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Systems Engineer - SAP

Classified title: Systems Engineer

Working title (if applicable): Systems Engineer - SAP

Role/Level/Range: ATP / 4 / PE

Starting Salary Range ($s): Commensurate with Experience

Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full-time

Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 37.5 hours per week

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt

Department name: IT @ JH - Enterprise Business Solutions - ERP Project

Personnel area (School): University Administration

General Description


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Assist Sr. SAP Basis Systems Engineers by providing ‘Level 2’ support of multiple SAP landscapes to monitor, detect, diagnose, and recommend corrective solutions using SAP Solution
  • Manager and other 3rd party software; assuring the integrity, availability, security and recoverability of the various SAP systems. Also, must be able to provide on-call, ‘after hours’ support and assistance.
  • Assist Sr. SAP Basis (and various other IT) team members, to optimize SAP system performance.
  • Review, suggest, and occasionally apply corrective system fixes from supplied documentation and other sources (e.g. SAP EarlyWatch Reports, SAP Online Support, Cisco, IBM and other technology partners).
  • Work with the Sr. SAP Basis Systems Engineers to develop and maintain technical documentation of processes, standards and procedures for the administration and support of multiple SAP systems.
  • Utilize SAP tools to perform new system installations, upgrades, patches, system refreshes and system and client copies.
  • Provide technical support for SAP Functional team members (testing, research, diagnosis).


Bachelor’s degree required. Additional experience can be substituted for education. Five years of related large scale systems administration support experience, of which 2+ years include related SAP Basis experience. Additional education can be substituted for experience.Previously completed related SAP courses or certifications in relevant areas are required.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Skills and Knowledge:


  • Strong knowledge of SAP system planning, installation, and administration, as well as a good understanding of SAP architecture and application modules.
  • Displayed knowledge in one or more core competencies (ECC, SRM, BW, Process Integration, or Solution Manager) including participation in at least 1 full cycle implementation.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Good RDBMS knowledge of 1 or more systems (Sybase or HANA desired) including installation and administration, backup/recovery techniques and general disaster recovery procedures.
  • Solid knowledge of UNIX/Linux and Windows operating systems. Ability to maintain Shell scripts is desirable.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Word, Excel, Outlook Visio and Project.
  • Experience with Atlassian collaboration tools (Confluence and JIRA), RevTrac, BSI TaxFactory and EPIUSE Data Sync Manager is desirable.
  • Experience with creating, updating and contributing to project plans and proficiency with creating technical documentation using MS Word, Excel, Visio, and other similar tools).
  • Good oral and written communication skills, initiative and assertiveness.
  • Ability to interface well with all levels of management and staff of IT and customer community.
  • Strong collaboration team building skills and the ability to work in a highly diverse environment.
  • Must also be able to quickly adapt to project scope and deadline changes.
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