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Senior Specialist / Cloud Architect, SAP Rise - Cloud Architecture & Advisory

Blackpool, Auckland

What we offer Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now! PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES We are looking for highly motivated and customer-focused team members to strengthen the SAP RISE Cloud Architecture & Advisory team. The candidate will act as a primary point of contact for the customer on technical topics and will work closely with internal teams during the sales cycle. They will perform as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for the customer on SAP’s RISE with SAP Cloud offering, specifically on the private edition variants of the offering. EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS This is a customer facing role where you will support the sales teams during the entire sales cycle of a Cloud deal. Following are the key tasks that this role will perform: Present in detail the managed cloud service offerings and value proposition to the customers (usually to CIO’s, IT managers, data center managers and SAP Technology staff) Support and organize technical responses to RFP / RFI’s. Conduct detailed technical workshops with customers (usually 1 to 2 days) to define the “to-be” architecture and plan the migration roadmap together with Professional Services. Work closely with the SAP solution architects & customers to map the planned solution architecture into the SAP Rise cloud reference architecture. Blueprint customer requirements around HA/DR, Business Continuity, Security & Compliance, networks etc. Work with BID teams to generate pricing and provide ongoing deal support to sales teams. Own the technical discussions with the customer in the SAP’s RISE with SAP Cloud, private cloud variants of the offering and act as orchestrator to engage experts from other parts of the SAP organization to facilitate discussions with the customer. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Very high proficiency in customer communications and presentations is required. Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, Business Administration required from an accredited university. Good understanding of SAP technologies (releases, platform interdependencies etc.) Good understanding of the entire platform stacks (storage, virtualization, hardware, networks etc.) Ability and willingness to undertake customer related travel on short notice. English native speaker, any other language an asset. WORK EXPERIENCE 8+ years of hands-on customer facing SAP Technology Consulting and/or Pre-Sales experience (e.g. Basis Admin, DB Admin, Migrations, Upgrades, Business Continuity etc.) Experience in deploying SAP solutions in one or more of the public cloud providers (Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform) Experience with working with hosting providers, data centers would be helpful but not mandatory. HANA / Suite on HANA skills would be very helpful but not mandatory. Experience working for an enterprise software and/or services vendor necessary Experience in SAP solution architecture would be very helpful but not mandatory Reference the link below for more information on SAP’s RISE with SAP Cloud, private edition offering. Please Note: Role is based in Auckland The screening of applications will not commence until Jan 10th, 2022 so please do not respect an update on your application prior to this date. We are SAP SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together. Our inclusion promise SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world. SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor. Requisition ID: 320062 | Work Area: Sales Support | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations:
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