SAP Basis administrator with experience in multiple platforms and SAP products and releases. Known as an innovative problem solver with the ability to develop creative solutions for customer problems
NOBLE DRILLING SERVICES, INC. July 2014 – April 2020
Manger Applications Technical Support
Responsible for managing SAP Basis and Security team to support SAP applications.
My duties included any SAP security functions and managing one to two security analysts.
oBuilding and managing profiles for all SAP abap-based systems
oGRC 10.2 for managing user deployment and firefighter access.
oBuilt HANA security profiles for the HANA implementation
SAP Basis duties included monitoring landscape of 47 SAP systems including
oEnterprise Portal 7.4
oECC 6 Ehp 7 Netweaver 7.50
oBW on HANA Netweaver 7.50 Hana version 122
oSAP Management of Change 1.0
oBusiness Objects 4.2
oData Services 4.2
oMaster Data Management 4.0
oSolution Manager 7.1
UTEGRATION, INC. - Houston, Texas Nov., 2012 – August 2014
Senior SAP Basis Consultant
BW 7.3 Migration to HANA
Completed BW 7.31 upgrade for mid-size utility company utilizing parallel systems approach.
Install TDMS 4.0 in support of large utility company upgrade.
Support migration and cutover of CCS from ECC to CRM 7.02 landscape
Install and upgrade complete internal development environment
Lead architect for complete SAP landscape upgrade (ECC, CRM, BW, PI)
Migrate ECC, CRM, BW and portal systems from AIX/Oracle to Windows/MS SQL Server
Basis Lead for complete SAP landscape upgrade ECC, CRM, BW+BI, PI, Portal
In-Memory Data Management through Hasso Plattner Institute (OpenHPI)
HANA Cloud and HANA RDS workshops for partner
openSAP HANA courses:
1.Introduction to Software Development on HANA
2.Introduction to SAP HANA
GENON ENERGY - Houston, Texas May 2011 - November, 2012
Senior SAP Basis Administrator
Current environment: ECC 6 systems running on Solaris 5.9 and Oracle 10.2.0.4, Solution Manager 7.01, Netweaver 7.0 Enterprise Portal and BI systems.
Monitor system performance across entire landscape, tuning instance parameters as needed.
Implemented first external ABAP instance monitoring script to monitor system availability 24X7
Maintain database tablespaces as needed working with DBA and Unix teams to optimize performance
Assist Jr. Basis admin with his system checks, transport management and training.
Lead evaluation of mobile access technologies for initial implementation this year
Lead support pack implementation and script process for others to follow.
Leading upgrade of ECC landscape to EHP6
Basis lead for Oracle 11G upgrade
Perform ad-hoc system refresh in support of functional team and business.
CHAMPION TECHNOLOGIES - Houston, Texas 2006 - 2011
Senior SAP Basis Administrator
Current environment: ECC 6 systems running on W2003 and SQL Server 2005, Solution Manager 7.01, Netweaver 7.0 Enterprise Portal and BI systems.
Planned, built and executed plan to move SAP system to remote site during Hurricane Ike and extended (24 hour) power outages which resulted in keeping the company running during the Hurricane and prepared for future disasters.
Maintained SAP security by creating and implementing new profiles, security problem resolution and Separation of Duties monitoring for reporting to internal auditors.
Managed transport work flow process using CTS and third party application which ensured procedures and approvals for change management were implemented.
Configured, maintained and monitored SAP and database monitoring products which proactively avoided significant performance problems. This included creating Visual Basic scripts to externally monitor database and SAP system availability resulting in documented uptime for SAP ECC 6 production environment of over 99.99%
Collaborated with technical services team to prevent problems, which identified solutions and implemented support strategies for Citrix servers, SAP application servers and third party products.
Performed homogenous system copies for Java stacks (Enterprise Portal), ECC 6 and Java and ABAP stacks (Solution Manager). Including all post-processing to create new SAP instances for the SAP landscape.
Led upgrade of systems from 4.7 to ECC 6.
Performed SAP note research and application for problem resolution.
Installed and maintained Enterprise Portal 7.01 environment delivering ESS and other applications
Monitored systems daily for performance and problem resolution and monitored help desk ticket queues for SAP team to efficiently resolve end user problems resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
CLEARPOINT TECHNOLOGY, Houston, Texas 2005- 2006
(Contract to Schlumberger Information Services)
Tested technical software for petroleum drilling applications.
Prepared test plans, tracked progress and verified issue resolution.
Collaborated with experienced engineers to produce practical tests that matched end-user requirements.
BMC SOFTWARE, Houston, Texas 2000- 2005
QA Tech Lead
Conducted automated tests that resulted in identifying and correcting several fatal code problems.
Created web application to simulate customer application that allowed successful development and testing of code enhancements.
Documented improved processes that enabled significant productivity improvements for team members and resulted in a faster development schedule.
Recognized for contributions to team and product delivery with key contributor recognition and multiple team contributor awards.
Identified deficiencies with existing test plan. Created and managed changes which enhanced the testing process resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
Developed QA test plans and project management plans which merged into complete development project management plan.
CHAPTEC SOLUTIONS, Houston, Texas 1999-2000
SAP Basis Consultant
Installed and administered SAP systems for small-to-medium customers following ASAP methodology. Managed all technical project aspects from hardware sizing to go-live turnover.
Trained customer help desk and Basis staff resulting in successful turnover of production system support.
Implemented, documented and tested failover procedures for cluster servers that insured continued availability of SAP systems for offices in Europe, Asia and North America.
Developed backup procedures that prevented data loss due to catastrophic failures.
SHELL SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, Houston, Texas 1996-1999
SAP Basis Administrator
Team member of large SAP implementation project from the development process through support after the system went live. Provided third-level support for UNIX systems administration for Shell worldwide.
Recognized as an outstanding individual team contributor by the internal customer on the SAP implementation on Oracle and Unix.
Developed and maintained UNIX shell scripts for remote shutdown and startup servers for backups ensuring data continuity and disaster recovery capability.
Averted database crash by dynamically re-allocating disk volumes which allowed critical tablespace to be increased.
Monitored SAP performance statistics which assured system was up and available per service level agreements.
Developed and maintained BSH and KSH scripts that monitored UNIX system performance and paged administrators when alarms were noted. Kernel tuning and maintenance for performance optimization.
GX Technology, Houston, Texas 1994-1996
Director of Information Technology
Created the Information Technology Department with responsibility for sixty-plus computer systems. Supported software development environments running on several UNIX operating systems. Led systems administration team that maintained backups and installed necessary operating system patches.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
SAP Netweaver 7.0 Administration
SAP Solution Manager 7.0 Certification
SAP BC305, 535, 360
SQL Server Administration
HP Performance Tuning for SAP
HP ServiceGuard Administration
CSQE Certification Software Quality Engineer
AIX Systems Administration
ISO 9000 for Software Dev.
M.S., Management, Computing, Systems, Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas
B.S., Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas