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SAP Basis Analyst
MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Job Description

Req ID: 34321

smart people.

smart ideas.

smart choice.


A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.





Primary Objective:
Works primarily with ERP client/server enterprise applications.  Provides tuning on various applications and database environments.  Handles installation, release upgrades, security, validation checks, corrections, production migration support, transports, and problem determination.  Maintains and provides infrastructure improvements to existing database applications.  Responsible for maintaining hardware, network, and backup environments in support of SAP and applications that interface with SAP.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  1. Install, configure, and deploy SAP applications, systems software, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.  
  2. Plan and coordinate the SAP change management required for the support of SAP systems necessary for business operations.
  3. Ensure that any SAP integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications. Recommend any additional hardware or software requirements needed for successful SAP deployments, configurations, or maintenance.
  4. Coordinate feasibility studies for SAP products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.  Evaluate proposals in order to identify potential problem areas, and make the appropriate recommendations. Provides information during the negotiation stage with SAP software and service providers.
  5. Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of SAP software programs and applications.
  6. Perform daily monitoring and troubleshooting of the SAP system; install and configure patches and upgrades as required.  Collaborate with SAP suppliers for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies.
  7. Prepare and deliver activity and progress reports for presentation to the executive management team.
  8. Provide direction for the application team in support of SAP operations.  Recommend appropriate staff to work on projects where SAP software is involved.
  9. Collaborate with network administrators and software engineers to assist with design specifications, program logic, and data conversions.
  10. Proactively initiates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with team members. Follows through with commitments and fosters mutual trust with fellow innovators.  Demonstrates the ability to cooperate with a variety of people and achieve results.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related discipline and 8 years relevant technical experience.


Vo-tech certification or Associate's degree in data processing, computer science, management information systems, or a related discipline and 12 years relevant technical experience.


High School Diploma/GED and 16 years relevant technical experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Expert in administration of Unix, Oracle, and SAP Basis, HANA.

Expert level of knowledge of enterprise-level applications, including ERP, CRM, data warehouses.

Expert knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.

Able to provide guidance and training to junior members of the team.

In-depth knowledge of system and authorization security and is able to administer and manage security roles as required by the business.



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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