Systems Integration Solutions Architect

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
2017-8133
# Positions
1
Type
Full Time
Relocation Eligible
Yes

Overview

FMC Corporation is an agrochemical company serving agricultural markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications, and quality products. FMC acquired Cheminova in April of 2015 to deliver direct market access channels, broadened product lines, and improved operating performance in key global regions. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2016. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates a unique, variable cost manufacturing and supply chain model that provides operating flexibility, lower costs, and strong performance.

Ever since our beginning in California in 1883 when John Bean invented the first piston sprayer for agriculture, FMC has continued a proud heritage of pioneering solutions for our customers. Today, we use an array of advanced technologies in manufacturing, research and development to produce customized products and solutions for the many regions we serve.

As a global leader in the agro-chemicals business, FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.

Responsibilities

Following the close of the DuPont transaction, FMC will be a significantly larger crop protection company with a broader manufacturing footprint, a more complex supply chain, and a greater need to track, report and analyze business performance in a timely, accurate manner. Beginning in 2018, we will launch an initiative to modernize our business processes and systems, which will include investment in a new SAP suite that will support all core business processes.

 

We have been operating with an SAP system that was installed in the late-1990s, and more recently we added a second SAP system from legacy Cheminova.  The DuPont acquisition presents us with a timely opportunity to modernize and consolidate multiple, inefficient IT systems into a single SAP platform that follows chemical industry best practices and can scale to support our company’s future growth.

 

This is an important project for FMC, requiring a dedicated team of employees and outside consultants who will work together to modernize every facet of our business processes, including Finance, Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory & Compliance, Procurement, Enterprise Master Data, Reporting & Analytics, and other areas.  

 

The Systems Integration Solutions Architect plays a key role on supporting all project phases during design, testing, training and production support from a system integration standpoint. The scope of this position requires a good understanding of business processes that are dependent on EAI, such as e-Commerce and Business-to-Business (B2B), for example. A good understanding of the technical aspects of SAP systems is essential.

The implementation scope will focus on the FMC Ag Solutions business, including FMC, legacy Cheminova and the Heritage DuPont acquired Crop Protection business.

The Systems Integration Solutions Architect will play an integral role during the integration with other business processes/partners

 

The Systems Integration Solutions Architect will partner with a team of onshore and offshore professionals from the implementation partner to help build the new SAP application environment.

 

Key Responsibilties

  • Provide technical hands on support during the design, architecture, development, implementation, testing and deployment of the new Enterprise Application Integration solution
  • Perform technical walkthroughs with development teams
  • Responsible for the monitoring and administration of the EAI platforms.
  • Responsible for the development and support of data interchange interfaces that leverage the EAI platforms, both internal to FMC as well as external interfaces with business partners.
  • Responsible for reviewing and ensuring the quality of interfaces developed by other IT resources; making sure they comply to the FMC standards and best practices for EAI solutions.
  • Works closely with integration partner to ensure successful implementation of projects
  • Provides expert advice and counsel to Business and IT project teams for systems and processes that require EAI interfaces.
  • Ensures EAI business requests are consistent with the CIT governance strategy and the IT business support model.
  • Ensures results obtained satisfy client requirements and that the data interchange interfaces operate effectively and efficiently in the integrated system environment. Obtains written approval from client that change is completed to their satisfaction
  • Effectively communicates significant changes to colleagues and the end user community in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for documenting business procedures relating to new functionality, up-to-date configuration, end user training materials.
  • Responsible for transitioning support of any newly developed application to a designated Support Specialist, which includes providing appropriate documentation and providing ad-hoc assistance when required.
  1. Maintains current knowledge of SAP PI/PO platforms and related solutions.
  2. Maintains Current knowledge of SAP PI SEEBURGER Module.
  • Work with other project teams on supporting functional testing of implemented applications
  • Support a collaborative team working environment and focus on the design of new and improved processes to achieve business objectives and continuous improvement

 

Required Education

Required Education and Experience:

  • Experience
    • 5 or more years of SAP PI/PO and SAP NetWeaver experience is required.
  • Formal Education
    • BS. Degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics) is required.
    • Post graduate degree in technical discipline is preferred.
  • Specific Knowledge Requirements           
    • Strong technical architecture design experience is required Experience in SAP PI/PO platform 7.5 is required.
    • Experience working with SAP HANA
    • Understanding of different certificates and encryptions is required.
    • Experience in EDI standards ANSI X12, EDIFACT and EBXML is required.
    • Experience with networking and communication protocols TCP/IP, SNMP, SFTP, UDP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS and AS2 is required.
    • Strong understanding of web services, XML, XSLT, SOAP, UML, and ESB concepts is required.
    • Experience in e-Commerce solutions is required.
    • Experience with Banking interfaces, order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions is required.
    • ERP functional or technical interface experience (IDoc, RFC, BAPI, etc.) required.
    • ABAP development knowledge is desired.
    • Experience with SQL Server or other enterprise level database software is desired.
    • Experience working with B2B partners/Providers like ELEMICA.

Qualifications

Competencies

 

Business Acumen

Process Management

Functional/Technical Skills

Action Oriented

Drive for Results

Strategic Agility

Dealing with Ambiguity

Good analytical and problem-solving skills

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