SAP Infrastructure Operations Analyst

Collins Aerospace

Cedar Rapids, IA Technology

Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Every second a plane takes off with Collins Aerospace equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation.  Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

Do you want to be part of a new, exciting initiative to combine foundational IT with new digital technologies?  Our Digital Technology (DT) team is leading Collins Aerospace to empower digITal. With this initiative, the team is leveraging technology to make our internal work environment more efficient, productive and seamless. For our customers, we’re working to make aircraft more electric, intelligent and integrated. If you’re an agile thinker who enjoys utilizing modern technology to make big improvements, then you’re a perfect fit for this team. Join Collins Aerospace and help us to empower digITal today!

Job Description:

We are searching for a forward-thinking, proactive individual, who will ensure that company SAP Operations are functioning efficiently and provide world-class customer support.

You will assume primary ownership and management of the corporate SAP batch scheduling application which processes several thousand jobs each day.  You will maintain the operational reliability of the production landscapes and apply quality standards to safeguard stability. As the Operations Analyst, you will take charge to investigate and fix complex issues affecting the batch schedules.

This role supports key SAP batch management processing that touches all aspects of the company’s financial, ordering, inventory, purchasing, shipping, and engineering practices. You will form cross-department collaboration with technical teams, as well as provide hands-on experience in daily operations and project initiatives.

You will recommend options for increasing automation of business processes to drive efficiencies and gain performance advantages.  And, you will be empowered to make technical decisions with latitude for independent judgment in the course of your duties.  By analysis of system data, you can identify enhancement targets in the landscape and play a key role in the corporate Digital strategy. You will bring fresh, innovative ideas that embrace a continuous improvement culture to expand functionality and increase business value. 

Principal Responsibilities:


  • Work with Collins technical teams and key partners to implement architecture design / process improvements
  • Execute against systems architecture roadmaps including SAP batch management and other related systems
  • Help to develop and report status and metrics for critical systems/assessments


  • Process incident and service requests related to the SAP batch system
  • Participate in health-check, break / fix and operational report activities
  • Assist with maintaining and updating architecture design / diagram repository
  • Coordinate the development and scheduling of batch processing with appropriate business unit contacts
  • Support the Collins SAP functional teams with batch processing requirements
  • Proactively respond to any performance issues and processing alerts
  • Generate and analyze metrics for the batch system to make recommendations for improvements
  • Support the SAP DT teams during critical system outages and maintenance periods


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

Experience/Skills Required or Preferred:


  • 3+ years' experience working either in an IT/Operations environment, as an IT systems administration, or in an SAP Basis role, with understanding of IT networking concepts, servers, storage, databases, PCs, and applications architecture
  • Strong analytical thinking, customer focus, teamwork and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of systems architecture / performance management methodologies and tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with technical and non-technical personnel
  • US Person required (US Citizen or Green Card Holder), no visa sponsorships available for this position


  • General knowledge of SAP technology, architecture and interfaces including SAP batch processing
  • Prior work in a large, global SAP environment
  • Knowledge of third-party SAP scheduling tools a plus
  • Prior experience with Redwood BPA software a plus
  • Knowledge of ITIL framework and / or LEAN manufacturing tools and methodologies

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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Job ID: 69084

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