SENIOR ENGINEER – SAP BASIS

| Chicago

OUR STORY:

Ulta Beauty is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the place for the true beauty enthusiast who gets butterflies as she shops for beauty and experiments throughout our store. We are the only one to provide our guests prestige, mass and salon products and services under one roof – All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. We put our guests at the center of all we do, committing to offer her unrivaled ways to be beautiful in an environment that provides the thrill of exploration and delight of discovery.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior SAP IT Engineer will be responsible for providing SAP Basis administration and support within the Ulta IT environment.  This position plays a key role in establishing and executing on the corporate strategy for the SAP environment including hardware, software, database and Basis procedures and architecture.

 

The role includes responsibilities related to project planning and execution for Basis related tasks. The technical support will require both proactive and reactive measures to ensure that the systems perform within the terms of their respective service level agreements.

 

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Management: Defines, documents and carries out small projects. Carries out project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and documents activities against the project schedule, liaising with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Systems Integration: Designs and builds integration components and interfaces. Leads practical integration work under the technical direction of the system /service designer.  Contributes to the overall design of the service and assesses the technical criteria for product or component selection.
  • Business Process Improvement: Analyzes business processes; identifies alternative solutions, documents feasibility, and recommends new approaches. Contributes to evaluating the factors which must be addressed in the change program. Helps establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process.
  • Capacity Planning: Develops and maintains standards and procedures for service component capacity management. Pro-actively reviews information in conjunction with service level agreements to identify any capacity issues and specifies any required changes. 
  • Customer Service Support: Liaises as the routine contact point, receiving and handling requests for support. Contributes to creation of support documentation.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the selection, development and implementation of innovative, technology-based SAP solutions.
  • As a senior member of the IT team this individual will be a thought leader expected to stay up to date on SAP architecture and advancements and make recommendations regarding improvements to processes and procedures.
  • May be responsible for managing third party partners, both onshore and offshore.
  • Responsibilities include identifying and executing all required Basis tasks. This includes definition of scope, resources, and schedule. Basis tasks include, but not limited to, system design, system setup, system refresh, and transports.
  • 3rd level support for all SAP Basis incidents.
  • Backup & DR strategy
  • Archiving and Purging
  • Evaluation and implementation of new SAP tools
  • Manage SAP Solution Manager, including system monitoring, and expansion of services
  • Installation and setup of all SAP software and/or upgrades
  • SAP Landscape planning and maintenance
  • Performance monitoring and tuning of all SAP applications and HANA Databases

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience
  • 7+ years of progressive IT engineering experience, including SAP Basis administration and experience with non-SAP technology
  • Strong experience in ECC, S/4HANA, HANA DB, CAR, BW, Solution Manager, GRC, BOBJ, Data Services, and Fiori.
  • Exposure to SAP Cloud Platform and configuring various services on SCP.
  • Support secure communication (SSL/SAML/SNC) between systems.
  • Archiving management using OpenText
  • Familiarity with maintaining Vertex with SAP and non-SAP integrations
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or higher, and RHEL Linux experience
  • Maintaining a sound production environment while at the same time participating in multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity
  • SAP Retail experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate decision making, problem solving and analytical skills with particular attention given to detail and accuracy
  • Strong team player with proven experience to collaborate with other server, network, storage engineers and administrators
  • Excellent communication skills; feels comfortable working with non-technical business partners
  • Able to follow-up, follow through and deliver quality and timely results
  • Able to prioritize workloads and adjust schedule to meet deadlines
  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and apply them to evolving business needs
  • Off-Hours support including 24x7 on-call required
  • Minimal travel required (training/conferences)
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Location

Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

An Insider's view of Ulta Beauty

What projects are you most excited about?

Since I joined Ulta as Lead IT Analyst for QA Team, I have been part of great expansion initiatives like opening 3 new DCs, new stores in Hawaii, and now excited to be part of opening a Fast Fulfillment Center in Florida!
These complex projects have strengthened my leadership skills and allowed me to be critical part of Ulta’s impressive growth!

Anita

Lead IT Analyst - Supply Chain

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Ulta Beauty 14 yrs ago as an IT Assoc. supporting all technologies in the store. Having worked on several large projects, it allowed me to progress my career from Developer to Enterprise Architect. Ulta Beauty has provided opportunities for career development and advancement; it’s up to the individual that determines how far you go.

Derek

IT Architect, Enterprise Architecture

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Ulta empowers its leadership and associates to question the norm and constantly improve. In IT specifically, we leverage and utilize the emerging technologies to meet business needs. Ulta’s leadership understands that technology satisfies the needs of our guests and gives us a competitive advantage.

Tony

Senior Director, IT Data Center & Infrastructure

What are Ulta Beauty Perks + Benefits

Ulta Beauty Benefits Overview

Being rewarded for your hard work never goes out of style. With a number of options to choose from, you can select benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. And benefits begin on your first day of active employment.

In addition to the competitive benefits outlined, we also have a generous Associate Discount of 25% off on retail products and 50% off on salon services.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Ulta Beauty partners with After School Matters and Skills for Chicagoland's Future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ulta Beauty is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.
Intracompany committees
Ulta Beauty has a variety of Corporate Associate groups, such as the Ulta Green Group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Ulta Beauty is committed to ensuring our "Champion Diversity" value and "Inclusion" competency are part of who we are and the decisions we make.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ulta Beauty associates can contribute up to the IRS limits of $2,700 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
All benefit-eligible associates are provided with company paid short-term disability & long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental critical illness and accident coverage.
Dental Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers dental insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers health insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid basic life insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental term life insurance and supplemental AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Ulta Beauty associates can save for their retirement by participating in the 401(k) plan administered by Fidelity, following 60 days of service.
401(K) Matching
Ulta Beauty matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of eligible compensation deferred and is 100% vested immediately.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth parent and provide 2 weeks of paid leave for the non-birth parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ulta Beauty provides associates with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and summer hours.
Family Medical Leave
All Ulta Beauty associates are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, which will be reviewed for any federal (FMLA) or state protected leave eligibility.
Adoption Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides adoption assistance reimbursement and paid-time off.
Company sponsored family events
Ulta Beauty participates in National Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We believe each associate should have time off from work each year. Ulta Beauty provides the following paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days and paid holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ulta Beauty offers associates professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
Lunch and learns
Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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