SAP Basis Contractor (INSIDE IR-35)

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Rate: £500 per day (INSIDE OF IR-35). Rate to Umbrella. (PAYE Also an option)

Duration: 6 months initially (long term project extensions)


SAP Basis Contractor


Job Purpose:

The SAP Basis Contractor will report directly into the SAP Technical Lead. The purpose of the role is to:

  • To bring experience to a newly formed SAP Basis Team. Helping that team to gain knowledge while still meeting the required support priorities
  • Work with the Infrastructure teams to ensure a stable environment and the quick resolution of errors.
  • Work closely with SAP Development colleagues to ensure a smooth transition of enhancement and fixes from Development to Production environments 
  • Work with in the team to provide an appropriate response level in resolving SAP production environment issues and promoting change requests;
  • Work with the Project team to ensure SAP environments and landscapes meet the requirement for each delivery/Release.
  • This role is pivotal within the organization. The successful candidate must be experienced and conversant with state of the art support methodologies.


Qualification and Experience:

  • The role demands a SAP Basis Analyst with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to work with in a team that is accountable for:
  • Pro-active collaboration and stakeholder management will be second nature and a core strength. Ability to influence internal departments in order to obtain co-operation;
  • Strong SAP support skills, ideally developed through solid experience;
  • Technically proficient in SAP ECC6, desired is a broad exposure to the modules being implemented (FICO, PS, PY, SC, SRM, Ariba, SuccessFactors);
  • Experience of working cross-culturally and cross -functionally, and ability to adapt personal style to different environments;
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Previous experience of supporting integration between SAP Core and other interfaced applications


Major Tasks and Activities:

  • The Basis team is responsible for
  • Checking background processes
  • Monitoring User sessions, Work processes, update records, lock entries and client copies
  • Applying pack upgrades, kernel upgrades and transports in line with the upgrade policy (policy is yet to be defined)
  • Stop & start activities on the ECC system
  • Reviewing start up logs & traces and ECC profiles
  • Maintaining & reviewing SAP OSS notes and advises SAP Basis Team Lead on applicability to the company
  • Organising Database and Redo log backups
  • ECC performance tuning
  • Managing the SAP printing system
  • Reviewing systems logs, short dumps, system traces and system logs and proposes any corrective actions required
  • Carrying out installation and post-installation activities
  • In Addition the SAP Basis Contractor will be required to
  • Developing Patching schedules, agreeing with the Business and Project delivery teams suitable maintenance windows.
  • Determining the landscape requirements for BAU Support and Project deliver and delivering these as required.
  • Evaluating and then implement support tools as required.
  • To help improve the breadth and depth of knowledge in the Basis Team