SAP Enterprise Architect within IT Services Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 127162

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.


SAP's Business Insights & Technology (BIT) is a critical enabler of our business success by providing advanced and efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our internal Clients. Supporting more than 77,000 users and thousands of SAP systems, it is responsible for SAP's worldwide IT infrastructure and internal business applications.

SAP IT Services is the unit within BIT, which is responsible for delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & Hana Cloud Platform-based applications, as well as client technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Within IT Services the unit Enterprise Architecture team is responsible for all topics regarding Architecture strategy, roadmaps & governance across the enterprise.

Our Key Objectives are:

  • Definition of a holistic end-to-end technology strategy and architecture to enable SAP’s loud transformation

  • Documentation of SAP’s Enterprise Architecture and leveraging it to make investment decisions and support delivery excellence

  • Creating the big picture architecture for SAP aligned with SAP’s product Strategy and figure out how to incorporate new technologies and trends like Big Data, IoT etc.

  • We are hiring an Enterprise Architect as part of the Enterprise Architecture unit.


The Enterprise Architect helps defining SAP’s future Enterprise Architecture by supporting key programs and initiatives with guidance and advice. He/she will be part of a global team of enterprise architect experts in their area. The Senior Enterprise Architect must be able to evaluate different technologies, understand market trends and being able to facilitate discussions across various teams (build, run, business, Solution Architects, Development etc.). Specifically we are looking for someone already able or willing to learn the use of Power Designer, our EA Modeling Tool. The requirement is to become a tool expert and create enterprise architecture artifacts across the domains process, application and data but also enable colleagues within the Enterprise Architecture Team as well as within IT Services as a whole.

As Enterprise Architect you are responsible to:

  • Model SAP’s Enterprise Architecture in appropriate Enterprise Architecture Tools

  • Act as a CoE for Enterprise Architecture Modeling

  • Support the creation and enforcement of a holistic governance around the EA artifacts

  • Create strategic roadmaps for SAP as an enterprise or single LoB’s

  • Establish a trusted relationship with the business

  • Establish a trusted relationship with development

  • Represent SAP at our customers and showcase how SAP software can enable the digital transformation of a company

  • Provide clear guidance on technology & architecture across project portfolio to reduce project risk and cost


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in information technology

Required skills

  • Demonstrated excellence in applying software architecture methodology

  • Ability to analyze complex business processes and solutions

  • Good understanding of at least one functional area (Sales, HR, Finance etc.)

  • Solid understanding of Cloud Technologies and Market Trends

  • Solid understanding of Software Industry, SAP’s competitive environment and challenges as well as opportunities

  • Hands-on experience in SAP Technology and SAP Applications.

  • Customer orientation with a strong focus on outcome

  • Ability to work across board area boundaries and teams

  • Moderation & Orchestration skills

  • Strong analytical and logical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to create compelling storylines

  • Very good English language skills

  • High level of motivation, flexibility and agility

Preferred skills

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work under time pressure

  • Certification in architectural standards (e.g. EAF, TOGAF) is an advantage.

  • Experience with EA tools preferable Power Designer

  • Proficiency in German is an advantage.


  • A successful candidate has 2 years of professional experience

  • Experience in consultative roles

  • Experience working with partners and/or customers


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