Lilly SAP Basis Architect in Indianapolis, Indiana


Title SAP Basis Architect

City Indianapolis

State / Province Indiana

Country USA

Company Overview At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Responsibilities The SAP Platforms and Infrastructure team within Global Information Services (GIS) provides BASIS infrastructure support for Lilly’s SAP platform. The SAP BASIS Architect is responsible for driving and influencing technical infrastructure design decisions for various SAP solutions across various functional areas. The person in this role will partner with other GIS and Global Services IT Functional Architects to design and orchestrate the delivery of new business enabling technologies.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Partner with the Global Infrastructure and External Service Provider to deliver future SAP solutions and strategies. Orchestrate key proof of concept pilots/programs to assess the potential business value of new business SAP functionality/technologies.

  • Lead the design and implementation of solutions across business units with primary responsibility for various SAP modules

  • Drive and articulate the SAP infrastructure roadmap, driving business value by influencing customers to leverage existing investments whenever possible.

  • Engage in project/release scoping discussions with business units to understand business requirements and complexity to ensure the appropriate SAP infrastructure services and capabilities are available.

  • Lead and conduct design reviews, ART and technology reviews, direct vendors and interface with SAP OSS for problem management.

  • Release (cutover) planning, articulate and determine timelines for various cutover activities, serve as technical escalation point and SME for various SAP infrastructure technologies.

  • Partner closely with infrastructure teams and suppliers on architectural design, application upgrades, release and project implementations, capacity management and system performance.

  • Leverage understanding of SAP application patterns within the pharmaceutical market to promote usage and articulate business value.

  • Responsible for ensuring Solution Delivery vendor understands technical roadmap and assists in translating the design into implementation specifications.

  • Coach/ Mentor management, team, and others on technologies, and design

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of experience in SAP Basis Infrastructure

  • 5+ years of experience with SAP ERP systems

  • 3+ years experience with System Development Life Cycle/LSEF

  • 3+ years of experience working in a GMP regulated environment

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Strong knowledge of SAP infrastructure technologies and design methodologies

  • Strong learning agility and ability to apply technology to business scenarios

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrated team work, self management and multi tasking abilities

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and guidance

  • High analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Prior experience with SAP performance tuning

  • Working knowledge of LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • Understanding of High Availability and load-balancing technologies

  • Understanding of web/internet-based protocols

  • JAVA troubleshooting and tuning experience

  • Experience with the SAP HANA platform

Experience with SAP on DB2 LUW

Additional Information

  • Minimal US & OUS travel required

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Removal Date 15-Aug-2017