Global SAP BW Architect

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Company: Finning International Inc.Number of Openings: 1Worker Type: PermanentPosition Overview: Reporting to the Global Data Architecture Lead, the Global SAP BW Architect will support, design, and develop the strategy, processes and solutions that will drive the business mission forward.The position is specifically responsible for providing configuration guidance, support, and organizing services and practices working closely with the support and development teams within Finning’s SAP BW implementation. The position assists and guides the installation of core platform and architectural changes, ensuring changes are production ready.The BW Architect will support how 3rd party services inter-operate with the SAP BW platform. With the collaboration of stakeholders within other Digital & IT teams within Finning, this role administers and maintains the highly technical functions within the platform and supports the Global BI & DSS team in establishing standards, processes and configuration guidelines for Finning’s support teams.Job Description: Provide strategic guidance to optimize delivery of data via SAP BW for the purpose of analytics and reporting. Liaise with business teams to ensure BW architecture is both aligned with global data management strategy and data needsCreate documentation and support procedures for projects that utilize SAP BW and other DSS/data management related data servicesProvide technical expertise and act as a testing resource for global and regional support issues involving SAP BW or other DSS data management servicesAnalyze the design and assist in the implementation of new technologies that integrate or inter-operate with SAP BW features or other data management DSS related services. Ensure 3rd party products are integrated optimally with core infrastructure itemsCommunicate with stakeholders on tenant additions and changes coming from SAP that may impact their accountability and remedy any concerns raisedProvide technical leadership in relation to the development of InfoCubes, ODS/DSO, Multi-providers, Composite providers, Open ODS, Transient providers, transformations, extractors, datasources and required routinesEnsures optimal configuration and performance of SAP BW, building and designing data models that enable complex reporting structures that are sustainable and efficient.Accountable for the technical components within Digital & IT projects involving SAP BW data services, including bug fixes, adding enhancements, and data ingestion/conversion from/to other platformsParticipate in design and code reviews with other developersImpact evaluation of SAP BW performance, providing recommended changes to appropriate technical team membersAssist in strategic evaluation, design, development and implementation as directedAssist with quality assurance and support QA activities by providing assistance to test system problems.Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, changes, testing and correctionsMaintain a positive relationship with stakeholders throughout the businesses that rely on SAP BW data for day to day functionality, gathering and documenting business requirements when necessarySpecific Skills and KnowledgeAble to identify impacts to the data platform caused by upcoming or recently implemented SAP ERP, SAP BW or HEC changesAble to manage time effectively and work independently with limited supervisionAble to create new solutions and/or review proposals to ensure solutions meet business needsMotivated with a strong work ethic which results in work that shows a high attention to detailProven communications skills that promote and articulate concepts to a broad audience baseAble to acknowledge differences in opinion and work with other Digital & IT teams in a positive manner towards a mutually agreeable solution which aligns with global strategic directionExpert understanding of SAP Business Warehouse in both business data models and reporting structure configurationsAdvance understanding, and preference for LSA++ architectureAdvanced understanding of data modelling concepts (conceptual/logical/physical/semantic, multi-dimensional models (star, snowflake), normalized/denormalized models)In addition to SAP BW, sound understanding of SAP’s landscape, including HANA, SAP SLT, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BPCUnderstanding of techniques to optimize reporting and data load performance through Query monitoring tool, Aggregates, Indexes, InfoCube Compression, InfoCube Partitioning and StatisticsEducation and Experience:Proficient in English both written and verbalSpeaking and writing Spanish is an assetTechnical degree in an IT related field5 – 8 years of experience with the designing and coding of complex units/modules/products that meet functional and business requirements on and within budget8+ years’ experience SAP BW ETL and modeling, ABAP development5+ years’ experience BW Security design & Administration / BW Analysis Authorization5+ years’ experience BW 7.4 + HANA Optimization and LSA/LSA++ architecture experienceProject management and Change Management experience is an assetExperience on SAP HANA RuntimeExperience with SAP BW and BOBJ IntegrationETL experience with SAP BO Data Services (BODS) and/or SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT)W e are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.