Business Intelligence Architect

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

This position is a unique opportunity to serve as a software solution architect and SME focusing on SAP Analytics while being a highly visible face to our business stakeholders and technology team. You will have access to and influence stakeholders to help them understand existing opportunities and challenges and will create solutions to solve their business needs. You can expect to be fully engaged beyond technology and will be responsible for understanding critical business processes, managing project deliverables, and collaborating with a great team.

This role is eligible for a hybrid work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.



  • Interface SAP BW with SAP and third-party analytics tools to improve usability and process efficiency
  • Advise on development and testing proposals amongst team members across the full analytics stack
  • Collaborate with other functional architects and business analysts to ensure end-to-end analytic needs are met
  • Understand non-SAP business systems and support business analysts as needed
  • Support a data driven decision culture
  • Mentor team members and functional analysts on best practices
  • Monitor Analytics trends and best practices and identify optimization opportunities


Role Specific Responsibilities


  • 8+ years of progressive SAP BW on HANA or BW4/HANA development experience in a global environment
  • 5+ years’ experience developing Business Objects (Web Intelligence and Analysis for Office) solutions
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information systems, Mathematics, or related field
  • Capability to lead and execute complex assignments and projects independently within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters
  • Expertise in leading requirements gathering workshops, SAP BW Data Model Development, ABAP Development, SAP BW Security Model, Cutover Activities, Data Migration, Testing, User Training, and hyper-care support experience
  • Knowledge in SD-FI, and other ERP integrations, SD-MM integrations and TM
  • Ability to troubleshoot systems issues, complete complex reconciliations, and coordinate with process experts to resolve integrated issues
  • Proven ability to mentor senior, intermediate, and junior developers, and analysts
  • Strong relationship building skills and the ability to convey complex information appropriately to both technical and non-technical team members across all levels of the organization.



  • Preferred:
    • SAP BW on HANA or BW4/HANA implementation or upgrade experience
    • Demonstrated ability to design interfaces between SAP BW and external/non-SAP systems (flat file based, XML based)
    • Master’s degree in computer science, Information systems, Mathematics, or related field
    • Experience developing SAP S/4 Embedded Analytics solutions, or SAP Analytics Cloud solutions
    • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) experience
    • Experience working with Vistex, SalesForce, or Celonis
    • Cloud data warehouse experience with Snowflake or Amazon Redshift


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 7 years of related work experience or training

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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