Platform Expert - Native HANA

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Date: 07-Sep-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:101800 

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 38 900 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 Native HANA platform. He/She will also be responsible for leading complex implementation, developing strategies, integration, enhancement, or audit projects. The 'Platform Expert - Native HANA' reports to Delivery Manager.


Organization Structure

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

               |--Delivery Manager- BI
                  |-- 'Platform Expert - Native 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 Expert - Native 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- Analytics and technologies like SAP HANA, SAP BW/BO,ETL,ABAP knowledge, SQL scripting, Data Analytics.
  • With minimum 5+ years' experience on Native HANA 2.0 modelling (hands on), 1 full life cycle HANA implementation is must.
  • With 5+ years of solution architect experience with deeper knowledge data integration with Data lake/data warehouse.
  • With minimum 2+ Years of SQL / PL SQL experience, Stored Procedures, Function Calls, Designing tables, data loads. Ability to use SQL Script debugger, ability to use functions (including table and scalar functions),triggers, libraries in SQLScript.
  • Experience to enable Data Provisioning by using standard SAP integration technologies (SDI, SLT, SDA & SDI.
  • Should have strong knowledge Data Aging in SAP HANA, TABLE partition, Native Store Extension for SAP HANA
  • Should have knowledge on Exposing Data as OData Services. Must be able to provide strong recommendations on Performance Tuning and Best practices.
  • Strong knowledge on Native HANA modelling via new XS Advanced (XSA) development environment using SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA, graphical calculation views, input parameters and variable of calculation views, Join types, and table functions.
  • Hands on experience in Designing, Developing & Maintaining advanced SAP BO reports using WEBI / Rich Client Experience in creating & maintaining advanced visualizations.
  • Demonstrate ability to implement SAP security to prevent unauthorized access to data models. Strong knowledge on design and configuration of SAP HANA modelling Security authorization roles, use analytic privileges.
  • 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 : Application Associate - SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04 is a mandatory.
  • Exposure to SOLMAN 7.2 charm tool is an added advantage.
  • Build Report/Dashboards using SAC from different source systems is an added advantage.
  • Have fair knowledge on Administrative maintenance tasks, Application Security, Patch updates and Upgrades is an added advantage.
  • Strong exposure working on Cloud BI implementation and architecture Analytical solution on Azure cloud platform. (AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud) is an added advantage.
    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering /Technology or related field

    The candidate should demonstrate:
    • 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.
    • Ability to create a strong network of relationships among peers, internal partners, and external constituencies
    • 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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