SAP Solution Architect

SAP- Solution Architect – BPX

Functional and Financial.  Less Technical
Procurement, Financial, Production Revenue for O&G 
Experience with SAP Hana 1909
Experience/approach on end-to-end standard and custom solutions
Experience in redesigning the process/solution
Experience in consolidation/merger projects
Experience on FI, PRA, PS, MM, PM Modules
Experience on S/4HANA and Fiori Apps (Standard and custom)
Experience on integration with Tax ware (Sabrix/OneSource/Vertex…)
Experience on VIM integration 
Experience on integration with any MES solution
Experience on integration with Cloud solution (Ariba, Fieldglass, Concur….)
Technical Knowledge on OData service, ABAP, Workflow, PO/PI, BAPI, XML, ….
Experience on other software solution selections
FIORE is a Big Plus 
Toga Architecture requirements knowledge 

Solutions Architect

Role synopsis


The Solutions Architect is accountable for the design and delivery of cohesive SAP solutions (processes, integration, data migration, and custom development) for business functions teams across BP’s Onshore Gas business, primarily focusing in procurement, plant maintenance, finance, and production revenue accounting based on industry standards and global best practices.

Individual will be a highly motivated strategic thinker, excellent collaborator to influence stakeholders in transforming the organization with cutting edge technologies in a high paced environment.

The role also requires working as individual contributor in developing strategy and roadmap for SAP landscape by working with bpx and bp Architects across the organization, identifying emerging technologies, defining Solution Architecture and owning the Design Authority. This role will work especially closely with the Enterprise Solution Architect.

The role is part of the bpx Technology team.


Key accountabilities

  • Own the logical architecture, assess the baseline and set direction and govern the evolution of roadmap
  • Design and oversee the development of integration-centric architectures and solutions
  • Engage bpx business users and SAP project team by facilitating workshops and scoping solutions leading to successful builds, testing, and implementation
  • Strong experience in design and implementation of SAP data migration solutions such as S/4 Hana Migration cockpit
  • Strong experience in design and implementation of SAP FIORI applications
  • Ability to lead complex SAP developments across the finance, procurement, and plant maintenance functionality
  • Demonstrate excellence in designing and implementing SAP PSCM, Finance, and Plant Maintenance.
  • Architecture design for future and existing solutions, ensure that technology components used fit with the overall technology strategy
  • Ability to lead integration discussions with P2P Open Invoice, Ariba, Data Warehousing, and other business critical applications
  • Ability to transform SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder findings into a reality creating a robust SAP platform for bpx
  • Define and promote SAP architecture standards and strategies
  • Define new solutions using microservice-oriented architecture patterns, automating business process models and cloud-based services
  • Design Technical/Integration Architectures, including development, runtime and operations architectures
  • Provide technical expertise to process owners, and projects as required. 
  • Experience and willingness to adopt new methods of working such as DevOps, Agile, Kanban
  • Build compelling cases for change and achieve buy in across architecture, security, IT operations, and business teams
  • Frame architectural decisions including total costs for expected lifetime of solution.
  • Contribute to the strategy for business
  • Engage with Digital Security Team to assess solution design and plan changes to accommodate business requirements in accordance with security policies
  • Engage with other Architects as necessary to ensure that the appropriate architectural stakeholder input is considered or concern addressed
  • Organize Architecture Design Reviews to ensure wider architecture peer group input is sought for robust design
  • Conduct proof of concept exercises for emerging solutions and prove out potential enhancements to the design
  • Ensure designs are implemented with target architecture and key design decisions are clearly communicated to leadership and all key stakeholders
  • Review and consider prospective changes to the baseline solution that have been raised by process owners, projects, production support, continuous improvement initiatives and the business for architectural impact
  • Participate in the Change Request Boards of projects and programs where there is the likelihood of potential change to the solution.
  • Support executive management and project teams in technology decisions and implementation of technology strategy



  • Generates enthusiasm among team members.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.
  • Manages the process of innovative change.
  • Collaborates with and influences others not in direct line
  • Outstanding people management skills with demonstrated ability to create relationships with client and team members.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously




  • Facilitates effective team interaction.
  • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions.
  • Works effectively with distributed team members
  • Strong third-party vendor management capabilities
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences


Essential Education

  • Minimum requirement of four-year college degree


Essential experience and job requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in designing, configuring and implementing technical solutions for SAP
  • Work experience as Solutions Architect S/4 Hana at least two years
  • Knowledge of technical landscape and emerging trends
  • Ability to document business processes and system architectures
  • Experience of acting in a solution governance role
  • Excellent collaboration skills, evidence of building highly effective partnerships with projects, vendors, peer architects, security teams and operational Service lines and engagement with senior stakeholders
  • Provide technical coaching and mentoring, actively keeps current with developments
  • Certification in TOGAF or other architecture framework(Preferred)



Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • Professional Financial qualifications and/or sound knowledge and familiarity with accounting standards in Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Familiarity and/or knowledge of production, revenue and accounting process in Oil and Gas industry.
  • Previous experience in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Previous experience as a Solution Architect or Project Architect in the finance, procurement, or plant maintenance domain
  • Previous experience in enabling FIORI applications
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working in large matrix organization.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, deliver high quality performance on multiple, simultaneous strategic, value-added tasks and priorities
  • Desire to continually learn outside of a classroom environment, and successfully apply learnings
  • Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
  • Work as part of geographically dispersed team, effectively communicating prioritized business needs and project statuses



Travel required

Yes – up to 25%


Employment Type

Full-time: Houston, TX or Denver, CO based


Solutions Architect

  • Top 3 skills:
    • strong stakeholder collaboration experience, ranging from partnering with developers to flesh out technical designs to advising nontechnical stakeholders on functional and system constraints
    • strong knowledge of RESTful designs
    • prior software architect and/or object-oriented software developer experience

This position has now also been reposted with a $10k signing bonus attached that you can discuss with future applicants. Here is the new link…

*Relocation assistance is not provided and this is not a fully remote position. FirstBank does not sponsor work visas.

Salary Range $93,392.00 To $156,000.00

Job Posting

Founded in 1963, FirstBank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates over 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. Its growth can be attributed to one simple philosophy: do right by customers, communities and employees, which at is the center of the company’s “banking for good” mantra. FirstBank believes that a company is nothing without the people that comprise it, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse and talented group. By joining the FirstBank team you will experience its great team culture with ample opportunity for growth. There’s an opportunity for everyone with positions all across the company, from Teller and Call Center to Technology and Lending. Apply today to learn more and join the team!

A Brief Overview

The Application Architect/Analyst will identify and define software solutions for small applications development projects independently and work under the guidance of Senior Application and Enterprise Architects on larger projects. Individuals in this job work with subject area and project teams to ensure architectural designs are understood and being implemented throughout the project.

What you will do

  • Work with business stakeholders to understand and identify the business problem or need.
  • Define a technical solution for small- to medium-sized projects.
  • Work with senior resources from other teams to: Identify an optimal platform/environment for the solution, Identify an optimal design and implementation of the solution while keeping Service Level Agreements in mind, Identify opportunities for asset reuse, architectural simplification and consistency, Coordinate on technical application strategy.
  • Perform a Technical Design Lead role when necessary.
  • Provide support to the Subject Area/Project teams, including their developers, to ensure high level design has been followed through implementation.
  • Attend technical conferences or educational opportunities to maintain knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Understand and comply with all provisions of the Safety in the Workplace policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 5 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, other technical field, or business preferred
  • Experience in software development process (4-7 years preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Sufficient technical knowledge and judgment to be able to identify when other Application Developer(s) or IT Architect(s) need to be pulled in or coordinated with,
  • Build familiarity with all major applications and platforms at FirstBank; strong understanding of multiple platforms, applications and interfaces between applications,
  • Build a strong understanding of FirstBank’s information architecture,
  • Build an in-depth understanding of current business processes, and able to participate in accommodating future business needs,
  • Strong process design/re-design skills to participate in business requirements analysis,
  • Excellent technical and operational problem solving skills,
  • Build an in-depth understanding of FirstBank Software Development Standards and Procedures Manual,
  • Working knowledge of information security concepts and techniques,
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and collaborate with SMEs, business sponsors, vendor partners, peers, developers and technical management to develop solutions that will meet the needs for those interested in the outcome,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills,
  • Good listening skills,
  • Ability to lead technical groups

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day
  • Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms
  • Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights
  • Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files
  • Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information

Statement of Benefits

FirstBank offers a suite of benefits that support our employees’ professional, financial, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Benefits currently offered with our positions include: Paid Time Off/paid leave programs, 401K/Employee Stock Ownership, United Healthcare medical, MetLife dental, VSP vision, Employee tuition reimbursement, Volunteer Time Off, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Group Life Insurance/AD&D