SAP Senior Solution Advisor (Database & Big Data) Job in Singapore, Singapore

Requisition ID: 161456

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

The SAP platform product suite covers a wide spectrum of tools and technologies – including databases, big data, distributed computation, predictive, machine learning, data replication and streaming, for both on-prem and cloud.

The Database & Big data specialist participates in SAP sales opportunities as a member of the virtual sales team by bringing skills and experience with handling data across the SAP technology platform.

Sales team members meet with prospective customers to learn about key business challenges which may be addressed by the SAP technology platform. The Database & big data specialist then works with team members to deliver a Data Proof-of-Concept: load sample data and engineer optimal data models that demonstrate business scenarios to prospective customers.

Big data proof of concept projects usually span more than one tier: for example; HANA plus SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services (formerly Altiscale); with Hive, Vora and Spark SQL.

Database & platform proof of concept projects may focus on HANA database features; such as database performance, spatial, graph, text analytics, high availability.

Along with a global team, the Database & big data specialist works on short-term projects offering exposure to numerous customers, industries, strategic business initiatives, cultures, and language. The Database & big data specialist must be creative, inventive, and customer-focused.

Database & big data specialist

Key Responsibilities :

  • Work together with sales team members to translate customer business cases into clever and innovative Big Data technical solutions

  • Develop custom Data POCs based on specific business scenarios for prospective customers

  • Evaluate sample customer data and business scenarios in order to define appropriate data models, data movements, and queries

  • Import large volumes of data using ETL tools such as SAP Data Services, Streaming Products scripting and various database replication technologies

  • Optimize system performance and report on results

  • Rapidly turn around POC solutions within the timeframe of a sales opportunity

  • Interact with prospective customers through teleconferences and some visits

  • With a customer-centric perspective, deliver results characterized by innovation, creativity, and speed

5 years of experience with the following:

  • Big Data processing engines, particularly Spark – SQL/GraphX/Streaming

  • Different programming or scripting languages like Python, scala, shell scripts, Java

  • Linux platforms and tools, including awk, sed and vi

  • Database systems – administration, development and SQL especially SAP HANA

  • Interaction with customers, clients, or business representatives

  • Communicating technical details with individuals and groupsBeneficial experience:

  • Handling non-relational data formats such as spatial, graph and text

  • Query performance tuning – datatype & index analysis, partitioning, session analysis

  • Data integration and data loading

  • Writing SQL statements and procedural scripts

  • Working in a global team environment

  • Leading complex projectsProficiency with English is required. Proficiency with other languages is beneficial


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