SAP SCI Design Governance Lead

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200401343
At Apple, we don’t just build products — we craft the revolution! All this comes through the ideas from people diversity that support the innovation from amazing technology to the best solutions! SAP instances at Apple are among the largest and most dynamic enterprise systems in the world. To support our strong business growth, Apple is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to be part of our SDG Team. Our SAP Global Systems Team, part of the Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) organization, builds key business and technical infrastructure that serves our Customers and Business Partners. Our solutions power all Apple’s functions such as Sales, Retail, Finance, Services and Operations. We drive and implement solutions and applications using innovative ideas with SAP technology. The candidate will join a team that works closely with our functional IS&T business teams to understand specific needs while reviewing and recommending scalable solutions for meeting those needs. The solution reviews and recommendations carried out by the Design Governance team are not only to ensure the functional business requirements are satisfied, but are also to help ensure the solutions are globally scalable, adhere to Apple’s proven software development and project management methodologies, and are based on established global design principles and guidelines. Candidates considered must have a firm foundation of business process knowledge and related experience working with SAP ECC, SAP CRM/Hybris, S4HANA and Cloud technologies Strong familiarity with functional integration within SAP systems, as well as with data integration between SAP and non-SAP systems is crucial. Having hands-on experience with multiple full life-cycle OTC implementations processing a high volume of international orders with sophisticated pricing, order management, delivery and billing needs would be highly desirable. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading teams in a dynamic and collaborative environment while communicating effectively within and across all organizational levels.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid understanding in integration within the SAP ECC SD, MM and FI modules
  • Solid understanding of integration with SAP ECC, SAP CRM/Hybris, SAP HANA and SAP BI systems
  • Solid understanding of integration among SAP and non-SAP upstream and downstream enterprise systems
  • Good experience providing system solution designs that meet complex requirements, are scalable, and follow standardized design principles
  • Passionate analytical and problem solving skills at both a “micro” and a “macro” level
  • Extensive hands-on configuration and/or development experience in large scale multi-national implementation projects is what we need
  • Extensive project management and functional lead experience
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal, and organizational skills are required
  • Experience with SAP HANA or SAP S/4 HANA systems and new technologies like SAP Cloud(BTP) & Machine Learning is a plus
  • Prior work experience with Apple
  • Certification in one or more SAP areas


The SAP/SCI Design Governance Analyst will help guide SAP IS&T functional teams as they craft solutions to meet business needs, ensuring designs are aligned with Apple’s overall system application standards and design principles. THE ANALYST WILL: - Support the review of submitted technical designs for multiple concurrently running projects by understanding the updates, recommending improvements and approving globally scalable designs that adhere to Apple design principles. - Within assigned areas become the owner / subject matter expert in new technologies and SAP direction. Share such knowledge with a wider IS&T and business audience as needed - Where and as vital lead efforts to identify an issue root cause, collect information to gain increased understanding or drive strategic initiatives in Landscape Transformation and Technology Modernization.

Education & Experience

Masters/Bachelors degree or equivalent experience At least 5 years hands-on SAP configuration and implementation experience, in SAP systems such as SAP ECC (SD, FI, MM/PP), SAP CRM/Hybris, SAP BI, S4 HANA

Additional Requirements

  • S/4 HANA, Cloud Technologies, BTP are a plus