SAP Development Architect Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 123964

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

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.


Is responsible for the aligned and consistent architecture of a product, part of a product or a specific architecture subject (e.g. integration, software lifecycle)

(in case architect is part of a central architecture team): Contributes to the aligned and consistent architecture strategy and/or target architecture of product line, product family, or a specific cross-product architecture subject (e.g. user interface strategy, platform strategy).


Evaluates architecture risks and estimates effort for business case or backlog item, prepares management decisions on these topics

  • Translates business and product requirements into technical requirements, models and software architecture

  • Collects and documents requirements and constraints with high impact on the architecture as basis for architectural decisions

  • Is responsible for defining the product’s architecture together with implementation team(s), drives alignment of architecture concepts and ensures documentation in architecture concept document(s).

  • Identifies opportunities for reuse of architecture concepts or software parts and cross-team synergies

Aligns architecture with stakeholders regarding architectural or technical dependencies

  • Supports and advices product owner by ensuring technical and architectural feasibility, readiness, and compliance

  • Is responsible for setting up collaboration with the developers/architects of the product team/implementation team(s) and contributes to all tasks of implementation team/product team

  • Coaches and advises implementation team(s) on all aspects which have impact on the architecture, reviews design documents of implementation teams regarding compliance with ACD and relevant product line guideline

  • Monitors implementation of the architecture concepts together with implementation team

Implements software parts, typically related to infrastructure or architecture

  • Proposes improvements and innovations for implementing a product but also in development processes and methodologies


  • English fluent


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