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SAP Lead Operational Architect



United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About The Job You're Considering

We require a senior SAP Technical Operations Architect with the experience and ability to operate across multiple technology and business domains. You should thrive on variety and enjoy leading the technical direction and operational strategy across an entire complex SAP landscape. Our SAP Architects generally operate as technical leads within a project or programme team from the onset of solution design and development through to final delivery and support in Live Service, including incident management, and your role will be to set their strategic direction and to govern their delivery.

You may be required to support the development of commercial proposals and input to the operations and management considerations of the technical solution. Managing key customer stakeholders and developing close relationships is a critical aspect of the role in order to gain trust and be able to influence the direction of travel. You will also support the SAP Delivery Centre senior management team in improving the capability and quality of our deliveries.

Hybrid working: The places that you work from day to day will vary according to your role, your needs, and those of the business; it will be a blend of Company offices, client sites, and your home; noting that you will be unable to work at home 100% of the time.

Your Role

Reporting to the SAP Lead Architect, you will have responsibility for ensuring the overall Operational fitness for purpose of technical solution designs created by the Architects. You will also be responsible for helping to solve technical challenges and decisions in partnership with the technical leads as well as Project and Engagement Management communities to safely deliver the solution into Live operation. You will be accountable for ensuring the designs are operationally ready to run reliably and cost effectively in Production.

Some of the key activities of the role are:
• Understand and influence client requirements, deliverables and accountabilities to ensure adherence to Architecture Governance processes, industry and SAP solution best practices and to maintain consistency with the client’s Architecture vision.
• Successfully manage to the agreed technical scope during the project and take ownership of architectural solutions and non-functional requirements based on the client’s requirements.
• Influence the client’s strategic direction to ensure that we provide the latest strategic thinking from across the global Capgemini Group to the client’s benefit.
• Govern that our architects produce clear architectural artifacts, including landscape designs, system sizing and a well-managed RAID log.

Your Skills And Experience

• Deep understanding of high-volume architectural and technical SAP solutions (including ECC, Portal and PI).
• High-level of understanding of Non-Functional Requirements and clarity in the mitigation of their impact on SAP solutions.
• Experience of senior client stakeholder relationship building.
• Able to set strategic direction, technical scope and to build / lead teams of technical individuals and govern their technical deliverables.
• Excellent communication, influencing and facilitation skills, in particular for technical problem solving/troubleshooting activities.

Your Security Clearance

To be successfully appointed to this role you will need to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks.
There are no nationality or residency restrictions, although if you have resided outside of the UK within the last 3 years, further checks may be required.
There are other criteria and check required for BPSS, and throughout the recruitment process, you will be asked questions about your security clearance eligibility such as, but not limited to, country of residence and nationality.

What does 'Get The Future You Want' Mean For You?

You will be joining one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, as recognised by Ethisphere®. We live our values by making ethical business choices every day. Working ethically is at the centre of our culture at Capgemini, meaning you will be helping to create a future we can all be proud of.

You’ll be bringing your unique skills and perspectives to the team, inspiring and taking inspiration from your teammates as you unlock value in everything you do. You’ll be joining a professional community of experts, who have got your back and will support you, every step of the way.

Why Should You Consider Capgemini

Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, more inclusive future is a tough ask. But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts. A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology can help us reimagine what’s possible. It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future. By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is.

About Capemini

Capgemini is a global business and technology transformation partner, helping organizations to accelerate their dual transition to a digital and sustainable world, while creating tangible impact for enterprises and society. It is a responsible and diverse group of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong over 55-year heritage, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to unlock the value of technology to address the entire breadth of their business needs. It delivers end-to-end services and solutions leveraging strengths from strategy and design to engineering, all fuelled by its market leading capabilities in AI, cloud and data, combined with its deep industry expertise and partner ecosystem. The Group reported 2023 global revenues of €22.5 billion.