FICO Architect Project Manager
Kelly IT Resources - Chicago, IL

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Job Description:
Location: North Side of Chicago, IL & Riverwoods, IL
(Flexibility required to trave to both locations when
Duration: Long Term Contract, possible Temp to Hire or
Direct Hire for the right candidate
Compensation: Negotiable
Ideal person for this position must be able to take
ownership of this project from start to end, be able to
meet with diverse business teams from developers to
Executives. Must have at least 5-7 years experience in a
leadership role, word mapping, material management, and
have exceptional and diverse communication and
interpersonal skills. Looking for a broad skills set
with the desire to continue learning when on the job.
Have a strong ability to motivate their teams and meet
Description/Comment: The SAP BW/BOE Architect has
primary responsibility for working in collaboration with
Enterprise Architecture, Local and Global Business
Process Owners, and Subject Matter Experts to design and
implement data warehouse solutions within the SAP
Business Warehouse/Business Objects Enterprise analytics
platform for Tax & Accounting and Law & Business groups.
The BW/BOE Architect leverages hands-on experiences to
design platforms that integrate both SAP and legacy data
warehousing systems to maximize utility and minimize
cost. In addition, the BW/BOE Architect evaluates and
recommends emerging technologies, develops technical
standards to provide resolution of complex system
problems, and ensures that all work adheres to the
standards for the warehousing and analytics area.
Areas impacted include overall technical solutions
architecture, data integration, data architecture,
platform deployment, and implementation of large scale
multi-terabyte solutions and/or applications spanning
Business, Financial, Operations, Marketing and other
related areas of the company.
The BW/BOE Architect is also responsible for leading
architectural discussions, product reviews and
evaluations, code reviews, solution documentation, team
mentoring, and defining overall best practice as related
to Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business.
BW/BOE Architect activities include: developing and
maintaining a thorough understanding of business unit
products and process; developing and maintaining the
BW/BOE business technology roadmap; providing overall
architecture leadership for BW/BOE solutions; providing
leadership and technical oversight for BW/BOE projects;
ensuring architecture complies with standards;
establishing standards and processes for architecture
maintenance and reporting; participating in best
practices and process improvement initiatives; managing
technical resources; providing SAP BW/BOE expertise in
cross-functional activities; evaluating and recommending
new tools and components; maintaining performance
standards while working remotely (if participating in
the @WorkAnywhere program or other remote work
arrangement); and representing the company within the
  • Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of
Business Units (BU) products and workflow processes by
engaging in self-directed learning; studying product,
technical, or executive information provided in a timely
manner until mastered; collaborating with BU leaders to
understand workflow, processes, and needs; maintaining
comprehensive knowledge of industry standards,
methodologies, processes, and best practices;
establishing and maintaining competence in current and
planned versions of products; learning about the various
service offerings available; learning the standard
technical project plan and process; and understanding
the use of industry tools and technology and their
impact on project goals.

Additional Job Details:
  • Develops and maintains the SAP BW/BOE Architecture
business to technology roadmap by staying abreast of
corporate and division strategy and mission;
understanding the vision and strategy for TAA and L&B;
documenting feedback from contacts on system needs;
staying informed of industry standards, methodologies,
processes, and best practices; identifying and sharing
identified technology trends; looking for commonalities
and prioritizing in terms of up and down stream impacts;
collaborating with leaders to create the omnibus
strategies; contributing ideas to the technology teams;
identifying opportunities to collaborate across practice
areas or across divisions; leveraging internal
platforms; determining the practical aspects of how the
technical strategy is executed and estimates of the
effort needed for this execution; translating business
needs into solutions that the organization can deliver;
assisting in the prioritization of opportunities such
that investments are made logically, do not exceed
available resources, and optimize the overall health of
the business; synthesizing information from analysis
into an overall technology roadmap that best articulates
the value proposition of the business; recommending
architecture strategy for the BW/BO Architecture; and
participating in the design of the platform.
  • Provides overall architecture leadership for SAP
BW/BOE solutions by reviewing incoming requests;
collaborating with business process owners, subject
matter experts, and peers to develop the project
portfolio; prioritizing projects to meet key business
initiatives; designing architecture strategy and
assisting in platform design; organizing data analytics;
distributing work load; overseeing project team;
reviewing designs; helping BU clarify direction and
needs; providing consistent coordinated communication
throughout the project lifecycle; directing and
coordinating with vendors and internal, external, and
offshore technical resources to maintain service levels;
identifying potential risks endangering project
milestones; evaluating escalated issues; managing BU
perceptions and expectations; and employing current
architecture best practices throughout projects.
  • Provides leadership and technical oversight for SAP
BW/BOE projects (including: data warehouse/business
intelligence architecture, data modeling, ETL
architecture and environment management, data flow
topology design, capacity planning, environment back-up
and recovery, code migration through development, QA and
production) by collaborating with Solutions Architect,
Local and Global Business Process Owners, and Subject
Matter Experts to gather business requirements;
developing architecture and design of solution
components; overseeing/conducting proof-of-concept and
prototyping activities to assess whether the proposed
architecture and components meet the non-functional
requirements (e.g., reliability, performance,
maintainability); modifying and refining architecture
based on the findings from the proof-of-concept,
prototyping activities, and research; troubleshooting
technical issues and challenges for ongoing projects;
preparing models and component and interface
specification documents; validating architecture against
requirements and assumptions; presenting architectural
solutions and innovations to the BU to ensure compliance
with requirements; verifying designs and user interfaces
are consistent with best practices; translating
requirements to technology teams to successfully
implement the design; coordinating and managing offshore
resources; working with developers and testing to prove
out accuracy of directions; and identifying and making
recommendations regarding technology gaps.
Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company
headquartered in Troy, MI, providing employment to more
than 700,000 employees annually, with skills including
office services, accounting, engineering, information
technology, law, science, marketing, light industrial,
education, health care and home care. Kelly Services is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Code : 24A6-SAPA-JLK
Shift/Hours : First Shift (Day)
% of Travel Required : 11-25%

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