Senior Platform Engineer


At adidas, we believe that "Through Sport, we have the power to change lives”.

To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers, and the best way to accelerate this process is through Digital.


We are looking for a Senior Platform Engineer – SAP Basis. Lead technical deliveries with your product teams and participate in the respective workstreams together with the business counterparts to ensure a successful delivery & enablement. Therefore, he/she assumes responsibility for assigned projects and stream, driving the day-to-day operation for our current complex multitier landscape, and supporting the road to S/4 HANA for standardization and simplification.



Our tech hub in Zaragoza is providing the technical solutions to the fast growth adidas digital business. We create the vision, design, build and operate everything related to digital B2C business, or internal solutions, for adidas. From online web and mobile stores, to digital marketing, to internal products used during product creation lifecycle.

Customer is at the core of everything we do. We have the tremendous responsibility of creating the new, building premium experiences for our users. Our IT teams are continuously looking for creativity, perfection, and also satisfaction.

Become a crucial part of an Agile Platform Engineering team, by jumping in, and working together to create the future developing game-changing software.

Are you ready to live adidas experience?


Key Responsibilities:

  • SAP Basis project lead
  • You will be the contributor to build, operate and especially innovate our complex multi-tier SAP Landscape (ERP + HANA)
  • You will be part of the overall program for the S/4 HANA transformation on the tech side.
  • You will ensure stable and reliable SAP System Performance in a secure Environment.
  • Be accountable for High Availability and Disaster Recovery of our SAP solutions.
  • Lead and Steer System Upgrades and Major Releases with multiple stakeholders.
  • Support, develop and implement SAP Solution & Security Designs.
  • Ensure the adherence of Standards and SAP Best Practices.
  • Setup and support of complex SAP NetWeaver, SAP HANA technical architectures
  • Participate in Projects and provide clear Status Updates on Milestones.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal stakeholders and 3rd party Vendors
  • You will be part of our bigger Tech community and can actively contribute here.
  • Technical support and consulting across all project phases like development, SIT, UAT, GoLive. This includes the following topics:
    • Support Software Logistics
    • Database Administration
    • Capacity Management
    • Printer Management
    • Administration SAP Basis and related component
    • Configuration management according new processes and extended workload
    • Technical System and Process Optimization
    • SPOC for any project relevant Incidents and Change mgmt requests
  • Support sizing and capacity forecast for new demand and develop solution architecture options according Sizing and business application requirements to ensure extra workload is covered.
  • Performance validation of related business processes considering adidas standard change management
  • Support test management team in load testing, transfer analysis results, provide and implement recommendations for optimization
  • Expert Consultancy and best practice across all SAP Basis layers
  • Ensure proper documentation and communication




What we are looking for:

  1. College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Min. 7 years of IT experience.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Fluent English skills (verbal and written).
  4. Required technical skills:
    • In-depth working experience with on-prem / private / public cloud instances of SAP, SAP installation, DB Sizing and Maintenance (SAP HANA / Oracle)
    • Extensive Experience in Installations, System Refreshes & Copies, Upgrades and Support of all SAP Systems (ABAP / JAVA Stack / SolMan / BW / BI / CRM /Portal / Gateway) on Oracle or SAP HANA DB.
    • Hands – On experience with technical SAP upgrades including support pack and version upgrades.
    • Hands – On experience with Technology orchestration and integration (e.g., SAP Cloud Connector, System Landscape Transformation)
    • Good Knowledge about underlying hardware, storage and network.
    • Good knowledge SAP HANA integration with other cloud and streaming providers (like Amazon AWS, Kafka)
    • Strict License, Contract and Vendor Management
    • Know-how of SAP Cloud Platform as well as Integration & Connectivity of SAP SaaS to SAP ECC or even SAP S/4 HANA .
    • Ideally you have firsthand-On Experience with SAP hosted at Hyperscalers like AWS, Azure or GCP.
  1. Nice to have technical skills:
    • Hands-on experience with administration of Atlassian Tools.
  2. Problem solving skills and hands-on attitude.
  3. Experience working in agile teams (Scrum/Kanban).
  4. Growth mindset, continuous learning, always growing and improving.


Main SAP Products we use:

  • Cloud platforms: AWS
  • SAP HR
  • SAP BW Finance
  • SAP Portal
  • SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • SAP Solutionmanager
  • SAP PI
  • SAP Cloud solutions (ARIBA, HR Success Factor, Analytics Cloud, SAP Data Hub, SAP Data Intelligence, Cloud Connector)
  • SAP S4
  • SAP Hana


What we offer:

  • Be part of a company where digital transformation, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.
  • Join a team of talented and passionate engineers, developing cloud native solutions, with a lot of opportunities to learn, grow and reach your expectations.
  • Individual development, training and a tech community.
  • Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility.
  • Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas & Reebok products. 


To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.

Do you have experience, or want to learn all the technologies we use? Are you looking for growing professionally within adidas? We are happy to receive your application.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Platform Engineer

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  390272
Date:  Dec 24, 2021