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Plats: Macclesfield, England, Storbritannien
Jobb-id R-060237
Datum inlagd: 09/03/2019

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a SAP BW Architect to join us out of our site in Macclesfield, Cheshire. You will join a world leading Pharmaceutical company which operates in over 100 countries and is head quartered in the United Kingdom.

This role joins the Architecture team for a large SAP support and maintenance group, spanning several SAP landscapes across continents.

The team is responsible for ensuring that all changes introduced into the applications it supports are: consistent with the target architecture; of high design quality; introduced in a timely, affordable and sustainable manner with the minimal acceptable risk to ongoing operations.

You should possess broad knowledge in their domain cross integration/transform/consumption of data and ideally working knowledge across ether supply chain or finance functions. You should have validated expertise in designing and supporting SAP BW/HANA landscapes.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support the business in the provision of sufficiently detailed, clear and realistic business requirements
  • Work cross-functionally with other Architects, internal AZ IT delivery centre or partner staff to ensure that designs are truly end to end and that non-functional as well as functional requirements are considered in the design
  • Work in close partnership with Business Release Management and with Project Management to ensure on-time and on-budget execution & delivery of application changes. Where the change is entirely an application change restricted to the process areas of the Architect, then the Architect will be expected to own the change through its lifecycle – i.e. not all changes will have specialist Project Managers assigned to them with Architects fulfilling this, limited project management role.
  • Take accountability for certain project deliverables, & where relevant assure the quality of meaningful work you're doing as produced by partners/internal delivery teams either as part of a workflow or by spot checks as appropriate
  • Assure that requirements are realized by contribution to the test phase - the form of this contribution will vary according to the scale of project and change
  • Work proactively in Sandbox environments so as to attain and maintain their deep understanding of the application, to evaluate new functionality as provided in new releases of the application and to prototype and demonstrate new and existing functionalities of the application

Required Skills and experience

  • In-depth functional understanding of their respective work stream.
  • Deep understanding of business processes in the life sciences / pharmaceutical domain.
  • Ability to understand business requirements from business users, prepare functional/technical specifications, assist functional and technical teams with understanding of platform, perform system and integration testing
  • Deep understanding of data modeling
  • Working experience of SAP modules ideally around FI, MM
  • Understanding of BW roadmap
  • Experience of multi-source SAP BW systems
  • Technical experience of one or more SLT / SDI / BODS
  • Experience of BW modeling / Native Hana Models / Mix scenario modeling
  • Ability to articulate benefits of data warehousing and use cases
  • Experience in performance reviews for native hana models
  • Experience of upgrades and BW4HANA advantageous
  • Understanding of ITIL processes and Application life cycle management.
  • Ability to work in large and diverse globally distributed teams
  • Exposure to Run SAP (Solution Manager) methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
SAP BW/HANA Application Engineer
Information Technology

AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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