SAP Architect (FS1)

at Fast Switch, Ltd.
Location Columbus, OH
Date Posted January 10, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


SAP Architect. We are currently seeking an SAP Architect to fulfill a direct hire role with our Columbus, Ohio client. This role is accountable for being intimately involved with all technical activities, and for providing architectural direction and leadership on assigned project teams.


  • Job duties include, but are not limited to, developing and documenting high-level solution architectures, scoping, approach, estimation, research, tool evaluation, documenting patterns and standards, defining technology strategy, technology evaluation and recommendation, mentoring developers through hands-on assistance as well as formal/informal training, and some technical development all while adhering to client technology standards and best practices.
  • Must be able to take high level direction, formulate a plan to achieve the goals and execute the plan.
  • Additionally, must be able to work across project teams, Product Owners, and Enterprise Architects and will be expected to work on multiple tasks and initiatives concurrently.

Essential Functions:

  • 50%: Be intimately involved with all technical activities (software development life cycle activities, code reviews, research, etc.), and provide architectural direction and leadership on assigned project teams. Additionally, remaining current with regards to architecture and technology trends and help drive change based upon emerging opportunities.
  • 20%: Drive the scoping, estimation, and the development/documenting of high-level solution architectures for new projects.
  • 15%: Effectively interact/communicate with business users regarding requirements, design reviews, prototype presentations, etc.
  • 15%: Provide technical and process coaching/mentoring of project team members regarding the understanding of technologies and processes, which may include leading a Center of Excellence.


  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or similar
  • Related Work Experience: 8-10 years
  • SAP expertise should include:
    • Years of experience as an SAP architect configuring and customizing SAP platform
    • Experience in SuccessFactors, Ariba, Supply Chain Management, and/or Finance and Accounting
    • SAP certifications desirable (Hana, SCM, FI, etc.)
  • 8+ years software development/architecture experience.
  • 2+ years experience as a software architect, providing technical leadership/guidance/mentorship.
  • Experience in designing and developing distributed enterprise applications.
  • Experience with web applications and relational database architectures.
  • Experience designing and building reusable APIs using OpenAPI, GraphQL or ODATA.
  • Experience with conceptual and logical data modeling.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL and GraphDB concepts.
  • Experience developing secure applications, including familiarity with security standards like SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect.
  • Experience with enterprise integration patterns and best practices.
  • Experience in designing fault-tolerant systems and disaster recovery best practices.
  • Familiarity with Cloud platforms, AWS, Salesforce, SAP.
  • In-depth knowledge working with and managing Git (Bitbucket, Github, CodeCommit).
  • Experience with Agile software development processes.
  • Experience facilitating meetings with project teams, business stakeholders, Product Owners, etc., including building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary.
  • Exhibit high degree of self-management.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience providing technical direction and leadership for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge/experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon ECS.
  • Experience with Nexus/PyPi/NPM is desirable.
  • Experience with CI/CD concepts and practices.
  • Client is a 24x7x365 operation and the job will require evening/weekend work to meet expectations.