Sr. Hana Database Administrator

Tracking Code : 50046631 – 04132022

Job Description


The Senior SAP HANA Administrator responsible for setting direction for SAP HANA database platform technologies. This role guides long-term strategy for the company’s SAP database, and maintain the ongoing reliability, performance, management and support of the SAP systems.

Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Solves sophisticated problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Leads projects with moderate scope, risks, and resource requirements. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Develops and manages operational initiatives to deliver tactical results.


  • Provides technical support and leadership on SAP HANA systems including establishing standards, collecting requirements, evaluating efficiencies, managing improvements, implementing solutions, performance monitoring, systems configuration, design, and execution.
  • Designs and develops SAP HANA architecture requirements and specifications.
  • Configures, documents, tests, delivers and maintains enterprise scale IT Infrastructures for SAP S/4 Hana (Scope includes work among SAP and non-SAP Systems and Applications)
  • Supervises, maintains, documents processes/resolutions to issues, predict SAP Applications performance to meet established service levels, and schedule/complete the SAP system housekeeping and monitoring.
  • Solves problems, repairs and recovers in system failure situations
  • Supervises and manages all security certificates and licenses for SAP HANA.
  • Implements and tests SAP HANA Database patches and upgrades.
  • Performs SAP system refresh and related configuration as needed.
  • Introduces technical changes into the environment using a structured approach that minimizes risk and achieves high reliability, availability, and performance of each SAP HANA Database.
  • Establishes maintenance plans for each SAP HANA Database, to include backups and recovery.
  • Maintains the existing SAP Landscape diagrams and document all database processes.
  • Optimizes SAP application and database performance to ensure a high-level of performance.
  • Ensures that all actions follow established internal controls and processes.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains disaster recovery plans in compliance with the departmental and organizational Requirements.
  • Automates/simplifies HANA delivery process for quick and consistent results in keeping with project timeline requirements.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and security of critical data.
  • Cross-trains team members to perform operational tasks and create process and procedure documentation.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job-related major field of study
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience in SAP with SAP Basis or HANA Database administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Significant experience with installation/administration on HANA DB
  • Experience with High Availability installation and configuration of SAP products
  • experience in implementing ECC and SAP S/4 roll outs, upgrade, migration, system refreshes
  • Experience in SAP S/4 HANA Workflows
  • Knowledge in SAP S/4 HANA user authorizations
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills, ability to work on multi-functional project teams and foster team commitment to tasks
  • A commitment to Allied core values of safety, integrity, process improvement, and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously and independently
  • Deep problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with ITIL processes and Life Cycle frameworks
  • Experience with vendor coordination
  • HANA or any other SAP Technology certificate
  • Knowledge of replication products to support SAP environment – SAP SLT, Qlik, HVR and others
  • Proficient with Software Development Process
  • Proficient in Testing and Documentation using proper methodologies
  • Experience in Solution manager configuration, system monitoring
  • Cloud/hosting experience in GCP
  • Expertise in another non-HANA database management (SQL Server, DB2, Oracle)

Working Conditions

  • This position has a regular full-time schedule with a normal work week of Monday through Friday. There may be a need for occasional work after hours or weekends.
  • This position may require minimal travel up to 10% of the time.

We Offer:

  • Complete health and welfare benefits package
  • Competitive salary
  • Incentive plan
  • Railroad Retirement benefits
  • 401k savings
  • Leave/vacation plan

EEO Statement

We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer while providing reasonable accommodations for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Company Overview

In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values – Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.

In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well – accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

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