Platform Expert - BW on HANA 1

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Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:150567 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


He/She will be responsible to provide business-driven end-to-end solutions to meet our customers’ needs in gaining insights from our enterprise data, Animate and reinforce BI and Data Analytics governance as well as designing technical architecture to ensure a stable solution for our customer centered around the BW on HANA platform.

He/She will also be responsible for leading complex implementation, developing strategies, integration, enhancement, or audit projects.

The Platform lead- BW on HANA reports to Delivery Manager.


Organization Structure

      |-- VP Business Solutions & Innovation
Digital Platforms & Enterprise Architecture Director
            |-- Analytics Platform Manager

               |--Delivery Manager- BI
Platform lead- BW on HANA

Organizational Reporting: Reports to Delivery Manager

Networks & Links
Internally: Shared Services Team, Digital Platform Team. Innovation Team ,Application Platform Owners, Business process owners, Infrastructure team
Externally: Third-party technology providers, Strategic Partners


Location: Position will be based in Bangalore
Willing to travel occasionally for onsite meetings and team workshops as required




  1. As Platform lead- BW on HANA:


Establish platform specific standards guidelines, checklists Best Practices for architectural development and compliance, Guidelines on Data refreshes, develop long term strategies, and roadmaps (12-36 months), in adherence to Enterprise standards.


Develop and Maintain Data Modeling and Data Management Architecture Strategies. Produce data Architectural design and guidance for complete application lifecycle design, development, deployment, support and Advanced Analytics solutions.Provide data Solution Design for Complex Initiatives and perform data feasibility studies


Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design a solution that meets operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability and manageability.


Make recommendations and proposals for database optimization. Develop functional & technical design document to make SAP functional modules to Analytical systems as well as support business in pre-studies.


Strong ability to produce new technology specifications, solutions ,designed for optimal access. Demonstrate strong ability to gain buy-in on proposed solutions. Lead research and development efforts (proofs of concept, prototypes).


Ensure ADD (Architecture Design Document) are all up-to-date, complete the ADD for each new improvement of the Platform Maintain the CMDB and all the documents repository for all the platforms.



2. Plan and implement projects:

Develop a detailed project plan, define/validation of scope, objectives involving all relevant stakeholders ensuring technical feasibility. Monitor and track progress, Prepares action plans. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.


Provide technical expertise to propose effort estimates, work breakdown structures and technical resource planning for proposed and current work, to support the Demand Management process. Review the ongoing implementation solution for improvement opportunities.


Manage gates validations, Collaborate with the Shared Service Center on the scoping of complex uses cases delivered in Service Mode, Collaborate with the Project Delivery team on the scoping of complex uses cases delivered in Project Mode.


Provide assistance, coach ,mentor, on-the-job training with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems and/or programming knowledge.


Ensure collaboration Functional Architects as business cases are setup for each initiative, collaborate with other analytics team to drive and operationalize analytical deployment. Maintain clear and coherent communication, both verbal and written, to understand data needs and report results.


Strong ability to take the lead and be autonomous Proven planning, prioritization, and organizational skills. Ability to drive change through innovation & process improvement. Be able to report to management and stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.



To be considered for this role, candidate need to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:


Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • 15 + years of experience with SAP BW on HANA 7.5, SAP BO4.2

  • With minimum 10+ years' experience in BW on HANA 7.5 modelling (hands on), full lifecycle or green field implementations.

  • With 5+ years of solution architect experience with deeper knowledge data integration with Data lake/data warehouse

  • With 3+ years of SAP Business Objects 4.2 experience Implementations And exposure on AFO (Analysis for Office ) Analytics tool Implementations.

  • Strong Experience in Info Provider Administration, Process Chain Administration, Administration, Working with the BW Trace Tool, Optimizing Performance for Info Providers, Data Acquisition Performance Through Partitioning, Managing Performance with BW Statistics

  • BW Security design & Administration / BW Analysis Authorization/Optimization and LSA++ architecture experience, Modeling (ADSOs, Open ODS, Composite providers, HANA Calc views), SDA

  • Strong Experience in Data Acquisition API and SDI Smart Data Integration (SDI) enhancements.

  • Strong Experience in SAP ECC extractors builds and enhancements using BADI and ABAP

  • Strong techno-functional knowledge in one or more functional areas (Sales, Logistics, P2P, Production planning, Procurement, Finance(AR, AP, GL), Engineering and FI areas)

  • SAP Certification on SAP BW on HANA 7.5,SAP BO 4.2 certifications a mandatory.

  • Exposure to SOLMAN 7.2 charm , SAC tool is plus.

  • Strong exposure working on Cloud BI implementation and architecture Analytical solution on Azure cloud platform. (AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud) Experience in provisioning of infrastructure for SAP BW/4HANA is a plus.

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering /Technology or related field

The candidate should demonstrate:
• A strong sense for collaboration and being a team player Articulate issues and propose solutions.
• Structured thought process and articulation Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Analytical bent of mind and be willing to question the status quo Possess excellent soft skills.
• Individual contributor and proactive and have leadership skills. Be able to guide and drive team from technical stand point.

• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Self-motivated, quick learner is a must.
• Be fluent in English
• Be able to influence and deliver


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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