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Systems Engineer - SAP - Basis Infrastructure

Bengaluru, Karnataka - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description


We believe that you are passionate about fulfilling new needs and delivering outcome to our business stakeholders as well as technology service operations. You appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning architecture trends and requirements into practice. You get motivated to keep learning and to forget the obsolete and to work agile and being open to the change. In addition, you are energized by working both independently and interdependently and cross functions. Last but not least you share and live the IKEA culture and values.

For this role we believe you have, Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or other related area. Demonstrable experience in working in an Agile or DevOps working set-up. At least 10 years of SAP focused infrastructure experience with minimum 2 years of SAP in public cloud experience – Microsoft Azure. Experience in complex global SAP infrastructure setup. Strong business acumen and a strategic & commercial mind-set. Experience working with various technology platforms Experience working with and understanding the needs of business. Good written and verbal English communication skills. Strong leadership skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to write quality level in order to communicate findings and recommendations

You have knowledge in the following areas:

•SAP BASIS architecture in a complex environment with S4/HANA, Ariba, Concur, SAP business warehouse, Analytics cloud – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS components within the SAP landscape.
•SAP Technical Architecture across modules – SAP S4/HANA 1809/1909 is required, SAP Ariba, Concur, SAP Business warehouse (BW), SAP PI/PO, CPI integration stack and SAP analytics cloud with SAP SOLMAN application lifecycle management (ALM).
•Understanding of SAP landscape monitoring and best practices using SAP SOLMAN and other solutions.
•SAP workload on public Cloud - Microsoft Azure and related infrastructure configurations along with understanding of tools like Ansible, LaMa is desirable.
•Performing data analysis to understand the environment (e.g., volumes, cost, etc.) and recommend appropriate actions to our SI/Support partners
•Security best practices pertaining to SAP specific infrastructure – compute, storage and network configurations
•Should have good understanding in High availability architecture, backup, disaster recovery configurations and options.
•Knowledge of underlying SAP infrastructure, sizing, operating system requirements, patching etc.
•Performance tuning and recommendations for optimal SAP operations
•Solution architecture experience for recommending SAP roadmap. Fiori applications setup experience desirable.
•Automation in SAP-Basis areas for configuration management, release management, testing etc.
•At least 10 years of SAP focused infrastructure experience with minimum 2 years of SAP in public cloud experience – Microsoft Azure. Past experience in complex global SAP infrastructure setup.
•Ability and experience in participating in change advisory boards (CABs) , support release management, change management, evaluating design decisions and change decisions with impact analysis on SAP landscape. Appreciation of Agile /dev-sec-ops and ITIL methodologies.
•Knowledge of engineering practices including Agile, DevOps, automation, with knowledge and experience of using industry standard toolsets and collaboration tools.
•Knowledge of IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people (refer to the IKEA website for more details)


Accountable for the technical delivery within our digital organisation. Responsible for the management of technical operations on SAP MDM/MDG module and providing technical support and leadership. Including establishing standards and requirements, evaluating and directing enhancements, and implementing solutions to support the different business requirements.

You will :

Review and recommend all SAP infrastructure requirements, including functional, security, integration, performance, quality and operations requirements. Provide feedback into final decisions regarding SAP related cloud configurations, system software and security. Being an experienced SAP Technical Architect and subject matter expert (SME), should be able to support IKEA/Ingka to:
•Be part of the IKEA/Ingka global SAP Centre of Expertise (CoE) and provide thought leadership to our global transformation program and support operations.
•This role is to oversee IKEA/Ingka system integration and support partners in ensuring services are delivered as per business agreements. Managing a multi-supplier and business stakeholder environment, governing suppliers to deliver as per expectations.
•Internally consult the IKEA/Ingka transformation project, support operations on our SAP roadmap pertaining to SAP infrastructure, operations, security, continuous service improvement and automation.
•Validate design, changes, future road map for our SAP BASIS technology landscape for IKEA. Partner with our suppliers to implement and measure impact of initiatives.
•Participate in the change advisory board, validate impact analysis of changes, suggest improvements both operational and strategic as a key member of the IKEA/Ingka SAP CoE.
Be the subject matter expert (SME) to internal teams pertaining to our SAP landscape infrastructure strategy, design and operations.


We set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home for digital skills to both develop and extend the technical, people and business skills needed to ensure continuous development and growth of our digital capability.