Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • SAP Developer SLT Integrator Specialist

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-164370
    Posted Date
    7/25/2019
    Location
    US-TN-Antioch
    Zip Code
    37013
    Functional Area
    Information Technology
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

    The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

     
    Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

    Position Summary

    An SAP Developer SLT Specialist within Bridgestone Americas (BSA) is responsible for creating technical integrations between Bridgestone's applications and systems. This role will be primarily engaged in the implementation of a major SAP ERP implementation, utilizing the existing SLT platform in replicating data between multiple source systems and HANA Sidecar. This role functions in IT, reporting to the Integration Solutions Sr. Manager.

    Responsibilities

    • Interact closely with technical and business people to ensure the program goals are completed.
    • Act as a Mid-Senior level team member, advising on the high level and detailed designs, as well as implementing these.
    • Provide technical oversight for contractors working in SLT for the program
    • Understand the business purpose of each connection to ensure proper planning is completed.
    • Ensure all designs are implemented properly to ensure long-term supportability, resiliency, flexibility, and stability.
    • Work under the oversight of the program management team and Enterprise Architect
    • Work with source system functional leads to identify tables to be replicated to the target system based on application design
    • Work with source system DBAs to configure database connectivity from Source to target.
    • Configure optimal settings for initial loads, on-going replication, and calculation jobs
    • Configure optimal table settings for SLT and establish standard load parameters
    • Implement changes necessary to meet technical requirement relating to column eliminations / additions
    • Ensure BSA standards are maintained in every connection created, escalating requests for exceptions professionally
    • Create clear, concise, and accurate documentation for all implementations
    • Ensure peer reviews are completed on all work prior to requests for go-live
    • Provide recommendations for improvements to standards
    • Perform maintenance duties on the SLT system as needed
    • Perform troubleshooting on the SLT system as needed
    • Provide occasional guidance or recommendations to operations team members for current production jobs
    • Attend and participate in team meetings and events regularly
    • Participate in IT-wide activities such as time tracking and administrative activities

    Qualifications

    • 3+ years' SLT experience in technical design, implementation, and support with HANA Sidecar
    • 3+ years' experience in roles with direct customer interaction
    • 5+ years' experience in an enterprise environment
    • Strong understanding of SAP SLT concepts and functionality
    • Detailed understanding of SAP database structures
    • Strong understanding of SAP S4 architecture and functionality
    • Strong understanding of HANA Sidecar functionality
    • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal
    • Ability to explain complex concepts understandably to non-technical people
    • BS/BA Degree in related discipline or equivalent experience
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Mid-level or higher business acumen, including understanding of financials and supply chain

    Preferred:

    • Understanding and experience in middleware and integration technologies such as SAP PO, Mulesoft, or Sterling
    • Experience in manufacturing or automotive industries
    • Experience in ERP implementation projects

    Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

     

    Employment Eligibility

    If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

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