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IT Technology Services Expert - Availability Management - SAP Basis/HANA

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What you’ll do


IT Technology Services Expert – Availability Management acts as the central driver and coordinator among teams working on Problem Management (Zero Outage Room - ZOR), Critical Incident Management - CIM and Event Management. The role is responsible to guarantee quickest possible service restoration for customers' business down situations and quickest possible Root Cause Analysis and remediation for major incidents. The role takes care of SAP-internal stakeholder communication by sending regular status and progress updates and liaises with other roles like ZOR Service Execution Owner, CIM Service Execution Owner, Event management Service Execution Owner, Incident Management Service Area Owner, Process Managers, Major Incident Managers, Managed Service Providers and Senior Management. The role coordinates and orchestrates continuous improvement across CIM, ZOR and Event Management.

  • Drive technical resolution of long running outages
  • Drive technical resolution of outages related to critical and escalated customers
  • Preparation and driving of action plan to de-escalate situation related to Outages and RCAs
  • Drive action plans to prevent recurring outages
  • Support complex RCAs
  • Improve the utilization of colleagues (Problem Coordinators & CIMs) in their respective regions.
  • Exceptional RCA request approval.
  • Take necessary steps to address the Global escalations.
  • Drive internal initiatives or projects or reporting (Delivery KPI, review TSM feedback, GCS collaboration etc).
  • Outage and RCA review
  • Support leadership team with outage and RCA related info specific to customers and regions
  • Validate action plans for long running outages and outages for critical / escalated customers
  • Review Find & Fix guides and ensure it remains up to date
  • Join bridge calls for long running and critical outages
  • Review RCAs for critical / escalated customers
  • Facilitate ZOR and CIM lessons learnt meetings
  • Supervise and prepare report creation for ZOR and CIM
  • Participate in regular regional cadence
  • Resolve critical incidents and RCAs
  • Ensure standardization of processes followed by CIM and ZOR across regions
  • Analyze customer, TSM / CDM feedback and define action plans
  • Own continuous improvement framework for Availability Management and drive resolution of impediments by defining suitable countermeasures
  • Presentation to senior management on incident trend, analysis and action plan
  • Coordination of international teams in global projects / crisis handling / de-escalation initiatives
  • The expectation is that the role does not only concentrate on Basis / application issues but can own incident resolution and RCA end-to-end and work together with other teams and functions to resolve incident


What you bring


  • 12+ years of Work expeirence. Experience in SAP Basis / HANA DB expert. Specializes in ABAP, JAVA, Business object and HANA DB.
  • Experience in a Senior or Expert position in the operational business
  • Solid knowledge in IT and solution
  • Experience in customer interaction
  • Experience in working in a virtual set-up involving teams spread across globally
  • Experience in decision making within own area of responsibility / project
  • Expert level verbal and written English communication
  • Experience of coordination across teams and lines of business to solve problems
  • Being data driven and expert level working knowledge on SAP Analytics Cloud Reports and Cloud Reporting
  • Experience with Service Now will be an added advantage
  • Education - nBachelor / Master Degree or equivalents in Business Administration, Computer Science, IT, Engineering or related field
  • Professional Training & Certification - ITIL Foundation Certification, cloud operations / hyperscaler related certification, project management certification will be added advantage


Meet your team


As part of Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS), ECS Delivery (formerly HANA Enterprise Cloud Delivery) is responsible for running customer landscapes around the globe in a 24x7 operations model. We manage wide variety of business-critical SAP systems and applications in a global delivery model. We are responsible to build and operate customer systems for ECS.

Within ECS Delivery, Technical Operations is responsible for End-to-end delivery of services and support for ECS Delivery customers. Scope of the same includes service areas like Event Management, Incident Management, Service Request Fulfillment (Build and RUN), Problem Management, Backup Services and also technical areas - Application, Database and Server Management

For the Delivery Center in Bangalore, India, we are looking for an IT Technology Services Expert (Availability Management / Critical Incident Management / Problem Management) with a strong technical and process background and Service Management experience.


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SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 369712  | Work Area: Information Technology  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  369712
Posted Date:  Nov 25, 2023
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Bangalore, IN, 560066

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