NikSoft

  • Senior Business Objects Administrator/ Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
    Posted Date 2 days ago(2 days ago)
    ID
    2018-1439
    # of Openings
    0
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.

     

    NikSoft is conducting a search for a professional and experienced Senior Business Objects Administrator/ Engineer to join our team in support of the DHA. The successful candidates will require an ability to apply consulting experience and kills in analysis, design, and early development of complex systems using SAP Business Objects (BO) to provide our client oversight of modernization and sustainment of high availability enterprise applications. We are modernizing our client’s applications using leading technologies as well as implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery, DevOps, and microservices architecture.  The candidate will leverage experience in architecting, configuring, building, deploying, and supporting SAP Business Objects as a shared service across the enterprise with diverse data sources such as DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, and others. The successful candidate will architect and engineer upgrades, modifications, and sustainment of applications running on both UNIX-based platforms and Windows based platforms in a virtualized enterprise.  A deep understanding of DoD and government security standards and policies is needed to ensure all deployed changes are highly secure and available.  The candidate will work directly with senior level system and software engineers and architects and operational BO administrators to implement solution designs in a large complex world-wide enterprise.

    Responsibilities

    • Plan and oversee BO Servers Upgrade from lower versions to latest version BO BI.
    • Determine need for server patch management and plan implementation of patches and service packs
    • Plan migration of reports / universes/ users along with security settings from development/testing/staging to Prod Environment following Change Management processes.
    • Design and oversee implementation of security through creation of user groups, granting access to BO based applications to users and adding security restrictions (application level, folder level and object level) based on user profile and user groups.
    • Define and oversee implementation of access levels(Super/Basic/Develop) based on project needs.
    • Plan oversee creation and implementation custom events, custom queries, delivery templates
    • Oversee registration of network paths and creation of burst and associated schedules
    • Design and implement security through user groups, granting access to BOE applications to users and adding security restrictions (application level, folder level and object level) based on user profile and user groups.
    • Ensure proper configuration/optimization of server settings and application of trace logs on servers in case of troubleshooting complex incidents.
    • Ensure Start /Stop, Enable/Disable, Clone, Add, remove BO Services to application requirements
    • Work with SAP Support in case any issue is not resolved internally.
    • Assist in organizing and maintaining the BO content (Delete, Move & edit).
    • Ensure monitoring of day to day scheduled jobs and ensure re-run in case of any failure.
    • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment frameworks, practices, and tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
    • Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Lean Startup, XP) and cross-functional teams (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Designers, Business Analysts)
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills with track record of taking solution ownership
    • Communication skills key! Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with leadership and key stakeholders.
    • Ability to articulate design and configuration choices and bring about consensus

    Qualifications

     

    • BS degree in Information Technology or other related technical discipline 
    • Seven (7) or more years in Administration of Business Objects Business Intelligence Platform to include latest version
    • Two (2) or more years in a leadership/supervisory role as a BO Administrator
    • Ten (10) or more years total experience supporting enterprise class applications in a significant engineering or administrative role
    • Experience with Oracle, DB2 and other enterprise level databases
    • Security + Certification (Desired)
    • Certification in SAP Business Objects (Desired)

    ** US Citizenship status is required and ability to obtain agency specific clearance; must successfully complete the government's security process (required) **

     

    BENEFITS:

     

    NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

     

    NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.niksoft.com

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