

  • Develop methodologies and procedures to accelerate solution design and ensure solution quality

  • Coach solution architects


Required skills

  • University degree in related field (Information Technology, Science) or professional education

  • Solid understanding of SAP products and its interoperability with other components including SAP Financials is required. Meaningful experience in Incentives & Commissions Management (ICM) & Sales Compensation end to end processes is a clear plus.

  • Experience of acting as a lead architect

  • Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking

  • Ability to multi-task and deliver highest quality work under time constraints and in complex environments

  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience is required including the ability to communicate with all levels of Management in a clear and concise way

Preferred skills

  • Team player

  • Eager to learn

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Fluent in English


  • 10 years professional working experience in SAP application related project delivery

  • Requirements engineering, UML, process modeling and project management

  • Key SAP applications, technology and ABAP / Java development

  • Working with virtual cross-cultural teams


Newtown Square, PA, USA or virtual assignment with resource located in East or Central time zone of the US


0 – 20%


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