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Accenture SAP Innovation Arch Consultant (AO in the New) in Chicago, Illinois

We Are:

Accenture’s SAP practice, and we bring the New to life using design thinking, agile development methodologies, and the latest smart tech like IoT, automation, and AI. We even built myConcerto, a mix of SAP and Accenture that helps lead our clients to big wins. Ready to learn as much as you can? We train our people on "new" SAP like SAP Leonardo, S/4HANA and Cloud, and we offer classes and support through our 50,000+ member community. It’s also nice to know our hard work doesn’t go unrecognized. We’ve got over 70 SAP awards—more than any other partner—and we’re the leading business partner for SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, SAP Hybris, SAP FieldGlass, SAP Concur, and more. Visit us here to find out more about Accenture's SAP practice. (

You Are:

An SAP transformation ace with deep experience helping clients meet the challenges of digitization. You’re in your element using your supply chain know-how and boss-level creative and analytical powers to solve clients’ most complex business problems so their companies can do more. Communication and people skills? You have both in spades and you’re as comfortable inspiring teams to bring their A-game as you are presenting to the C-suite.

Aligning technology with business strategy and goals the SAP Innovation Architect Consultant works directly with the client gathering requirements to analyze, design and/or implement technology best practice business changes. They are sought out as experts internally and externally for their deep functional or industry expertise, domain knowledge, or offering expertise. They enhance Accenture's marketplace reputation.

The Work:

  • Responsible for the SAP S/4 Hana system design and implementation including installations, patches, upgrades, system tuning, sizing and production support.

  • Participate in multi-landscape design solutions, architecture recommendations, and client strategies for continuous improvement.

  • Administer SAP implementations and upgrades in multiple environments, including SAP S/4, ECC, BI, Business Objects, Portal, and Solution Manager deployed on SAP HANA.

  • Provide analytical skills to evaluate system performance, system health checks, and implementation of tuning improvements.

  • Provide technical (hands-on) support for projects and/or operational issues, for all platforms.

  • Develop, implement, and execute SAP BASIS / HANA DB policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of SAP systems in support of the SAP applications.

  • Perform configuration, analysis, and troubleshooting of both ABAP and Java stacks.

  • Responsible for systems backup, refreshes, copy, disaster recovery, failover / failsafe experience for HANA.

  • Resolve day to day production support issues, system stabilization, operations, release management activities and global SLAs.

  • Responsible for test automation tools, risk assessment, quality assurance processes

  • Maintain platform or system health and high availability requirements including HADR testing.

  • Assist in creating and modifying strategies, resolve problems and document issues and resolutions

  • Ability to communicate technical issues, plans and solutions from both a business perspective and a technical perspective providing pros and cons for recommended solutions

  • Manages small-medium sized teams and/or work efforts at a client

For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

Here’s What You Need:

  • Minimum 3 years SAP Basis experience

  • Minimum 2 Full SAP Lifecycle Implementations

  • Minimum 2 years SAP HANA Basis experience

  • Minimum 1 year of SAP AMS (production support) experience

  • Minimum 1 year of managing a team of technical SAP resources on or offshore

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Bonus Points If:

  • You’ve earned SAP S/4 Hana Certifications

  • You know SAP Security

  • You know DevOps (self-service, self-healing)

Important information

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.