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Title:SAP Solution Architect
Location:Columbia, SC
Openings:1
Type:Contract

Position: SAP Solution Architect

Location: Columbia, SC

Rate: $100.00/hr W-2, C2C-Yes

Duration: 1yr - Contract

                   

Job Description and Responsibilities:

 

THE POSITION REQUIRES ANALYZING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, ENHANCEMENT PACK

INSTALLATIONS, SYSTEM, COPIES, SERVICE PACK ADMINISTRATION, MANAGING

CHANGE REQUIRES, PROVIDING WORK ESTIMATES, CONFIGURATION OF STANDARD

SOLUTIONS, TESTING AND ALL OTHER SAP AND 3RD PARTY ADMINISTRATION

FUNCTIONS. THIS INCLUDES SUPPORT OF A 5 SYSTEM LANDSCAPE, SYSTEM

ENHANCEMENTS AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATIONS.

 

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF MICROSOFT OPERATING

SYSTEMS AND SQL DATABASES.

 

CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE FORMAL WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION AND PEER AND USER

TRAINING.

 

SOLUTION ARCHITECTING

 

PARTICIPATES WITH ALL SCEIS TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL TEAMS TO DEVELOP

IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES, PROCESSES, PROCEDURES AND

BEST PRACTICES FOR SAP SYSTEM SOLUTIONS.

ASSIST WITH DEFINING HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS AND THE CURRENT SCEIS

LANDSCAPE AS REQUIRED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONALITY BEING IMPLEMENTED.

ASSIST WITH CREATION OF A HIGH-LEVEL IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP FOR THE

ABOVE SOLUTIONS.

ASSIST WITH DEVELOPMENT OF TEST PLANS TO VALIDATE THE SOLUTIONS AND

COMPONENTS ONCE IMPLEMENTED.

EFFECTIVELY LEVERAGING THE LATEST CAPABILITIES OF SAP COMPONENTS TO

ASSIST WITH SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT.

SAP BASIS ADMINISTRATION IN A WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND 2008 SQL 2005

AND 2008 ENVIRONMENTS.

WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF SAP IN AN HP INFRASTRUCTURE 64 BIT HARDWARE

ENVIRONMENT

WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF VIRTUALIZATION USING VMWARE.

SAP BASIS ADMINISTRATION AND TECHNICAL CORE COMPETENCIES TASKS

INCLUDING SAP SOFTWARE INSTALLATION, UPGRADE, APPLYING SUPPORT PACKAGES,

AND INSTALLATION OF ADD-ON SOFTWARE COMPONENTS.

SAP PROFILE PARAMETER CHANGES, WORKLOAD ANALYSIS, SYSTEM ERROR

ANALYSIS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF STANDARD BASIS BACKGROUND JOBS AND SYSTEM

HEALTH CHECKS AND MONITORING

IMPACT ANALYSIS OF NEW SAP RELEASES TO CURRENT SYSTEM LANDSCAPE

ENVIRONMENTS

DESIGN OF SOLUTION AND ASSISTANCE TO PROJECT AND PRODUCTION SUPPORT

TEAMS IN DEPLOYING THE SOLUTION.

ANALYSIS OF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, DATABASE PERFORMANCE, SYSTEM HEALTH

CHECKS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TUNING IMPROVEMENTS

ESTABLISHMENT OF OSS AND EARLYWATCH CONNECTIONS WHERE APPROPRIATE

PARTICIPATION IN MULTI-LANDSCAPE ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH CLIENT COPIES,

SYSTEM REFRESHES, AND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPTIMAL DISK LAYOUT, FILE SYSTEM STRUCTURES, OS

TUNING/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS AND TROUBLESHOOTING.

TECHNICAL CONSULTING AND MENTORING TO APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT,

FUNCTIONAL, GLOBAL ROLLOUT, INTEGRATION AND CHANGE RELEASE MANAGEMENT

TEAMS, AND ALSO TO FELLOW BASIS ADMINISTRATORS.

TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL PROJECTS ACROSS

MULTIPLE TEAMS.

INVESTIGATION AND ENGINEERING OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTION FROM

SAP AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE VENDORS.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE INTERFACING TO 3RD PARTY TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS

VERTEX, BSI, ADOBE FORMS, DOC BUILDER, NAKISA, BUSINESS OBJECTS AND

OTHER COMMON SAP BOLT-ONS

 

TRAINING

 

FORMALLY PROVIDE PROCESS AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER VIA PEER

COACHING, WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FOR ALL BASIS

WORK.

 

GENERAL

 

PROVIDE EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS TO

MANAGEMENT, PEERS AND USERS.

IDENTIFICATION AND ESCALATION OF ISSUES AND RISKS TO MANAGEMENT IN A

TIMELY MANNER.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

 

10+ YEARS ABAP SOLUTION ARCHITECTING EXPERIENCE

10+ YEARS OF ABAP/JAVA SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

EXPERIENCE

10+ YEARS OF PRACTICAL UPGRADE, ENHANCEMENT PACK, OSS NOTES, SUPPORT

PACKS AND TROUBLESHOOTING EXPERIENCE

5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH SAP NETWEAVER RELEASES

5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE SAP PUBLIC SECTOR

EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP SKILLS

EXCELLENT TEACHING/PEER REVIEW SKILLS

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

 

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECC 6.0, SRM 7.02, BW7.3, AND PORTAL 7.0-7.3

SAP UPGRADE AND ENHANCEMENT PACK INSTALLATION

SAP ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

MS OFFICE TOOLS (E.G. WORD, EXCEL, VISIO, PROJECT)

MS SERVER 2003/2008

MS SQL DATABASE 2005/2008

PM EXPERIENCE

FLUENT ENGLISH

BUSINESS ACUMEN

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: BACHELORS IN IT, BUSINESS OR

EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE




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