SAP ERP platform Solution Architect

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role

As Solution Architect (SAP ERP Platform), you shall be involved in researching, reviewing, and making recommendations on any new software applications or innovations from a perspective of design, integration, and technical fit with other systems.


You will also help with architecture guidelines, standards and solutions that support the business strategy, business outcomes and needs. Lead and provide guidance to the teams on development guidelines and documentation standards.

Your Impact

  • Manage Technical architecture analysis, research, design and development of new functionality and integration with key applications and services under SAP ecosystems
  • Guide and orchestrate the daily operational activities of the SAP ERP platform, including performance, reliability, availability, maintenance windows, upgrades, archiving and early watch monitoring.
  • Design, develop, test, and implement complex projects for system upgrades, migrations, decommissioning’s and transformations.
  • Define and guide roadmaps to cloud infrastructure and S/4 Hana migration.
  • Provide architecture and design guidance to the development team
  • Provide guidance and drive the creation of standards, reusable assets, and automation required for scale and multiple lines of business adoption.
  • Define and implement best practices for (low code) development, archiving, custom code life cycle management and license audits.
  • Define general governance standards for documenting, naming conventions and other best practices.
  • Guild the engineering team to develop, configure and implement the solution as per the product development standards to meet business requirements
  • Monitor the work of the technical team and ensure standards are adhered to in accordance with SAP’s Solution Extensions
  • Ensure technical integrity of projects, making sure that common technical elements are leveraged, and that work is not duplicated
  • Work with and advise the QA team on the design of test plans, test cases and on automation
  • Help and review with the creation of training, product, and solution documentation
  • Maintain an active engagement on the SAP support channel, following up on partners and on SAP.
  • Play an active role in the SAP audit and licence count.
  • Hands on design, development, deployment, and maintenance of Cloud infrastructure, basis setup and custom development.
  • Manage, monitor, sustain, troubleshoot, and support developments and basis setup in SAP ERP.
  • Manage technical risk by identifying and advocating for the best possible solution as well as Identify inefficiencies or gaps (data integrity, security, performance, manageability, etc.)
  • Lead activities to manage software life-cycle management among non-production and production environments.
  • Lead a team of globally distributed developers, working with business stakeholders, and working in a large enterprise setting with multiple cross-functional teams.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years of overall experience, 10+ years into SAP product consulting, systems integration, and architect / senior architect role.
  • Demonstrate excellent technical & architecture skills in the context of SAP ERP platform, Development standards and Best Practices
  • Experience in design, customize, configure and build of Applications using SAP ecosystems
  • Experience in migration to cloud infrastructure or S/4 Hana
  • Must have excellent expertise in ABAP development with very good understanding of SAP modules such as Finance, MM, PP, QM, SD.
  • Must be an expert in analyzing, creating system specifications, and developing tests and implementing business solutions utilizing SAP technologies.
  • Must have extensive development experience using ABAP objects, HANA SQL Programming, SAP Fiori Developments, OData developments.
  • Experience working with interfaces in addition to Web Services, such as Java connectors and Rest APIs communicating with non-SAP applications.
  • Must have good experience with SAP security concepts and must have implemented authorization checks in ABAP objects.
  • Experience managing projects and working with a team of Engineers.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to understand the needs for the various software applications.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers 


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