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Sr Solution Architect, SAP Basis

Pune, India Job ID: 118250

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Position Summary:

This role will deliver best-in-class services for a complex SAP system landscapes. He/she should provide expert level SAP Basis support and will be responsible for Implementing,troubleshooting and maintenance of existing and new SAP products. He/she will implement and coordinate new SAP installations and upgrades. He/she will assure a stable system performance and a continuous improvement of our customer satisfaction.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None. May have to manage some vendor team members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works as an SAP Basis team member on SAP implementations, upgrades, and rollouts – ECC, BW,BOBJ Data services,BW 4/HANA, HANA DB , Cloud solutions like SAP IBP & Ariba, SRM,GRC,BPC, PI, Solution Manager,MES/MII,Enterprise portals and Single Sign On.
  • Designs, configures, monitors, maintains and supports SAP environments - ECC, BW,BOBJ Data services, BW 4/HANA, Cloud solutions like SAP IBP & Ariba, SRM,GRC,BPC, PI, Solution Manager,MES and Single Sign On.
  • Experineced on both On-premise and Cloud environments ( Preferably AWS & SAP Cloud solutions)
  • Experinceed in SAP High availability environments
  • Experience in HANA DB administration
  • Nice to have experience with Archiving ( SAP Data and Content Archiving tools – both standard SAP and tools like PBS)
  • Proactively monitors supported systems to predict, prevent, and respond to systems issues to improve availability and resilience of supported critical systems.
  • Provides root cause analysis of issues encountered on supported systems, working with other teams as necessary to make holistic recommendations to avoid recurrent outages.
  • Performs systems monitoring, systems configuration and performance tuning for all SAP components.
  • Analyzes complex issues and provide root cause analysis on all SAP component failures and outages.
  • Participates as a team member and provides input and expertise to discussions about system and solution design.
  • Participate in projects to determine project scope and limitations, architect solution landscapes, estimate time and cost requirements, and create/configure/maintain systems according to the project plans.
  • Uses ABAP/4, Java, and other SAP relevant technologies to create, customize, and maintain applications in the environment to meet business and technical requirements.
  • Keeps abreast of SAP releases, enhancements, new functionality and application research. Makes recommendations to senior management with recommendations of ways to decrease costs, improve performance, improve reliability, or improve availability.
  • Analysis, design and transfer of business requirements into functional and technical requirements and specifications suitable for an SAP landscape.
  • Develops, maintains, and presents systems documentation, training materials, configuration and process documentations and training courses
  • Performs peer review of changes for team members to identify potential issues before they become problems within the production environment.
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
  • Collaborates with Global Centers of Excellence within the IT organization.
  • Work with vendor project teams on implementation projects.
  • Provide Level 3 support for SAP applications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of prior SAP Basis experience with large organizations and having advanced level of skill set on ECC, BW,BOBJ Data services. BW 4/HANA, HANA DB, SAP Cloud solutions like IBP/Ariba,SRM,GRC,BPC, PI, Solution Manager and MES. Should be strong in both ABAP and Java SAP stacks. Experienced with onpremise and cloud based solutions.
  • Should have strong exposure of SAP Architecture and Landscape design
  • Strong experience on SAP Basis implementations and upgrades
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of SAP performance tuning for both the ABAP and Java stacks.
  • Experience supporting SAP systems running on Unix, Linux, and Windows using Oracle DB.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Enterprise Portals within a federated landscape
  • SAP NetWeaver infrastructure and landscape optimization.
  • SAP Web Application Server architecture
  • Portal System performance improvements
  • Peer review of changes going into production.
  • Bachelor’s/Masters Degree in Engineering (preferred) or equivalent in Computers, Information Technology, or related field
  • Demonstrated 7+ years of relevant experience with increasing responsibilities within a large global, multicultural, multi-location organization.
  • Good understanding of ASAP methodology.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem solving skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects.
  • A global perspective with the ability to understand and work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.
  • Proven ability to manage key stakeholder interests, simultaneously managing conflicting priorities and business interests.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing customer-facing, strategic projects as well as Application Development projects.
  • Experience with outsourcing, contracts, governance, and coordination/management of global, virtual, vendor teams.

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

Results-Driven: Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.

  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion in a timely manner
  • Ability to influence and drive change.

Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with fellow workers all levels of a global matrixed organization

Customer Focus: Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.

  • Ability to work closely with team members inside and outside engineering group including marketing and sales personnel.

Self-Awareness: Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.

  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for work, personal career and skill development

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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