Job Description

SAP Basis Architect


smartShift Technologies is transforming enterprise business to be ready for the new digital age.  A leader in Intelligent Automation for Cloud, our patented technology and experience enable digital business transformation.  smartShift has transformed hundreds of mission-critical applications for market-leading Fortune Global 500 companies and manages 1,000s of systems on the public cloud.  Our approach radically changes the way companies modernize and run mission-critical systems. smartShift is a trusted partner to SAP, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.  Headquartered in Boston, with regional offices in Bangalore, Mannheim, and Munich, smartShift provides services to customers across the globe.  Transform your career with us!

smartShift is seeking a highly motivated SAP Basis Architect to join our US Team.  The SAP Basis Architect will work directly with customers, smartShift professional services team members, and the smartShift solutions team to define SAP upgrade/migration solutions, deliver for customers and help us achieve strategic growth.  This is an excellent career-building opportunity with an innovative technology growth business.

The Role

The SAP Basis Architect is responsible for defining and leading SAP Upgrades & Migrations, especially to HANA and S/4HANA on public Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP).  The job includes working closely with smartShift Professional Service Team members, Solution Architects, Cloud Architects, Account Executives, and R&D.  The role includes direct engagement with customers and prospects.  Responsibilities include supporting SAP upgrade/migration approach definition, system design-architecture-and sizing, facilitating solution discussions and best practice definitions, and leading technical delivery workstreams for customer engagements.


  • Assess and define SAP HANA, S/4 HANA, and Cloud migration approach for customers
  • Lead SAP HANA and S/4HANA migrations for SAP systems (ECC, BW, SCM, CRM, SRM, HCM, etc.)
  • Provide high-level architecture, system sizing, and infrastructure requirements definition for future state SAP landscapes
  • Support system migration readiness assessment efforts
  • Evaluate version and module compatibility to inform upgrade approach
  • Recommend upgrade approach and options aligned to customer business needs
  • Support Data Volume Management (DVM) processes
  • Advice on SAP Basis support and process best practice

Skills & Experience

  • 8+ years in a Basis Administration / System Administration role
  • Expert in SAP system sizing, landscape architecture, design, and setup
  • Expert in SAP upgrade/migration, especially HANA and S/4HANA using SUM/DMO
  • Knowledgeable on multiple DB technologies especially in the context of migrations from RDBMS (SQL Server, Oracle, ASE) to HANA
  • Able to independently manage multiple priorities and demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • HANA installation and troubleshooting
  • DVM: applying data reduction in the context of HANA migration
  • DVM: evaluation of data growth and assessment of archiving recommendations
  • Experience with system migrations from on-prem to public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Strong working knowledge of Instance Types, Storage, OS, Network, Disaster Recovery, and High Availability approaches in the context of running SAP on hyperscaler cloud


  • Technical Degree with relevant field experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in professional services consulting or equivalent
  • SAP HANA certification
  • SAP OS/DB migration certification
  • AWS, Azure, GCP cloud certification strongly preferred (must be will and able to obtain certification if not already in hand)
  • Ability to understand and articulate requirements in order to define solutions and benefits
  • Excellent presentation and listening skills to communicate effectively with executive management
  • Strong team and individual worker
  • High energy and a positive attitude
  • Analytical, strategic thinker
  • Hands-on mentality and unafraid to take ownership

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