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Job Description

Requisition ID: 141559 
Work Area: Information Technology 
Location: St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 20% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 





SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.





Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS) is responsible for running SAP’s backend technology including operations of state-of-the-art data centers and the technical platforms as integral part and foundation for all SAP Cloud solutions and services around the globe. 
The Cloud Infrastructure Services unit provides these shared services for SAP’s external Cloud Business and also for SAP’s internal infrastructure such as development, training, or demo landscapes.

Within CIS and among other responsibility, the Infrastructure Build organization is globally responsible to fulfill the demand for Infrastructure capacities in the various Data Centers and hand it over to the consumers of the Infrastructure and to the Infrastructure Run organization. The Infrastructure Build is set up in regional units.





The Build Validation Manager is globally accountable for the technical validation of all infrastructure builds for a given product line / Infrastructure platform consisting of server, network, storage, back-up and peripheral equipment. He ensures all technical aspects and dependencies are aligned with the stakeholders of the build validation team, technical feasibility and availability of infrastructure is assured, dependable configuration documentation is created and timelines are kept.

The responsibility includes

  • Ownership of the work center for Infrastructure Build Validation for all product lines / Infrastructure platform
  • Execution of the work center lead function for 1 or more product lines / Infrastructure platform
  • Leading the Build validation process and ensuring timelines (KPIs) are met
  • Manage all build validation execution steps for all builds of the product line / Infrastructure platform
  • Accountability for completeness and integrity of the Infrastructure Build Validation deliverables to be handed over to the Order Execution Managers (OEM) and next Work Center resp. Engagement managers for triggering quotes and orders
  • Support the OEM in their role to ensure E2E responsibility of the build process
  • Responsibility to involve all departments required to achieve complete, dependable and repeatable process output
  • Conduct Build validation meetings with the stakeholders
  • Creation of approved configuration documentation for individual builds and locations
  • Drive continuous improvement to reduce validation and overall build times and ensure quality

The role will work closely together with experts from Infrastructure Architecture, Customer Engagement, Data Center Management, Order Execution Management and functional experts from the Infrastructure Build work centers.

The role reports to the Datacenter & Infrastructure Build Manager EMEA.





Required skills:

  • Experience with the methods and tools of product build in IT or other industries
  • Profound background of IT Infrastructure technologies and Infrastructure architectures for Data Center management, network, storage and servers
  • Strong consumer / customer orientation, high quality of work focus and result / deliverable oriented thinking
  • Ability to achieve results in a globally distributed organization and eagerness to work with people of other cultures – excellent team player
  • Fluent in Business English and German 


Preferred skills:

  • Proven Project management experience (eg. PRINCE2, ITIL, PMP)
  • Strong experience with reporting to upper line organization management
  • Very good communication skills; ability to represent Infrastructure in executive management meetings





  • 12 or more years of work experience that preferably include 8 years within IT Infrastructure or other comparable industries (e.g. manufacturing or construction)
  • At min. 4 years of technical experience in IT Infrastructure or other comparable industries (e.g. manufacturing or construction) or leading complex IT projects as responsible project manager






To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.


SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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