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SAP Basis Administrator - El Cajon, CA

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The SAP Basis Administrator is responsible for the administration of the SAP S4HANA environment including installations, updates/upgrades and maintenance. This role needs intermediate knowledge of the Operating System Linux and Windows Servers 2012 and up. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Executing daily operational activities like configuration, transports, SAP monitoring, Database/Storage management, troubleshooting, error handling, performance tuning, backups, and applying Support Packages.
  • Installation of add-on software components and problem determination/resolution. 
  • System landscape strategy, including design and realization of solutions such as high availability, disaster recovery, state of the art proactive monitoring and error handling. 
  • Be part of the Global SAP CoE Team and collaborate with functional SAP specialists both locally and globally in development, planning and execution of releases and deployments in adherence with GKN standardized methodologies. 
  • SAP Security including creating SAP roles.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 4+ years SAP Basis administration experience required.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA instances; multisite SAP implementations; SAP implementation process (Install, Configuration, Data Migration, etc.); Fiori roles and security; S/4 application; HANA database management; SAP Cloud implementation / Azure Management preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Full life cycle project implementation and configuration experience.
  • Windows Server and Linux; user and client administration; Solution Manager; system copy and Transport management System (STMS); background jobs management; patch installations, upgrades, and SPAM updates; Operation Modes (RZ04), Load Balancing (SMLG), and System Landscape directory (SLD) modules; backup/restore procedures.
  • GKN experience preferred.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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