Skip Navigation

Search Careers

Home Office

SAP Solution Architect

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID IT-18-6363 Apply Now
Job Responsibilities

SAP Solution Architect

How this role will make an impact:

The SAP Solution Architect is accountable for the design and delivery of solutions across the PetSmart ecosystem, focusing on the implementation of SAP and integration with applications across the system landscape.

Individual will be a highly motivated strategic thinker, excellent collaborator to influence stakeholders in transforming the organization with cutting edge technologies in a high paced environment.

The role also requires working as individual contributor in developing strategy and roadmap for the SAP landscape by working with Architects and Stakeholders across the organization, identifying emerging technologies, defining Solution Architecture and owning the Design Authority. The Solution Architect also acts as a Project Lead Architect for SAP projects.

Your goals and responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with business, cross functional teams and IT stakeholders to lead all solution architecture aspects of the project life cycle, including but not limited to, project scoping and budgeting, initial project kickoff, requirements gathering, gap analysis, system architecture, functional and non-functional design requirements, architectural reviews, implementation and application rollout
  • Provide SAP functional and technical expertise, including future SAP strategy, to process owners and projects as required
  • Lead and deliver solution designs in alignment with PetSmart’s SDLC process, architecture and development standards and long term IT Strategy
  • Own and lead the overall technical vision for SAP Solution Delivery, working in conjunction with Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Security stakeholders for strategic direction
  • Technical ownership of technology, platform, framework, and integration pattern selection
  • Liaise with peers in Enterprise Architecture, Data Architecture, EIM (Enterprise Information Management) and Security to ensure support, adherence to standards and consistency in solution designs
  • Provide strategic leadership and creative thinking to lead the technical delivery team through the project lifecycle
  • Collaborate with Business process owners, SAP Functional owners, 3rd party vendors and IT Development teams to deliver scalable solutions
  • Lead technical resources and provide thought leadership in relation to technical design standards and implementation best practices
  • Conduct proof of concept exercises for emerging technologies and solutions and application to PetSmart Business Case scenarios
  • Own the Design Authority on projects acting as Project Lead Architect
  • Participate in the Change Request and Design approval boards of projects and programs

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or relevant technical field
  • 10+ years in SAP with proven Solutions Delivery experience
  • 5+ years in a Technical Role (ABAP Development, Basis, etc) with extensive hands on experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • In-depth understanding of SAP and integrated peripheral systems
  • Experience in requirements engineering, solutions architecture, development and deployment of highly complex and scalable systems
  • Technical skills and knowledge across a broad range of hardware, software, and networking systems
  • Strong team leadership, mentorship, communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong consulting, negotiation, decision making and relationship skills
  • Ability to work with multiple external teams and accomplish shared goals through building consensus
  • Enthusiastic, high-energy, self-motivated, people-oriented and self-directed individual
  • Experience with IS-Retail, HANA, POSDM, CAR, SLT a plus

About our IT team:

We’re growing at a faster pace than we ever have before, investing heavily in cutting-edge technology and, more importantly,our people.Our PetSmart IT team isn’t just its own department, they are valued business partners to every area of our company. At every level, our IT associates are empowered to come up with innovative ideas that have strategic impacts to the business. You’ll take pride in the work that you do and the “why” behind it all—for the love of pets.

Why you’ll love it here:

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities


Submit Resume

Apply Now
Map this Location

Recently Viewed Opportunities

You have no recently viewed jobs.

  • Commerce & Customer Engagement

    The Commerce & Customer Engagement team helps create seamless experiences during all interactions between PetSmart and pet parents. From driving simpler e-commerce transactions to maximizing our mobile applications, this team is always driven by the passion to make a difference in the lives of pets and pet parents.

    "The passion behind our work is truly driven by creating better experiences for pets and pet parents."

    Dawn

    Sr. Business Relationship Director
  • Business Enablement

    If you like streamlining processes for team efficiencies, then our Business Enablement team is a great fit for you. Established 1 year ago, this brand new, fast-growing team focuses on enablement of our business systems. Their goal is to foster system synergies across our different business units to make more strategic, holistic decisions.

    Our IT team isn’t just their own department; they are treated as a valued business partner in every area of our company.

  • IT Solutions

    Focusing on maximizing our BI tools and data management processes, our IT Solutions team provides the technology our business leaders need to make holistic, strategic decisions. The resources that this team develops and maintains are instrumental to the continued growth of our omni-channel business.

    At every level, we empower our technology leaders so they can make decisions that are right for our business.

  • IT Service Delivery

    Whenever there are issues with our technology, the IT Service Delivery team roars into action. Providing round-the-clock technical engineering and support for our organization’s store locations, home offices, and distribution centers, this team is responsible for application, infrastructure, and enterprise information management support across PetSmart.

    We’re always renewing our commitment to technology. In fact, the last two years have been a transformational period in our IT departments.

Meet Mike

Our CIO, Mike Goodwin, is the fearless leader of our innovative IT team. Learn more about his team and why it's a great time to work at PetSmart.

Our culture is very relationship-driven. It’s this collaboration that is the key to moving around and getting things done.

Alison

Project Manager