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IT Technical Leader, SAP Security Administration

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 38102


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.

Responsible for leading and managing the SAP landscapes with regard to Security policy and role/user access assignments. The position will focus on role maintenance, audit support, policy compliance, and user assignment enabling migration of applications, systems, platforms, and services to use IAM services. Ensure compliance with corporate policy and SAP standard methodology with regard to security settings. Must have an overall general understanding of SAP Security, an ability to tactically and effectively handle projects and policy updates associated with SAP access.

Role and responsibilities

• Develop centralized process for SAP security role administration in a multi-instance environment

• Work with IT Controls and Compliance, ACR, and GIS teams to understand requirements, trends and strategy in order to support business projects regardless of complexity and scope.

• Serve as a trusted security adviser in administering IAM solution that facilitate user provisioning/de-provisioning, authentication/authorization, and reporting based on business needs, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements by working with Information Technology and Business Unit owners.

• Design and maintain security roles across all landscapes globally to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place and achieve targeted Service Level Agreements, audit compliance, and defined performance metrics.

• Refine existing methodology to update specific security activities and responsibilities

• Ensure that changes to roles and system are tested, approved and completed according to company standards. including regulatory and compliance requirements

• Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities to drive process efficiencies

• Requires work outside of standard work hours to collaborate with offshore teams, or to help resolve high priority incidents

• Manage projects and ensures task deadlines are met

Education/Work Experience Requirement:

• Bachelor's degree in IT management, computer science, computer engineering, or management information systems with five years relevant experience.

• 8+ years of SAP Security Design, Implementation and Administration experience

• Experience with Segregation of Duties (SOD) resolution.

• Experience with user provisioning, role creation and maintenance.

• Working knowledge of at least one IAM platform (preferred)

  • Knowledge of NETIQ or Saviynt a plus

• Strong understanding of authorization concept

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

• Experience in the field of Identity & Access Management (preferred)

• Excellent communication skills and customer service orientation

• SAP Experience is mandatory; including, in-depth knowledge of an administration tool ie SAP GRC or Security Weaver

• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a complex environment.

Other Skills:

• 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

• Executive presentation skills

• 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 role 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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning