SAP Solutions Architect/Lead/Senior

National Grid (https:\\


  Full Time   Employee

United States

National Grid is one of the largestinvestor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, NewYork, Rhode Island and the UK.
We are at the heart of one of the greatestchallenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our worldlong into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote thedevelopment and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energysolutions.
Job Purpose:
Serve as the Lead Solution Architectfor National Grid?s US SAP back-office implementation with a deep understandingof NG?s critical financial, supply chain and human resources processes andconfiguration. Responsible for assessinghow new projects are integrated into our existing solution, reviewing andapproving technical designs for ECC, SRM, BI, MDM, PI and ancillary portals aswell as estimating work efforts and reviewing costs for new project proposals.
PositionResponsibilities (includingbut not limited to):
Leads development of solution architectures, ensuring consistency with specified requirements are agreed with both external and internal customers.
Takes full responsibility for ensuring that solution architectures balance functional, service quality, and systems management requirements and are secure.
Ensures that appropriate standards are adhered to.
Ensures architecture artefacts are approved by Architecture Governance Board.
Takes responsibility for the technical integrity of projects, ensuring that common technical elements are leveraged and that work is not unnecessarily duplicated.
May monitor the work of junior SA?s and ensure standards are adhered to prior to submission to Architecture Governance Board.
Takes an active role in the development of other staff through mentoring of more junior SA resources.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
Prior experience with the delivery and support of SAP solutions is required
Minimum 5 years prior experience in SAP design and development is required
Experience working as an SAP Solution Architect is desirable
Ability to review and approve technical customizations to reports, interfaces, conversion programs, extensions and forms (RICEF) is required
Candidate should have a deep knowledge of key SAP finance, supply chain or human resources processes
Candidate should have experience in estimating new work effort, leading technical teams, managing risks and issues and presenting technical and design related subject matter to a wide variety of stakeholders
Candidate should have a working knowledge of SAP cost drivers and general cost savings techniques
Candidate must be self-motivated and able to quickly learn existing designs and integrate new project requirements
Candidate should have working knowledge of IT project delivery methodologies
Experience developing solution architectures. Including basic networking concepts, hosting environments & platforms, and integration techniques.
Candidate must have proven leadership, relationship, communication and presentation skills
Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Relevant industry certification (e.g. SAP Solution Manager) desirable
·This position is one ofNational Grid?s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunitieswithin and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position bygaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
?National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values abroad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drivesemployee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities weserve. National Grid is proud to be anaffirmative action employer, committed to providing equal opportunity toemployees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status,gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical andmental disability, marital status, veteran status, predisposing geneticcharacteristics, or any other factor protected from discrimination undermunicipal, state, or federal law. We encourage all interested, qualifiedpersons to join the National Grid team.?
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Job Posting
:Aug 14, 2017, 12:14:32 PM
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