SAP SR Basis System Administrator

Southfield, Michigan, United Statesthyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc.

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Possible
Job field:IT
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/03/27
Job number:US_RS_05750
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Summary of Position:

SAP Senior Basis Systems Administrator is part of the SAP Center of Excellence (CoE), responsible for building, growing and managing tkMNA’s SAP Landscape; ensuring its scalability, performance, and alignment with changing requirements, supports the tkMNA landscape through proactive monitoring, OSS note application, client copies, resource allocation and performance tuning, troubleshooting of any issues that may arise, support stack upgrades, and system upgrades.

Responsible for defining and governing the SAP CoE change management processes, facilitates the transport management process to the SAP system due to enhancements, delta projects/upgrades, and regular Production support.

Key Accountabilities:

· Performs SAP monitoring features, performance tuning capabilities, log files, and reports to detect, prevent, and correct bottlenecks and common sources of degradation (Basis and Java)

· Executes CCMS and SAP Console for managing transports and service packs across the different environments and systems that comprise tkMNA’s SAP Landscape

· Designs with new hardware and platform considerations that focus on high availability

· Optimizes the flow of information and modifications across technical landscapes

· Creates and deploys strategies for consolidating systems and minimizing downtime

· Manages batch jobs, spool requests, spool jobs, and overall job scheduling

· Executes on OSS notes through SAP Solution Manager/ ChaRM

· Synchronizes, cleanses, and manages growing volumes of transactional and master data

· Analyzes database tables to achieve higher performance

· Defines and employs archiving strategies and requirements

· Interacts with SAP Solution Manager, eCatt, Netweaver Developer Studio, Legacy Migration Workbench, and Audit Information System

· Maintains expertise in the area of SAP architecture, including industry trends, strategies, and products to ensure corporate assets are optimized

· Evolves and ensures the adherence of all TKMNA application development efforts comply to TKMNA’s Application Development programming standards

· Performs various levels of testing plans (unit, system and UAT) and performance test plans

· Maintains and ensures the quality of all technical documentation

· Develops, implements and communicates strategy required to develop, deploy, update and support the SAP applications

· Assists in root cause analysis and provides on-call and off-hour support

· Participates in the introduction and integration of multiple new technologies on all system platforms

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years overseeing and administrating a comprehensive enterprise application landscape
  • 10+ years of experience as an SAP Basis Administrator installing, configuring and maintaining SAP applications
  • Professional experience with both ECC 6.0, Netweaver and J2EE application development and deployment
  • Experience with SAP S4/HANA is a plus
  • Experience with Sap Solution Manager/ ChaRM
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal, written and presentation
  • Strong personal skills, ability to work independently and within teams across the organization
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Good project management skills, strong multi-tasking capabilities, teamwork and consensus building skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer science/information management discipline from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education


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Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us directly.


With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence”.

thyssenkrupp Materials NA is a subsidiary of the internationally operating thyssenkrupp Group. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, thyssenkrupp Materials NA is a leading provider of production materials and integrated service solutions with almost 2,900 employees and more than 95 locations in North America. With annual sales of $2.9 billion, the company is focused on value-added processing and distribution of a full line of aluminum, stainless, copper, brass, specialty metals, steel, and plastics products. Supply chain management, transportation and logistics, and production support outsourcing solutions are among the many services provided to customers. Business units include Copper and Brass Sales, Engineered Plastics, Ken-Mac Metals, OnlineMetals, thyssenkrupp Steel Services, thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services, and thyssenkrupp Materials de Mexico.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

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Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


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