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IT Solutions Architect - SAP MDG

Req ID: J2248220

  • Location
    Saint Petersburg, United States of America
  • Category Information Technology
  • Posted Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • Type Regular Full time

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Provides technical leadership and is responsible for determining the direction for the SAP MDG architecture, standards, design and implementation approaches. Creates, evaluates and implements plans and design proposals for high impact IT solutions and their use involving leading edge technologies and methods considering key factors such as their long-term effectiveness (service delivery and cost), practicality, technical limitations and criticality. This is an expert-level role requiring independent action to establish methods and procedures on new and/or special assignments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

IT Architect

  • Know and understand Jabil business strategy
  • Know and understand Jabil IT strategy & objectives
  • Define the overall solution architecture consistent with Jabil’s methodology
  • Be responsible for the technical solution by providing leadership for the customer, project manager, domain architects, domain specialists and application engineers to advance and deliver solutions
  • Consult and Inform Enterprise Architects and Senior IT Architects to design and deliver solutions
  • Earn trust of clients and management
  • Assess merits of alternative technical approaches and gain consensus for best approach
  • Learn, follow, promote, and improve recognized methodologies to design and deliver solutions
  • Ensure that the non-functional requirements are satisfied including, but not limited to, security, disaster recovery, availability, and performance
  • Researches technology and industry trends to hone both personal and Jabil’s competitive edge
  • Through modeling or prototyping, validate solution prior to full implementation
  • Develop expertise in one of the following disciplines: Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Application Architecture, Technology Infrastructure Architecture
  • Mentor IT professionals

Management Practices

  • Develop project plans and influence project organization
  • Apply recognized system sizing methodology
  • Vet change(s) with respect to scope, schedule, cost, risk, etc.
  • Cross train staff to reduce delivery risk
  • Define processes & methods necessary to support delivery/deployment
  • Define management tools to support production environment

Continuous Improvement

  • Utilize Lean Six Sigma or other methods to identify & provide guidance on organizational improvement opportunities
  • Perform root cause analysis and remediation actions
  • Contribute to Jabil IP though development and submission of patents

Policy & Procedures

  • Comply with IT policy, procedure, and process
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor
  • Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy

Training & Development

  • Define technical job content & qualifications of key roles required to support technical infrastructure
  • Work closely with management to assess and aid the development of staff skill sets
  • Assist management to assess and help resolve staffing knowledge gaps

Communication

  • Publish and present to customers, IT leaders and business executives
  • Engage with vendors and third parties as needed
  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style
  • Ask questions; encourage input from staff
  • Develop peer relationships with Senior IT Architects

MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Typically reports to management.
  • The purpose of this role is not primarily managerial, and the job is typically NOT directly responsible for managing employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of all SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) architecture
  • Knowledge of SAP MDG functional Business Partner, Vendor, Customerand and Financial domain objects
  • Ability to monitor, understand and articulate the current and future roadmap for SAP data strategy, products & solutions
  • Able to demonstrate thorough knowledge and a proven record of successful execution of functional and technical aspects of SAP MDG projects following industry best practices involving Data Modelling, Process Modelling, UI Modelling, Business Validation Rules Modelling, Derivations and Data Replication Framework (DRF).
  • Knowledge of SAP MDG functional Business Partner, Vendor, Customer and and Finance domains
  • Ability to monitor, understand and articulate the current and future roadmap for SAP data strategy, products & solutions
  • A proven record of successful execution of functional and technical aspects of SAP MDG projects following industry best practices
  • A thorough knowledge of Data Modelling, Process Modelling, UI Modelling, Business Validation Rules Modelling, Derivations and Data Replication Framework (DRF).
  • Ability to lead and coordinate the effort from requirements gathering to build and deployment of the solution
  • Knowledge of Software Engineering and Architectural Principles and methods
  • Solid presentation and written communication skills
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations
  • Team lead experience in application configuration or development
  • Knowledge and experience working in an Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of SOA, including REST, SOAP, API Management, and other integration patterns
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems expected
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in a related discipline
  • Or, equivalent combination of education, training, or experience

Preferred Certifications:

SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Master Data Governance

The following are advantageous but not essential;

  • Knowledge and experience working with SAP Data Services (BODS), Data Quality Management or Information Steward
  • Experience working with SAP MDG S/4 and/or migrating to SAP MDG S/4

Accessibility Accommodation

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