SAP Technical Architect

Design small and large-scale solutions, including SAP PI 7.3 to SAP PO 7.5 migration, SAP ECC5 with AFS 5.00 to SAP ECC6 with AFS 6.06, migration from HEC to AWS and migration from on-premise to Virtustream.

Technical Team Lead

Manage small to medium size teams, spanning UK, USA and India. Have worked in multiple highly secure locations.

SAP BASIS

SAP BASIS since 1999. Full end-to-end stack, SAP Portal certified. Designed, implemented, troubleshooted and supported a number of solutions, across several different environments, for many globally recognised companies.

Website Development

Have created several personal and commercial websites. I enjoy working on the UI, UX and all the things you don't see behind the scenes (making sites that perform well, have good SEO and SEM, A/B testing, e-mail strategy, etc).

I have always loved technology. I was brought up on computer games from the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga 500, multiple consoles and homemade computers. From gaming I learned how to get drivers working in MS DOS, how to tune memory in MS DOS and Windows, how to get hardware to work with Windows ('Plug and Play' hadn't been conceived back then). Then I started building PC’s. making websites, programming, managing the network and PC's for my dad's company.

From my 'home-baked' start, 6 months into my 3rd year of University (which was a work placement at the SAP Centre at Barclays Bank) I was offered a job. So after completing my 4th year of University, I continued at Barclays Bank for a total of over 6 years. Then I furthered my SAP career at Deloitte for 8 years and Capgemini from 2005 to present.

As well as being obsessed with technology, I have always liked to participate in sport - target shooting for 26 years, a member of 3 sponsored Paintball teams, 16 x 6 hour Adventure Races, 2 x Sprint Distance Triathlons, 4 x Half Marathons (fastest time 1:39), plus lots of rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and other sports.

Then there's cars, photography, family - and of course bacon!

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Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

SAP Technical Architect

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Capgemini UK

October 2013 to Present

SAP Technical Architect, Technical Lead, SAP BASIS

Responsible for the end to end design and delivery of the SAP Technical components in complex SAP projects. Involvement is from initial technical architecture design, build, test, deployment and hand over to operational run.

Deloitte LLP

October 2005 to September 2013

SAP BASIS Administrator

Administration, configuration and optimisation of Deloitte SAP environments.

Barclays Bank PLC

November 2004 to October 2005

SAP BASIS Administrator

Administration, configuration and optimisation of Barclays SAP environments.

Barclays Bank PLC

May 1999 to November 2004

SAP Infrastructure Team Lead

Introducing new SAP technologies, building new end-to-end systems and managing the operational integrity of the business systems solutions.

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Systems

1997 to 2001

BTEC National Diploma in Computer Systems

1995 - 1997

Bury Lawn School

1986 - 1995

NATS
July 2018 – August 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning for the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Live Connection, SAP BW data source, into the existing NATS SAP landscape
Burberry
July 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning for a project proposal, to migrate SAP ECC5 AFS 5.00 on HEC to ECC6 AFS 6.06 on AWS
Anglian Water
May 2018 – August 2018
SAP Technical Architect for migration from SAP PI 7.3 to SAP PO 7.5
SERCO
April 2018
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed and amended technical design for a bid
[Confidential]
January 2018 – March 2018
SAP BASIS Consultant, used Transport Expresso to managed transports in a multi-track environment, configured Inline Conflict Analysis, developed new transport procedures, system refreshes
NATS
February 2017 – December 2017
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead. Migrating the existing SAP systems to a cloud based Virtustream environment
Anglian Water
March 2017 – March 2017
SAP BASIS Technical Lead. Brought in to manage SAP BASIS teams in the UK and India, to resolve a high-profile live issue
Centrica
November 2016 – December 2016
SAP BASIS Consultant. Supported the implementation and migration of existing SAP systems to an SAP HANA environment
Rolls-Royce
June 2015 – September 2016
SAP BASIS Team Lead. Managed 13 staff across the UK, USA and India. Responsible for creating and optimising business processes and supporting BAU and project requirements across two data centres and a highly secure, air-gapped site
Viridor
January 2015 – June 2015
SAP BASIS UK Team Lead. Responsible for implementing and going live on new SAP environments
NHS24
December 2014 – January 2015
SAP BASIS Consultant. Upgraded several systems, for go-live readiness
Southern Water
December 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed the system for go-live suitability
British Council
November 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Created a technical architecture design and proposal for migrating the existing self-hosted SAP environment to a Microsoft Azure cloud-based environment
Wilko
September 2014 – November 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed and made performance and reliability suggestions on the SAP systems and architecture
HOPE
September 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Involved with technical architecture design for bid
Surrey County Council
August 2014 – September 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Rebuilt a Production Solution Manager system after the original became inoperable
Centrica Energy
June 2014 – August 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Researched the implementation of implementing and managing SAP systems on Amazon Web Services
Centrica Storage Ltd.
December 2013 – June 2014
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead. Planned and implemented an extended system landscapes (new Pre-Production and Production systems), required for legal purposes
NATS
November 2013
SAP BASIS Consultant. Involved with technical architecture design for a bid