Microsoft Corporation SAP Basis Architect in Redmond, Washington

We are seeking exceptional talent multi-skilled in SAP, Microsoft technologies, DBMS and ideally Linux and HANA technologies for an opening in the Azure CAT. The candidate will have good experience in SAP Basis consulting, Windows, RDBMS and ideally Azure Infrastructure as a Service. Ideally experience around SAP on Linux and SAP HANA. While this position is based out of the U.S. the candidate is expected to be a global resource working with customers, physically and virtually, around the world on projects relating to SAP deployments on Microsoft or Linux platform mainly on Azure Infrastructure as a Service.

The Microsoft Azure Customer Advisory Team’s (C&E Azure CAT) charter is to deliver customer feedback to Cloud and Enterprise product development engineers. We work closely with customers on some of the largest and most interesting SAP deployment projects related to Azure IaaS or other large SAP deployments on Microsoft platform and from these drive positive change in the platform.

In this role, you will be an SAP Basis architect working across main pillars of core Azure technologies that build Azure Infrastructure as a Service on the one side, the main SAP product lines as well as OS and DBMS supported by SAP. This is your opportunity to be part of a small elite team that is making a huge impact to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Work with strategic customers in the function of a SAP basis architect reviewing and advising large scale SAP deployments on Microsoft platform and Azure IaaS.

  2. Work with partners reviewing and advising SAP deployment architectures on the Microsoft platform and Azure.

  3. Maintain and grow partner ecosystem around the topic of SAP deployments on Azure

  4. Create high quality technical guidance documents and artifacts gleaned from the customer engagements.

  5. Handle escalation requests from field teams and work with Cloud and Enterprise product development engineers and SAP development engineers to remove technical blockers

  6. Work with the already existing Microsoft team located in the SAP headquarter in Germany and a SAP development team located in the Microsoft headquarter to develop and adapt SAP reference architectures to new developments in the Microsoft platform, Azure, SAP and HANA.

  7. Grow and assist teams within Microsoft to drive adoption of Azure as the leading platform for SAP applications independent of OS and DBMS.


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experince as a SAP Basis Architect

  • 5+ years experience in NetWeaver architecture and SAP BW Hands on in SAP performance investigations throughout the complete stack of SAP application, DBMS, OS and infrastructure especially Networking to be able to trace, capture, diagnose and isolate complex multifactorial performance problems

  • 5+ years of experience in SAP Basis : OS/DB Migration, SAP Sizing, SAP HA/DR Design, SAP Operational Best Practices, SAP version upgrades

  • 5+ years experience in OS : at least one of the following – Windows, Linux (SUSE or RHEL), UNIX. Knowledge should include performance analysis and debugging. Deep level of knowledge on HA/DR technologies including design and implementation of Geographically Dispersed HA/DR solutions

  • 4+ years expeirnece in RDBMS : deep knowledge including performance query analysis, sizing, HA/DR and storage/disk design of SAP HANA and at least 1-2 of the following: SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MaxDB

  • 3+ years experience Hyper-Visor/Cloud/Networking: Able to design, deploy and troubleshoot solutions based on the following: Azure or AWS

Desired Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proven architect skills in the space of SAP Basis and Microsoft platforms

  • Ability to engage with customers and partners to understand their business needs and priorities

  • Ability to communicate efficient in effectively to SAP Basis administrators and DBAs on the one side and Senior Management and CxO on the other side. Architect/design SAP solutions that handle significant scale/volume/complexity on Azure IaaS. Excellent communicator, and have the ability to present to audiences in a clear, effective, and motivating manner.Role is a global role that will require dealing with diverse cultures, languages and colleagues

  • Ability to run training workshops/classrooms

  • Flexible for travel and last moment escalations

  • Role requires deep engagement with individuals and teams spanning possibly the broadest ever range of skillsets – ranging from highly focused/niche SAP or Microsoft developers, customer administrators, partner consultants, Microsoft PFE/CSS support teams, Microsoft account managers, Senior Microsoft Executives/Leaders both in EPG and Product Groups and CxO within Fortune 500 companies

  • BS/BE or higher degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a college/university of national repute.

  • Strong track record of delivering and deploying reliable, available and scalable SAP architectures to customers.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check every two years.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .

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