Senior Technical Architect (M/F/Div)

SAS (Heidelberg BW, Deutschland) Vor 25 Tagen veröffentlicht

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”

If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.

What we do

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.

What you’ll do

Participates and/or leads in design and implementation of Cloud solution architectures and processes; Relates technical concepts to SAS System applications and user needs and oversees the technical progress of ongoing services projects. Focuses on the underlying SAS technology core and may specialize in specific technical issues such as security, data management, system integration, user interface. Assists the sales team with technical sales activities to maximize revenue opportunities and ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and provides SAS consulting services, including solution development, implementation and closeout at customer sites

You will

  • Analyses all information gathered during the sales cycle to provide technical requirements and, working collaboratively with delivery technical lead or delivery technical architect, to translate sales technical vision into a detailed technical implementation proposal.
  • Scopes and defines work effort, supports resource planning and estimates cost on technical aspects of the project. Conducts project requirements gathering.
  • Delivers standard and/or customized software demonstrations and presentations outlining the technical features, competitive advantages and business benefits of the SAS software as they apply to client needs.
  • Builds a trusted relationship with the Account Executive and client account to provide practical guidance in the functional and technical aspects of proposed software and set proper expectations to ensure customer satisfaction (Sales).
  • Provides reliable delivery of targeted project results through role as expert in the application of specific SAS methodologies, projects and (cloud) technologies.
  • Provides profound knowledge of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS technologies & implementations to the project teams.
  • Leverages detailed technical knowledge to support sales opportunities and implementations across solution domains.
  • May perform advanced or complex prototyping for SAS foundation and cloud technologies.
  • May conduct pre-sales implementations to prove functional capabilities, including on-site support as required. Provides support for user group events and trade shows.
  • May assist in the response to RFI/RFPs utilizing the RFP Repository and crafting thorough and compelling answers.
  • Strategizes with sales team to provide functional and technical leadership for sales opportunities.
  • Looks for opportunities to expand a tactical sale into something strategic for SAS and the client, utilizing SAS Technical Support to facilitate responses to issues that may impact a sales opportunity.
  • Participates in product and solution training to acquire and maintain a detailed level of product knowledge of core components of SAS offerings.
  • Understands, utilizes and communicates best practice methodologies and industry standards internally and externally.
  • Works proactively with Systems Engineers for the purpose of cross-training and knowledge transfer.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to other technical SAS resources.
  • Install/configure several SAS solutions and products.
  • Produce excellent customer presentations and documentation
  • Interact with Technical Support and R&D to verify and discuss issues around specific architectures at client sites
  • Install/configure several SAS solutions and products.
  • Produce excellent customer presentations and documentation
  • Interact with Technical Support and R&D to verify and discuss issues around specific architectures at client sites

What we’re looking for

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Typically requires a minimum of five years of systems engineering, project management, applications development, technical architecture and design and/or customer support.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Sciences, Engineering or related discipline
  • Fluent in English and German language
  • Cloud Certification (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Project Management and Agile experience
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics experience

The other knowledge, skills, and abilities needed

  • Good knowledge of Cloud technical environment technologies
  • Must have good knowledge of industry standards, methodologies and SAS foundation technologies, architecture and resources
  • Must understand sales strategies and cycles
  • Good problem solving, organizational, decision-making written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Travel as business requirements dictate at management discretion


SAS headquarters in Germany is in Heidelberg. Frequent travel will be required. Can be located in Germany or Vienna, Austria. We have a modern working environment with superb facilities designed to promote wellbeing, creativity and collaboration.


  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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