Solution Architect

Tech Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-3618


Job title: Solution Architect
Responsible to: Principal Solution Architect
Department: Global Financial Applications
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

Music is Universal

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email

The A Side: A Day in The Life

The successful candidate will join a strong SAP Build team with an in progress Global SAP implementation. The Solution Architect will be responsible to ensure the good design and management of the existing global template for FICO whilst contributing heavily to ensuring efficient design and quality configuration as the SAP project continues to roll out to 33 new territories globally. This will involve close cooperation with multiple parties including ECC solution architects, ABAP developers & Business process owners.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be technical  

  • Control and management of a FICO global template
  • Extensive SAP solution design experience
  • Hands on configuration experience of FI, MM, SD, PS, CO-PA, CO-CCA/PCA
  • Strong understanding of integration with BI

Be knowledgeable


  • Good understanding of localisation management
  • Experience of business process design including requirement gathering
  • Up to date with developments in areas in and around the SAP roadmap
  • Able to identify best practice solutions to complex problems

Personal Specification


  • Excellent general SAP ECC skills
  • Strong understanding of SAP BI
  • Successful track record of implementing an SAP global programme
  • Highly experienced with SAP FICO
  • Skills and experience in the following areas would be highly advantageous: ABAP & HANA
  • Consulting background preferred
  • Ability to engage with and inspire confidence across all levels of the business
  • Accounting background favoured
  • Experience of working in a global environment
  • Strong communication & presentation skills

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.