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Solution Architect

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company: AGCO

Join one of the world leaders in global agriculture engineering Technology. AGCO's consistent efforts to deliver smart farming solutions leveraging technology and engineering prowess has helped create innovative global platforms like Precision AG Technologies.


In Support of AGCO's Farmer First purpose and clear intent of developing innovative technological solutions, we are opening a new digital capability centre located in Bengaluru, India,


The centre would focus on augmenting AGCO's global IT and Digital capability and investment in high-quality technology, innovation, and R&D talent.


The teams will be an integral part of AGCO's global ecosystem. They will work as part of a global cross-function and cross-cultural team, working together to deliver AGCO's purpose to provide Farmer-focused solutions to sustainably feed our world​​ and our vision to be the Trusted partner for industry-leading, smart farming solutions​.


"So if you are interested in working for a diverse organization that provides global opportunities, has a vision and purpose to help solve one of the biggest problems of our time and who is on the forefront of innovation, please apply today!"


Who We Are Looking For:


AGCO is looking to hire candidates for the position of IT Solution Architect.


The IT Solution Architect position is responsible for leading the effort to understand the AGCO business needs and identify how best leverage technology to meet those needs.  Overall, this role is critical to the entire project life cycle as it will be responsible for designing the architectures of existing and new systems in addition to designing the integration patterns to be used across systems.  This includes leadership and documentation to ensure best practice are proposed and followed so business value is delivered in accordance with the objectives.  The role leads the effort to analyze business and technical requirements and turn those requirements into highly efficient IT systems and integrations.  This role encompasses systems and data related activities as well business knowledge.  These responsibilities include providing support for project work, ongoing day-to-day operational needs (maintenance, fixes, enhancements, releases and change requests), and building out the frameworks for secure, efficient data systems and integrations.



What You Will Do:


  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on requirements gathering, solution design, configuration, testing, user acceptance, implementation, and documentation.
  • Understand and translate business concepts to executable functional designs and architectures; ensure functional designs are executed as a viable solution to the business concept; ensuring module solution aligns and is compatible with overall architecture.
  • Work with other analysts to understand integration points with other systems and create successful connections.
  • Create and update functional, conceptual, and technical design documents and ensure the documents are aligned with current system design and business best practices.
  • Partner with technical and business resources to support the product life cycle from Idea Generation through Delivery and Support.
  • Plan production software deployment activities and provide input into the technical change management process.
  • Assist with estimations of new developments and enhancement requests (costs, benefits, resources).
  • Monitor performance and provide responsive action to issues maintaining high-level internal customer satisfaction to required service level performance measures, through the successful resolution of customer requests/issues/change requests.
  • Ensure individual and team compliance with all AGCO policies and procedures including Sarbanes Oxley, IT and Security.  Follow established governance processes and standards.
  • Plan, prepare and execute system, product, acceptance and operational readiness testing.  Create test approaches, conditions, cycles, scripts, environments. 



What You Will Bring:


  • 7 to 10+ years of progressive IT experience
  • Experience with SAP Hana, ERP, data warehouse, systems integration solutions, and other large system deployment knowledge.
  • Formal IT methodology experience is required.   
  • Hands on experience with functional and technical system configuration and design.
  • Experience working with offshore development teams in the delivery of enterprise solutions.
  • Hands on experience with SAP Hana, SAP Data Services or similar data storage, warehousing and/or ETL solutions.
  • Experience creating data models, querying data, business process and technical process mapping.
  • Detailed knowledge of the following:
    • IT change management process
    • Incident management procedures
    • Application management processes
    • Multiple business process from an IT perspective
  • Develop and excellent working knowledge of the following:
    • Day-to-day operational environment locally, regionally, and globally
    • The roles and responsibilities of the key IT staff members regionally and globally
    • IT vendor management
  • Knowledge and experience in Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
  • Ability to quickly develop a strong understanding of the business areas supported by the systems.
  • Proactive mindset and the ability to take and assignment and deliver it with minimal oversight.
  • Discreet Manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Global company experience is a plus.


Who You Are:


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of interacting with multiple levels of IT and business management.
  • Successfully influences diverse groups and teams in a complex, ambiguous and rapidly changing environment to deliver value-added solutions.
  • Effective working relationship with the business to ensure business requirements are accurately captured, agreed, and accepted.
  • Adaptable to new technologies/practices and acts as change agent within teams


What We Offer You:

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!


ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We're committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.


POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.


INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people worldwide who share your enthusiasm.


MAKE THE MOST OF YOU – Benefits include health care and wellness plans and flexible and virtual work option……….


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities, or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer



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