SAP BW Lead/Architect

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Services expand job description ↓


This is a hands-on technical role that requires market-leading expertise in SAP BW. As a SAP BW Architect, you will:

Own customer success and delight by directing, organizing and leading one or more engagement(s) in SAP BI.

  • Work with client stakeholders to understand business processes and requirements
  • Analyze business and functional requirements to define target SAP BI/BW solution architecture
  • Single point of contact for overall technology architecture & design
  • Design specifications for solution components, evaluating various options (Installation of standard objects, enhancements to existing objects and creation of custom objects)
  • Prepare detailed implementation plan with timelines
  • Execute project as per plan, and ensure defect-free delivery of solution on-time
  • Work with other technical SMEs to develop long-term strategy for sustainable and flexible reporting architecture on top of SAP BW
  • Ensure adoption of best-in-class practices and standards for development, support, quality control and documentation
  • Drive timely and proactive issue identification, escalation & resolution

Provide technical leadership for the team to perform the following activities.

  • Design and develop BW data models & data flow objects in SAP BW 7.x on HANA and non-HANA
  • Build InfoCubes, ODS/DSO, Multi-providers, Composite providers, Open ODS, Transient providers, transformations, extractors, datasources and required routines.
  • Design and develop complex BEx queries to meet reporting requirements
  • Adopt data modeling & data flow design best practices to develop robust & scalable solutions.
  • Configure and install SAP BW Business Content
  • Activate, Configure & Enhance Generic and Business Content Extractors by functional area
  • Optimize reporting and data load performance through Query monitoring tool, Aggregates, Indexes, InfoCube Compression, InfoCube Partitioning and Statistics.
  • Develop and trouble shoot ABAP programs including user exits, function modules and start/end/expert routines

Mentor teams and drive Organization level initiatives

  • Outline career development objectives and plan for every subordinate based on their interests and aspirations
  • Develop individuals into well-rounded BI professionals by helping them acquire skills across design, modelling, extraction, implementation, support, performance tuning, quality assurance, estimation, communication and project management
  • Mentor individuals to proactively experiment with bleeding edge innovations in BI; Provide innovative suggestions for PoCs and demos
  • Organize and moderate internal focus groups for knowledge sharing
  • Help team members establish themselves as BI thought leaders in the industry by leveraging social media and online forums
  • Drive development of organization assets (demos, PoCs and packaged solutions – reusable object repositories) based on industry/market trends and product roadmap
  • Support business development, proposal, pre-sales efforts by contributing to the technical components of proposal/RFP

Be a pillar of support for Visual BI’s vibrant culture by always being willing and eager to experiment, learn, and deliver customer value while having fun.


8 to 12 years of relevant, hands-on experience with the following:

  • SAP BW ETL and modeling
  • SAP BEx – Query Designer, Analyzer and Web Analyzer
  • SAP BW + BOBJ Integration
  • Configuration and installation of SAP BI Standard Content
  • Strong ABAP skills
  • BW Security design & Administration / BW Analysis Authorization
  • BW 7.4 + HANA Optimization and LSA++ architecture experience
  • SAP BOBJ WebI/Crystal reports/Xcelsius/Design Studio experience
  • BW Upgrade Experience
  • BW Security & Administration / BW Analysis Authorization

Following expertise, while optional will be a plus:

  • Experience on SAP HANA Enterprise (SP 8 and above)
  • Strong ETL experience with tools such as, SAP BO Data Services, Informatica or SSIS
  • Experience on non-SAP Visualization tools like Tableau, Spotfire


  • A vibrant and dynamic culture with an accomplished peer group of professionals
  • Emphasis on learning & development
  • Take charge of your career by choosing any long-term specialization within SAP BI portfolio
  • Top pay for top performance
  • Comprehensive health and group insurance cover
  • And many more…

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Do you have more than 8+ years of hands-on experience in multiple SAP BW development?
How many full cycle implementation engagements have you done?
ABAP coding, debugging and performance tuning skills a plus
Do you have AADHAAR?