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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 12/22/2016

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Title
SAP Basis Administrator

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VMS Corporate Offices (CORP)


Palo Alto

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Job Description
The SAP Basis Administrator will maintain systems and interfaces relating to SAP environment comprising of SAP ECC on HANA, BW/ BPC on HANA, GRC, GTS, CRM, EP, PO/ PI, EWM, MES/ MII, ChaRM, FIORI Apps, BOBJs and Solution Manager at Varian Medical Systems. She/ he will perform analysis on all SAP Basis tasks prior to executing activities and document actions taken. Specific responsibilities include:

Takes ownership of Basis activities and acts in collaboration with SAP technical and functional/ business teams.
Performs, documents and reports daily SAP / 3rd party systems and interface checks.
Manages Basis queue for tickets in line with VIT policies.
Responsible for configuring, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting the SAP technical environment on ongoing basis.
Installs, upgrades, and maintenances SAP systems and SAP printing.
Preforms transport imports, collaborates to resolve SAP transport and source code problems.
Monitors all SAP systems - work processes, users, system logs, short dumps, locks, developer traces, system traces, disk space, etc.
Performs system refreshes and SAP client administration - create client, copy client, delete client, export/ import client) as required.
Implements Support Packages, Enhancement Packages, Kernel upgrades, Patches and SAP Notes including performing impact analysis.
Contributes to SOX and FDA validation and audit efforts in line with Varian compliance requirements.

Project Support Focus: The SAP Basis Administrator will assist with SAP projects around new installs, migrations, upgrades and induction of new SAP technologies such as S/4 HANA, mobility and new innovations on the in-memory database. Support business teams in implementation of projects. As part of the project focus, expectation of the role includes development of project plans and adherence to approved milestones. This work requires gaining deep understanding of the Varian IT infrastructure. This is expected to take 40% of the time.

EEO Policy
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Job Requirements
The SAP Basis Administrator role requires a minimum 8-10 years hands-on SAP Basis experience in HANA, ECC, BW, BPC, GTS, GRC, EWM, MES, Content & Conversion Servers, Gateway, NWDI, EHSM, PLM, NFE, Taxware and Solution Manager. Requires a degree in Computer Science or related field. Coursework, in-depth experience and certification in SAP Basis related field is highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience or related coursework in the following areas:

Must have sound understanding of SAP technical architecture
Must have good understanding of hardware and software infrastructure including the underlying dependencies and implications.
Must be proficient in at least two DBMS products (preferably Sybase ASE and MSSQL)
Should be good knowledge of backup programs and Disaster Recovery.
Must be proficient with UNIX/ Linux/ Windows commands/ utilities and tools including ability to perform troubleshooting and system tuning.
Should have experienced in scripting and programming at least one high level programming language and able to understand ABAP/ Java code.
Should be familiar with communication techniques and protocols.
Must have strong interpersonal, communications, organization and problem-solving skills.
Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Should have proven experience working with remote global teams.

Experience in these areas a plus:
* SAP Project Systems
* Good documentation skills
* Team management skills
* S/4 HANA
* LiveLink

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