Cargill SAP Technical Architect in Hopkins, Minnesota
SAP Technical Architect
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
The SAP Technical Architect supports the comprehensive architecture, functionality, economics and compliance of a suite of SAP applications. This position works closely with Solution, Application, and Enterprise Architects and Regional Application Portfolio Managers and key stakeholders to determine requirements for solution planning and development. This position develops technology and integration architecture at an enterprise and project level in collaboration with Solution and Architects and Solution Integrity teams and other subject matter experts from Cargill Global IT and business units for assigned solutions.
The Technical Architect is responsible for all technical aspects of a group of systems including; creating the optimum technical solution in the context of the customer's environment, requirements, and financial resources; ensuring a quality system design which provides good system performance, an effective human-machine interface, optimal operational cost, and flexibility for future change; maximizing the productivity of the project team by installing an effective development environment, establishing programming, design, and other technical/integration standards, training team members, and providing advisory and trouble-shooting support; providing a focal point for all technical/integration issues and initiatives within that group of regional systems; and ensuring that all components of the technical architecture are properly implemented. This role will also partner closely with our Strategic vendor partners bringing outside in best practice into Cargill Global IT. They will get the opportunity to influence vendor product roadmaps and Strategy.
The SAP Technology Architect is a thought leader who will collaborate with IT leadership and technical staff across the organization to formulate and maintain a cohesive SAP technical solution strategy. This position will own the implementation of standards for the development, integration, maintenance and integrity of the solution architecture for SAP instance(s). The SAP Technical Architect needs to excel as part of an agile team embracing the agile principles and collaboration with a global product team.
The Technical Architect will manage across multiple technologies and/or functional areas so that solution and development teams are equipped to meet business requirements, design objectives, and understand infrastructure impacts. This position will drive excellence and influence direction in the following areas:
SAP Eco-System and Strategy for assigned solutions
IT Infrastructure and Cloud
SAP Cloud Platform
FIORI UX strategy
Operational Excellence, Process Discipline, Industry Best Practices and Trends
Business Continuity Planning
50% - Technical Architecture Planning and Development
20% - Business Partnership
10% - Architecture Assurance
10% - IT Innovation & Delivery
5 years experience with infrastructure, enterprise, or solution design in SAP Basis
3 years of experience with SAP HANA database
1 year of experience with SAP FIORI and cloud deployment
3 years of technical leadership experience leading technology or deployment projects
Any experience working on multiple full life cycle SAP implementation
Ability to travel, including internationally, up to 20%
8 years of experience with diverse operational, development and technology roles
Business strategy development
Knowledge of all components of enterprise architecture
Experience with business process design
Experience with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
Experience with database and operating system design
Demonstrated ability in performance tuning methodologies, capacity planning, release management, monitoring and reporting processes.
Industry certification (Examples include ITIL, APICS, six sigma, etc.)
Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical and analytical skills
Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
Proven ability to work effectively within a large organization that operates using matrix management structures
Knowledge and ability to support: translation of business needs into solution architecture requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business problems, and estimation of the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Any working knowledge with SAP in most or all of the following: Server, storage, database, network, security, virtualization, monitoring, software development
Any experience collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals
Any experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Job Information Technology
Primary Location US-MN-Hopkins
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: HOP04597