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Zeeshan Ahmed


Last update: 25.06.2020

Sr. SAP BASIS Consultant HANA Ceritfied Associate

Graduation: MSc. in Computer Science
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional)




  • Over 15 years of experience as SAP Basis Administrator & Security, supporting Project and Sustainment Environments
  • Certified SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04
  • Change Management / Project Lead
  • Industries: Oil & Gas, Utilities (IS-U), Energy and Telecomm.
  • 5+ years of experience in IT Procurement Engineering, writing Procurement Specifications, Testing & Validating both Software & Hardware and Managing Small Projects.
  • Experience in Managing & Working with Off Shore teams for Development & Support
  • Proven ability to translate business requirements into IT solutions.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent Multitasking capabilities and ability to work independently.
  • Experience in Managing Small Technical Teams
  • Excellent Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Excellent Troubleshooting Skills
ERP                                       : All Flavors of ECC, Netweaver, BI/BW, XI/PI and S/4 HANA
Databases                             : SAP HANA 2.0, Oracle, DB2, MySQL
Operating System              : Linux (SUSE REHL), Windows, plus Cloud migration
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago,
May 2005.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, December 1999.
  • Project Management from The Knowledge Academy – Calgary, Aug 2013
OTHER SKILLS & Certification
Certified SAP HANA 2.0 Administration (C_HANATEC_16)
SAP HANA 2.0 Administration course – Open.SAP
Managing System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA course –
Project Management, IT Project Management
Forecasting and Future Planning for Upgrades and replacing EOL Products
Alberta Energy Regulator, Calgary, AB                                              011/2013 – 02/2020
Lead / Sr. SAP Basis & Security Administrator
Environment: ECC 6.0 EHP 6, Enterprise Portal 7.3 and Solman 7.1 / 7.2
 I Joined AER to bring SAP Basis practice In-House, to clean up SAP Landscape, Update SAP Security Roles, Enhance Landscape, and move the landscape to the cloud environment.
  • Managed AER’s SAP Landscape for Development & Support.
  • Managing SAP Road Maps for future developments
  • Managed SAP landscape migration to the Cloud (Azure) including testing and data verifications
  • Plan out activities to address EOL products
  • Updating SAP Backbone for connecting to SAP
  • SQL Server Upgrade (2008 to 2016) with Support Pack Stack
  • Migrate SAP Systems to new Windows Server 2016
  • Provided viable options and solutions to other teams and departments to meet their needs
  • Mentored team members including knowledge transfer
  • Developed Policies and Guidelines for SAP (Security, Administration, Landscape Updates Etc.)
  • Enhance SAP Landscape by adding more systems to address the growing needs.
  • Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.2, implementation & configuration.
  • Periodic System refreshes and Kernel Upgrades
  • System Validation and Verifications
  • SAP Security Audits, Role Attestations including resolving SOD issues
  • Periodic Notes and Security patches
  • GRC – Access Control
  • Upgraded, Tested  and Deployed SAPGUI
  • Daily SAP Admin Tasks (Troubleshooting issues in timely manner, using JIRA)
SAPWIZE Inc, Mississauga ON                                                              07/2013 – 2015
Sr. SAP Basis Admin / Team Lead
Provided Remote Support to Clients as per need basis
  • Installed SAP ECC EHP 4 and 5 on Windows with Oracle for Viziya, ON
  • Installed SAP ECC EHP 4 and 5 on Windows and MySQL for Viziya, ON
  • Installed SAP ECC EHP 4 and 5 on Windows and DB2 for Viziya, ON
  • Troubleshoot and resolved issues and implemented SAP notes.
  • Provided recommendations to support Client’s projects.
Enerflex Ltd, Calgary, AB                                                                         05/2012 – 07/2013
SAP Basis Administrator / EHP5 Project Lead
Environment: ECC 6.0 EHP 3/5, Netweaver 7 (7.1, 7.02 EHP5) BW 7 and BW 7.31, Enterprise Portal Solution Manager 7.0 / 7.01 and Pi7.1.
Update / Upgrade project for EHP5, EHSM in MS SQL Clustered Environment. Managed the entire SAP upgrade Project, SAP ECC 6.0 from EPH3 to EHP5 in a MS SQL Clustered environment.
  • Managed and Tracked all the old and obsolete Transports ahead of EHP5 upgrade
  • Kernel Upgrade in a MS SQL Clustered Environment
  • Updated Bi-Content 03 to 07
  • Managed Year-End HR Support Packs
  • Support Pack Stack Upgrade from EHP5 08 to 10
  • Resolved mismatched SAP module versions by manually updating them Via SAINT
  • Building New MOCK Systems for the Projects
  • Daily Production System Monitoring & Supporting including after hours support.
  • Resolving trouble tickets in a timely manner.
  • OS / DB Patching of Windows SQL Server.
  • Worked with the Client and provided updates on daily basis.
Alliance Pipeline, Calgary, AB                                                                              01/2012 – 04/2012
SAP Basis Administrator – Short Term Contract
Environment: ECC 6.0 EHP 5, Netweaver 7 (7.1, 7.02 EHP5) BI/BW 7.05, Enterprise Portal and BPC.
Update / Upgrade project for Support Packs, HCM and EHP5 homogeneous Environment in Windows (SQL)
  • System Refreshes
  • Splitting Dual Stack Systems and removing JAVA Stack using the Split Tool and documented the procedure.
  • Updated Support Packs from 08 to 10 on ECC and Netweaver BI/BW Systems.
  • Updated / Implemented BI/BW Support Pack Stacks from 03 to 06.
  • Daily Production System Monitoring & Supporting including after hours support.
  • Resolving trouble tickets in a timely manner.
  • OS / DB Patching of Windows SQL Server.
  • Download and Implement OSS Notes and open OSS messages to resolve issues.
  • Worked with the Client and provided updates on daily basis.
SAPWIZE Inc (, Mississauga ON                                   09/2010 – Dec 2011
Project Team Lead / Sr. SAP Basis
Environment: ERP 6.0 EPH3 on Windows / Linux
Designed First Device-Native SAP Basis Mobile app (ZBasis) on mobile devices, Managed & Lead a team of developers.  ZBasis mobile application is available on RIM’s App World and it is in the process of getting approved for iPhone on iTunes. I was responsible for Designing, Look & Feel, Functionality, Testing and going through the approval process for posting the apps on the App World. ZBasis app allows SAP Netweaver Basis Administrators to respond within minutes and will significantly reduce support costs. SAPWIZE is a Startup Company focusing on bringing SAP transactions to mobile devices.
  • Managed Teams as a Project Lead, of Off-Shore developers in India and Dubai
  • Designed the Architecture of the ZBasis SAP Basis Mobile Applications for iPhone and Blackberry
  • Designed & Developed 17 major SAP Transactions for ZBasis Mobile App, Transactions include fully functional Transport Management System, Batch Job Management, User Administration and Monitoring
  • Designed and created SAP Web services for SAP BASIS Specific Transactions to be used in mobile devices.
  • Product Documentations, including installation, Test Cases and User-Friendly Help File for the ZBasis Mobile Application.
  • Specifications and Technical Requirement Documents
  • Design User Interface and Application Flow for ZBasis Mobile app.
  • System Test and User Acceptance Test Documentations.
Accenture Inc, Calgary, AB                                                                      10/2010 – 05/2011
SAP Basis Administrator - Consultant for Talisman Energy
Environment: Netweaver 2004s (7.1, 7.01 EHP1 & 4) BI 7.04, SRM, GRC5.3 Solution Manager 7.0 and BOBJ on Linux / Solaris and Linux/HP-UX.
New implementation of SAP landscape in a heterogeneous Environment of Linux and Solaris OS and HP-UX & Solaris HA SAP Systems. I joined Accenture for Talisman Energy Project.
  • SAP Installation in a Heterogeneous Environment, CI on Linux and Database on Solaris
  • System Installs
  • Support Pack Stack Upgrade on Netweaver 7.01 EPH1 from SP03 to SP07
  • Kernel Upgrade
  • Installed and configured including POST Installation Steps for SAP GRC (Access Contol 5.3) on SAP Netweaver 7.01 System.
  • Trouble Shoot, download Notes and open OSS messages to resolve issues related to new install
  • Worked with the Client and provided updates on daily basis.
ENMAX Utilities, Calgary AB                                                                       10/2008 – 09/2010
SAP Basis Administrator / Security (Contract)
Go-Live (Rubik) Project                                                                                                  
Environment: ERP6.0 ISU Utilities Power and Water (Netweaver 2004s), CRM 6.0 with IC-Web & Web Dispatcher and BI 7.0 on Oracle 10g and LINUX
SAP R/3 BASIS Support Consultant during Pre Go-Live and Post Go-Live, taking over daily SAP tasks from Monitoring to System Refreshes (R/3-ISU, CRM and BI) and acting as Backup SAP Security.
SAP Basis Netweaver Administrator / Security
  • Supported Go-Live, assisted in Go-Live Readiness and Analysis.
  • Kernel Upgrades (ERP 6.0. BI, CRM)
  • Early Watch Report Analysis
  • Change Requests and Resolve Trouble tickets on Assyst
  • Client Creation, Copy and Deletion.
  • Worked with Citrix Team members to implement MS patches on Citrix Servers
  • 24-Hours On-Call Support via Remote Access.
  • SAP Security (Create / Modify SAP Roles) assign / remove roles etc.
  • Managed SAP BASIS related IT Roadmap for Changes, Future Planning and Forecasting for SAP and SAP related applications
Nexen Inc, Calgary AB                                                                      08/2007 – 09/2008
SAP Basis Administrator (Contract)                                                                                                   
Environment: SAP R/3 4.6C, BW / BI, XI/PI, EP, ECC6.0 (Netweaver 2004s) and Netweaver Development Infrastructure on Oracle 10g, Sun Solaris 10.
SAP R/3 BASIS Support Consultant, taking over daily SAP tasks from Monitoring to System Refreshes (R/3 and BW/BI), including resolving trouble tickets via Remedy, Transports (R3, BW, BI, Xi, and EP) and supported the ECC 6.0 Upgrade from 4.6c.
Husky Energy, Calgary AB                                                                       06/2006 – 05/2007
SAP Basis Administrator (Contract)                                                                                                   
Environment: Oracle 9i, Sun Solaris 9 supporting SAP R/3 4.7, BW 3.5, Xi, WAS, EP, SM 4.0
SAP R/3 BASIS Support Consultant, taking over daily SAP tasks from Monitoring to System Refreshes.
Modatek, Milton ON.                                                                                  06/2005 – 05/2006
SAP Basis Administrator / Security (Contract)                                                                                                   
Environment: Oracle 9i, Sun Solaris 9 supporting SAP R/3 4.7 (WAS 620), BW 3.1.
Motorola, Buffalo Grove IL.                                                                                     04/2004-03/2005
Technical Team Lead / Project Manager (Contract)
I was part of the MotoPro (Morotola for Professionals) Team focusing on Windows CE based Smart Phones and PDAs. My primary responsibilities included Managing Third Party applications on the Motorola’s devices. Managing Third Party Vendors and their Deliverables including Testing, Validating and verifying the applications on Motorola’s devices
Tellabs Inc. Bolingbrook  IL.  
IT Validation & Verification Engineer (Contract)
Part of the System Test Department, Tested, Verified and Validated Tellabs products.  11/2000-05/2001
Rockwell FirstPoint Contact, Wood Dale IL.                                                 02/1998-01/2004
(Currently known as Aspect Telecommunications)
IT Procurement Engineer / SAP Basis & Security Admin
I started as an IT Procurement Engineer, responsible for the evaluation, Testing, Validation & Verification and Technical qualification of all third party products (software & hardware) that Rockwell secures from outside sources for integrating into or resale with our core product offerings Rockwell FirstPoint Contact was the leading company for providing solutions for Call / Contact Centers. At present, Rockwell FirstPoint Contact is now a part of Aspect Communications.
IT Procurement Engineer
As an IT Procurement Engineer my job was to research, evaluate through testing all third party components to be integrated with the company’s core product offerings. Managing & overseeing the whole qualifying process of the procured product including BOM and supporting documents.
References Available Upon Request

Project history

Mr. Gordon Choate, Techical Team Lead (presently at Husky Energy)
Husky Energy. Calgary AB
(403) 671-6429

As my Team lead, I reported directly to Mr. Choate during the Enhancement Pack 5 upgrade. Later on he left ENERFLEX and joined Husky Energy. He can attest to my capabilities.

Kate Lakferty, Manager, Procurement Systems, IT Procurement Systems Team
ENERFLEX Inc, Calgary AB
(403) 236-6698

I worked very closely with Kate and her team for the entire duration at ENERFLEX, from day to day activities to lead the Enhancement Pack upgrade Project. status of work in progress. She can provide details regarding my skills and capabilities as SAP BASIS personnel.

Mr. Paul Harvey, Director – Business Apps Systems, IT Business Applications
ENERFLEX Inc, Calgary AB
(403) 236-6643

I reported to Paul through Mr. Gordon Choate, as a Director of Business Apps, he is responsible for the wellbeing of SAP landscape, I provided him, hourly updates during the EHP5 upgrade and during the Support Pack Stack upgrade.


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