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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

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