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Sr. SAP Basis Administrator
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Sr. SAP Basis Administrator

Reports to:SAP Manager Department:ERP


The responsibility of this position is for implementing, documenting, maintaining, and supporting the technical environment required by SAP. Individuals in this position work at an extremely high technical level with an understanding of SAP, its underlying database, operating system, and hardware platform. Incumbents interact with the SAP development teams, SAP configuration teams, various technical teams, and business stakeholders to optimize and maintain the overall SAP reliability, availability, and performance.


* Implement and maintain the multiple SAP instances that comprise the SAP environment (development, test, training and production).
* Maintain the integrity of the SAP environment by managing the SAP Correction and Transport System (CTS) to ensure all configuration and development objects are promoted properly.
* Introduce technical changes into the environment using a structured approach that minimizes risk and achieves high reliability, availability and performance of each SAP instance.
* Design and implement an optimal SAP configuration to maximize system performance and availability.
* Install and configure all required SAP database servers and application servers.

Distribute the online SAP user workload and monitor and manage the SAP background job workload.
* Configure and manage the SAP printing subsystem for all SAP instances.
* Maintain SAP performance by planning and executing SAP tuning strategies.
* Monitor all SAP systems (work processes, users, system logs, short dumps, locks, developer traces, system traces, disk space, etc.).
* Administer the SAP database (plan and perform database upgrades, apply database maintenance, design and maintain physical database layout, perform database reorganizations, design and implement backup and restore strategy, maintain database security, administer database performance, manage database storage, database problem determination and resolution, etc.).
* Perform SAP client administration (create client, copy client, delete client, export/import client) as required.
* Integrate one SAP instance with other SAP instances or other non-SAP applications by configuring the SAP Application Link Enabled (ALE) technology.
* Assist in the design, testing and installation of the SAP data archive process.
* Apply SAP maintenance (hot packages and kernel upgrades) through all systems using a structured methodology.
* Develop and maintain system documentation for all SAP instances and interfaces.
* Establish the SAP Online Service System (OSS) connection with SAP to obtain maintenance and support information.
* Establish the SAP Online Service System (OSS) connection with SAP to obtain maintenance and support information.
* Architect SAP Solution Landscapes or assist SE with system Architecture.
* Lead SAP system upgrades and installations projects.
* Lead projects to migration SAP systems to Secure-24 datacenters.
* Provide status reports for projects to management.
* Build and maintain strong customer relationships.
* Mentor other team members.
* Drive internal initiatives to better the overall performance, scalability and efficiency of the team.

Leadership and Team Focus

* Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor.
* Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices and technologies.
* Provides recommendations on changes and design enhancements to improve reliability, security, processes, and performance.
* Takes responsibility for meeting commitments; desire to succeed and has a history of meeting solutions by deadline.
* Builds respectful relationships with team members; consistently acknowledges and appreciates each member's contributions.
* Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential; motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner.
* Provides quality customer service above else; ensures an understanding between customer and Secure-24 and helps provide workable solutions.
* Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members.
* Mitigates team conflict and communication problems; provides information that insures interest and understanding.
* Promotes innovation, creativity, and effectiveness, always striving for continuous improvement.
* Grows professionally and personally; eager to acquire new knowledge while promoting Secure-24's values and culture.



* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
* 10+ years of SAP Basis work experience Including hands on experience in below areas:
* S4, ECC, BI/BW,BObj, APO/SCM, Live Cache, PI/PO, EP, Solution Manager, CRM, SRM, GRC, GTS, TM, BPC, SLT, Fiori, OpenText ADS, Content Server, Nakisa, SAPRouter, Web Disp, Vertex, Sabrix, Sales Tax

* Understanding including the ability to monitor, tune and troubleshoot the database system.
* Deep hands on Experience with Oracle Database, MS SQL, MaxDB, Sybase ASE and HANA
* Deep Experience with Unix OS, Linux and Windows
* Migration and Upgrade experience on above platforms
* Strong analytical, problem solving, and conceptual skills.
* Strong customer focus. Must work well with customers of varying levels of technical expertise in high-pressure situations and complex environments.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to various levels of management.
* Ability to adapt to changing business processes, technologies, and environments.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Strong desire and ability to quickly learn, become competent in, and apply new skills.
* Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
* Must be proactive and able to work with minimal supervision.
* Ability to work on cross-functional teams.
* Ability to work in pressure situations.
* Occasional travel (up to 10%) for training and/or conferences.

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