SAP Delivery Manager – Deployment Cutover

Atlanta, Georgia
15 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As SAP Delivery Manager for Deployment Cutover within the SAP CoE, you will be responsible for leading the integrated planning, execution and communication of SAP business deployment cutovers lockstep with other external systems and shared teams. As cutover manager, you will be required to lead development and management of the SAP deployment strategy to prepare the organization for a successful cutover and implementation.

Essential Responsibilities

The SAP Delivery Manager for Deployment Cutover will:
  • Partner with SAP COE, business deployment and shared services teams to define timelines and cutover project plans through the execution life cycle of the SAP deployment project
  • Monitor data and cutover progress and communicate to project and leadership teams including status, progress, issues, etc.
  • Lead planning and delivery of all Cutover Approach aspects including Cutover Procedures, Cutover Reporting, Cutover Kickoff, Entry and Exit Criteria, Data Load and Mitigation Approach, Risk Management, Shutdown & Startup Procedures, etc.
  • Provide inputs into Quality Gate reviews for all data and cutover related activities
  • Build and maintain tools and templates for SAP cutover management in addition to communication plans
  • Facilitate cutover dress rehearsals for both data and technical areas in non-production landscape with all involved teams for a project deployment
  • Design complex project structures including team structure, governance, issues / risk escalation and decision processes, ways of working, meetings structure
  • Lead integration and optimization of technical and business cutover plans into the overall deployment cutover plan
  • Provide expertise in Design, Architecture, Development and Shipping from Release Engineering perspective
  • Lead impact assessment and technology selection decisions related to Build and Release Engineering plan and strategy for the whole release
  • Show expert knowledge of Development Operations, Continuous Integration and its impact on releasing quality products
  • Provide expert oversight, training & mentoring for team members; Leads Build and Release initiatives in large development efforts
  • Experience in effectively delegating work
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of competitive landscape, latest trends and technologies in Release Engineering.
  • Provide expertise in implementing Agile Methodology for Build and Release Operations and integrating it with the overall SDLC
  • Provide subject matter expertise in release engineering processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations.
  • Navigate through ambiguity, prioritizes conflicting asks and shows ability to adapt to changing project situations
  • Demonstrate expert level skills in collaborating with different stakeholders
  • Influence decisions and an ability to take strategic view
  • Lead Release Engineering efforts across one or more product families
  • Identify and implement appropriate risk management initiatives to manage production changes


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 12 years technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master's degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience
  • Minimum of 10 years experience with SAP with background in delivery, deployment and change management
  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time, as required

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of SAP deployment cutovers spanning diverse teams and integrated systems
  • Experience with a large transformational effort is desired. Proven experience in leading global teams and working effectively in a matrix organization model
  • Strong communication skills, ability to develop partnership with cross functional teams and develop an inclusive & collaborative environment
  • Experience working with remote/global teams and ability to travel as needed to ensure success of the projects
  • Practical exposure to, and experienced in, IT Service Management with process oriented perspective
  • Experience with driving Agile delivery execution leveraging DevOps principles across a global team
  • Strong ability to guide and influence a highly matrixed and cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage and drive change across the organization. Be able to motivate the team and drive clear accountability & responsibility within the team

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