1+ months

Chief Development Architect Job

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Requisition ID: 264025
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Executive
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. Thats 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 its the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve peoples lives.


PE Intelligent Enterprise & Cross Architecture as a unit collaborates with all lines of businesses as well as technology teams to drive our technology strategy for an intelligent enterprise. PE Intelligent Enterprise & Cross Architecture is seeking a senior architect to work in the central architecture team and help drive the overall technical direction and architecture of SAPs various products and services. We are looking for an expert in the area of enterprise application infrastructure with proven experience in building highly scalable, highly available enterprise class products and see cloud as the most effective way to deliver software applications and services.

The right candidate is excited by challenges surrounding the development of scalable, highly available, service oriented, distributed systems for providing cloud services related to SAPs LoBs.  This position requires interacting with other architects, senior developers as well as executives including SAPs board to drive the necessary technical direction and initiatives across SAPs development organizations. This position will influence SAPs overall platform architecture including ongoing integration of new solutions.


  • Define the best architecture and choose the best technologies, components and subsystems for a multi-tenant and third party enabled platform capable of supporting and scaling with growing number of components and users
  • Define web service APIs to access the platform and services
  • Define services that are interfaced via Web Interfaces, Mobile Apps, and third party developers
  • Drive innovations that improve availability, efficiencies, resiliency and performance of services
  • Define and develop robust monitoring, automatic metrics collection and automatic repair of these systems to handle failures gracefully
  • Evaluate related technologies to determine which of them can be leveraged to deliver innovative new services
  • Serve as a thought leader and mentor on technical, architectural, design and related issues
  • Proactively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Work closely with the rest of the technology leadership team, including development, quality assurance, and technical operations to optimize the deployment and upgrades of services


The Senior Architect will be a seasoned executive with tremendous drive, intelligence and capability.  She/he will be highly motivated and have the ability and desire to have real impact across the organization.  The successful candidate will be a multi-dimensional thinker who operates not only on the basis of important past experiences, but in light of new approaches and developments that occur in the market.

  • 10 or more years of relevant professional experience, a portion of which was within a global enterprise software company
  • Demonstrated success in at least several of these areas: building enterprise-class SaaS applications, hosting on public cloud infrastructure, deployment automation, continuous integration, and agile development
  • Experienced architect with cross-domain, cross-functional and cross-industry expertise with demonstrated knowledge and skills that are both broad and deep
  • History of leading multiple concurrent projects and performing in a variety of different roles in the software development life cycle
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to be hands on and close to the technology
  • Demonstrated ability to share and communicate ideas to executive staff, business sponsors, technical resources and other key constituents in clear, concise language
  • Extensive industry/product experience in cloud computing, enterprise application development, distributed horizontally scalable systems, transaction processing, API design, web services design and security
  • Current knowledge of web technologies, distributed computing, messaging and high performance systems
  • Current knowledge of IaaS and cloud infrastructures
  • Experience with a variety of middle tier technologies including .Net, Java and PHP
  •  Experience in the travel or expense industry is a plus
  • 10+ years of professional software development experience
  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of OO design patterns, and excellent coding and design skills
  • Experience developing multi-tier applications, with web-based services development experience
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies in a dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of data science software such as Hadoop and Storm is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; executive presence; well-honed influencing and negotiating skills
  • Able to work independently with little direct supervision; take initiative; willing to mentor and develop others
  • Strong analytical problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to react quickly to changing requirements due to product limitations or driven by enterprise needs


  • BA/BS in a business or a technical related field of study from an accredited college or university

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If youre searching for a company thats dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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:Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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.
Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Architecture, Developer, ERP, Cloud, Application Developer, Engineering, Technology


Posted: 2020-09-08 Expires: 2020-11-12

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