Los Angeles Community College District

Senior SAP Functional Business Analyst (#5439)

$46.45-$57.55 hourly / $8,051.69-$9,974.64 monthly / $96,620.28-$119,695.68 annual


Definition

Analyzes and defines complex SAP business system functions, business processes, and user needs and performs innovative and highly complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for assigned District’s SAP business systems modules according to operational and business needs.

Typical Duties

Analyzes and evaluates complex business functions and processes of the District related to assigned areas such as enterprise Accounting, Planning Budget and Formulation, Material’s Management, Project Systems, Human Resources/Payroll, Plant Maintenance, and SAP Government Risk and Compliance.

Interfaces with functional unit process owners and users to identify, define, and document operational needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.

Defines and documents SAP business system processes and transactions in support of business processes defined by functional unit process owners.

Performs the most difficult and innovative functional configuration tasks for assigned SAP business systems modules to develop prototype solutions to business requirements and to implement fixes, changes, and enhancements.

Performs the most difficult unit and integration testing for assigned modules from development to production, troubleshoots unusually complex configuration and master data problems after release strategy changes and/or upgrades and other functional configuration changes have been created, and makes changes in configurations to resolve errors.

Interfaces with users to interpret and clarify highly complex functional configuration details and process change requirements involving assigned business systems modules.

Evaluates the operational effects of applications software.

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and technical team members in the analysis, design, functional configuration, testing, and maintenance of assigned SAP business systems modules to ensure optimal system integration and performance.

Guides user testers from various business areas to complete high quality testing of assigned business system modules.

Tracks and documents changes in complex functional and business specifications and writes detailed procedures that can be easily understood by end-users.

Identifies opportunities for improving business processes in partnership with process owners and management through SAP business systems and associated information systems.

Analyzes the feasibility of and develops requirements for new systems and enhancements to existing systems and ensures that the system design fits the needs of the users.

Provides on-the-job training and technical assistance to less senior SAP functional team members on a project-by-project basis.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, functional and technical team members, and users.

Writes reports, correspondence, documentation, and presentations containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation of projections, conclusions, and recommendations for assigned SAP business systems modules.

Trains users and supports training in the usage of assigned SAP business systems modules functionality.

May enhance, update, and maintain highly complex business logic for SAP payroll and time management schemas.

May provide technical direction to assigned staff on a project-by-project basis.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior SAP Functional Business Analyst analyzes and defines complex SAP business systems functions, business processes, and user needs and performs the most difficult and innovative functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for assigned District’s SAP business systems modules according to operational and business needs. Assigned systems modules may include but are not limited to SAP Human Resources, SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Government Risk and Compliance, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, SAP Plant Maintenance, or SAP Portal (ESS and MSS). An incumbent in this classification applies advanced knowledge and tools in the functional configuration of the assigned SAP business systems modules. Incumbents in this class are not required to perform programming duties.

An SAP Functional Team Leader plans, assigns, and supervises the work of an assigned SAP team engaged in analyzing and defining SAP business systems functions, processes, and user needs, performing functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for assigned SAP business systems modules, and validating the systems design; develops and designs appropriate business processes in conjunction with functional managers and personally performs the more complex professional work of the team. Assigned systems modules may include but are not limited to SAP Human Resources, SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Government Risk and Compliance, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, SAP Plant Maintenance, or SAP Portal (ESS and MSS). Incumbents in this class are not required to perform programming duties.

An SAP Functional Business Analyst analyzes and defines complex SAP business systems functions, business processes, and user needs and performs complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for assigned District’s SAP business systems modules according to operational and business needs. Assigned systems modules may include but are not limited to SAP Human Resources, SAP Financial, SAP Material Management, SAP Government Risk and Compliance, SAP Planning Budget and Formulation, SAP Plant Maintenance, or SAP Portal (ESS and MSS). Incumbents in this classification use SAP functional and applications knowledge to analyze and translate departmental requirements into deployed functionality in the District’s SAP business systems. Incumbents in this class are not required to perform programming duties.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an SAP Team Leader or SAP/ERP Manager. May provide technical direction to SAP functional staff on a project-by-project basis.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of SAP business systems such as Human Resources, Financial, Material Management, Planning Budget and Formulation, Government Risk and Compliance, Plant Maintenance, and SAP Portal (ESS and MSS)

Principles of the SAP Payroll and Time Management Schemas

Principles of SAP project systems

Principles and advanced techniques of systems analysis, functional configuration, and testing

Methods of developing operational process specifications

Characteristics and capabilities of state-of-the art technology in business systems information processing

Principles and practices of business systems reporting

Industry and professional standards for business systems, procedures, and methods pertinent to assigned area

Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to assigned business systems information processing

SAP ASAP methodology

Development operations

Principles and practices of project management

Principles of work simplification and modification

Principles of organization and management

Principles of program documentation

Principles of report, screen, and form design

Principles of training

Ability to:

Analyze and develop improvements to complex manual and computerized operational procedures involving business systems information processing

Design, develop, and document complex operational and technical processes, functions, and procedures involving assigned SAP business systems modules

Perform highly complex and innovative functional configuration, modification, and testing tasks involving complex components of assigned SAP business systems modules

Enhance, update, and maintain highly complex business logic for SAP payroll and time management schemas as appropriate

Analyze unusually complex business problems involving assigned SAP business systems modules and develop appropriate solutions

Express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, documentation, instructions, and training materials

Interpret and apply applicable rules, laws, and procedures to assigned business systems operations

Utilize development operations management processes and procedures

Utilize project management software to track project progress

Consistently use and promote professional standards and practices related to assignments

Maintain a focus on details, quality, and precision in the performance of duties

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Build rapport with clients and maintain a professional demeanor while handling complex user issues

Maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction

Maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials

Provide technical assistance to users and staff

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve team and project goals and deadlines

Establish effective working relationships with administrators, functional and technical team members, and users

Analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively in written communications, reports, and presentations

Train system users effectively

Implement quality assurance efforts for software use and design

Meet project schedules and deadlines

Stay abreast of current trends and technical advancements in the assigned business systems area

Present and lead discussions on SAP business systems functionality as it relates to current operational needs

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, human resources management, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field AND four years of recent full-time paid professional-level experience in the functional configuration, modification, or maintenance of an SAP business system.

A current Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is desirable.

Special:

A valid Class “C” California driver's license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5439; EST: 4/21/2021; REV: ;