SAP Data Enterprise Architect - Dubai

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SAP Data Enterprise Architect - Dubai

Role Description
Lead and shape Clients Data, BI & Analytics strategy to build a strong foundation for business execution
Responsible for architecture management of applications and technologies within the Data, BI & Analytics domain
Provide technical thought leadership, define, shape and orchestrate clients ongoing Single View of Truth (SVT) program
implementation of SAP Hana, SAC and Data Hub to deliver Data Mgmt, Enterprise BI and Advanced Analytics
Work with concepts/brands to advance our descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities
Provide architecture governance and design assurance during SVT implementation to ensure a fit-for-purpose delivery
Engage with senior business executives, BRMs and other enterprise/solution architects to align other ongoing change initiatives with the long-term IT vision and strategy (integral to the overall IT demand management process)
Create high-level architectures and roadmaps for projects and programs in line with longer term EA vision
Communicate and ensure alignment on architectural designs, definitions and guidelines with software vendors/SIs, internal project delivery (Enterprise BI and Data Science teams) as well as IT service operations teams
Document/maintain Data EA artefacts, and lead IT landscape analysis/audit to identify risk areas and recommend solutions
Define EA roadmap, principles and guidelines for Data, BI & Analytics domain, and ensure projects' adherence to them
Ensure standardization, alignment and reuse of IT assets across the entire landscape by collaborating with various teams

Degree in Business Management, Computer Science, IT Management or comparable technology/engineering discipline
12+ years of industry experience, handling data and information delivery/architecture roles in complex organization(s), of which 2-3 years preferably should be fulfilling Enterprise Architecture aligned with Data, BI & Analytics domain
Previous full-life cycle implementation experience of Sap HANA platform as well as SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) within retail
Experience of latest advancements in Enterprise Data Lakes, AI/ML, NLP, Data streams/Real Time Analytics
Working knowledge of Data Science platforms (eg SAS Analytics, Python, R), preferably with retail specific use-cases
Certification in a popular EA framework (eg TOGAF or Zachman) is desirable but not mandatory
Experience of Retail industry is desirable and client-side lead consulting/advisory experience will be an advantage
Specialism in given domains, but good understanding of other business domains too from a big picture standpoint

Necessary Skills
Highly customer focused and collaborative having excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills
Passion and expertise to solve complex enterprise problems through simple and extensible designs
Thinker and planner - able to see potential issues and requirements ahead of time, plan and execute them
Experience and knowledge of cloud enabled services/applications
Good knowledge and awareness on technology and IT vendor trends, directions and roadmaps
Ability to balance short term tactical decisions with long term strategic thinking
Demonstrable leadership abilities in changing, ambiguous and challenging situations

For more information please contact me.