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Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

SAP S4 Sr Architect

Date:  Jul 6, 2024

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  181646
Worker Category:  Virtual Flex

The Impact You'll Make

Lam is recruiting for a senior S4 Architect responsible for end-to-end solutions and capabilities for Lam’s Digital Transformation initiative with SAP S/4 HANA as the main ERP solution. This is a multi-year journey involving a complete re-look at our business processes and adopting most relevant tools and technologies to support our business goals.


The S4 Architect should be techno-functional and will closely collaborate with business stakeholders, enterprise, technical, and functional architects, development teams and 3rd parties to establish a culture of solution governance and ensure that the solutions being proposed and implemented are within our agreed and published guidelines and work seamlessly across our ecosystem of SAP (S/4 HANA, BTP, Ariba, EWM, TM, CPQ, and other SAP modules/software) and non-SAP technologies.


The main responsibility of the S4 Architect is to deliver an optimally designed, well integrated, and thoroughly tested working S4 & SAP solutions as a core deliverable to Digital Transformation program to increase business value. Primary responsibilities include:


  • Define and communicate a shared functional and technical vision for the solutions.
  • Validate platform and technology assumptions and fitment.
  • Collaborate with enterprise architects to design viable, feasible and sustainable end to end solutions for the business requirements, following Lam’s design guiding principles.
  • Participate in proof-of-concept sessions to prototype, develop, test, and implement solutions to increase business capabilities.
  • Evaluate implementation & development alternatives and pick the right fit/option for Lam.
  • Define nonfunctional requirements (NFRs) for the solutions that include performance, security, Integrations, UI/UX, and other critical aspects to build scalable solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure that the system and solutions being implemented confirm to the approved design and adhere to Lam’s development principles and regulatory compliance, standards, and best practices.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to be able to collaborate and coordinate well across multiple teams and individuals for a shared common goals and outcomes.
  • Support PMO on governance of WRICEFs
  • Needs to be hands-on in S4 modules (Source to Supply, MM, PP, SD, FI) and SAP cloud solutions to lead solution and technical architects during POCs, solutioning and should have a deep understanding of deployment process, coming up with right options for Lam.
  • Support the creation and evolution of a continuous delivery pipeline (CDP)
  • Participate in release governance of the solution roadmap.
  • Ensure upkeep/currency of application landscape and project documentation.
  • Continuously evolve the solutions to improve and enhance business value.
  • Please note, the position is based in Fremont, CA, and is expected to be in office one day a week.

Who We're Looking For

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information systems or related fields
  • S4 Functional certification and SAP Solution Architecture certification is a plus.
  • Prior experience as a key member of a large-scale Digital Transformation program.
  • Experience driving a S4 greenfield implementation
  • 15-18 years of experience in SAP technologies and solutions.
  • At-least 5-6 years of experience in SAP S/4 HANA and SAP BTP/Fiori and designing end-to end integrated solutions.
  • 5-10 years of experience in integrations based on API and other micro-services.
  • 5-10 years of experience in solution architecture and design
  • Multi-year experience in Hi-tech Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of SDLC methodologies and DevOps principles
  • Advanced understanding of IT Security, automation, Integration strategy, UI/UX concepts, AI and Analytics
  • Understanding of architectural framework like TOGAF

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

 Salary and Benefits

CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $140,000.00 -  $296,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits.  Click here to learn more about the benefits Lam offers for this position

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