SAP PI Technical Lead

Published: December 1, 2016
Company Name
The Kineta Group
Consultant Name
David Patterson
Consultant Email
Consultant Phone


This is a great opportunity to work on the latest technology platforms and expand knowledge/skills in the industry valued SAP Netweaver platform and Enterprise Application Integration areas. It is also an opportunity for those professionals looking for career stability and growth within an organization.


As an SAP Technical Lead you will be responsible for information solution design for projects that have a significant data, application and integration architecture components. You will ensure that the design fits in within the overall architecture strategy framework and meets all business requirements. As an SAP Technical Lead you will be instrumental in the success of each project through contributions are listed below:


  • Working with functional and business teams to gather business user requirements and drive functional and technical designs
  • Defining enterprise architecture requirements/design and support technical architecture design decisions
  • Defining and proposing solutions options along with effort estimations to deploy SAP PI; ensure that scope of solution is manageable
  • Interfacing with all stakeholders including senior managers and c-level executives to capture business requirements; support a wide range of business groups including Finance, Sales, Distribution, Supply Chain, and HR
  • Rendering advice to senior IT management on SAP PI best business practices and get the buy-in to adopt these practices
  • Creating solution road map, integrating multiple disparate processes, and addressing short and long term organizational needs
  • Research complex application integration issues with functional teams; examine integration between various systems (SAP and non-SAP) for inconsistencies, review transformation logic and propose corrective alternatives
  • Lead teams to deliver projects on time and on budget with a high degree of quality
  • Work with your own team (systems analysts, developers etc) and cross-functional project team compositions to accomplish PI development, testing and deployments
  • Leading creation of detailed solution documentation and presentations
  • Leveraging standard processes and architecting innovative solutions for timely execution of the project within the agreed time lines and the cost
  • Day-to-day maintenance of production application systems
  • Participating in Disaster Recovery testing to help ensure business continuance
  • Assist in hiring, motivating, evaluating, developing group/department personnel
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to team members


  • Have a minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in implementing and supporting SAP/PI
  • Have good interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoy working within a team while possessing a strong independent work ethic
  • Project experience with SAP PI 7.3 preferred
  • Have knowledge of Net Weaver Development Infrastructure / SLD
  • Have knowledge of integration between SAP products (i.e. ECC, GTS, etc.) and non-SAP systems using IDOC, ABAP proxy, file, web service and MQ interface types
  • Have hands on experience in adapter techniques like JDBC, FTP, HTTP, SOAP, File and RFC
  • Have good knowledge of ABAP and JAVA developments
  • Have exposure to SAP Solution Manager as a monitoring tool for SAP PI
  • Have extensive experience with XML, XSLT and web technologies
  • Have good knowledge of network protocols and security standards
  • Have the ability to work with the functional and technical teams to collect overall PI requirements, design, develop and configure PI repository objects; make recommendations on performance tuning and maintenance of the PI system to the infrastructure and Basis team
  • Have good knowledge about PI/XI error handling strategy
  • Experience in XL sizing and message archival strategy will be advantageous
  • Have demonstrated experienced as a key contributor to multiple end-to-end SAP implementation projects
  • Have worked on projects using Accelerated SAP methodology for implementations
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A) or equivalent experience
  • Prior work experience in Latin America and/or additional language skills such as Spanish or Portuguese will be advantageous
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