SAP Security Administrator

Sacramento, CA, US, 95817-1899

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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Minimum Pay Rate: $111,092.80 

Maximum Pay Rate: $147,201.60 

Civil Service Status: Civil Service 

Apply by Date: 02/20/2024 

Posting Type: Open 


To provide technical and analytical support in SAP Security and Identity Management areas for ECC, Business Warehouse (BW), Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Customer Relationship Management (CRM),C4HANA, S4HANA, Business Objects (BO), SAP Portal, Solution Manager, SuccessFactors Employee Central, EC Payroll, Workforce Software (WFS), Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), ServiceNow, IEE, UIQ, NLS, and other applications in order to ensure availability, integrity and security of SMUD's Enterprise Applications.


To perform specialized technical and analytical support in the area of SAP information technology security to ensure the availability, integrity and security of SMUD's SAP infrastructure.

Nature and Scope

Serves as a journey-level resource in a relevant professional discipline; works independently on projects of minor to moderate complexity; exercises independent judgment and discretion within established broad guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors, controls and safeguards information technology by offering technical and analytical expertise in areas such as security protection, security awareness and security audits including identifying intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure or destruction of SAP system information; monitoring SAP application access and security violations; conducting security incident investigations; participating in security audits; maintaining and reviewing incidence reports; reviewing audit findings and adjusting security monitoring and self-assessment tools as needed; recommending changes to auditing criteria; and developing security policies and procedures. To ensure the SAP infrastructure is secure and protected.
  • Supports the security of information technology infrastructure by offering technical expertise in areas such as security design, develop, and configuration; defining and maintaining SAP activity groups, user profiles and authorizations/system access privileges; developing SAP application and BASIS security including coordinating with the Business Process Support Group and BASIS analysts; reviewing ABAP/4 programs to ensure authority modules are included, tested and signed-off; configuring SAP for corporate security standards; maintaining authorization object class, authorization objects and standard naming conventions for security profiles and objects; processing SAP access requests; establishing security levels; developing procedures and forms for SAP user ID application; and processing SAP user access requests; troubleshooting complex access problems To support SMUDs strategic information technology security goals and direction while enhancing the reliability and integrity of the SAP infrastructure.
  • Analyzes the need for new information technology security systems, upgrades, expansions and modifications by evaluating the effectiveness of the current controls; conducting feasibility studies; analyzing the effects of system upgrades on the access security strategy; conducting cost analysis; recommending changes; defining system requirements; designing modifications; performing installations; changing or modifying operations and maintenance procedures; and conducting post- implementation review. To ensure the information technology infrastructure meets the current and future business needs.
  • Assists in planning, reviewing and conducting work activities and researching required project information associated with department internal/external projects in accordance with established task objectives and schedule as outlined in the project plan/contract. To support the overall achievement and completion of department projects.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Education

BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university majoring in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related field or equivalent experience. If no degree, 7 or more (7+) years of relevant experience required.

Required Experience

Three or more (3+) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in technical analysis, design, development, installation, modification and maintenance of security in a SAP application environment.

Knowledge Of

Safety policies, practices and procedures; standard operating procedures for modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary standards; methods and techniques for planning, organizing and overseeing work activities; characteristics and operational needs of various organizational units; concepts and principles related to implementing problem solutions; techniques and practices for problem research and resolution; techniques and practices for resolving complex technical issues; characteristics and operational needs of various organizational units; procedures and practices related to system security; operations related to SAP security; policies and procedures related to system security; techniques and practices for cost benefit analyses; functionality of SAP security; requirements for Business Process control; functionality of client/server web computing environment; ABAP/4 computing platforms and networks and their security features and vulnerabilities; concepts of internet and firewall security as it relates to SAP; data encryption; legal requirements related to data security, federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations governing; data security, privacy and other legal or regulatory issues; concepts of technical security issues.

Skills To

Utilize a personal computer and/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally; evaluate and resolve technical or management issues; determine the potential long-term outcomes of a change in operations; evaluate and resolve technical issues; write new and revised policies and procedures; schedule and prioritize own work assignments to meet expected timeframes; work effectively in a team; weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action; read and interpret plans, diagrams and specifications; serve as reference person for other employees; develop an estimation of how a system should work under ideal conditions; analyze complex issues and develop/implement resolution alternatives; provide on-the-job training; express ideas/facts clearly and concisely to individual or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information; write new and revised policies and procedures; maintain high level of integrity in protecting privacy and confidentiality of information; provide end-to-end security solutions.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Four or more (4+) years of ECC6.0, SAP CRM and BW 7.X SAP security administration experience
  • Two or more (2+) years of experience in BOBJ Business Intelligence
  • Experience in at least two end to end SAP project implementation as SAP Security Administrator
  • Experience in SAP SOD process
  • Experience with CUA for user access provisioning
  • Experience in SAP BPC security
  • Experience in SAP Solution Manager security
  • Experience in SAP Internal/External Audits
  • Experience in SAP License Audits
  • Experience in SAP HANA DB Security
  • Experience in S4HANA Security
  • Experience in SuccessFactors Employee Central Security
  • Experience in SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll Security
  • Experience in Work Force Software (WFS) Security
  • Experience in C4HANA is an added advantage
  • Experience in Identity Access Management tools (SailPoint) is an added advantage

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are

As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers. Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SMUD celebrates diversity, and inspires an inclusive culture based on trust and respect to create belonging and connection among our employees, customers, and communities. By working together, we are powering positive, equitable opportunities for all. We aspire to be a workplace where you can be yourself, achieve your best, and thrive together. 


An example of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is when SMUD signed the California Equal Pay Pledge in 2020. This requires equal pay for employees who perform “substantially similar work,” when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility at the time those employees started within that classification.  As such, initial hiring salary range is not subject to negotiation and salaries will vary over time based on performance.


SMUD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications, merit, and business needs and interests.


Why Sacramento, California?

The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.


Hybrid Work 

This position may be eligible for SMUD's hybrid (office/home) work employee benefit, the schedule of which will be determined by the successful candidate and the Hiring Manager. SMUD takes pride in powering the Sacramento region community where we live and work. We value the strong working relationships we develop with our colleagues. Our approach to hybrid work will continue to evolve. Please be aware that should SMUD’s business needs change, emergencies occur, or various other reasons arise, you may be required to report onsite on a part-time or full-time basis.

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