BW/HANA Architect

1 month ago
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Company Overview

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

  • Design, develop, and implement robust BI solutions to serve the needs of our business.
  • Conduct technical reviews of designs, develop solutions, complete code reviews prior to testing, conduct technical reviews of test plans, lead test execution activities, lead defect triage and resolution activities during all test phases, support production readiness evaluation, and ensure the final solution build is deployed and configured correctly in production.
  • Contribute to one or more highly specialized phases of applications programming.
  • Provide design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy.
  • Provide expertise regarding the integration of application across the business.
  • Define, design, and oversee the systems and applications architecture for both current and future business applications.
  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies and developmental methodologies to find faster, cost effective, and more reliable solutions for existing and proposed systems. Partner with infrastructure, application, and quality teams to ensure that applications meet business requirements and are well documented.
  • Scope and implement appropriate process improvement tools and techniques such as Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, and ITIL
  • Drive standard and efficient applications and infrastructure design by aligning the infrastructure roadmap with the application technology strategy
  • Implement Application Engineering methodologies, processes, and practices to specific requirements of projects and programs


Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 5 years of experience in the job offered or as Software Engineer, BI Consultant, or related role. Employer will also accept a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 8 years of experience in the job offered or as Software Engineer, BI Consultant, or related role.


Applicants must have the following: Five (5) years of experience in SAP BW 7.X design and development. Five (5) years of experience in one of the following modules: SD, MM, FI, CO, PS, and PP. Experience must include: SAP business warehouse (BW) lifecycle implementation including data modeling, extractions, data staging, loadings, transformations, and reporting; SAP business warehouse modules; integrating business warehouses with ECC 6.0 modules and non-SAP data; BW, BEx, and BO; creating BW ABAP routines and extractors; and designing, documenting, developing, and deploying all facets of SAP Business Objects Suite including reports, dashboards, analytics, and data services.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP (Native) HANA data modeling, schema management, content import & export, data provisioning technology including SLT, Data Services and SAP HANA Enterprise Information Management (SDI/SDQ).
  • Experience working with traditional SAP BW and SAP BW on HANA and BW4HANA features.
  • Experience with various SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) tools, development lifecycle on either BW or SAP (Native) HANA from design through implementation and production support.
  • Experience required with SAP (Native) HANA and SAP BW Security concepts including User Management, Roles, and Privileges.
  • Experience with at least 2 SAP BW on HANA migration, architecture design and implementations.
  • Experience required with technical planning, installation, upgrade, Operating Systems DB migration and Unicode Conversion.
  • Ability to plan for SAP (Native) HANA or SAP BW implementations including sizing, scoping, high availability and disaster recovery strategy.
  • Experience with Enterprise Big Data Platforms (MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks, etc.)

Nice to have skills:

  • Experience leveraging SAP VORA to harmonize HANA and Hadoop Datasets.
  • Create and document logical data integration (ETL) strategies for data flows between disparate source/target systems, the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Lakes.
  • Perform a variety of in-depth data analysis, data modeling, and data administration tasks on complicated datasets with potentially complex data integration scenarios with limited supervision.
  • Provide senior level guidance in the interaction with business users to plan, develop, improve, and maintain complex components of the logical/physical Enterprise Data Warehouse and related models.  
  • Must drive innovations by keeping current on emerging technology and Data Trends which may fit with GMF needs. Must be able to research, present, and accurately articulate benefits and goals of these technologies, such as Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL, Data Virtualization, Data Services.





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