Are you an Engineering graduate looking for a job in SAP? You made the right choice. But do you have any idea where you will be placed among the vast workforce around the world?
It is important to know about a companies’ organizational structure and work culture before entering it. Don’t worry, here in this article you will learn about the organizational structure, that’s SAP Technical Hierarchy.
Okay without further adieu let’s start the article with a short introduction to the SAP Company.
A Brief Introduction to SAP
SAP refers to Systems Analysis and Program Development. It is the name of the software and also the name of the company. SAP is a German-based multinational company that is popular for its Enterprise software to manage operations ( ERP software).
It is one of the largest non-American tech companies and the third-largest publicly traded company in the Globe. It has many partnership programs and mergers. It has 107,415 employees (2021).
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SAP Technical Hierarchy
Like other famous tech companies, SAP also uses the Band system to classify their workforce. And the Band T stands for the technical Department which extends from T 1 – T 5. Each level has three subdivisions called L 1, L2, L3.
Movement from L1 – L2 is a progression (no salary hike) and movement from T 1 -T 2 is considered as a promotion ( with salary hike). The Average progression happens every 1 or 2 years based on the skills of the candidate.
Okay, as now you got the basic idea about the SAP organizational Structure now let’s see each band in detail.
T 1 – Associate Developer
It is the first position you will place while you enter the SAP as a fresh Engineer Graduate. The L 1 of the T1 is an intern or trainee, L 2 is a Junior Developer/ Associate, etc… like this, the progression goes on.
You are responsible for assisting the clients in the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, updating of the software. The Average Annual Salary of an Associate Developer is$112,000
T 2 – Developer
After 1 or 2 years of working as an Associate Developer, you will be promoted to the role of a Developer. You bear the same responsibilities as in the previous one. But the difficulty of the tasks will be high.
If you have progressed above T2 L2 then you are ranked equal to a specialist. The Average Annual Salary of a Developer in SAP is $ 125,000.
T 3 – Senior Developer
And after 5 years of experience, you will be promoted as a Senior Developer. As a Senior Developer, you are fully responsible for the whole software development, he/she instructs the production, marketing, and sales department about the attributes of a new product.
The Average Annual Salary of a Senior Developer in SAP is $155,000. After this, your promotion period varies based on your skills and working nature. Thus there is no defined promotion period.
T 4 – Architect
Once promoted to an Architect you will be responsible for the design, planning of the whole software development life cycle or project. Sometimes the architect is also referred to as the project manager. It is a high-level position that is more respectable in the firm.
The Average Annual Salary of an Architect in SAP is $200,000- $210,000
T 5 – Chief Architect
The Final and Senior most position in SAP is the chief Architect. This designation is mostly compared with director or tech lead in other multinational companies. He/She is wholly responsible for the technical operations of the company.
The Average Annual Salary of a Chief Architect in SAP is $260,000- $265,000.
The Technical positions of the SAP come to end here, however, there are still many higher positions as technical or software Engineer can go if he develops the business or managerial skill. Here are some of the – CTO, Director, Vice President, CEO, etc…
If you have any further doubts or questions regarding the technical Hierarchy of SAP or any other companies please leave them in the comment section below.
***The salary packages are only indicative and may vary as per the rise and low of the demand.***
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