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Sr. Solution Architect PI-PO

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 113801 

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Position Summary:


This person is responsible for developing and supporting the operations of the SAP PI/PO  Modules.  This person will also act as a subject matter expert on projects that require changes or enhancements related to SAP PI/PO. Besides projects, the Senior Systems Analyst – Middleware - SAP PI/PO will also perform 2nd level support for all our business units in the PI/PO area. This person will use best practices and experience to improve our PI/PO landscape and processes.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Job Responsibilities:

•    Analysis, design and transfer of business requirements in SAP PI/PO

•    Significant contribution in architecting solutions, working independently, as part of an internal team, or working with third-party consultants and customers.

•    Development of integration objects at all levels on SAP PI/PO  including new objects and enhancements

•    Development of training material, configuration and process documentation and organization of training courses

•    Preparing system documentation for existing and new interfaces.

•    Proactively monitor the PI/PO production systems ensuring availability of interfaces and supporting data

•    Supporting global interfaces for multiple business areas including finance, HR, sales, supply chain, and manufacturing.

•    Improvement and maintenance of system landscape to include rollout and upgrades

•    Reviewing project requests describing user needs for estimating time and cost required to implement/accomplish project requirements

•    Maintenance, testing and deployment of integration/interface objects.

•    Working as part of a project team to coordinate development and determine project scope and limitations

•    Identifying and evaluating industry trends to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management

•    Conducting detailed analysis sessions with end users and business SMEs

•    Supporting/developing functional and technical specification according to business requirements and DigITal / IT strategy

•    Suggesting options and recommending solutions to critical business users

•    Troubleshooting and debugging functional issues and developing/supporting issue resolutions

•    Revision of company definition of data as defined in the data dictionary

•    Collaboration with global centers of excellence for the respective technology tower

•    Working with vendor project teams on implementation projects

•    Guiding external consultants for implementing SAP PI integrations

•    Provide Level 2 & Level 3 end-to-end support for PI/PO interfaces


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • 6+ Years of overall experience with SAP interfaces
  • Strong knowledge of SAP PI/PO  architecture frameworks, concepts, and best practice design principles as well as SAP structures, object dependencies, and tables
  • Experience building interface solutions using SAP PI, SAP PI/PO,
  • Experience with SAP interface technologies ALE, RFC, and Proxy
  • Experience in Java coding, XSLT and Message Mapping
  • Experience with common protocols HTTP, FTP, SFTP, JDBC
  • Experience with SAP PI  Objects and Configuration
  • Experience with SAP PI, SAP PI/PO,  application administration
  • Experience with Windows Server, Unix, and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with two or more of the following: MS SQL Server, Oracle, HANA, MySQL including interacting with databases either directly or via JDBC
  • Experience developing web services using SOAP, REST, ABAP Proxies, and related technologies
  • Experience developing in both Java and ABAP/4 as required for middleware development
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise leading customer-facing, strategic projects as well as application development projects
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise with ITIL including change management, incident management, problem management and service management
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new technologies, programming languages, and techniques
  • Hands-on experience on large and complex implementations
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and execute multiple projects concurrently
  • A global perspective with the ability to understand and work effectively in a culturally diverse organization
  • Proven ability to manage key stakeholder interests, simultaneously managing conflicting priorities and business interests
  • Strong English communication skills, interpersonal skills, relationship management skills, conflict resolution skills, and negotiation skills


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Linux/Unix OS experience and knowledge
  • Experience with PI 7.3 or higher versions (Preferbly JAVA only)
  • Experience with PI dual-stack to PI JAVA single-stack migration
  • Experience with SAP Cloud Platform Integration Services (CPI) Objects, Configuration, and Administration



•    Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

•    Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition


Change Orientation:

•    Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things

•    Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs



•     Connect, engage and communicate with others

•    Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships



•    Make sound decisions

•    Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions



•    Deliver extraordinary results

•    Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence


Eligibility Requirements:

•    Must live and work in (Bangalore/Pune) India area

•    Willingness to travel approximately 15% of the time.

•    Willingness to work in an office in Bangalore or Pune.

•    Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



•    Masters degree is a plus.

•    Ability to influence and drive change.

•    Possess advanced skills in cross-cultural awareness, leadership, influence, communication, problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

•    Experience with virtualization, high availability, and archiving solutions related to SAP.

•    Experience in building the processes, metrics, controls, governance, and organization necessary to deliver mission-critical projects.

•    Expertise in Project Management Methodology.

•    Willingness to work overtime to meet project deadlines.



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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