SAP Basis, Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84333
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  SAP CoE
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

The SAP Basis Specialist is part of the SAP & Platform CoE organization and will be managing SAP On-Prem and Cloud applications applying DevOps techniques. Team composition includes employees and third-party partners.


The SAP Basis Specialist is well versed in SAP technologies and welcome new tools and techniques with primary focus on reliability, availability and operational excellence. Person in this role is always looking for patterns and ways to increase efficiency, eliminate downtimes, optimize costs, and maintain performance of SAP systems. The person will be part of a team and will work with other SAP Basis experts, leads and managers on day-to-day duties.


This is an individual contributor role with hands-on technical expertise to design, deploy, secure and optimize SAP operations services. SAP Basis expert must drive improvements in technical architecture, standards and process to deliver the best customer experience including service reliability, availability, optimizations, performance and scalability.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • SAP Basis technical support, providing functional and reliable SAP environments for prototyping, development, integrated testing, training, and production SAP systems.
  • Managing technology lifecycle (release, patching, etc.) to ensure secure, reliable, and optimized systems, that are in alignment with IT goals and compliance. 
  • Ensuring that activities are conducted in compliance with policies, guidelines, procedures, work instructions, and internal controls. 
  • Ensuring the availability, reliability and performance of SAP systems by being vigilant at all times.
  • Help other team members for implementation, operation and maintenance of the SAP systems.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or Engineering with 8 to 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in managing SAP ECC, S/4 HANA, Fiori, BW, SCM/APO, NetWeaver ABAP/ JAVA, Enterprise Portal, PI/PO, Redwood, MS SQL, HANA Database, Linux & Windows. 
  • Experience in SAP Single -Sign On, Web Dispatcher, Trex Administration, OpenText archiving, TOMCAT.
  • Experience in managing SAP Cloud environments, such as BTP, Cloud Foundry, Fiori, Cloud Connector, Mobile Platform.
  • Experience in addressing SAP Systems security vulnerabilities on day-to-day job.
  • Experience in patching SAP systems, HANA databases, etc. 
  • Experience in performance tuning of SAP systems and databases. 
  • Develop and maintain system documentation for all SAP instances and interfaces.
  • Experience in enterprise portal, Single -Sign On, Web Dispatcher
  • Responsible for compliance with production change management processes and key controls for SOX.
  • Handle day-to-day activities using DevOps methodology: prioritize work, ensuring on-time deliverables with quality.


Must demonstrate strong skills in the following areas:

  • Effectively work as part of a large team and possess strong interpersonal skills  
  • An effective communicator with excellent relationship building.
  • Action Orientation – Results driven
  • Proactive mentality
  • Quality oriented
  • Detail-Oriented – Meticulously planning and execution of tasks, issues, maintenance activities.
  • Technical Learning – Strong technical breadth and depth, and consistently researches new technologies and industry trends
  • Problem Solving – Leads complex root cause analysis activities and problem solving teams; demonstrates proactive problem management capabilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge of network technologies
  • Scripting and automation technology and processes
  • Monitoring and testing tools
  • Experience working for a chemical company
  • SAP, Cloud, DevOps related Certifications
  • Experience in managing SAP licenses


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston