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Administrator Basis 3

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Exciting opportunity to provide all BASIS SAP functions in a collaborative team environment.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, November 12th, 2018


Position Summary

Provide all BASIS SAP administration functions, including, but not limited to: collaborative application support, performance monitoring and tuning, planning, designing, managing and implementing SAP systems/modules/capability within a defined landscape, archival and adhering to the current BASIS policies and best practices with process development and documentation.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitor all SAP systems activity on a daily basis; consist of ECC 6, BI and SAP portal systems.
  • Maintain SAP R3 and BW profile configurations, including monitoring and adjusting when problems occur or to improve performance.
  • Administration and monitoring of Background processing and batch jobs.  Assist production scheduler with locally developed PL/SQL scripts to monitor mass parallel jobs.
  • Managing print and spooling functions. Configure and maintain approximately 220 remote printers.
  • Load balancing for application server logins. Watch workload consumed by each application server, particularly during month-end processing; add additional resources to server whenever needed.
  • Manage transports from development team. Work with functional team to move and transport any type of changes to R3 and BW system through typical landscapes: development, quality assurance, production and training.
  • Monitor and apply SAP support OSS notes. Use SAP online OSS support to research and report problems, schedule and provide solutions.
  • Maintain sandbox, development, quality assurance (QA) and training environments, including regular refreshes of QA and training systems from production and post-processing steps to maintain identity of the system in the QA/training landscape.
  • Complete installation of R3, BW and its core modules and provide continuous SAP support package upgrades.  Upgrade R3 kernel when required.
  • Maintain J2EE software stacks. Duties cover monitoring, debugging and troubleshooting issues related to the Java stack.
  • Maintain SAP portal environment.  Configuring backend services called by the portal, know how to create, change, and update SSL certificate
  • Planning for SAP Installations, system sizing (capacity planning), and disk/storage/server layout and system installation plans.
  • Monitor database growth and activity. Monitor database performance and adjust database resources as required.  Monitor database storage and add storage space as required.
  • Table and index maintenance. Reorganize database tables and rebuild database indexes as required.
  • Perform database backup/restore using RMAN and HP Open View Storage Data Protector
  • Test database recovery scenarios on a yearly basis.
  • Diagnoses long running SQL and recommend corrective actions.
  • Manage and apply SAP kernel patches and upgrades.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated experience working in a Unix-based server environment, preferably with HP-UX.

Demonstrated experience working in a Windows-based server environment, including familiarity with command line scripting.

Demonstrated experience in web environment, especially with HTTPS and SSL configuration.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple assignments, under time constraints while maintaining high quality work with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated sophisticated reasoning skills.

Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills in researching and solving technical problems related to SAP Basis and Oracle database performance.

Ability to execute assigned tasks with limited instruction, providing task status and seeking help when needed.

Ability to interact and work together as a team member with the Basis administration team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP Certifications
  • Demonstrated experience in Basis administration in a SAP/R3 environment
  • Demonstrated experience performing analysis and capacity planning in an SAP environment
  • Experience with HANA
  • Experience with Solution Manager


Demonstrating Initiative

Working with Ambiguity

Evaluating and Implementing Ideas

Driving Continuous Improvement

Communicating Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree or Foreign Degree equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a related field, and at least five (5) years of experience managing and performing SAP Basis activities.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

CPS Energy
Full time
San Antonio, TX 78205, US