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IT Technical Leader, SAP Basis

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Date: Nov 26, 2020

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42662


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Scope of Position: The technical leader will design, test, and implement technical solutions in the SAP Basis Administration area. The individual will help provide technical solutions that align with Corning’s technology roadmaps. This individual will ensure SAP best practices are followed in the delivery of technical solutions. The position will also work with Partner Basis resources to manage both Operational and Project activities.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Apply SAP Security hot fixes for project systems
  • Monitoring SAP systems for health and performance issues
  • Batch jobs creation, controlling and all management operations
  • User Administrations and Authorizations for non-production systems
  • Request and Transport Management Systems using Solution Manager (ChaRM)
  • Able to implement SAP Kernel Upgrades
  • Implementing of SAP OSS Notes
  • Applying SAP Add-Ons and Support Packages
  • Perform system / client copies in both Homogeneous/Heterogeneous environments
  • OS Space and Disk management
  • Lead/assist with Enhancement Package upgrades
  • Configure printers and scanners to ECC systems.
  • Manage/Direct SAP HEC team for S/4 Environment as well as 3rd party partner Basis resources managing all SAP environments

Education/Work Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT management, computer science, computer engineering, or management information systems with five years relevant experience.
  • 5+ years in a SAP Basis Administration role supporting SAP environments in Enterprise Central Component (ECC), Business Warehouse (BW), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Advance Planning & Optimization (APO), and Global Trade Services (GTS).

Required Skills:

  • > 10 years of SAP Basis Experience
  • Hands on Experience with SAP ECC and SAP S/4 environments
  • Deep understanding of Linux / Windows operating systems
  • Experience working with Oracle databases
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple deliverables at the same time
  • Ability to understand business processes from a customer perspective
  • Results-oriented, demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative, innovative, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to coordinate and motivate cross-functional and distributed teams.
  • Strategic agility and managing ambiguous conditions

Desired Skills:

  • Executive presentation skills
  • Work with SAP S/4 and SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud (HEC)
  • SAP experience manage on a third-party cloud like AWS or Azure
  • Project management skills a plus
  • Effective, articulate and persuasive communications, able to elicit commitment from all levels of the organization.


  • Ability to accommodate travel up to 25%.
  • Some International travel required.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning