SAP Portfolio and Project Systems Functional Analyst
San Francisco, CA 94105
This senior position is in the SAP Enterprise Project Management Tools Design Team supporting Electric and Gas Transmission and Distribution, Energy Supply, Information Technology, and other lines of business. This position works closely with IT Architects, Requirements Analysis, Developers, Testers and business subject matter experts to design, implement and maintain the SAP PPM and PS systems. Candidate must be highly motivated and take initiative to work with other members on application issues openly, directly and respectfully.
Demonstrates understanding of business processes for several business functional areas, and can effectively coordinate the work on analysis and requirements for several projects
Demonstrates good understanding of the following areas: testing, project management, related Lines of Business, software development, SOX compliance, regulatory compliance, operational/disaster recovery, operations, maintenance, etc.
Demonstrates a level of expertise to act as a recognized authority for a project or initiative
Help analyze end-to-end complex business processes and information needs for multiple business functional areas
Provide consulting in information technology to the client to identify and satisfy the business needs, while help anticipate potential problem and issues
Help facilitate, influence and build agreements on IT requirements and deliverables for multiple business clients
Take initiative to understand in detail of current and future business environment
Define and document business requirements for projects
Evaluate and document effective solution alternatives to business problems
Build Functional Designs for SAP PPM and PS processes based on business requirements
Help perform system functionality gap analysis and provides RICEFW inventory for assigned projects
Work with Development and Implementation Team to build technical designs and configure applications
Assist with data conversion/migration, testing, training, and cutover activities
Provide knowledge transfer/training to other team members
BA/BS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent work. Advanced degree is a plus.
4- Or more years of SAP functional or technical experience in Project Systems and Portfolio and Project Management
3 years of experience in business analysis
Strong knowledge of the Application Development Lifecycle
Skill and experience participating in solution design and development on multiple SAP PPM and /or PS implementation projects
Experience in integration of Portfolio and Project Management and Project Systems with Business Warehouse and BPC, Finance, and Enterprise Asset Management.
Hands-on configuration experience and solid technical understanding of PS and PPM objects and portal application
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with Analysis for Office and Integration Planning capabilities
Experience in integration of PS with external project management tools (e.g. Primavera P6)
Experience in Utility Industry
Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities