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SAP BTP Cloud Lead






We have an exciting new role for a SAP BTP Cloud Lead to join our SAP Centre of Excellence on a permanent basis, reporting into our Head of SAP Systems.


The role:


Our SAP BTP Cloud Lead will be responsible for all activities related to design, development, security and the operational support of the SAP BTP Cloud platform and its custom applications.


This role will require working within and delivering both large and small projects using Agile methodology. You will have exposure to the full product development lifecycle, from identification to production deployment, to the operational support of services which are in your area of responsibility. 


The role provides a dynamic, collaborative, and flexible approach to working, while promoting and adhering to ITIL best practice processes. You will be working closely with a wide user community across multiple cross-functional, multi-location teams to ensure the cloud-native services and business applications delivered meet client requirements.

Some of your responsibilities will include:


  • Participating and leading in workshops to design and agree new SAP BTP solutions.

  • Designing SAP Cloud Platform configuration, action, test and implementation within a project management framework.

  • Working with external and internal development teams to deliver SAP solutions.

  • Developing and maintaining standard or custom interfaces with Cloud Integration Suite.

  • Attending technical and architectural design review meetings and help design high performance, scalable, reliable and secure enterprise solutions.

  • Creating and updating technical documentations and provide expert knowledge sharing within the SAP Centre of Excellence.

  • Designing, coding and testing product features by following agile development practices.

  • Actively monitoring system availability and performance metrics.

  • Consistently provide deep technical expertise when investigating and solving problems.


What you’ll bring:


The individual coming into this role will have the opportunity to shape the SAP Cloud strategy within Penguin Random House, analyse performance issues of the Cloud platform, proactively monitor the service behaviour, and identify areas for improvement.

You will be a member of the SAP Centre of Excellence and work collaboratively with the SAP development and application teams and other Centre’s of Excellence’s within our Technology division, including Security Operations, Architecture, and Infrastructure to maintain or resolve operational issues.


You will:


  • Ensure the availability and performance of SAP to agreed business SLAs.

  • Focus on continuous improvement of processes and a smooth end user experience.

  • Have extensive development skills with a strong SAP bias.

  • Have hands-on experience with SAP BTP (Cloud Foundry).

  • Have solid knowledge of the SAP Business Technology Platform and related technical components such as HANA, BAS, Workflow Management and Integration suite.

  • Have solid knowledge and experience with Cloud Platforms such as AWS.

  • Have experience integrating SAP CPI with SuccessFactors, Salesforce, Ariba, Hybris, S/4 Hana and on-premise solutions.


About Penguin: 


We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone. 


Our approach to hybrid working:


We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing.


For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person, mainly at our offices in London and Colchester. The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.


Please apply with your CV and cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.



Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus benefits.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:


  • 27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days

  • Medical cover

  • Life assurance

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Summer working hours (role dependent)

  • Volunteering policy and charity matching

  • Employee Assistance programme

  • Mentoring programme

  • Extended gender neutral parental leave

  • Access to free and discounted books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK

  • Each site has trained mental health first aiders

  • We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview.


We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:


We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 264043

Date:  17 Nov 2023

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW


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