Senior SAP Basis Administrator

Do you want to be instrumental in managing the SAP infrastructure environment?


If so, then we are looking for a Senior SAP Basis Administrator role to manage our SAP technical environment.  Along with you responsibilities in configuring, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting the SAP technical environment, you will:  


  • Maintain the SAP instances that comprise the SAP environment including ECC Development, QA, & Production, PI Development, QA, & Production, and Solution Manager
  • Maintain the integrity of the SAP environment by managing the SAP transport system to ensure all configuration and development objects are promoted in line with the PRH Integration, Test, and Change management procedures
  • Ensure optimal SAP configuration to maximise system performance and availability
  • Manage SAP users, authorisations, and profiles in line with PRH security and SOD procedures
  • Monitor SAP systems including work processes, users, system logs, short dumps, locks, developer traces, system traces, disk space, interfaces etc.
  • Collaborate with the DBA to plan and perform database upgrades, database maintenance, database problem solving, database performance/storage tasks
  • Collaborate with the infrastructure team to ensure backup and recovery strategy is optimal and meets best practice
  • Perform SAP client administration including client creation, copies and deletions
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of SAP system upgrades
  • Apply and migrate SAP maintenance such as kernel upgrades through all systems using the PRH methodology
  • Maintain system documentation for all SAP instances and interfaces
  • Provide status reports to management


What you’ll need to be successful in this role:


  • An ability to perform independently and participate in and/or lead technical architecture discussions and designs
  • Perform complex problem analysis providing an advanced level of application and end user support
  • Support end-user acceptance testing in IT projects related to SAP
  • Effective communication skills and ability to liaise with all levels in the business
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to support Basis and Security on latest versions of SAP R/3 ECC
  • Strong SAP Basis skills on Operating Systems Windows, Linux, Database with MS SQL and Oracle database
  • Demonstrated experience  in Risk Analysis, Role and User Level Separation of Duties (SOD) analysis experience
  • Proven experience in Configure, deploy and manage SAP Security Roles (single and composite), Profiles and Authorizations throughout multiple SAP Landscapes to meet unique client security requirements
  • Demonstrated proven ability to create Transport Domain Controller and administer Transport Management System
  • Experience working with SAP via OSS and Solution Manager to resolve technical problems
  • Experience working with Operating System and Data Base Administrators for optimal SAP application performance
  • Experience in SAP application capacity Planning, performance tuning
  • SAP Installation and upgrade experience on both ABAP and Java stack
  • Strong Solution manager experience and expertise in tools similar to ChaRM, QGM, Solution monitoring, Business process monitoring and dashboards
  • Perform application monitoring, troubleshooting, and tuning to ensure high availability, and performance standards are met
  • Experience working with Operating System and Data Base Administrators for optimal SAP application performance
  • Proven experience in using MS Office products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.
  • An ability to work flexibly, your core hours will be Monday- Friday 08:00-18:00 covered by shifts with overtime and weekend working required


The Technology team provides expertise and effective solutions to Penguin Random House UK. We integrate flexibility and agility which supports our consistent way of working. We set ourselves up for success by holding ourselves accountable and welcoming change. Each member of the Technology team brings skill and initiative to their role; we take personal ownership within a one team culture, working collaboratively to meet expectations from our stakeholders who trust us to deliver.


If you feel suited for this role then please apply with your CV and Cover Letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.





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