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Senior SAP Architect

Azure Specialized is powering some of Azure’s most profitable business segments and is growing incredibly fast! We are a globally available foundational service that hosts services and customer workloads with the scale of Bing/Skype/AzureStore/SQL,AI, hosts millions of multiplayer gaming sessions, allow solving large computational problems in seconds, and running SAP mission-critical customer workload and SAP SaaS and PaaS services.

SAP workload on the Azure platform is strategic for Microsoft’s customers. Microsoft Azure is the platform of choice for many partners like SAP and customers to host SAP centric solutions in public cloud. SAP is hosting SaaS and PaaS offers for their customers on Azure.

We are looking to hire a Senior SAP Architect to join our team SAP Engineering team. Our team is focused on enabling, helping and supporting SAP to integrate SAP software, SaaS, and PaaS services into the Azure platform. Beyond that the team develops solutions and reference architectures for SAP workloads on the Azure platform.

Reliability is top of mind when running SAP on Azure. The SAP Engineering team is also engaged in designing automated tests, capable of detecting gating regressions in the platform, which can adversely impact SAP on Azure.

The team is spread globally with three main locations of the SAP headquarter in Walldorf in Germany, the Microsoft headquarter in Redmond, WA, and Hyderabad, India.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

**Responsibilities**

+ Develop, test and document well performing, scaling and resilient deployment scenarios

+ Work with Azure development on testing SAP workloads on Azure

+ Script and implement reliable automation tools for efficiently testing SAP workloads on Azure

+ Investigate and troubleshoot complex customer scenarios

+ Support the Microsoft customer facing personnel to successfully promote SAP workload scenarios on Azure infrastructure

Other

+ Embody our Culture (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/about/corporate-values) and Values (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/culture)

**Qualifications**

**Required Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field AND 4+ years technical engineering experience with SAP Basis Skills: SAP Basis Architect with a mix of architecture and technical lead roles SAP HA/DR Design and SAP Operational Best Practices.

+ OR equivalent experience.

+ 4+ years of experience with Operating Systems (OS) Skills: technical knowledge on at least one of the following – Windows, Linux (SLES or RHEL), UNIX. Proficient with HA/DR technologies, including design and implementation of Geographically Dispersed HA/DR solutions, performance analysis and debugging

+ 4+ years experience in Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) skills: with SAP HANA and at least 1-2 of the following: SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MaxDB . Proficient with performance query analysis, sizing, HA/DR and storage/disk design

+ 4+ years experience with Hyper-Visor/Cloud/Networking technologies. Proficient with designing, deploying and troubleshooting solutions based on Azure (or AWS)

**Other Requirements:**

+ Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: 

+ Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ 6+ years of experience, as SAP Basis Architect with a mix of architecture and technical roles, with emphasis on SAP HA/DR design and operational best practices

+ Reliable record of delivering and deploying reliable, highly available and scalable SAP architectures to customers

+ 4+ Experience with scripting maintenance tasks and automating tests

+ Excellent communication skills – capable to clearly articulate complex solutions and/or problems

Software Engineering IC4 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $112,000 - $218,400 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,800 - $238,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

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