SAP Associate Development Architect Job in Palo Alto, California

Requisition ID: 185052

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Expected Travel: 0 - 40%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Purpose and Objective

SAP Innovative Business Solutions is a global organization dedicated to delivering innovative custom solutions to meet the unique business needs of our customers. We deliver a complete lifecycle of Software development services from strategic planning, risk assessment, development and quality assurance to solution maintenance. With development centers in US, Canada, Germany, Eastern Europe, Brazil, India, China & Japan, we are able to leverage a delivery model that utilizes the specific strengths of each location. To ensure excellence in execution, all development is delivered by following our solidly defined Agile methodology. SAP Innovative Business Solutions helps customers maximize the value of our customers' technology investments and enhances their competitive advantage.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform high-level analysis of customer business processes and requirements to support project evaluations with proposed solutions.

  • Perform detailed analysis of customer business processes and requirements to produce solution specifications for complex and large projects.

  • Define & architect the solution design.

  • Expert experience in delivering projects in Agile/Scrum Methodology.

  • Provide direction to development teams for solution realization and participate, as necessary, in coding, testing, documentation and maintenance support activities.

  • Participate in project quality management tasks such as peer and quality reviews of specifications, design documents and code reviews.

  • Work closely with project stakeholders to ensure successful project completion.

  • Be a multiplier of your skills by actively mentoring other technical resources on your team.

  • Continually enhance existing skills and seek new areas for personal development.

Technical Skills:

  • Should have architected and developed applications on S/4 HANA.

  • Should have advanced knowledge of S/4 HANA-based artifacts / frameworks: CDS View Design and Development, AMDP, BOPF.

  • Should have technical understanding of how SAP Logistics and or Financial components relate to, and integrate with, other SAP components.

  • Understand integration technologies and ability to architect end-to-end solutions is desirable.

  • Development exposure to ABAP, Fiori and associated components is a plus.

Functional Skills:

  • Deep functional knowledge in SAP Logistics modules and/or Finance and Controlling components.

  • Should possess the expertise in few interface areas like Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Manufacturing, Project System, HCM, SFIN, etc.

  • Awareness of S/4 HANA Roadmap and innovations is desirable.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree highly desirable, preferably in a technical related discipline like Computer Science, Engineering, etc.

Work Experience / Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral; with the ability to present to large groups with confidence and lead the discussion with C-Level executives

  • Requires 7 years of professional experience

  • 5 or more years of Strong development experience (hands-on) on one or more SAP platforms

  • US Citizen or Permanent Residents preferred


  • Newtown Square (PA); Palo Alto (CA) and Dallas (TX)

Travel Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (overall travel typically not more than 50%, but can be 100% from time to time).


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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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