SAP Global Solution Architect, Utilities Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 124676

Work Area: Customer Service and Support

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 50%

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.


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, 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 Custom Development is a global organization dedicated to delivering solutions that addresses market specific or customers’ unique and competitive business requirements. The mission of SAP Custom Development is to be agile, innovative and flexible in providing high quality, supportable solutions. With more than a dozen development centers worldwide, we are able to leverage a global delivery model that utilizes the specific strengths of each location.

As the global business development team we are expected to support the 4 regions (North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific & Japan) throughout the whole CD sales process from lead generation until successful delivery of a custom-developed project (CDP), or a packaged solution, and during a support phase.

SAP Custom Development therefore looks for an engaged seasoned professional (f/m) in the role of a Global Solution Architect (Senior Specialist level). The candidate must have a strong development background with proven experience on multiple customer projects within Utilities Industry. The candidate should have a very charismatic personality with superb presentation skills geared to all levels of customer’s corporate structure from IT developers to high executive level.


As a Solution Architect for Custom Development you will:

  1. Analyze the requirements coming from leading companies and create solution proposals

  2. Work closely together with customers and internal SAP teams (such as Go-To-Market, Consulting, Business Development, Sales, Development)

  3. Position our solution experience with new and existing customers (Business Development/Market Development)

  4. Support presales activities for FBS/RCS solutions and in some cases act as a Product Owner for these solutions

  5. Discuss with customers different architecture approaches, considering commercial implications for SAP

  6. Take ownership of large portions or a complete project deal, including the analysis, authoring and estimation of a solution proposals.

As a Solution Architect, you are expected to optimize the customer’s project by ensuring maximized usage of the SAP Standard Product and proposing a custom solution that is sustainable and maintainable. In the early stages of qualification and engagement, a Solution Architect must possess the ability to rapidly develop solution concepts, an overall vision of the “art-of-the-possible”. During formal evaluations, a Solution Architect acts as the team lead, must closely collaborate with Development Architects, delegate ownership and responsibility for various solution elements to the Development Architects, facilitates interaction and collaboration with the customer and acts as the “primary voice” of the team to the account team and the customer.


• Software architecture and development experience.

• Knowledge of SAP for Utilities product portfolio

• Experience in deregulated energy markets.

• Strong analytical and communication skills, including ability to rapidly gather data, structure hypotheses, and develop synthesized findings/recommendations.

• Fluent business German and English, in speaking and writing.

• Strong team orientation and ability to thrive on virtual, international, cross-functional teams

• Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related fields

Excellent verbal, communication and board/executive level presentation skills.


• Demonstrate a strong interest in SAP solutions

• Show a willingness to jump into new topics

• Bring the ability to understand and explain complex technical environments, at the same time reducing complexity

• Show strong leadership and coaching skills.


• Minimum 5 years professional experience

• Managed customer relationship over an extended period

• Deep understanding of overall SAP portfolio

• Experience in solving customer issues and building solution proposals


Walldorf, Germany


0-50% travel is expected


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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