SAP Basis Engineer

SAP Basis Engineer


Cape Town

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the Senior SAP Basis Engineer is to provide technical expertise and support for SAP Basis operations by efficiently executing installations, performance optimisation, diagnosing problems, repairs, upgrades, and maintenance of SAP systems and software such as operating systems, data management products, office automation products, embedded systems, and other utility enabling software and related equipment.

This role leverages deep specialised SAP Basis knowledge combined with exposure to Database Administration and UX (including Fiori) to contribute to the successful delivery of both tactical and strategic SAP design, implementation, and technical support-related activities. This role provides guidance and mentorship for emerging SAP Basis Engineers to ensure a high-quality SAP environment is maintained, whilst contributing to the optimisation of the technical performance of a core SAP team and works closely with cross-functional Developers, Analysts, Consultants, and other business stakeholders in a matrix structured project team.

Job Objectives
Accountable for efficiently executing installations, performance optimisation, problem diagnosis, repairs, conducting tests, upgrades, and maintenance of SAP systems and software.
Contribute to the delivery of specialised SAP Basis knowledge across the company systems landscape, supporting strategy and applying best-practice.
Ensure continuity across integration projects through standards enforcement.
Analyse business and customer requirements in the context of the current business environment and future opportunities.
Identify and implement the suitable solution(s) and alternatives that address the business needs/requirements and exceed customer expectations.
Analyse, design, evaluate, modify, test, and implement SAP across functional areas.
Create conceptual, logical, and physical solutions, using appropriate gatekeeping techniques and methodologies.
Provide technical support to ensure consistent availability of the SAP System, manage incidents, investigate, and implement effective downtime solutions.
Timeously respond to and manage user and system performance issues and develop proactive/preventative solutions.
Perform System Copy Backs. Plan and execute SAP system builds including High Availability and Disaster Recovery.
Effectively administer ABAP and Java, including Fiori components as and when required.
Perform Standby to ensure consistent service response time and delivery.
Work within the framework of Agile methodologies and/or other agreed cross-functional team ways of working, understand and stay up to date with current trends in Information Technology and specific current and future technologies.
Matric with extensive, relevant, and demonstrable job-related experience in SAP Basis, ERP, BW, and applicable business implementation including a full round of SAP implementation and upgrade cycle on Netweaver and databases
+4 years experience in SAP Basis, ERP, BW, and applicable business implementation including a full round of SAP implementation and upgrade cycle on Netweaver and databases.
Exposure to SAP Hana, DBA Administration: HANA/DB2 Performance tuning and Sybase, S/4 implementation, and UX design.
Exposure to agile projects with a particular emphasis on collaboration of multiple, cross-functional teams with specific deliverable streams, including Project / Service delivery Lifecycle Management tools & methodologies experience.
Exposure to and an understanding of Corporate, Retail, or Customer interfacing environments in a similar role (non-sector-specific).
Cape Town, WC, ZA