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SAP Basis Architect

Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 


Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.


We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  


Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 




The SAP Basis Architect/Lead will be the focal point for leading systems administration functions across all corporate and SAP landscapes, such as SAP ECC, Portal, CRM, BW, BOBJ/BODS, BPC/EPM, GRC and Solution Manager applications on ABAP, Java, and .NET platforms.  This includes, but is not limited to, providing services to deliver all Basis and system support activities for SAP or corporate technology upgrades and regular operational support; monitoring and governing the service provider; the planning, coordination, and implementation of all changes related to SAP or corporate solutions; performance and tuning analysis, capacity planning, application support, and software/patching upgrades.


Level of Responsibility

The SAP Basis Architect (SBA) is responsible for leading and communicating an SAP systems architecture that supports TECO’s business strategy in a robust yet cost effective way. The SBA creates and maintains all TECO SAP related IT technology standards, solution/design templates, governance processes, and procedures for ensuring compliance. This role supports leadership in driving TECO’s use of SAP and related technologies across all geographic areas, businesses, and functions while providing guidance as needed on key strategic projects to ensure appropriate understanding of impacts (costs, effort, etc.) on requirements as well as to ensure consistency with strategic technology direction.  The SBA is responsible for ensuring that the IT infrastructure not only meets the immediate needs of the business, but also does so in a manner that will allow scalability. The SBA will monitor and measure the performance of the IT services portfolio; analyzing and refining service portfolio metrics; contributing service descriptions and service-level agreements (SLAs) for specific services to the organization. The SBA is responsible for strategic thinking in regards to the future needs that may arise in all areas of the enterprise and influence the acceptance of new technologies that drive consistency, efficiency & agility to the organization.




Ability to participate in non-standard work hours



  • Leads all aspects of delivery (designing, building, pricing, and enhancing the service), as well as cost recovery. Works with the various IT (internal & external) support teams as well as business units to architect, plan, deliver, and support the component, assembly, product, performance, user acceptance, system, integration, and technical architecture of all SAP Basis and corporate systems related deliverables.
  • Provides systems architecture and design of SAP Basis and corporate systems related deliverables ensuring successful implementation for SAP and corporate systems technology projects & solutions. Reviews and validates detailed technical documentation for proposed solutions ensuring business needs are addressed and adherence to existing IT operational governance and processes.
  • Guides resources and budget levels to meet strategic objectives and operational needs.  Recommends and/or approves employment decisions (e.g., hiring, promotion, appropriate pay, rewards/recognition, succession planning, and termination).  Manages employee performance and provides performance feedback to matrixed report’s performance coach.  Establishes performance expectations and goals aligned with Company objectives, policies and procedures.  Manages, trains and develops staff by providing timely feedback, coaching and support.
  • Uses analytical skills to evaluate system performance, system health checks and implementation of tuning improvements. Assesses performance metrics reports across service domains and develops recommendations for improvements.
  • Collaborates with the business and other operational towers within IT to ensure operational efficiency and compliance.




Required:       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent IT discipline (MIS) from an accredited college

Preferred: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent IT discipline (MIS) from accredited college



Preferred:      ITIL v3 Foundation, SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP Solution Manager; SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP HANA; SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration


Related experience


  • At least twelve (12) years of work experience related to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of this position
  • Experience in defining and driving a current and future state architectural BASIS roadmap that ensures that all initiatives are aligned with the goals of the business and projects are completed with the highest level of quality
  • HANA Administration and Business Suite on HANA administration experience
  • Proven track record of creating, delivering and managing the logical and physical design and implementation of a fully integrated enterprise environment
  • Experience in leading focus groups, working to align Business and IT organizations
  • Served in a technical leadership capacity on one or more SAP landscape implementations, upgrade initiatives, or database migrations


  • SAP Experience including full end to end project lifecycle in Gas or Electric utility implementations.  Experience in providing support for SAP ERP Solutions (ECC: FI/CO, MM, HR/PY) or IS-U Customer Care & Billing Solutions experience highly desirable.
  • S4/HANA implementation and administration experience.
  • Integration experience from an on premise ECC solution with SAP PO/PI or SAP HANA Cloud solutions (e.g., SuccessFactors, Ariba, Concur, etc.)


Supervisory Experience

Preferred:      Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising, managing, and/or leading a technical staff.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

Required: Must have a proven track record and dedicated experience in support of the following areas of SAP Architecture:

  • Strong hands-on implementation and support experience working with the latest releases of SAP ECC, CRM, ISU, BW, and Solution Manager in a SQL server or SAP HANA Database environment across multiple clustered on premise and/or Cloud based solutions
  • Strong knowledge of multi-system landscape architecture and integration aspects between heterogeneous system technologies (Global focus desired), in the areas of build and support for ECC, CRM, PI, EP, BW and HANA
  • Experience with SAP NetWeaver administration and technical core tasks in windows environment including SAP software installation, upgrade, applying Support Packages, patches and fixes, installation of add-on software components, workload analysis, etc.
  • Ability to support technical implementations across the SAP system landscape as it evolves (i.e., development, test, staging and production) with in-depth knowledge in the SAP technical areas. 
  • Capable of establishing design, implementation, monitoring and optimization processes and procedures across SAP landscapes and dependent technologies
  • Ability to work cross organization, cross vendor and cross business on a regular basis and conduct vendor/technology agnostic evaluations
  • Ability to develop application roadmaps for SAP products including Solution Manager and GRC in support of Business requirements for use of products
  • Deep knowledge of SAP sizing technologies and quick sizer; ability to work with business to ensure supporting data is valid and correct
  • Ability to translate business data into infrastructure requirements on multiple platforms and OS technologies (including Cloud)
  • Understanding of SAP and non-SAP front-end, mobile, access (including external), security requirements and tools (load balancers, web dispatcher, SAP GW's) to enable access to SAP applications and ability to design and recommend supporting infrastructure requirements
  • Strong project management, organization, and team collaboration skills.
  • Strong facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and must be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to business partner needs, including the ability to translate technical language into clear business language.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate effective, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Develops Peoples and Team
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!



STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.



Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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