SAP Basis Lead

System Administrators are the gatekeepers to the many systems that run our company and our clients. As a System Admin with IBM, you will have the opportunity to provide high-value IT services and leverage our leading-edge technology portfolio in our global network. Your work has a direct impact on the day-to-day productivity of our business by ensuring integrity of, and access to, our most important resource: data.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is seeking to hire a senior SAP BASIS LEAD to join our team.

The candidate will be working with a forward thinking team with the vision of combining creativity and innovation to achieve success using Agile methodology.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) organization is look for highly skilled and motivated professionals for its SAP Center of Excellence (CoE) team. The position would require skills in Agile methodologies, mobile, social analytics, and technical expertise with SAP applications.

  • Be part of a worldwide team to support and extend IBM's implementation/scope of SAP with responsibilities for various functions used across the enterprise.

  • Initiate, support and manage corporate wide initiatives applicable to IBM's internal SAP projects

  • Manage SAP processes, utilize the available tools, and communicate standards and Operations plans across the internal SAP application teams.

  • Utilize Agile software development mythologies to achieve continuous delivery and continuous improvements

  • SAP projects involve assessments, scoping, planning, implementation, testing, Operations monitoring, and support.

  • Understanding and managing the SAP support process for internal SAP projects in IBM, including escalations, reporting, and required infrastructure.

  • Collaborate across IBM's SAP internal applications to foster an atmosphere of teaming and openness.

  • Engage in cross team collaboration across the CIO SAP Center of Excellence

  • Excellent communication and written skills to communicate with teams, organize conference calls, and coordinate/manage activities across global teams

Successful individuals will be well versed with IT, new productivity tools, always willing to learn and use new technology yet focused on high quality, on schedule deliverables.

Join an exciting group of application support teams delivering innovative solutions!


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Proven leadership skills to motivate and guide a diverse, global SAP Basis team using Agile methodology
  • Ability to negotiate with customers for business critical activities
  • E xcellent communication, follow-up and follow-through
  • Strong SAP Basis knowledge and hands on experience, including ECC, CRM, BI, Ariba, Portals, db2 Z/OS, AIX, SAP Java products, and HANA

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Serve as Iteration Manager for large SAP Basis team with globally dispersed employees
  • Lead team through the use of Agile methodology to manage their work
  • Ensure that IBM's internal business is fully supported by a technical environment that is kept current and functioning with minimal outages
  • Resolve issues quickly and completely and insure they do not reoccur
  • Maintain audit ready compliance for all team actions
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of management

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation.  We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
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About IBM
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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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