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Specialist, SAP Basis Administrator (2 positions),   Centurion,   South Africa
 
The incumbent will be responsible for the installation, maintence and tuning of databases and operating systems, using a variety of functionalities and a range of associated products in order to provide software support on an advanced level. Provides input to capacity planning, disaster recovery planning and is responsible for defining configuration standards, administration procedures and the problem solving process. Responsible for on the job skill transfer coordination of technical resources. This also includes the managing of a team. SAP system administration including installation and upgrade, patching, housekeeping/monitoring and drp/redirected restores/backups.

Desired Skills and Experience
Qualification:
A 3 year or more IT Diploma/Degree or Engineering and SAP Netweaver (Basis) or PI or Portal or Solution Manager Certification.

Required Certification/Professional Registration: SAP Netweaver Certification and/or any other SAP Certification.

Experience:
The candidate should have 5 years or more of SAP Basis experience and be certified in SAP, i.e. Netweaver or PI or Portal or Solution Manager. Knowledge of the SAP systems on Java platform will be a preference. The candidate has to have knowledge of either SQL Server or Oracle or DB2 database integrating with SAP. Knowledge of Linux or Unix or Microsoft will be an advantage.

Special Requirements:
DB2 knowledge and experience on SAP.
Must be prepared to work after hours when required.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to work under pressure.
Must be able to mentor junior staff.
Must be able to do knowledge transfer to the rest of the team.
Must have good communication skills to build good relationship with customers

Job responsibilities:
Implement and maintain the multiple SAP instances that comprise the SAP environment (development, test, training and production)
Maintain the integrity of the SAP environment by managing the SAP Correction and Transport System (CTS) to ensure all configuration and development objects are promoted properly - Introduce technical changes into the environment using a structured approach that minimizes risk and achieves high reliability, availability and performance of each SAP instance
Design and implement an optimal SAP configuration to maximize system performance and availability
Install and configure all required SAP database servers and application servers
Distribute the online SAP user workload and monitor and manage the SAP background job workload
Configure and manage the SAP printing subsystem for all SAP instances
Maintain SAP performance by planning and executing SAP tuning strategies
Monitor all SAP systems (work processes, users, system logs, short dumps, locks, developer traces, system traces, disk space, etc.)
Administer the SAP database (plan and perform database upgrades, apply database maintenance, design and maintain physical database layout, perform database reorganizations, design and implement backup and restore strategy, maintain database security, administer database performance, manage database storage, database problem determination and resolution, etc.)
Perform SAP client administration (create client, copy client, delete client, export/ import client) as required
Participate in the planning and implementation of SAP system upgrades, SAP Enhancement Packs and version upgrades
Apply and migrate SAP maintenance (hot packages and kernel upgrades) through all systems using a structured methodology Develop and maintain system documentation for all SAP instances and interfaces.
Provide status reports for projects to management.

Functional Knowledge:
Operating Systems; SAP Application Tools; Computer Software; Databases (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2), SAP Netweaver, ITIL.

Functional Skills:
Operating System Administration; Database Administration; SAP Basis Administration; Analytical; Communication; Project Management; Organizing (Planning) Techniques; Problem Solving. Leadership Behaviour/Attitude: Patient; Innovative; Initiative; Reliable; Assertive; Decisive; Proactive; Customer Focused; Team Player; Responsible; Accountable.

About this company
Telkom is committed to giving its customers seamless connectivity for a better life.

Telkom offers crystal clear voice, superfast broadband and robust IT solutions, over both fixed and mobile networks. This makes the company truely differentiated as the converged operator in South Africa.

Telkom has been the foundation of South African communications for more than 140 years, and it has built a unsurpassed footprint of copper, fibre and wireless technologies in the country.

Telkom's managed data solutions are used by most of the large, corporate and global companies in Southern Africa. Telkom offers broadband internet and voice services to most of the fixed residential and small/medium business customers in the country.

Telkom's focus is to improve the experience of its customers - to evolve its relationship from just a service provider, to being a truly integrated partner, to all the business, home and wholesale customers it serves.
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