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Job Title:      SAP BASIS Administrator
Organization: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: IT Infrastructure Manager

About US:
Umeme is a public company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high value international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession with a structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda, distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.

Job Summary:  The SAP BASIS Administrator will ensure that all SAP environments are maintained to a high level of operational excellence in accordance with SAP best practices. The SAP BASIS Administrator will be responsible for:
  • The administration of all SAP environments and instances, ensuring their optimal performance and availability. Administration includes configuration, transport management, monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Ensuring that changes are implemented in line with the change control process and the execution of backup and recovery processes
  • Performs system sizing, architecture and design of the technical landscape down to the level of hardware layout according to SAP best practices and recommendations.
  • Manages upgrade processes including functional and technical specifications.
  • Provides support to the end user. 
  • Handles new installs, upgrades and maintenance. Integration of SAP with other systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Allocate associated hardware resources to the SAP applications and databases to ensure they are operating correctly and have a high level of resilience and performance.
  • Plan and implement periodic maintenance to ensure the optimal performance of all SAP related systems and databases.
  • Responsible for providing trend analysis to management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
  • Proactively monitor the SAP systems with EarlyWatch to ensure secure services with minimum downtime
  • Reviews projects and recommends availability and usability of SAP in-house tools to support requirements
  • SAP system checks (monitoring) to enhance performance and proactively deal with any potential failures
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving of all SAP Productions (PRD), Quality Assurance (QA) and Development (DEV) environments.
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the environments including patch management and upgrades.
  • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales and change control.
  • Responsible for SAP portal integration and availability
  • Ensuring that all transports between DEV and QA and PRD environments are fully documented and take place in accordance with the approve change control processes.
  • Assist with the maintenance of Authorizations as required
  • Responsible for the scheduling and maintaining of automated backup and recovery processes and activities for all SAP systems on an hourly and daily basis
  • Design, implement and action the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) relating to the SAP environments so that they are accurate and up to date and systems can be recovered in a timely manner when required
  • Regular QA & DEV data refreshes
  • Provide functional users with support through troubleshooting errors, dumps and system failures
  • Reviews bugs, investigates issues, proposes solutions, liaise with SAP and apply fixes
  • Investigate SAP notes and log calls with SAP and follow through on outcomes and solutions
  • Deals with logged support calls as related to technical issues on SAP for end users
  • Sizing of hardware in terms of CPU, memory and drive layouts according to SAP recommendations to ensure optimal performance of the systems
  • Import and export of systems following SAP system copy guides which can also lead to defragmented databases
  • Migration to new versions of OS and Database
  • Design of server layout for distributed installations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Umeme SAP BASIS Administrator job vacancy must hold a Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • SAP BASIS Certification (SAP HANA)
  • At least ten years of experience in SAP BASIS Administration
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP Solution Manager
  • Detailed SAP Database Administration experience.
  • Experience of managing multiple SAP environments including upgrades
  • Experience of Transport management and batch job scheduling procedures.
  • Practical experience  in monitoring and tuning a SAP environment and database to provide a high availability service and the configuration and use of EarlyWatch
  • Working experience of SAP Authorizations
  • Extensive experience of systems copies 
  • Working knowledge of SAP Fiori

Competencies:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of technical competency
  • The ability to apply the principles of problem solving techniques to identify and resolve a problem in the best interest of all stakeholders
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Persistence, and the ability to follow through and bring tasks to completion
  • Multi-tasking
  • Self-Responsibility
  • Customer Focused

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should first fill out their application forms online, Click Here and thereafter send their updated CVs to: recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug.

Deadline: 22nd June 2018 by 5:00 PM

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